On Sept. 9, 2017, churches across the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will collect a special offering to support the relief efforts of Adventist Community Services (ACS) after millions in Texas and Louisiana were impacted by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey. flyer has been prepared to announce this special offering.
Hurricane-force winds and rain and resulting floods displaced thousands of people from their homes and damaged or destroyed countless buildings when the record-setting storm made landfall on Aug. 26. ACS, along with its partner, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), is responding to the needs of those affected by this once-in-a-lifetime storm. ACS is providing clothing, personal care kits, cleaning supplies, and emotional and spiritual care as an immediate response. ADRA is providing funding to ACS as they work directly with local partners responding to the needs in their communities. Through this combined effort, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is serving as the hands and feet of Jesus to the communities of southwestern Texas and Louisiana.
The NAD asks for church members to pray for the people of Texas and Louisiana and give to this special offering.
Below are downloadable media to use in your church service.
CLICK HERE for a JPEG to share a flyer on social media. This file may also be printed to share with others.
CLICK HERE for a PDF to print and share in church bulletins.
CLICK HERE for Spanish printable bulletin insert; or download flyer in Spanish.
CLICK HERE for Video offering appeal from NAD President Dan Jackson for churches to download and play in church on Sabbath morning.
CLICK HERE to see Brenda Elms, elementary principal at The Oaks Adventist Christian School in Houston, show the damage inflicted by Harvey to her school and church.