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June 2024

Join Us for the October Disaster Relief Trip

Are you looking for additional opportunities to serve others and put your beliefs into action? Are you passionate about disaster relief efforts? Have you been personally affected by wildfires and have a desire to support other communities that have faced similar natural disasters?

If so, consider joining Pikes Peak Habitat and Thrivent for our first worldwide disaster recovery trip to Medford, OR, this October. We will serve a community affected by a devastating wildfire. The most destructive fire in Oregon’s history, the Almeda fire, scorched through Rogue Valley in September 2020. The fire left behind a 13-mile-long burn scar, destroyed 2,600 homes and 200 businesses, and left 10,000 people displaced. Habitat for Humanity Rogue Valley is dedicated to rebuilding their community and bringing survivors back home. Our volunteer team will contribute to this work by building a home in partnership with a local family. Spots are filling quickly, so if you are interested in attending, follow these steps before the August 22 registration deadline:

Frame of a house
Finished houses
  1. Create an account in the Habitat Volunteer Community and register for the team.
  2. Email Chloe@pikespeakhabitat.org to notify our staff that you are planning to attend and create your fundraising page.
  3. To hold your spot on the team, submit a $250 deposit within one week of your registration. This deposit is made through your fundraising page.

Event Details

Dates: October 6-12, 2024
Location: Medford, OR
Cost: Your program donation includes your expenses while on the trip. (Airfare not included.)

  • US $610 for Thrivent clients with benefit membership. If you aren’t sure whether you are a Thrivent client, confirm your membership status.
  • US $1,060 for all other participants, including associate members of Thrivent.

Learn more about the trip!

Available Apostles Build Volunteer Days

Women building a wall

Apostles Build construction site volunteer dates are still available! Morning shifts run from 8:30 a.m.-noon, and afternoon shifts run from 12:45-4:30 p.m.

Available dates include:

  • Saturday, June 29th (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, September 7th (morning shift: up to 5 slots; afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Friday October 4 (morning shift: up to 10 slots; afternoon shift: up to 10 slots
    • Fall COSILoveYou CityServe
  • Saturday, October 5 (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
    • Fall COSILoveYou CityServe
  • Saturday, October 19 (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, November 2 (afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)
  • Saturday, December 7 (morning shift: up to 10 slots; afternoon shift: up to 10 slots)

If you are interested in reserving one of these days, please email Chloe@pikespeakhabitat.org.

Ways to Put Faith into Action This June

Arbitrary Lines book cover

Read Arbitrary Lines with Pikes Peak Habitat

Did you know that zoning can play a major role in the development of cities? Consider reading Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It by M. Nolan Gray with Pikes Peak Habitat this month to learn how zoning has affected communities nationwide. As you read, check out our discussion questions and consider discussing them with a friend or Pikes Peak Habitat staff member!

Women hugging each other at the construction site

Join Pikes Peak Habitat for Women Build!

Is your church's women's ministry looking for additional ways to serve our local community? At Pikes Peak Habitat, we host four Women Build projects each year in honor of the unwavering commitment the women of El Paso County have to their communities and families. We encourage all women and women's groups to volunteer -- no construction skills or experience is necessary! Consider joining us on one of the following weekends:

  • August 1-3, 2024
  • November 7-9, 2024