SCC Off-Island Has Begun!
Monday, October 3, our SCC family in Fort Myers gathered at Fort Myers Community Church to pray, sing, hug and cry. We meditated on Mark 4:35-41: Jesus in the boat with the disciples during the storm. After the meeting, we spent about an hour gassing up cars and giving away water and other necessities. I talked to a mom who heard about the gathering from a friend. She only had a quarter tank of gas left, living paycheck to paycheck, and wouldn’t have more income until the middle of the month. We were able to fill her tank and give her some gift cards. I held her as she sobbed in my arms.
We will gather for worship this coming Sunday, October 9, starting at 5 p.m. at Fort Myers Community Church, 8440 Cypress Lake Drive. Spread the word!
Special thanks to Pastor Bill Vecchio and Fort Myers Community Church for opening their doors wide for our congregation.
Many of you have heard that the City of Sanibel has opened the island starting Wednesday, October 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for those with boat access to return and examine their properties. You will need a hurricane pass and ID. Travel at your own risk. We hope to get a better look at our property on the island.
How can you help?
The most common question I get is, “How can I help?” Here’s what you can do right now.
1. Pray. Yes, I know everyone says this, but seriously you need to pray.
Here are the requests.
– Pray for comfort and peace for church members who have lost much, or even everything, especially those who are full-time residents on Sanibel and Fort Myers
– Pray for strength for people on the ground to keep pressing forward with clean-up, insurance, and all the tasks of recovery
– Pray for the Lord to provide a location for Sunday morning worship
2. Help with housing. If you have a condo or house in Ft Myers that church members could use, please contact Beth Winters at [email protected]. She is helping coordinate housing needs with open homes.
3. Give to the Sanibel Community Church Hurricane Fund.
This is our one fund for everything hurricane-related: providing care for members in need, reestablishing a church in Fort Myers, housing, rebuilding efforts on Sanibel, and outreach into the community.
4. Contact a church member and say hello. Pray with them over the phone. Check-in with each other. If someone crosses your mind, call them.
– Pastor Jeramie
All Sanibel Services Paused
All Sanibel Events Paused