Monday, May 20, 2013
Making a House a Home
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As most of you know, our church took a giant step of faith when we partnered with the City of Tallahassee to construct a home for the Sanders family in the Frenchtown area, just north of the FSU campus. Our arrangement was that if the City could arrange for the funding of the materials necessary to build the home, that we would provide the people resources. Nothing of this sort had ever been done, so we were blazing a new trail in terms of this city/church partnership. Though there were some bumps in the road (as there always is with house construction), thanks to the tremendous outpouring of support from volunteers in our church, who were ably led by Bill Smith, the house has been completed, and we are now ready for a dedication.
So, this Sunday afternoon, May 2, at 4:00 PM, we will gather at the Sanders home on 1025 Dover St. for a time of dedication. We are planning to provide a shuttle bus to the Sanders property since parking is limited on Dover. Details as to where you park and pick up the shuttle will be in this Sunday’s bulletin.
This dedication will be an opportunity to pray over the work that has been done so that the Sanders family might know that every hammer blow, paint brush stroke, and planted bush bears witness to our church’s heart to serve in Jesus’ name. We will pray that everyone who comes into their home might be touched with the love of Christ with which that house has been built. We will also pray that other churches, businesses, and civic organizations might follow our church’s lead and consider doing the same for another deserving family in our community.
Thanks to every volunteer who gave time and talent to the cause. Thanks also to the many construction professionals who donated their services when they got wind of what we were doing for this family. It may not make the newspapers or airwaves, but God knows what we’ve done and, more importantly, the spirit in which we’ve done it. Yes, we’ve provided a house for a family, but we’ve done it to the glory of God. Do try to join us this Sunday as we offer our work to God and pray His blessings upon the Sanders family, so that the house we built might be a home where love is expressed, grace is shown, and Christ is uplifted.
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