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Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat Erie

Habitat for Humanity

Who to Contact:

John Erikson


833-1761 ext. 334

Other Service and Outreach Ministries

ELCA Malaria Campaign

ELCA World Hunger Appeal

Erie County CROP Walk

Habitat for Humanity

Holy Trinity Pasta Kitchen

Inner-City School Clothing Collection

LWR Fair Trade Handcraft Fair

LWR Kit Ministries

Patchwork of Love

The Giving Tree

Village at Luther Square Birthday Party

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." – Psalm 127:1

Goal of Ministry

This ministry is to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ to caring for our neighbors by eliminating poverty housing and homelessness.  Annually, over 300 volunteers from Erie are congregations build a home during 3 weeks in June.

Ways to Serve

Volunteers are needed for the house construction.  Many volunteers come with no previous experience and they enjoy learning a new skill and meeting new people.  Volunteers are also needed to prepare a lunch on one of the construction days.  Donations are needed for the food and people are also needed for the food preparation.  Sign-up sheets will be in the narthex for building volunteers and lunch volunteers.


The Habitat house begins the first week in June and continues for 3 weeks.  They do not work on Sunday.  There is a celebration at the conclusion of the project where the keys are presented to the new homeowners.

Volunteer Time Involved

A construction volunteer can chose any day available on the sign-up sheet.  They arrive at 7:30 a.m. and stay until 4:00 p.m.  Preparation for the lunch begins at 9:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s.  The food is transported to the work-site and lunch is served at noon.

Who Volunteers?

Volunteers come from many congregations throughout Erie County.  No experience is necessary.

Who to Contact

St. Paul’s coordinator for the annual Habitat project is John Erikson.