The Housing Initiative ensures that all our neighbors have a place to call home and that local ministries have spaces to flourish. This lay-led ministry recruits and empowers our members to serve and address the need for affordable housing, for schools for vulnerable children, for playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods, for the repair of our neighbors’ homes, for spaces for effective ministry, and for the refurbishment of worn-out United Methodist Churches that are engaged in mission with their neighbors. As a church, we value these spaces as avenues for making disciples of Christ for the transformation of individuals, families, communities, and ultimately our world.
2016 Housing Goals
Throughout the year we will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson and Maury County and Restore Haiti. Our goal is to raise a total of $50,000 that will be distributed to our partners to cover the costs of each build. $35,000 will support our Spring and Fall Build dates with Habitat in addition to other organization's contributions and $15,000 will support our Haitian partner to refurbish classrooms.
We are $21,000 toward our goal of $50,000 for our 2016 goal.
To give to these endeavors, you can give through the online portal, place your gift in the housing envelope in the pews, or text to give: text BUMCHousing and a dollar amount to 28950 (ex. BUMCHousing 50).
Spring Build Information
We will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson and Maury County and the Aguto Family in Franklin. We are looking for 30 volunteers for each build day as well as groups, families, or individuals to provide lunch for the volunteers and family. The dates are as follows: April 2, April 16, May 7 (women only), and May 21. For more information about our tasks for each build day, click on the schedule below. To register, look for Spring Build Day, and the specific date at www.bumc.net/register.
Introducing the Aguto Family
Fall Build Information
We will once again partner with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson and Maury County and the Reed Family in Columbia. We will begin recruiting volunteers in June. The build dates for the fall are August 27, September 10, September 17, and September 27.
Introducing the Reed Family
We will be refurbishing classrooms at the preschool in Jacmel, Haiti. We will be be departing on October 6 and return on October 11. This will be our main project while on site, but we will also be experiencing the culture and community that Restore Haiti serves. For more information regarding this trip, please visit www.bumc.net/missiontrips or to register visit www.bumc.net/register and click on the mission trip application.