COVID-19 RESPONSE

I NEED HELPPUBLIC RESOURCES

Join a Volunteer Team

We are organizing in advance so we can be prepared to serve our church body and our community should the current Covid-19 virus cause a health and economic crisis in our community.
Would you like to be a part of our various Volunteer Teams? 

As individuals and families experience everything from fear, illness, financial loss to a host of other things that come when times are so uncertain as to what the future holds. Many times individuals will not know what to pray but they know they want to pray and they want someone to pray with them and for them and for their loved ones. This Team does exactly that, as it reaches out to those who have cried out for prayer as they lift them up. Sometimes over the phone, sometimes at home alone, sometimes in a text, sometimes in a card sent to their home, but regardless of the way, they are always lifted up to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

During this time it is so easy for individuals and families to feel isolated, especially if they are without a large and close knit family unit that lives nearby. Our Care Team Members understand how isolating this current crisis can be and are committed to reaching out to individuals and families who have lost their sense of community through the need to social distance. Through phone calls, video chats, and texts our Care Team Members provide the friendly face or voice others need to stay connected and emotionally healthy during this time.

Some individuals or families during this crisis may not only find themselves feeling unsafe to go out in public, but may also find they are unable to navigate the online world to take care of their basic shopping needs. In this case our Shopping Team does not mind venturing out into the grocery stores on their behalf. Team members are provided with a Prepaid Credit Card and the list of items needed, then sent out to shop. Team members then deliver the purchased goods to the home owner. For corona-free households our shopping team will utilize our church Credit Card Payment system. For quarantined households financial decisions and payments will be handled through our Finance Team or Church Business Office.

By signing up to be on this team, you desire not only to give one time, but you want to be made aware of other needs should they arise in the future and you know God has gifted you financially to be able to be a blessing to others in need.

I NEED HELP


We have teams of volunteers ready to serve anyone in our church or community affected by the current Covid-19 virus.  Read below the different ways we can assist you and fill out the online form.  We will contact you as soon as possible.

WAYS WE CAN ASSIST

Care Service

Are you feeling isolated these days? Are you without a large and close knit family unit that lives nearby? Our Care Team Members understand how isolating this current crisis can be and are committed to reaching out to individuals and families who have lost their sense of community through the need to social distance. Through phone calls, video chats, texts and prayer our Care Team Members provide encouragement and a friendly face or voice to help you stay connected and emotionally healthy during this time.

  Shopping Service

Do you feel unsafe going out in public, and unable to navigate the online world to take care of your basic shopping needs? If this is the case our Shopping Team does not mind venturing out into the grocery stores on your behalf. You will provide our Team members with the list of items you need, and they will simply go out and shop for you and deliver them to your home provided the items are available for purchase at that time.  We have several different payment options available depending upon your needs. 

Counseling Service

Social distancing can cause many of us to fall into depression. For others of us, the word pandemic causes anxiety and fear to rise within us just at the mention of the name. Some of the feelings can be normal and even healthy, but for some of us, the depression and anxiety is more than we can take. If you know the fear, anxiety or depression that you are experiencing is not healthy for you or your loved ones, we want to help. We are offering free counseling during this crisis with our in-house counselor.

Cindy Morris is offering free online crisis counseling for stress and anxiety during Covid-19.  Email is cindy@morris5.com.

Please feel free to give her contact information to anyone you come across who may be struggling and would like someone to talk things out with.

Interview with Tessa Stuckey
Dealing with Anxiety & Depression during Covid-19

Available Public Resources

 In our community, within the State of Texas and at the National level our government has authorized services that individuals, families, and small business will find helpful as we combat this current crisis in our country.

OPEN POSITIONS IN OUR AREA

Governor Greg Abbott provided an update on job openings in the Lone Star State and outlined resources for Texans seeking employment due to the economic effects of COVID-19. The Governor also announced that nearly 500,000 job openings are currently listed on WorkInTexas.com.  Click the link for jobs posted in our region.

Center for Disease Control

Find out the latest updates from the most trusted and up to date source in our nation at the CDC. From what you need to know, to how to prepare your family. When it comes to the COVID-19 the CDC has all the information you need. 

Disaster Loan Assistance

Gov. Abbott has officially requested designation from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This important move will allow the SBA to provide long-term, low-interest loans to qualifying businesses across the state. 

To see more information about the U.S. Small Business Administration Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters, visit: 

Give Blood

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. 

Unemployment Benefits

If you have found yourself without a job the state of Texas has just waived the waiting period for application of unemployment benefits. To apply go to: