We are still having teams out on a weekly basis to help rebuild on the north side of Corpus Christi Bay. There is plenty of work to do and a lot people can do beyond boots on the ground as well through donations.
We are being served by After the Storm, Bob and Cate Matthews http://afterthestorm4christ.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org 970-302-4261 They are scheduling and overseeing our teams. They are out of Calvary Chapel Aurora Colorado.
Churches that want to help or donate should contact them. If they people call the church we will put them in contact with “After The Storm.” They have become family.
Donations can go through their website, or www.CCCorpus.org
A.C.T.S. out of Calvary Chapel in Chattanooga Tenn. is also involved here and can answer questions.
Pastor Rod Carver, MBL
Calvary Chapel Coastlands
Corpus Christi, Texas
We've all been touched by the devastation of the North Bay firestorm -- the most destructive and deadliest firestorm disaster in California history. The fires have burned an estimated 200,000 acres and 6,000 homes in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties, displacing thousands of residents. Damage estimates are in the billions of dollars and rising, and the cleanup and recovery efforts will be the largest and costliest in California history.
Calvary Chapel The Rock in Santa Rosa has 40 families who lost their homes and countless others who were displaced. The Church building is still not occupied due to smoke damage. Continue to pray and support financially.
We are MUCH looking forward to gathering and seeking the Lord together at the 2017 International Senior Pastors and Wives Conference from November 6-8th at Calvary Chapel Diamond Bar, CA. For more information on that conference or to register, go to calvarycca.org/ipc
In particular, I want to let you know ahead of time about a workshop entitled “What can I do to help? Outreach through Disaster Relief,” which will be led by Pastor Ron Hindt of CC Houston, who coordinated Calvary Chapel Relief following Hurricanes Ike and most recently Harvey. The workshop is incredibly timely, as a number of Calvary Chapels have been heavily affected by and involved in various aspects of disaster relief. We hope to express a plan that can help us communicate and mobilize more effectively on a unified front. And so we want to gather key information so as to coordinate teams more effectively, so the entire body of Christ can bless hard-hit areas.
Pastor Lloyd Pulley
On behalf of CCA
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
We will be meeting at The Rock this Sunday (10-22-17).
Dear Church Family,
What a powerful and healing worship service we experienced together on Sunday! Over 700 of us gathered together, standing room only, at Hessel Church. What a joy to sing out praises together at the top of our lungs! We were able to honor our first responders with a rousing standing ovation and pray over our families who have either been evacuated or have lost their homes. You could hear a pin drop as I read the list of 30 names. We were able to meet afterwards with those experiencing the worst losses and help get some practical help flowing their way. Psalm 46 the perfect text to comfort our hearts. (The sermon is now up on our app and our website.) People hung out afterwords for a couple hours catching up, eating pinwheel sandwiches, and encouraging one another. This disaster has brought out the best in our church, and Barb and I, and the pastoral team, are so very proud of each and everyone of you and honored to be your pastors!
This afternoon I met with area pastors and the pastor who is heading up the Calvary Chapel Association Disaster Relief Fund for our area. Lord willing, this will prove to be of some help to us as we continue to reach out to those in need. Our members, along with some other churches who have heard our plight, have been very generous, and we have been able to be a blessing to many! There are also a few relief agencies that have reached out to us, and we are currently discussing how to coordinate their resources and our needs. All that to say, there is help being offered to us. Praise the Lord!
On a personal note, Barb and I, like so many of us in Santa Rosa, spent our first night in our home yesterday. The house smells a little bit like smoke but we have a house! And we are so grateful.
Every day we hear more and more testimonies of how God is working in such wonderful ways. Keep trusting, keep praying, and keep serving others, as we wait patiently together for the Lord.
Lots of love!
Pastor Ross and Barb
Calvary Chapel Petaluma Ca. has been serving as an evacuation center since early Monday morning and have had 150+ evacuees staying at the church during the day and overnight, operating 24 hours a day. On a conference call yesterday, with our Petaluma city officials and the other evacuation centers, we were told that 2,091 people were in shelters in our county (Sonoma County) and that just over 1500 of them are in Petaluma evacuation centers alone. As I write to you the situation is still not done unfolding, and we are not seeing even the beginning of the end. So there is an overwhelming need and a tremendous opportunity. I'm writing to ask if you would prayerfully consider taking a love offering for the church here in Petaluma, much like Paul was collecting for those in need in Jerusalem (1 Corinthians 16:1-4). The immediate needs here are met, but the need that is looming on the horizon is long-term and it is going to require a significant amount of financial resources. We are going to take an offering at our next Sunday morning church gathering, and I wanted to ask you to join us in this opportunity to pour out love and generosity in a very tangible way to those who are now in a very significant place of need. We will use the offering in three ways and will commit to tracking where the money you give goes so that we can report back to you, and your churches, how the resources were used so that those who gave can be encouraged and edified. The following is a prioritized list of how we will use the offering should God put it on your hearts to give:
Make Donations To:
Calvary Chapel Petaluma
1955 S. McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
Shelter Cove Community Church
Starting this weekend, Shelter Cove is a city-wide drop-off station for Northern California Fire Relief. We are collecting items to help all the people who have been displaced and the first responders who are working tirelessly in Santa Rosa and Napa. All supplies will be going to Redwood Food Bank and the Redwood Gospel Mission. If you can purchase any of these items in the next few days you can drop them off at the church offices. We will collect items until Thursday October 19th.
-non-perishable food items
-NEW pillows, blankets and sheets
-gift cards (gas, Target, Home Depot, Grocery stores)
-batteries in all sizes
-flip flops/shower sandals
4242 Coffee Rd
Modesto, California 95357
These fires are surrounding Santa Rosa Ca., also affecting other communities, Napa, Sonoma and Calistoga Ca.