Tag Archive for flood

Restoration Update

pulpit

Here’s the latest on Saint Thomas’ on-going restoration and recovery from the damage done by Hurricane Harvey. As you know, we’ve engaged the architectural firm of Merriman Holt Powell (MHP) to assist us in developing a master plan for the entire campus for both church and school. In a separate, but related, project, they are…

An Update on our Church Building

Services returned to our church building on Sunday, September 17, with a joyful celebration of Holy Communion. The building is a little bare, and shows the marks of the recent flooding, but the chancel area and the organ were undamaged. We will for the time being continue with one combined service on Sunday mornings at…

Recovery Update: Looking to the Future

Dear Parishioners and School Parents, It has been an amazing three weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit our shores and our campus. After long hours and many days, the church and school leadership and staff were able to bring the church and school back online. We were amazed to see the talent and dedication of the…

From a Recovering Flooder

from Melinda Little: I like to say I am a recovering flooder. My husband and I have flooded twice. The first time was in a freak storm that literally sat over only my neighborhood and dumped 19 inches of rain on that small area of Houston in 12 hours. The second time was in 2015…

Hurricane Update, Monday, 9/4

water-damaged pews

Dear STE Community, We are excited to share that we have raised $31,000 in the first day of our matching gift challenge. Remember that every dollar raised by Friday will be matched by STE parent Eric Langan, up to $250,000. Combined with the $228,000 we have already received in gifts and pledges, we are already…

Hurricane Update, Sunday, 9/3

Dear STE Community, The STE campus of today looks very different from the campus of one week ago. We have made an unbelievable amount of progress over the last week. We started with our first visits to a damaged and still-wet campus and moved on to feverish planning meetings with school and church leadership. We…

Hurricane Update 8/31

Our team

Dear STE Community, Campus was again busy today as faculty continued the job of sorting through their classroom items. Our faculty and administration are working on curriculum planning for when our students return to school and have identified what resources we can save and what we still need. This afternoon, representatives from school administration, our…

Church This Sunday: Post Hurricane

Church This Sunday We will hold one service of Holy Communion this Sunday, September 3rd, at 10:30 am. We invite everyone in our church, school, and community families. Due to flood damage to the interior of the church, the service will be held outside in front of the main church doors. Come as you are!…

Hurricane Update

Hurricane Harvey devastated our community. Many, many of our church and school families and thousands of others in our community lost their homes and belongings to the terrible floods we experienced Sunday, August 27. Our church and school sustained heavy damage. As of Monday morning, due to continued high water and rains, we haven’t been…