By Jim Crowley
Chair, Church in the World Committee
On an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon in late October, HPC participated in the dedication of the Habitat for Humanity 2016 “Presbyterian house”. Sponsored by 4 local churches – Highland, Second Presbyterian, Harvey Browne and Springdale Presbyterian – Habitat staff handed the keys to its new owner, Andrea Moody, a second generation Habitat homeowner and currently a nursing student at the University of Louisville. This home, and several other Habitat houses adjacent to it, are less than 2 miles from HPC on South Hancock Street in the Shelby Park neighborhood. Habitat has other houses under construction on Caldwell St., just a few blocks away.
You haven’t heard much about Habitat lately; Highland participated in the “raise the roof” of this house in May and, due to scheduling issues with the build-team, we only had a small number of other work days over the summer. The Church in the World Committee will be working with Habitat to try to provide more opportunities for hands on mission in addition to the financial support that Highland provides.
Your gifts and financial commitment made this possible and we were excited to be a part of this house, particularly as it is situated so close to our church. We send our blessings and good wishes to Andrea.