This Thursday at 9:30am, our local outreach ministry, FOCUS, will be having a training for volunteers in our Emergency Service office.

FOCUS serves the people of Harris County, providing emergency funding for utilities and other items. We have a group of dedicated volunteers who meet, interview, and provide a warm presence to those who come in for help. Volunteers also give food from our food bank to needy families. If you have the gifts of compassion and service, please consider if God is calling you to help in this regard. The Emergency Service office is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. If you’re not sure, come and join us as we will be doing some roleplaying as well in handling various kinds of people who come in.

As Jesus tells us in Matthew 25: “Then the righteous will answer… ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,you did it to me.”

For more info on FOCUS, click here or you can contact Fr. Jeff, who is the chaplain for FOCUS.