The massive flooding in Calgary and other parts of Alberta raises concerns not only for Mennonite congregations in the area, but for all of those within their circles of care and beyond.
Foothills Mennonite Church reports that they and First Mennonite Church Calgary are some distance from the river and unaware of any members whose homes have been affected, although some people were unable to go to work today in the flooded downtown area. So far 10 families from Trinity Mennonite Church have been evacuated and they have found places to stay.
Please pray for God's grace and shalom to be revealed through helping hands, open arms and a prevailing spirit of hospitality and care. May adequate resources be found to meet immediate needs, and hope rise to the challenge of more long term concerns.
--from a release by Deborah Froese, Director of New Services,Mennonite Church Canada