FAITH RELATIONS

Habitat for Humanity was founded as a Christian organization, and continues to maintain an ecumenical Christian identity. Nevertheless, Habitat welcomes and works closely with people of all faiths, belief systems, and walks of life. Together, we work as a team to improve lives and support communities. We encourage churches, mosques, temples and other religious organizations to sign a “Covenant” with Habitat – establishing a lasting and meaningful connection between the two groups.  Habitat is called to serve the same struggling people many faith-based organizations aim to assist. Together, we will be stronger.

Your church can become a faith partner by becoming a Covenant Church. As a Covenant Church you would sign an annual agreement to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley in any way you can. To get a copy of the form click: Covenant Church Agreement

Below are a few examples of what Covenant Churches have contributed:

  • Annual Neighborhood Revitalization project- 10-15 homes with all church volunteers to do small exterior home repairs. Organized by the church members with Habitat’s support
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Regular giving of cash donations
    • Grace Presbyterian Church, Murrieta United Methodist Church, United Church of the Valley, Temecula United Methodist Church
  • Funded and Built a Habitat Home
    • Lutheran Church Community
  • Participated in a Day of Service- Sent out a group of volunteers to work on a project
    • Jesus’ Love Korean Church, United Church of the Valley, the Rock Church
  • Conducted opening prayers- At the beginning of work days or special events
    • United Church of the Valley, Mountain View Community Church, etc.
  • World Habitat Day- helped with providing information to the public about the event
    • Mountain View Community Church handed out 200 flyers
  • Participated in the International Day of Prayer- conducted a prayer during their Sunday service to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity and to give thanks for their own blessing of having shelter
    • Jesus’ LoveKorean Church, United Church of the Valley, Mountain View Community Church, St. Thomas of Canterbury

List of current Covenant Churches:

  • Grace Presbyterian
  • Jesus’ Love Korean Church
  • United Church of the Valley
  • Mountain View Community Church
  • The Rock Church
  • Murrieta United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Temecula United Methodist Church

To learn more about the Covenant Church program contact Habitat at 951-296-3362.

 

 Acts 20:35: “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”