Storm Updates 

Wednesday, September 6

Tonight we return to a limited Wednesday schedule:

Prayer Meeting - Conference Center - 6PM
Worship Choir
Band
Student Ministry
Childcare

Tuesday, September 5

Church Offices are open.
Northside Baptist School is open.

Next Sunday, September 10 - 10:45 Worship ONLY
No Sunday School, as volunteers are being housed throughout our campus.
We expect to resume our normal schedule on September 17.

 

 

Monday, September 4

Office Closed Monday

School Opens Tuesday, September 5

  • All storm supplies were given out Saturday.
  • Meals are still being delivered to those affected by the storm.
  • 100 volunteers from Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief and the American Red Cross are being housed in our facilities.
  • Those needing help with free roof tarp service or tree cutting can register in person with the Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief team at Northside Baptist Church - 4100 N. Laurent.

Sunday, September 3

ONE Service - 10:45 (No Sunday School) -  Watch Live Stream HERE at 10:45

  • We are housing over 100 Red Cross and Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief volunteers in most of your Sunday School classrooms.
  • Join us for worship at 10:45!

 

Saturday, September 2

360 Degrees of Ministry  to victims of #HurricaneHarvey
Click to View at:
https://www.facebook.com/nbcvictoria/videos/10155685826548988/

UPDATE: All supplies have been distributed! Thanks for your good work!

 

Friday, September 1

Storm Aid Distribution - Saturday at 11:00 AM
Food, water, cleaning supplies, paper goods, baby supplies, etc.
Volunteers for packing and distribution needed at 9:45

Sunday Services - 10:45 ONLY - No Sunday School

 

Thursday, August 31 - Noon

We have POWER!

Sunday schedule:
10:45 Worship Service ONLY
No Sunday School

We are presently housing 100 volunteers in our facilities. The good folks camping in your Sunday School rooms are from the American Red Cross and Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief teams. We appreciate their selfless service in providing meals, tarps, and chain saw services to the victims of Harvey.

 

Wednesday, August 30 - Update # 2 - 4PM
- NO Wednesday Activities - No Power-

Northside is responding to the evolving needs of our community by working with a number of volunteer organizations, including Victoria County Interfaith and The Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief Unit (located at Northside). The Texas Baptist Men's Disaster Relief unit is setting up to provide up to 9000 meals per day. Delivery trucks called "Canteens" will be distributing those meals directly to the areas of greatest need.

Click to find the latest information on:

    - How/where to get direct help (Clean-up, repair, tarps, etc.)

    - Volunteer

    - How to Give

    - Other Kinds of Donations

    - Medical Needs

  • How/where to get direct help (Clean-up, repair, tarps, etc.)
    • Victims of Harvey needing direct assistance will be directed to the Needs Assessment center.
      Contact Mark at Faith Family church.
    • The Samaritan's Purse number is (361) 484-5437. They can help with tarping roofs, but cannot tarp rental property. They will provide a tarp if you wish to help a neighbor in rental property.
    • House damage should be reported to FEMA.
  • Volunteer
    • All who wish to volunteer their time in helping in the Victoria area are directed to the Samaritan's Purse and Convoy of Hope tents at the Faith Family Parking lot. Check in at 7AM to receive your t-shirt and your assignment.
    • Volunteer online at spvolunteer.org (Samaritan's Purse)
      • Background checks will be run for volunteers wishing to stay overnight at Faith Family.
    • Note: Construction teams will need city permits for electrical and major reconstruction. Contact 700 Main Center Suite 128 (intersection of Main and North Streets).
  • How to Give
    • Victoria County Interfaith is establishing a GoFundMe account to help local relief agencies. The board of Victoria Interfaith will distribute the funds.
  • Other Kinds of Donations
    • While clothing needs are few, Restoration House and Seventh Day Adventist Church will take in household/clothing items.
  • Medical Needs
    • The American Red Cross and Heart to Heart Mobile Medical Clinic are at Faith Family Church

        

Wednesday, August 30 - Update #1 - Noon

1. No Wednesday activities - no power yet.

2. Good meeting this morning with other volunteer organizations of the Victoria County Interfaith group. Watch this space for specific information about:

  • How to get help
  • How to volunteer
  • How to give

Details to be posted here and on social media by this afternoon.

 

Tuesday, August 29

As of late Tuesday afternoon, the power had not been restored at the church. Crews are working in the neighborhood, but no completion date has been projected.

  • The church office remains closed.
  • No Wednesday evening activities

 

Monday, August 28

  • The church facilities have sustained only minor water damage so far, but we still have no electricity. All activities are suspended until we can provide a safe environment.
  • The volunteers of the Texas Baptist Disaster Relief team are set up in our East parking lot to provide hot meals and minister to our neighborhood.
  • The best way to get the latest updates (and some photos) is to follow our social media sites:

Pray for first responders and our neighbors. Power and water are being restored as quickly as possible , owing to the tireless efforts of electric company linemen and City of Victoria employees. We will be back, stronger than ever. God is still in control.

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