(This is a reprint of the email sent to Trinity Family Sept. 2)
Once again we find ourselves in the midst of storm preparations. The good news is we learned a lot from Florence last year and a team met this morning to go over preparations based on a number of outcomes that Dorian could leave in her path. Office Closing and Church Activities:The church office will remain open until 3pm on Tuesday. Starting on Wednesday will remain closed through the end of the week. If Dorian takes a track that brings her further out to sea (which we sure pray for) and we are able to open back up sooner than that, we will let you know via email. All church meetings that would be happening at the Trinity facilities on Tuesday after 3pm and through the end of the week will also be canceled. That includes Scout groups, Children's and Youth Wednesday evening programming, Worship Team and Music Ministry rehearsals. Any small groups meeting off campus, it will be up to you to contact your small group participants to make decisions about cancellations. Again, the church staff will assess the impacts Dorian has on our area and will make updated decisions know as soon as we can. Sandbagging Due to Hurricane Florence Murrow Hall had several inches of water standing in it. Because of that we will be sandbagging all our ground level exterior doors. This will happen at 2:00 on Tuesday. We need all the help we can get to make this happen. Many hands will make light work so please consider coming to help out for a couple hours. Bring a shovel if you have one. Wheel barrows would also be helpful to move the filled bags. Meet up in front of the Main Trinity campus. Caring for our Congregation We want to make sure all of our congregational family is taken care of during this time. Right now we are focused on those who may need to evacuate and those who may need some help preparing their homes. If you are in need please contact our Compassionate Care Line at 457-6633 ext 107. The same line will be open after the hurricane for those that may need help with immediate disaster and safety needs. Your call will be returned in a timely way and be referred to the correct sources to assist you.