What is the Interfaith Project?
It is a symbolic gesture to build unity as well as a tangible way to put faith into action. The project is rooted in the idea that many faith’s beliefs overlap with our community’s needs and with Habitat’s mission. It builds on this with fellowship and service. Activities for the project will include attending events, fundraising, and volunteering on the construction site.
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The main goals are to:
- Build unity, foster dialogue, and create opportunities for fellowship among partners
- Turn faith into action with volunteer service (build a house!)
- Raise $30,000 to complete needed funds for the Interfaith Home in 2015
There is no minimum required contribution to be an Interfaith partner, it’s important to remember that any amount of financial support is appreciated. Even just $1 displays a commitment–that you give is more important than how much you give. That said, this is a new project for everyone involved. We are in the journey together and we are open to ideas along the way.
Upcoming Events- Mark your calendar!
Past events included Build Dates on May 2, June 6 and August 1; a “fun” raising “good faith event” in July; and Building on Faith Week in September. More events are being planned and the home dedication will be later in 2015. If you would like for a Faith Relations Committee member to visit your congregation or event, please be in touch!
Who is involved?
Mon County Habitat, the Ray family, and faith-based organization or individuals who would like to join us! Contact Tracy Thewlis at firstname.lastname@example.org, chair of the Faith Relations Committee, to become a partner.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
First Presbyterian Church
Harless Center at Central Place
Hindu Religious & Cultural Center
Islamic Center of Morgantown
LIFE United Methodist Church
Muslim Students Association at WVU
Presbyterian Student Fellowship at WVU
St. Frances de Sales Roman Catholic Church
St. John University Parish
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church
St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
St. Thomas a Becket Episcopal Church
Suncrest United Methodist Church
Wesley United Methodist Church
- Fellowship, team-building, and group enrichment
- New skills
- Opportunities to “leave your mark” on the home
- Fundraising ideas and support
- Recognition in the larger community
- New tradition for years to come
- Interesting, meaningful, and fun