Covenant Offering to Support Hurricane Relief
Covenant is working hard to find opportunities to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. Thomas Daniel writes below about a key way that members and friends can immediately step up:
Dear Covenant Family,
On behalf of the Session, we are writing to let you know some of our plans for responding to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. In the coming days, you will hear about various opportunities for our community to respond. We know that some of you are already giving and volunteering, and we encourage you to continue to do so!
Due to the weather, we did not meet corporately for worship this past Sunday. One result is that we did not collect a weekly offering. This coming Sunday, September 3, we invite you to bring two separate offerings to worship — one for August 27 and one for September 3.
The Session has decided that the entire offering collected for August 27 will go directly to a disaster assistance fund rather than to the operating budget of Covenant. You can designate this offering by writing “Disaster Relief” on your check or placing cash in an envelope with the same designation. We will immediately turn 100 percent of monies collected for the August 27 offering to the Mission Committee for disbursement.
Alternatively, you can donate this offering before Sunday by giving online (please select “disaster assistance” from the drop-down menu), texting (512) 599-9828 with the dollar amount you wish to donate, mailing a check to the Covenant Business Office (3003 Northland Dr., Austin, TX 78757) or dropping off your contribution in person at the office.
Friends, we will be mobilizing in various ways over the coming weeks and will invite you all to participate. For now, we hope you will respond immediately with the extravagant generosity called for by the Scriptures.
Clerk of Session