Hurricane Harvey has devastated the lives of millions of people in Texas and Louisiana. Hear from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on ways to help those impacted.
Long ago the prophet Malachi taught that we are all children of God by virtue of our creation by the same God. "Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us," he asked (2:10). Jesus taught the same thing when he told a story about a Good Samaritan. We are indeed all the children of God. And if we are all God's children, then we are all brothers and sisters.
In our recent days, we have watched and witnessed the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help.
As our fellow Episcopalians minister to those in need they need our help not just now or in the short term, but for the long haul. Our support of Episcopal Relief & Development is a tangible, practical, effective and reliable way to do that, keep in your prayers for the people in Texas and Louisiana whose lives have been forever changed by Hurricane Harvey.
Episcopal Relief & Development reminds us not to send food, clothing or other items because affected dioceses have limited or no capacity to receive, store or distribute goods. It is more efficient and better for the local economy to make a donation.
Together we are the human family of God and our efforts in times like these truly help bring God's love and ours to our sisters and brothers in great need.
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church
Hear more from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
- Sample Prayers and Liturgy: How To: Adapting Liturgy and Ritual After a Disaster
- Bulletin insert for use this Sunday
- Ministering to Adults After a Disaster
- Ministering to Children After a Disaster – Grades K-5
- Ministering to Youth After a Disaster – Grades 6-8
- Ministering to Teens After a Disaster – Grades 9-12