Pikes Peak Habitat Faith in Action Monthly Interfaith e-News

For Faith Communities
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June 2024

Join Us for the October Disaster Relief Trip

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Finished houses

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. During the week 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 bring 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 next steps before the August 22 registration deadline: 

  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!

Reserve Your Group's 4th Interfaith Build for Unity Volunteer Dates

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As we approach the start of the 4th Interfaith Build for Unity (IBU), there are a variety of construction site volunteer days that are still available for faith groups to register for. Consider bringing a group of five individuals from your faith community to volunteer on one or more of the following days:

  • Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • Friday, July 26, 2024
  • Saturday, July 27, 2024
  • Sunday, August 11, 2024
  • Friday, October 25, 2024
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024
  • Saturday, November 16, 2024
  • Saturday, November 23, 2024
  • Saturday, December 21, 2024
  • Saturday, January 11, 2025
  • Sunday, January 12, 2025
  • Saturday, February 1, 2025
  • Saturday, February 15, 2025

If you are interested in reserving one of the following days, please reach out via email to Chloe@pikespeakhabitat.org. 

Ways to Get Involved 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!

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Read About Various Faith Communities' Involvement with the Interfaith Unity Bench

Earlier this year, diverse faith communities throughout El Paso County came together to build an interfaith unity bench for our 3rd IBU homeowner, Jessica and her family. Over the past couple of weeks our Pikes Peak Habitat Blog has highlighted the experience of numerous faith communities who contributed in this project. Check out some of these blog posts to learn more about some of the faith communities who participated in this unique, creative project: