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 REPORT
In 2016, we partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson and Maury County and Restore Haiti. We raised a total of $50,000, which helped to fund construction for Habitat and ReStore Haiti. Of this generous giving, $35,000 supported our Spring and Fall build dates with Habitat. Next, $15,000 will allow our Haitian partners to refurbish preschool classrooms in Jacmel, Haiti along with the BUMC team that will travel to Haiti in October 2017.
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.