As we watch the ongoing weather devastation in Texas, our United Methodist Committee on Relief is already actively providing relief. Here are three ways you can offer direct assistance to people in need:

FLOOD BUCKETS. The Florida Conference is once again challenging all churches to participate in a statewide flood bucket effort, with a goal of assembling 4,000 buckets. We will have buckets and supply lists available this Sunday at the church, and you can see the whole contents list here. We encourage you to bring in your completed buckets by Friday noon, September 15.

HYGIENE KIT. These kits contain basic health and hygiene products and fit in a one-gallon plastic bag. Contents and instructions for assembly are located here.

 Completed kits can also be brought to the church by noon, September 15.

MONEY. Consider making a financial contribution to flood relief, all of which goes directly to people in need. Make your check payable to Christ By The Sea UMC, marking the memo line UMCOR. Alternatively, you may donate directly to UMCOR online here.