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Faith Partnerships

Habitat and the faith coalitions have a secondary

goal that makes building a safe, affordable home

more than an exercise in speed and efficiency. That

secondary goal is the ‘Theology of the Hammer’-

putting down our differences in order to pick

up a hammer and repair...

It’s not just about helping a deserving family or

getting to swing a hammer.

It’s about what you might be able to learn

... and what you might be able to teach.

Put all these small moments of deeper understanding

together and we can begin to build a community that

really cares about all of its members - those who are

the same and those who are different.”

Rabbi Sachs-Kohen

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

For more information about faith

partnerships contact Jayna Powell, Faith

Relations Coordinator, at 410-366-1250 x 117

or jpowell@habitatchesapeake.org

3741 Commerce Drive, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21227

P: 410-366-1250 F: 410-366-1310

www.habitatchesapeake.org


“A faithful effort to transform houses, lives and neighborhoods.”

…working side by side with people of all faiths to

make a difference together

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is...

…partnering with deserving families who will

purchase their very first homes

…building houses and bridges between people as

you learn new skills and about other faiths.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord

saying,“Whom shall I send, and who will go

for us?” And I said,“Here am I; send me!”

Isaiah 6:8

Who we are

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

builds and renovates housing with the goal of

providing simple, decent, affordable shelter for

low-income families in the Baltimore and

Anne Arundel County region.

Your Congregation Can...

Become a Covenant Congregation

Pledge to support our work in one or

more ways; with prayer, finances,

volunteers and more!

Join a Coalition

United Churches- Baltimore Christian

churches of all denominations have

sponsored a house annually for

over 16 years

Annapolis Area and Severna Park Area-

Churches sponsor houses in Anne

Arundel County or West Baltimore

Interfaith Volunteer Corps- Christians,

Jews and Muslims building houses

and bridges between faiths together

Interfaith Annapolis- Christians, Jews

and Muslims in their first year,

sponsor a house in Annapolis

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans-

This national organization awards

grants to enable local Lutheran

congregations to partner together to

build a house a year

West Anne Arundel County-

Congregations are working to find

building opportunities in West Anne

Arundel County

Get Involved

Youth Service Saturday- A monthly

educational event for 5-15 year olds

(can be held on Sundays)

Materials- Use our religious educational

resources for all ages

Fundraising- Raise money to support our

mission to eliminate poverty housing

Speakers- Invite Habitat staff and

homeowners to speak to your

congregation or committee

Lunch- Prepare food for workers on site

Volunteer- Send individuals or a group to

work on site or at the ReStore

Building on Faith Weekend

Every October, we gather our faith partners of all

ages to work on construction, in our

warehouses, on youth projects and more. This two

day event allows everyone in your congregation to

participate together for a day.

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