A Calling for Faith

Each year, members from four area congregations join hands to raise funds and build stable homes for a future Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley homebuyer. This year, the crew is seeking more hands.

First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor and First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti again joined forces to build the House of Faith. The church members kicked of renovating the 2018 house, the future home of the Sowe family, in March 2018 with a goal to raise $20,000 to support the cost of materials associated with their build days. The churches will partner together from 9 AM – 2 PM on Fridays and Saturdays through mid-May to help complete the home.

In an effort to reach more and to do more, the House of Faith congregations are welcoming members from any church to volunteer on their build days to help with renovation tasks and learn more about Habitat Huron Valley’s impact on the community. Open days for faith volunteers are Friday, April 27 and Friday, May 11. Volunteers are welcome for the 9 AM – 2 PM shift, where lunch will be provided. To sign up to volunteer, click here.

House of Faith has partnered with Habitat Huron Valley since 2011 and generously provided more than 2,000 volunteers and more than $200,000 in donations. Last year, the House of Faith congregations volunteered for 15 days with 211 volunteers and raised roughly $19,000 collectively to help build the Hinman Family’s future home.

“It’s the house, but it’s so much more. It’s the community that is being built,” said Verna Hinman, the owner of the 2017 House of Faith on Parkwood Avenue in Ypsilanti.

To learn more about how you can get your church involved, contact Leah Borst at 734-882-2004 or lborst@h4h.org.