Feb 27, 2024 | John W. Coleman

Bethel Hill United Methodist Church in Lansdale invites all to come “Help Build Hope” April 5-7 through an inspiring homebuilding mission project jointly sponsored with Christ United Methodist Church Lansdale. The annual, weekend project began in 2021, when the Covid pandemic prevented travel for mission groups but prompted the church to build needed homes in its own parking lot instead.

Aided by the Help Build Hope mission agency, the annual effort gathers dozens of busy, dedicated, well-organized volunteers of all ages and experience levels, and from all over, to help build the exterior and interior walls and then partially disassemble them to be shipped, reassembled and completed for families in other communities. This duplex house will be delivered to Reading, PA, where county Habitat for Humanity teams will reassemble and complete it for needy, deserving families.

“The process is as fulfilling as the outcome,” says Ed Gale, president of Bethel Hill’s (and in Eastern PA’s) United Methodist Men, who cook and serve breakfast on Saturday. “On Friday, we meticulously measure and cut lumber, setting the stage for a weekend of purpose-driven teamwork. Saturday sees the assembly of walls amidst a backdrop of camaraderie and shared purpose. Finally, on Sunday morning, amidst the warmth of our worship service, we proudly dedicate the new home, a testament to our collective spirit of compassion and unity.”

Read “Churches build homes at home to send to neighbors in need” (2023). And read and share this flyer for more information and to sign up. (You can use the QR code.) To learn more contact Bethel Hill at 610-584-5936 or bethelhill@verizon.net, or contact Les Brown at LTB22ELCOM@aol.com