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8:45am & 10:45am
Contemporary Worship

Held in the Worship Center

10:45am
Traditional Worship

Held in the Mansion Vista

9am Servicio en Español
Contemporáneo Adoración

Celebrado en el Campus Norte

10:45am English
Contemporary Worship

Held at North Campus

Harvey Recovery

Harvey Recovery

 

As we all know–and many of us in a very direct and personal way–an unprecedented disaster in the Houston and surrounding area began to unfold when Hurricane Harvey came onshore.  We are in the midst of flood-caused devastation and loss beyond what has ever been experienced in our region.  Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted.

Our community has pulled together in remarkable ways, and the outpouring of compassion and help has been amazing.  In the months and even years ahead, there is much more work to do to recover and rebuild our communities.  It is going to be difficult, and at times discouraging as we seek to recover.  Yet, the 46th Psalm tells us that “God is our refuge and strength.  An ever-present help in trouble”.  Our region is experiencing unbelievable trouble.  It is comforting to know that God is our perfect refuge and strength in this time.

God uses His people in moments like this to comfort one another and show His love though our hands and feet.  The Katy Church (including Grace Fellowship) has joined together to be the hands and feet of Jesus to our surrounding community as we seek to recover, and we invite you to be part of the long-term recovery.

Our neighbors need all of us to continue to be those hands and feet.  Galatians 6:9-10a tells us “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone …”

There is much good that still needs to be done in our community, and Grace Fellowship will continue to partner with other local churches and non-profits in the recovery efforts.  If you want to help this region recover from the Harvey floods, go to the “I WANT TO HELP” section and the “I WANT TO GIVE” section to learn how you can serve our neighbors who have experienced devastating loss.

And please continue to pray.  God hears and responds to the prayers of His people.  Psalm 107 tells us “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress.  He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.  Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and He brought them to their desired haven.  Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!”  
submit prayers and pray for your neighbors on the prayer wall

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

Hurricane Harvey Stories

Hurricane Harvey impacted our entire community. We are all feeling the effects. This storm broke records and demolished homes and businesses; but didn’t break our sense of community. As we deal with the aftermath, Grace Fellowship has come to understand that everyone has a Hurricane Harvey story, and we want to hear yours. Share with us briefly what you dealt with during the storm. How were you helped? How did you help others? How did you see God moving in the midst of this difficult time?  CLICK HERE to submit your story and read other God-moments during Hurricane Harvey.

I WANT TO HELP

Church in Action

Church in Action (CIA) is Grace Fellowship's monthly, local outreach to help our friends and neighbors in Katy. They are held on the third Saturday of each month.  These opportunities are perfect for individuals, families and small groups who want to serve.  Check out our next CIA soon and register to serve!

Two Church in Actions – “Rebuilding Lives” (Harvey Recovery)

Dec. 16  and Dec. 29/Dec. 30

Come join us in helping one or more of our priority needs Grace Fellowship families with their recovery efforts on Saturday, December 16 from 8am to noon and Friday/Saturday, December 29-30, where you can volunteer for one day or both!  This next step will generally focus on replacing insulation, electrical outlets, and sheet rock although there may be other situational needs identified in the process of getting these families back into their homes!

For more information, email Tom or Mike at churchinaction@whatisgrace.org.

Register today for Saturday, December 16

Register today for Friday and/or Saturday, December 29-30

 

Helping Hands

Grace Fellowship would LOVE your help in rebuilding our community!  From physical labor to office support to resourcing donations for families that need extra help.  We want and need your help.  Please complete the following Volunteer form and let us know how you can be a helping hand.

I want to help form

Housing for Out-of-Town Work Crews

Grace Fellowship stands ready to provide housing for out-of-town, FAITH BASED work crews seeking to volunteer for Harvey relief and recovery in West Houston and Katy areas. On a first-come/first-serve basis we can house up to 80 people in designated rooms (divided for the genders). At present, bring air mattresses for our bunk beds. We have basic kitchen facilities (warming kitchen only – no stovetop), a dining area (that doubles as a meeting area), and both men’s and women’s shower facilities. After you have coordinated your specific project, contact us to apply for housing for your group at harveyhousing@whatisgrace.orgPlease note that we are offering housing only – not meal service or the work projects themselves.

 


Online Trading Post

The Trading Post is an online bulletin board for Grace Fellowshippers to post Items Wanted, Items For Sale or Donation Items, as well as Jobs Wanted and Jobs Available. It has become an organic way for Grace Fellowshippers to reach out to others about needs and offerings of help in Harvey Recovery. Members of the group can also view postings and communicate directly with other Trading Post members. In order to join the Trading Post, you must first be a member of myplace@grace, an online community for Grace Fellowship. For more information about becoming a member of myplace@grace, please click here. Once you have filled out your form, it may take 24-72 hours to receive your login information. Please be patient.

Join the Trading Post if you are already a member of myplace@grace  information about becoming a member of myplace@grace.

I WANT TO GIVE

All giving noted as "Hurricane Harvey" will only go to hurricane relief efforts.  

Your church has learned that many employers in our area are providing matching funds when their employee makes a specific donation to Harvey flood relief – even if that gift is made through the local church.  If you have made a Hurricane Harvey relief donation at Grace Fellowship, we encourage you to check with your employer to see if they will match that gift.  Thank you!

I Want to Give Online: 

ONLINE GIVING FORM    Please note on the 1Giving Fund drop down menu: Harvey Relief Fund

I Want to Give through my Mobile Device:

By choosing to give through your mobile device, you've just helped people.  Thank you!

Text whatisgrace to 77977

Enter your details and choose HARVEY RELIEF FUND under the 1Giving Fund drop down menu.

When you send “whatisgrace” to 77977 you will receive a one-time reply containing a link to give to Grace Fellowship (1msg/request). Please be aware that msg & data rates may apply. For full terms & conditions please visit https://pushpay.com/terms. For the privacy policy please visit https://pushpay.com/privacy. For help, reply HELP or STOP to cancel.

I Want to Send a Check:   

Please note "Hurricane Harvey" on the memo line of your check and MAIL YOUR CHECK directly to the church:
Grace Fellowship UMC
Attn: Finance Department
2655 S. Mason Road
Katy, TX  77450

Further giving questions? Please contact Kim Omar at 281.646.1903, ext. 114, or at komar@whatisgrace.org.