Habitat

Urban Presbyterians built a Habitat house together.

  • Dedication: September 28, 2013 Dedication: September 28, 2013 Homeowner Michelle Diggs (with Bible), her extended family, and UPT representatives.
  • Our site, 644 Brown Street, Rochester NY: September 28, 2013 Our site, 644 Brown Street, Rochester NY: September 28, 2013
  • Our site: August 28, 2013 Our site: August 28, 2013
  • Our site: July 19, 2013 Our site: July 19, 2013
  • Our site: July 19, 2013 Our site: July 19, 2013 Charlie Plummer (Laurelton) is working on window sills
  • Our site: July 3, 2013 Our site: July 3, 2013 The power is connected, however the sewer connection is still lacking. Most of the drywall is installed.
  • Our site: June 20, 2013 Our site: June 20, 2013 No activity on our site today. Waiting for drywall material
  • Our site: June 4, 2013 Our site: June 4, 2013
  • Our site: June 4, 2013 Our site: June 4, 2013 This is window installation day
  • Our site: May 28, 2013 Our site: May 28, 2013 We installed a sign naming all UPT congregations
  • Our site: May 28, 2013 Our site: May 28, 2013 This is "electrical day." Regular Habitat volunteers install and wire electrical equipment.
  • Our site: May 28, 2013 Our site: May 28, 2013 Randy Sparrazza, hammer & saw crew, installs a bathroom fan.
  • Our site: May 15, 2013 Our site: May 15, 2013 The walls are up
  • Our site: May 15, 2013 Our site: May 15, 2013 Vounteers today included Chris Erbach and John Thomas (both from New Life)
  • Our site: May 15, 2013 Our site: May 15, 2013 John Thomas (New Life) with Arthur Woodward (Director, Flower City Habitat for Humanity)
  • Our site: May 15, 2013 Our site: May 15, 2013 Electrical runs and framing are in progress
  • Our site: May 3, 2013 Our site: May 3, 2013 Three walls are up
  • Our site: May 3, 2013 Our site: May 3, 2013 The cement floor in half the basement was poured today
  • Our site: May 3, 2013 Our site: May 3, 2013 Gary Bagley (long-time Habitat volunteer) and George Parker (Calvary St. Andrews)
  • Our site: May 3, 2013 Our site: May 3, 2013 Some interior framing is in place
  • Our site: April 29, 2013 Our site: April 29, 2013 Today was not a scheduled work day
  • Our site: April 29, 2013 Our site: April 29, 2013 Two side walls are resting on the floor; the back wall is up
  • Our site: April 18, 2013 Our site: April 18, 2013
  • Our site: April 18, 2013 Our site: April 18, 2013
  • Our site: April 16, 2013 Our site: April 16, 2013
  • Our site: April 16, 2013 Our site: April 16, 2013
  • Our site: April 16, 2013 Our site: April 16, 2013 Removing forms
  • Our site: April 6, 2013 Our site: April 6, 2013
  • UPT Volunteers at Work UPT Volunteers at Work Kathy Madigan and Julie Carter, Calvary St. Andrews
  • Our site: April 6, 2013 Our site: April 6, 2013
  • Our site: April 6, 2013 Our site: April 6, 2013
  • Our site: April 6, 2013 Our site: April 6, 2013
  • Our site: April 6, 2013 Our site: April 6, 2013
  • Our site: April 3, 2013 Our site: April 3, 2013
  • Our site: April 3, 2013 Our site: April 3, 2013
  • Our site: April 3, 2013 Our site: April 3, 2013 The check is in the mail
  • Our site: April 3, 2013 Our site: April 3, 2013
  • Our site: April 3, 2013 Our site: April 3, 2013
  • Our site: March 28, 2013 Our site: March 28, 2013 The Foundation work has begun
  • Our site: March 23, 2013 Our site: March 23, 2013 No news about excavation
  • Our site: March 21, 2013 Our site: March 21, 2013
  • Our site: March 20, 2103 Our site: March 20, 2103 Excavation was scheduled to start today, however the contractor said it was too wet at his dumping site
  • Our site: March 20, 2013 Our site: March 20, 2013 Ready to go, but no excavation
  • Our site: March 19, 2013 Our site: March 19, 2013

 

House Complete

From March through September 2013, seven UPT churches helped build a Habitat House. The house is at 644 Brown Street, Rochester (map), a location assigned by Flower City Habitat for Humanity. A dedication took place on September 28.

Excavation began a few days late, on March 28, due to weather. Further, a delay in delivery of drywall material, impeded progress in June. In July, the pacing items seemed to be installation of sewer, water, and gas connections. So as with many construction projects, progress was slower than expected.

Participating Congregations

  1. Calvary St. Andrews
  2. Downtown
  3. Lakeside
  4. Laurelton
  5. New Life
  6. South
  7. Third
  8. Spiritus Christi Church, which rents space at Downtown Presbyterian Church