Our response to Hurricane Harvey is ongoing and will be for months. This page will be updated frequently so check back to see how you can get involved.
Lean on Me Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief benefit concert
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
Amphitheatre on the Lake behind Lake Palestine UMC, 2889 FM 315 (click for a map)
Spruce Hill Band will be in concert for Gulf Coast Hurricane Harvey relief and restoration. One hundred percent of donations and food purchases will go to UMCOR for Gulf Coast resurrection. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Sponsored by Lake Palestine UMC in partnership with Marvin UMC.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, you have an opportunity to bless hurricane victims! We will have another Simplify Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon in the Erwin Street parking lot of the church. Our goal this year is to collect good furniture and working appliances to take to the Gulf Coast. What a great time to simplify our lives and our homes and share what we have with others who have lost so much. This is truly stewardship in action!
THE THINGS WE WILL COLLECT INCLUDE: good furniture pieces (slightly used only) such as couches, chairs, dining tables and chairs, dressers, night stands, storage cabinets and bed frames. Appliances need to be functional with no problems or issues. Some great appliances include: refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, clothes dryers, microwaves, stand-alone stoves (no built-ins), shop vacs and vacuum cleaners.
ITEMS WE WILL NOT COLLECT INCLUDE: mattresses and box springs (against health codes), accessories such as mirrors, lamps, decorative pieces, artwork, clothing, bedding, window treatments or any kitchen ware. Please consider donating these items directly to one of our local mission partners.
If you cannot bring your items to the church Oct. 14, contact Brenda Byerly in the Missions office to arrange for a pick-up.
Give to UMCOR
One hundred percent of funds for UMCOR go directly for disaster relief - no administrative costs are ever taken out of your gifts! You can make checks payable to Marvin UMC and mark "UMCOR" or give through the Marvin mobile app or website. Thank you, Mission Hearts!
Contact: MELISSA BRIGMAN