Several Valley churches are once again preparing to start work on a Habitat for Humanity house, the second in the Valley and the first of four that will be built on a donated parcel of land near the intersection of Alki and Ella roads.
An organizational meeting will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye, at 7 p.m. on Monday for those interested in volunteering on the project.
Zion Lutheran has been joined by Redeemer Lutheran, Opportunity Presbyterian, Millwood Presbyterian, Valley Baptist and St. Mary’s Catholic churches in donating money and manpower to the effort.
The only Habitat house so far built in the Valley was completed in December of 1996.
Ground breaking for the project is scheduled for March. The small house currently on the property will be torn down, said Ryan Yohe of Zion Lutheran. After demolition, the land will be divided into four lots and the houses built one at a time. Each house costs about $45,000 to build and a certain amount of cash must be on hand before construction can begin. How fast the buildings are completed depends on how fast money and materials can be collected, says Yohe.
When the houses are complete they will be turned over to low-income families who are required to put in 500 hours of labor on various Habitat projects. The families will buy the houses from Habitat, each fully repaying a 20-year interest-free mortgage.
For more information on the project, call Zion Lutheran at 926-5407 or Habitat for Humanity at 534-2352.
Missionary at Valley Assembly
Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway, will host missionary Dave Harrison during its worship services on Sunday.
Harrison was based in Brazil, where he worked with several Bible schools and helped translate school materials into Portuguese.
Harrison will speak at the 8:30, 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. services. The 11 a.m. worship service will be followed by a soup lunch at 12:30 p.m. The cost of the lunch is $2 per person.
All are invited to attend any of these special events. For more information, call the church office at 924-0466.
Opportunity Christian potluck
Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines, will host a potluck lunch after its 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call the church office at 926-3691.
‘First Place’ at Pines Baptist
Pines Baptist Church, 714 S. Pines, will host a 13-week session of the “First Place” program beginning Wednesday. Classes will be each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
“First Place” is a program designed to help people develop discipline in the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical aspects of their lives. Classes include nutrition education presented by a registered dietician, Bible study, prayer support, and group fellowship.
The cost of the class is $65 per person and child care will be provided. To register, call Tami at 927-4226.
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