Saturday, June 18, 2005

Willow Creek Community Church in the News

There are more than 200 Creekers working on the Habitat for Humanity project in Michigan right now.

The article is linked in the title.
Excerpts from the article are below:

Diverse church groups represented include Presbyterians, United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Baptists and many non-denominational churches including Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago, which is sending more than 200 volunteers and sponsoring two homes.

“For many years Willow Creek has engaged with Habitat for Humanity locally, nationally and internationally. The role Habitat plays in reaching out to those unable to afford housing is vital and unparalleled,” said Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willow Creek Church. “The opportunity for the Church to partner with Habitat allows a unique expression of Matthew 25 to be lived out. We are honored to be participants in the 2005 Jimmy Carter Work Project in Michigan.”

By the end of 2005, Habitat will have built its 200,000th house and more than one million people will be living in Habitat homes they helped build and are buying through no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.

Move over Extreme Home Makeover, our fellow Creekers will build a house in five days! (This info is from the Habitat website.)

Day 1 (Monday, June 20):
Raise all walls
Staple house wrap
Hang windows
Set up roof trusses
Sheath and felt roof

Day 2 (Tuesday, June 21):
Insulate walls
Start shingling roof
Start vinyl siding

Day 3 (Wednesday, June 22):
Continue shingling roof
Finish vinyl siding
Prime and final paint interior walls
Start hanging doors

Day 4 (Thursday, June 23):
Complete hanging doors
Install cabinets
Put up interior trim

Day 5 (Friday, June 24):
Finish interior trim
Paint touch up
Dedication ceremony


Scott said...

A guy on my softball team is building that house right now.

Steph Stanger said...

"very interesting post"...I noticed Bubba hadn't commented in a few days so I thought I would fill in for him.