October 10th, 2018

NRV Habitat for Humanity is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on our old property! That’s right, they are close to starting construction on the land we gifted to them for low income townhomes. The first stages will be leveling the land (which has quite a slope to it) and dealing with the drainage. Seeing this long-dreamed of project begin is very exciting.

With all this happening outside our door, instead of hosting our own Fallapalooza event, we’ll be supporting the Habitat Groundbreaking Festival on October 20th from 1-4pm. A portion of Church Street will be cordoned off and a stage setup for musicians. We’ll host a pumpkin carving station and offer support in other ways, including opening the building for restroom access. If you would like to help with the event, please contact Kendra Crabtree, at kendra@blacksburgpres.org. The formal Ground Breaking Ceremony is scheduled for 3:30pm. We anticipate it being a large event.

Some of the plans include pumpkin rolling, assembling bird houses, a sledge hammer challenge, drive a nail challenge, and bobbing for apples. There will be booths where you can see the town house plans, and learn more about Habitat’s mission. Many other churches and community members will be sponsoring a number of booths and games.

So bring your pumpkin or buy one at the event to support the project. Come enjoy the fun and learn more about Habitat, while giving thanks to God for what our gift has made possible.

Peace, Catherine

 Scripture Readings:
Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Psalm 22:1-15
Hebrews 4:12-16
Mark 10:17-31