Faith Member Tom Baird, a Habitat for Humanity Site Supervisor, has been lending his expertise to the Merrimack Valley Organization for many years.
Our congregation supports this ministry by sharing our time and talents to build homes and build hopes for those families that have gone through the rigorous selection process to qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home. You do not have to be a building expert or have specialized skills to contribute to the projects. There will always be a job for you regardless of your skill level.
Faith Members aged 16+ can volunteer the second Saturday of each month at any of the various build projects in the Merrimack Valley area.
Learn more about The Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity from our Ministry Spotlight page.
100 Parker Street, Lawrence, MA
Contact Tom Baird to find out how you can help.
Located at 647 Andover Street, Lawrence, the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a discount home improvement center that is open to the public. The ReStore sells donated new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture and home improvement items at greatly reduced prices. It’s a great service to donate, reuse, and repurpose items that may otherwise end up in landfills. All profits of the ReStore, support our efforts to build safe and affordable homes in the Merrimack Valley.
Throughout the year FAITH collects diapers, underwear and other items for
social service agencies in Lawrence, MA and money for
Lutheran World Relief and World Hunger Relief, and participates in fundraising walks for hunger relief. Check this website or the church bulletin for current collection needs and times.
During Advent, our outreach ministry provides hundreds of gifts for those in need through a Hat/Mitten drive and a Giving Tree that contributes holiday gifts for the homeless through Bread & Roses and Lazarus House in Lawrence, MA and Ascentia Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England). Program needs and collection times will be noted here and in the church bulletin.
Lazarus House Gift Tree
Thank you for your generosity!
Wow! We collected some great looking
hats and mittens for kids!
FAITH supports those in need not only locally, but also globally. Our fellowship with the Lutheran Church in Rwehanga, Zimbabwe and their community school, began in 2003. Ramson Gambiza (photo right) a member of Faith and the son of a Lutheran minister in Zimbabwe, began to share with us the story of his home church and the local school. Since then, Faith has sent school supplies and raised, through the generosity of our members and matching funds from Thrivent for Lutherans, significant funds to pay for building and repair projects at both the church and the school.
FAITH has also helped develop a sustainable chicken farm and set up a grinding mill to make it more convenient for folks to grind their corn.