IPC is sponsoring and participating with churches in our Presbytery to build a Habitat for Humanity home this fall. The build will be in Pratt City this year in an area of other Habitat houses.
All are welcome to participate, so save the date for this year's events. The ground breaking to kick off the build is planned on Sept. 9. IPC's sign-up days will be each Friday and Saturday starting September 10, until the home is complete sometime in November.
Participating with Habitat has been a fun and inspiring experience for us (even when we didn’t know what we were doing)! IPC has relied on a few great (senior) builders over the years who have served with distinction including Mike Balliet, Wilson Hauck, Mike Graham, Bill Swoger, Curtis Williams, Faye Farmer and others. If we didn’t mention you its probably because you’re not on Social Security!
Many of us remember my great inspiration and IPC Habitat builder, Rupert Bodden, who died last year at 93 and who worked on houses until his 90’s. For years Rupert would hand carve a cross and finish it in his workshop to present to each family at the dedication of their new home. We will be thinking about Rupert this year.
Prepare to sign up in August
The volunteer registration link will be live in August, but you can start forming a team now. Get a group of friends or family members together to be ready to register for spots when the sign-up link is live. Please stay tuned for more details and check your calendar for days you can help.
If you have questions or need more information about this year's build, please contact either of us, or Rev. Melissa Self Patrick is an additional contact.