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.
Housing Initiative 2017
This year we have three exciting projects for our Housing Initiative.
1. We are partnering with Habitat for Humanity and helping to build a home for a family in our community. We need 25 volunteers on Saturday May 6. And we need: 25 WOMEN volunteers to sign up for Habitat's Build Day for Women on Friday June 9.
For all three days we need: Volunteers to bring Breakfast and Volunteers to bring Lunch
2. We are partnering with Williamson County Graceworks to assist in two housing repair projects.
3. Assist in an International Build for The Hands of Christ Women's and Children Hospital in Honduras.
More information on our 2017 Housing Initiative is coming soon. Contact Regina Girten with questions at .
DONATE to the Housing Initiative 2017
We are raising $65,000 to fund 3 housing projects this year! PRAY for the projects, the money we need to raise, and for the people the projects will benefit.
$10,000 for 2 home repairs through GraceWorks of Williamson County
$20,000 for a women's and children's clinic in Honduras
$35,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Williamson-Maury County
GIVE online via the Giving Portal or text BUMCHousing and a dollar amount to 28950. If this is your first time giving online or via text, you will need to setup an account. You can also give during worship using the Housing envelopes in the pew racks. Contact Regina at to learn more.
Restore Haiti missions
Our partners in Haiti are working on a remarkable project, and we have the opportunity to serve with them in October 2017! On this mission trip to Jacmel, Haiti, a team of volunteers will work with ReStore Haiti to refurbish classrooms at the local preschool. Additionally, travelers will have the opportunity to hear the stories and experience the culture of this unique community. For more information regarding this trip, please visit www.bumc.net/missiontrips or register online at www.bumc.net/register by selecting the Haiti Missions application.