It is hard to believe we are on House on the Corner (HOTC) 13. It seems like yesterday it was just an idea, a desire from Rev. Don Underwood to galvanize the congregation. Did we do that? Yes, 13 houses ago we did, but today it is so much more. To put into words what HOTC has meant to this congregation, this community and the number of people who have helped build these homes is hard. What is even harder is what it means to the families that have been chosen to live in these homes.
Yes, we may have galvanized a congregation but the crew chiefs, regular volunteers and the leadership team that has been a part of almost every single one of them will forever be changed. Blood, sweat, and tears have gone into every single one of these homes. The countless number of hours that go into the building, planning, moving, decorating, selecting families, working with families, feeding volunteers, coordinating volunteers and keeping them hydrated is more than we can count.
We will present the keys to our HOTC family #13 on Oct. 22 even though the house is far from done, delays beyond our control. They don’t care, at the end of the day, the key ceremony is just a symbol. A symbol that we have chosen them to live in this house and we entrust them with this gift. They work side by side with us to build their home. We get to know them and we help each other grow. We not only build a home, we share in their lives.
We hope you will join us at one of the 4 services this Sunday to celebrate House on the Corner!
Written by Tina Wilson