Out of Sight and Out of Mind

Published November 7, 2016

Out of sight and out of mind. How quickly we forget. Just a few short weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew cut a path of destruction. The news blared with stories from Haiti and our own state. As the evacuees went back home and the sun came out, the news went on to the next big thing happening in the world. We, too, moved to other things of life.

But, Hurricane Matthew’s wrath is still front and center for people from Nichols, SC, and other places in the Palmetto state all the way to the island of Haiti. Even as most of us have moved to other things, the United Methodist Church has not left those caught in the storm’s path. The
South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church continues to coordinate relief and recovery efforts throughout the state; United Methodist Volunteers in Mission and the United Methodist Committee on Relief is working in Haiti.

We can help. I encourage you to make an offering to Hurricane Matthew relief through Cayce UMC; please mark your check or envelope
“hurricane relief.” Those funds will be dispersed to the South Carolina Annual Conference for direct and immediate relief to those in need in
affected areas. We are still receiving health kits and flood buckets if your group or class is interested in making them; you may drop them by the
church office. We are also collecting new tarps in 10×10 or 8×10 sizes to be sent directly to Haiti through the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. You may drop those by the office as well.

Cayce UMC is a generous and loving church. When we know of a need, we do our best to meet it. Thank you for the ways you make God’s love
known in the world—from Nichols to Haiti.

Peace,
Joseph