I am so glad 2021 is here! Amen? I am looking forward to great possibilities this year adding to the things we learned last year from the pandemic. Even with our restrictions and limitations, you served our community like never before.  

This month we will be hosting a Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive on Sunday, January 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each day our local hospitals need over 1000 units of blood and the pandemic is limiting supplies significantly. The Blood Center is taking every precaution to keep donors safe during this time of COVID. They are limiting the number of donors in the coach and making sure those who give are screened for symptoms and fever. Everyone in the donor coach is required to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. Due to these limitations, they are asking everyone to sign up online to be sure the process goes smoothly for everyone. You can sign up by clicking here.  

Local non-profits are looking for volunteers who can help. Here are some of the needs we know about for the month of January.

If you are looking for an ongoing way to show Compassion or Justice in the coming year, don’t forget to look through our Compassion and Justice Resource List. Our members are involved with some great organizations doing amazing things in the community!


Janet Stilwell
Pastor of Congregational Care and Missions
at First Methodist Conroe