Last fall, the Session of Shadyside Presbyterian Church (SPC) approved a disaster response plan submitted by our Mission and Urban Ministry (MUM) Team. The MUM Team has committed to set aside annual funds specifically for disaster response, and, in addition, provide SPC members with the opportunity to give to a disaster assistance organization. If you would like to make a contribution to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), please place your check (payable to Shadyside Presbyterian Church) or cash donation in the pew envelope designated for PDA, and place the envelope in the offering plate during worship. Contributions also may be mailed to the church office.
Let us remember in prayer those who have lost family, friends, or property as a result of this natural disaster. The Reverend Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus of PDA has extended this invitation to prayer: “Please join us in praying for courage for those who are suffering; wisdom and diligence among agencies and individuals assessing damage and directing relief efforts; and for generosity to flow as powerfully as rivers and streams, as we respond to the deep human needs left in the wake of the storm.”
Learn more about PDA’s relief efforts in response to Harvey here.
Read a prayer for those in the midst of Harvey here.