October 10 was the one year mark of Hurricane Michael’s landfall. A storm that changed the landscape and lives of anyone living along the Panhandle of Florida. On that evening, two local churches, Holy Nativity in Panama City, and St. James in Port St. Joe, held services of healing and thanksgiving. In his sermon, Holy Nativity’s rector, the Rev. Steve Bates said “We find ourselves in a place where theology meets reality. This storm will forever be a part of our DNA but more
On Thursday October 18, Katie Mears, the senior director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program visited the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast to meet with Bishop Russell Kendrick and see some of the devastation resulting from Hurricane Michael which made landfall in the Panama City area on October 10. Mears also met with Dwight Babcock, the diocesan administrator, Chris Heaney, the diocesan coordinator for Hurricane Michael Relief and Deacon Tricia
HOW CAN I HELP?
Prayer is an essential part of being an Episcopalian and connecting with others. Your continued prayers are needed as all of us and especially those impacted by Hurricane Michael navigate these next days to weeks to months of recovery. Here are some helpful prayers. Seeing others in a time of vulnerability moves us to want to help. Right now. Please be patient. Right now we are in the rescue phase, being patient while trained organizations arrive to secure pr