Hurricane Florence Communication #4
It a little wet and a little windy in Charleston, and it looks like we have been spared the worst of the storm. By tomorrow morning, Hurricane Florence will have moved on, and we’ll be able to gather together and offer aid to those who need it most.
- We’ll have a regular morning schedule for Sunday 9/16. 8:45 Worship; 9:45 Sunday School; 11:00 Worship. Come as you are; children are included in worship (No Children’s Church or Wee Church). A nursery is available. Youth Group will meet as planned in the afternoon; Session and Diaconate meetings are postponed until the 23rd.
- Wondering what to do with those unused hurricane supplies? First Scots Presbyterian is collecting supplies to provide to victims of Hurricane Florence through friends in Wilmington, NC. You are invited you to bring the following items: batteries, NEW blankets, NEW towels, toiletries/hygiene items, diapers, formula, water, first aid items, cleaning supplies, wipes, Shockwave Cleaning product, canned goods, pet food, food cards, gas cards, lanterns, box fans, utility knives, leather work gloves and hand sanitizer. Bring them to Covenant Hall Sunday morning or anytime Monday.
Today and tomorrow, please continue to use good judgment in the storm, and reach out to your neighbors to provide assistance as you’re able.
Yours in Christ,
Hurricane Florence Communication #3
This beautiful Tuesday afternoon, many are busy with final preparations and evacuations before the arrival of Hurricane Florence. While still expected to make landfall in North Carolina, the effects will reach down into Charleston County. Please be prepared and be safe.
The church property is secure (Thank you volunteers), and all Westminster people are accounted for as far as we know. The Church Office will be closed the rest of the week. After the storm, the Deacons will again be reaching out to assess needs.
While it is still too early to predict, I expect we will resume a regular schedule on Sunday. We will be in touch via email, Facebook, and the church webpage to confirm those plans when they are finalized.
In these last hours leading up to the bad weather, remember to reach out to your neighbors and friends and offer prayer for those in the direct path of the storm.
Yours in Christ,
Hurricane Florence Communication #2
In compliance with the evacuation order issued today by Governor McMaster:
Beginning Tuesday 9/11 at noon, all scheduled WPC activities and meetings are canceled until
Westminster Preschool will be in session Tuesday, ending at noon.
Those able are invited to meet at the church Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. for sandbagging and building preparation.
Deacons continue to reach out to WPC care groups; If you have or are aware of someone with a specific need, please contact the church office as soon as possible. 843-766-8311
Stay safe, and make wise decisions about the things that are most important.
Peace in the storm.
Hurricane Florence Communication #1
As of this morning, Hurricane Florence is projected to make landfall in southern North Carolina sometime Thursday evening or Friday morning. It will be a dangerous hurricane, with wind and flooding damage reaching far and wide.
At present, Westminster Deacons are reaching out to their care groups, particularly anyone who lives alone, and assessing potential needs and concerns.
Any cancellation in scheduled activities and calls for assistance with preparing homes or the church buildings will be announced through:
- The Westminster Facebook Page
- on the church office’s recorded message at 843-766-8311
If you have a specific need, please reach out to the church office as soon as possible. 843-766-8311
Please take care to be safe, and look in on those who may be in harm’s way. Everyone should have a plan.
Peace in the storm,