Lee's Summit Tribune

Home
CATEGORIES
Welcome
News
Community
Health
Downtown Lee's Summit
R-7 School News
Greenwood,MO
Lake Lotawana, MO
Contact Us
Obituaries
Opinion
Sports
Mavericks
Scouting News
VFW News
Lee's Summit Council Updates
Police Blotter
Election-Legals
Help Wanted

Welcome to the new home of Lee's Summit Tribune. We are dedicated to providing you the most current and accurate news and events in Lee's Summit
Home » News » Six Area Churches to Participate in Sunday’s...

Six Area Churches to Participate in Sunday’s Habitat Concert

Six Area Churches to Participate in Sunday’s Habitat Concert

January 24, 2013

January 27, 7:00 p.m.
By Debbie Van Pelt-McEnroe


The 14th annual Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity Concert will be held at 7 p.m. this Sunday, January 27 at Beacon Heights Community of Christ Church, 19402 Holke Road in Independence. The popular fundraising concert is actually produced by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, located at Lee’s Summit Road & I-70 in Independence, but was moved to the larger Beacon Heights facility four years ago to accommodate larger crowds. There is not an admission fee; but free-will donations will be collected at the event. At least six Independence churches from three different denominations will participate.

Rachel Swaney, Music Director at St. Michael’s, said she is looking forward to this year’s program.  Aside from the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church choir and the Beacon Heights Community of Christ choir, a group will perform from Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church.  There will also be a flute ensemble comprised of members of various Community of Christ congregations, a piano duet from Cornerstone Community of Church and a trumpet quintet from the Stone Church.  Swaney added that the program should end at 8:30, followed by a reception with cookies and punch. Child care will be provided during the concert, making the music more enjoyable for adults.

Pat Turner, Executive Director for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (TH Habitat), said success of the annual concert is more important this year than ever before. The local Habitat affiliate has seen an increase in the number of applications for homes.  For each home built, TH Habitat receives 100 eligible applications, and receives twice that many people inquiring about the homes.

Turner says one of the biggest myths about Habitat is that the homes are given away. In reality, each family is required to put in 350 hours of “sweat equity”, make a down payment, and then purchase their home at cost with 0% interest. Every house that Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity builds is 5-Star Energy rated, keeping utility costs down for needy families. TH Habitat recently completed its 60th home in eastern Jackson County.

The ecumenical concert is one of the largest third-party fundraising events each year for Truman Heritage Habitat.  In 2012, the concert set a record, raising more than $2,100. This year, organizers hope to increase that amount. Turner said it would be a big help if concert-goers would think in terms of donating $10 for a box of nails, $35 for a box of roof shingles or, even $75 for one window. Donations of any amount will be appreciated, and all donations to Habitat are tax-deductible. 



Bookmark and Share

Leave a reply

*Your name:
*Your email: (email won't be published)
Your website: (optional)
*Comment:
*CAPTCHA: CAPTCHA

Other Recent Articles from the News Category:

SEARCH

PAST WEEK'S TOP 5
Page Views: 4,898
Lee's Summit Economic Development Council Board of Directors Endorse Airport Expansion
Page Views: 1,851
Twenty-five Year Resident Stunned About Districts Attempts To Raise Property Taxes And How They’re Justifying Comments
Page Views: 1,095
City Council Discusses The Fate Of Arnold Hall
Page Views: 1,035
Independent Movie Being Filmed In Lee's Summit
Page Views: 430
The Evidence Of Faith’s Substance The Proverbs Ladder of Character: My Character = A Heart Issue
CITY LINKS
City of Lee's Summit
LS R7
LS Economic Dev Council
LS Tourism
LS Chamber
LS Parks & Rec

SCHOOL LINKS
LSCCS
RANDOM PICK
The Eyes of a Twenty Year Old, Harold Braden of Lee's Summit
The Eyes of a Twenty Year Old, Harold Braden of Lee's Summit
Home  | 
Copyright © 2009 Lee's Summit Tribune
Developed by Gaxio