FUMC Marietta, GA- Church: Methodist, Local Church Service
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Join Our Habitat Team
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is not, strictly speaking, a charity. HFH is an economic and community development organization committed to achieving community transformation by providing decent and affordable homes to hard-working families. By bringing together several dynamic community forces - businesses, churches, government, volunteers, families in need, community planners, chambers of commerce - Habitat creates a unique catalyst for lasting, multi-generational impact.
Marietta FUMC partners with Habitat for Humanity because it is a great way to develop relationships between church members who might not otherwise connect with one another. It also is a great way for our church to develop partnerships with organizations in our community who are committed to making our community a better place to live, work, and worship. This year, MFUMC will join the Cobb United Methodist Coalition to build relationships with our sister churches while we build a house.
Marietta MFUMC will begin its 14th Habitat Build on March 10, 2012. The build site is located at 431 Barber Road, Marietta, GA 30060. For more information about how you can get to know the Milsap family and be a part of our Habitat Build, contact Ben Persons or Forrest Cate at ext. 7806.
Are You Up for The Most Important Job at Habitat? (You'll Have to Leave the Tool Belt in the Trunk)
As difficult as it is to hit a nail in straight or to cut masonite siding on a hot day when sweat is getting in your eyes and fogging up your safety goggles, the most difficult task at a Habitat Build has nothing to do with the difficulties of building a house. Connecting the volunteers to the process and the effort of getting to know each other is often the toughest task. Whether you are a master carpenter or a novice, don't forget to take some time to connect with your fellow church members and Habitat volunteers while building.
Do It To Them Before They Do It To You
Say hello. Even if you don't recognize your fellow builders, you will put someone at ease by taking the initiative to greet them. Most folks are in the same boat and don't know others there, so a word of greeting can get things going.
Be Our Host
Take a second to bite the bullet and seek out connections with those you are working with. There is probably some common interest, motivation, habitat memory, or hobby you can discover and share.
Provide a Service Opportunity
Most people come to a Habitat Build to serve so if you have no clue what is going on or how to help, you can give them the chance to serve by sharing that you have no clue what to do or where to start. They'll jump at the chance to help you find a tool, a job, or an answer to a question. Are you a Habitat veteran? Give your hammer over to someone who can't figure out where to start and let them enjoy the satisfaction of contributing.
Use Your Tool Belt Only If Needed
The most important job of any ministry opportunity is getting connected. The best way to make the day at Habitat a success is putting on the most paint or pounding in the most nails. But chances are the lasting impact of the day will be on who you meet and how you can best connect with those around you.
Click here to sign up to get connected through our Habitat Build>>
For more information about Habitat, contact Ben Persons.