While the days ahead hold unknowns, we are here to help.
We know the impact of COVID-19 will have ripple effects in our lives—emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally, and financially. We want to help you with the challenges that will come your way and provide ways for you to serve.
CARE & ASSISTANCE
The closings of schools, workplaces, and organizations has drastic implications for many. If you, or someone you know is in need of assistance, we are here to help.
Financial Assistance through Bless Our City
In April, a generous family offered to match gifts up to $250,000 to be dedicated to blessing people and families in our city suffering from the effects of Covid-19. Click here if you would like to apply for financial assistance from this fund.
Our partner Bridging for Tomorrow is offering groceries to the community on an emergency basis. They are located at 5359 West Richey Rd. Houston, TX 77066. Our hours are Tuesday 12-3 and Wednesday 9-3. For more information, call: 832-286-1667. Click here for more food assistance resources.
Do you want someone to partner with you in prayer? Go to faithbridge.org/live from 9am-9pm where live prayer partners are ready to pray with you. You can also submit prayer requests on our prayer wall here.
If you’re looking for a job, visit our Job Connection page here.
WAYS TO HELP
The coming weeks will present us with new opportunities to bring the hope and compassion of Christ to our neighbors. Here are some ways you can help!
Our ministries are able to support our church and community through your tithes and offerings. While it may be tempting to hold tight during times of uncertainty, we ask that you remain faithful in giving. If you give in-person, you can mail a check (18000 Stuebner Airline Road, Attn: Accounting Dept, Spring, Texas 77379-5410) or begin giving online—it's safe and simple. Your generosity allows us to continue serving others. Thank you!
Check on Your Neighbors
We are learning that serving and loving your neighbor during a pandemic often looks like staying inside and helping everyone by not spreading the virus.
Our FoodShare Sunday ministry is continuing during this time. Your grocery donations are distributed to our local food pantry partners. On the first Sunday of every month from 2-5pm, you can come drop off donations of non-perishable food items at our campus. Click here for a suggested grocery list.
Serve at Bridging for Tomorrow
If you aren't aware, our ministry Bridging for Tomorrow is doing a record amount of work feeding families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Every week 18-wheelers full of food arrive and with the help of BFT staff, volunteers and even the Texas National Guard, we are able to keep food on the table for hundreds and hundreds of people who otherwise would go hungry. This past Tuesday we fed 535 families IN A SINGLE DAY! But it's strenuous work and we need more able-bodied volunteers who can help out. If you can lift at least 40lbs and can devote a few hours a week to help with the food pantry, complete a volunteer application right now at faithbridge.org/bft!
It is estimated that 80% of blood drives have been canceled over the next four weeks, and hospitals are struggling to meet needs for blood donations. The blood drives at Faithbridge will maintain safe social distancing practices, and you can give blood by appointment only. More information about our next blood drive coming soon.
Prayer is a powerful tool that God has given us to fight fear and confusion. He has given us a spirit of power, peace, wisdom, and courage. We ask that you pray for the following:
• Pray against fear (Romans 15:13)
• Pray for the sick and vulnerable (Jeremiah 17:14)
• Pray for those searching for answers or seeking God (2 Corinthians 4:6)
• Pray for public health officials, governments, and healthcare workers (1 Timothy 2:1–2)
One of the only ways we can flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections is by limiting our contact with others. Please stay home to protect both yourself and those in our community who are at a higher risk.
The mental and emotional strains of social distancing can be difficult to bear. We encourage you to find time every day to call a family member, friend, or neighbor to check in and connect.
We recognize the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and will continue to do so. Taking our cues from the local officials, the White House, CDC, and under the direct of guidance local medical professionals and experts, we have developed a “Path Forward” for us that we believe best helps us to thrive in this “new normal” of doing life and ministry. Click here to view the "Path Forward" as a pdf document.