Bishop Calls for Special Relief Offering - April 18

A Special Offering to Support West Relief Efforts Announced

2:30 p.m. April 18 - Bishop Lowry is asking the churches of the Central Texas Conference to receive a special offering in support of the immediate and long-term relief efforts for the community of West following yesterday’s catastrophic explosion that rocked the small community just north of Waco. ”In the upcoming days we will have an opportunity to live out our faith-based hope through generosity of spirit, time and resources including financial resources,” Bishop Lowry said via his This Focused Center blog. “We are calling on the churches of the Central Texas Conference to receive a special offering for disaster relief in West.”
 
Bishop Lowry praised and thanked the first responders and other support personnel who are currently on the ground in West, but reminded that this will be a long-term recovery project and that the support of the CTC will be needed for months and months to come and in ways not yet realized or imagined. “This is a time to commit in faith for the long haul,” Bishop Lowry said. “After the cameras have been turned off and the news reports are stilled, we will remain in service and love to the community of West. “