From Pastor Davies – 10/11/16
Praise the Lord that the church facilities did not have any major damage from Hurricane Matthew. At the height of the storm the manse basement had one foot of water. It has already been pumped out and chemicals have been applied to minimize the possibilities of mold and mildew. Dehumidifiers are also being used to dry this area. An electrical problem was also caused by the water and this is being addressed. The cross on top of the dome also needs to be looked at for likely repairs to its support structure. A large tree in the paved parking area across the street from the church was split in two; its removal is scheduled. Please avoid this area. Some flashing is missing at the PDS building. And the Huguenot Cemetery had a tree fall which damaged the fence and city fountain.
Chris Walker and our amazing maintenance support team have done a great job in cleaning up debris in all outside areas of church grounds including the playground and parking lot.
Church services, Sunday school classes, and other church activities and meetings will resume and this includes PDS.
Now then, the pastors are keenly aware that many members and friends of the church have experienced damage to their homes and property. If you or someone you know has storm damage, please let us know by calling the church office. Every effort will be made to provide help for those in need.
A list of resources can be found elsewhere in this newsletter as well as on the church’s Facebook page and website.
Finally, I hope that you will join me in worship this Sunday. My sermon, entitled “Live Victoriously Now,” will include some simple, helpful suggestions for handling the everyday ups and downs of life when they come.
Until then, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).