I am told by my friends at World that my column this week has prompted many inquiries from individual churches how to find a church in need of a partner.
Here’s a list of PCUSA congregations in the recovery region.
But the key is to jump on the web and find a partner church. There are thousands of congregations in the area devastated by the storm. Pastor, author and theologian MarkDRoberts went online and searched until he found one he thought would match his congregation well, and was surprised to see it was led by an old friend of his that had taken a pulpit in the heart of New orleans at Canal Street Presbyterian Church.
It isn’t hard to find the need. It is difficult to find the long-term commitment to go with such a partnership.
One more pitch as I am traveling tomorrow: My friend Todd Sousa is getting a great response to his call for kids’ supplies (in bulk, from stores –no individual drop-offs, please.) He can use more stuff, but especially more trucks if they are out there.
The collection point is Woodbridge High School in Irvine, CA, on Saturday from 1 to 5 PM.