SUPPORT FORT McMURRAY
This weekend we will looking at some different ways we can support Fort McMurray. Here are some of the things that you will find on the back of your bulletin insert.
Stay up to date at www.heartlandalliance.ca/fortmcmurray
Give thanks for protection on during the evacuation.
- Peace in the midst of people’s losses.
- Continued protection for front-line workers fighting wildfires.
- Provision of evacuee’s needs.
- People to experience the presence of God.
The Alliance District Office is calling all members of Alberta Alliance Churches to set aside time from 3:00—4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon to pray for the displaced people of Fort McMurray.
Heartland’s regular Sunday evening prayer time will focus on prayer for the Fort McMurray evacuees. Please join us from 7:00—8:30 pm.
Donations can be made through Samaritan’s Purse (samaritanspurse.ca) or the Canadian Red Cross (redcross.ca). You can text “REDCROSS” to 30333 and your phone bill will receive an additional $5 charge.
Items needed are gift cards for grocery stores or Walmart, diapers, baby wipes, new toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.) and new socks and underwear. Items can be taken to the Sherwood Park Mall or the Fort Saskatchewan Legion. Bottled water and non-perishable items can be brought to the Strathcona Food Bank.
Fort McMurray Churches
Fort City Church and Native Fellowship Church are the two Alliance churches in Fort McMurray. This crisis will create an environment and focus for both prayer and ministry in the coming months. To support these local churches, mark your offering envelope with
“Canadian Ministries—Fort McMurray.”
The Edmonton Emergency Relief Services is looking for volunteers. For volunteer opportunities check out the latest needs on their Facebook page by clicking here.
A service will be held at Beulah Alliance Church on Sunday afternoon from 3:00—4:00 pm by the members of the displaced Fort City Church for anyone from Fort McMurray who has been evacuated and is staying in Edmonton or surrounding areas.
They are looking for ushers, greeters, hosts, musicians and trauma specialists to volunteer their time for this service. If you are interested in helping, contact Stacy Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Red Cross has set up a family reunification line for evacuees: 1-888-350-6070.
In the coming days, there will be other ways that we can help. Strathcona County will be posting updates on a special Fort McMurray page as information becomes available. You can also see Emergency Updates posted by the Alberta Government.