Habitat for Humanity Build Day

South Church Sponsors a Unit for Habitat

Merrimack Valley Habitat is renovating the former St. Patrick’s Convent at 100 Parker Street in Lawrence into 10 affordable condominium style homes. The goal for completion is June of 2015. South Church has had a longstanding commitment to Habitat locally, providing financial support as one of our missions, as well as attending build days.

We have been invited to partnership with Habitat to help sponsor the completion of one of the 10 units. We are excited about sponsoring Unit 9, the Chanquet Family, Ricardo and son Ricky.

This involves 3 different aspects of support. First we have made a financial donation through our Christmas offering which will help to pay for all the supplies needed to complete the unit. We also plan to work from now until the end of June through scheduled workdays to provide the ongoing labor needed to see this unit through to completion. Finally, with the support of the Board of Woman’s Ministries, we also plan to help organize a house warming in preparation for the family moving into their new home.


Work is progressing well at the Habitat site in Lawrence. We have had 3 very successful workdays thanks to a strong South Church volunteer effort! We are ready to move onto flooring and hanging the exterior doors of the unit. Kitchen cabinets will not be in for this upcoming date so stay tuned for later in April. We have had a chance to work alongside Ricardo, the incoming owner, on several occasions. Please email ellenarvidson@aol.com if you would like to join us for a wonderful combination of productive work and fellowship.