May 18, 2023 | by Steve Elliott
The Cal-Nev Conference has a tradition of providing mission teams to fellow churches that need help to complete repairs or maintenance. One such project, renovating the Pittsburg UMC parsonage, was just completed.
The current pastor, Adi Nabou, has been commuting from Santa Rosa to serve this church, an ugly commute on the best of days. She will now be able to live in the parsonage adjacent to the church. Two East Bay churches, Asbury UMC in Livermore, and San Ramon Valley UMC in Alamo combined forces to fund and complete this work.
As Oneda Turner, a key leader at Pittsburg UMC, said “Your willingness to give your time, talents and financial resources to this project is a testament to the strength of our United Methodist connection and spirit of service that we embody as a Christian community.”
This renovation included the repairs and updates to make the house functional – a new kitchen, new flooring, bathroom repairs, painting the entire interior and other improvements. The total project was about 1200 hours at a cost of about $14,500. Special thanks go to Dick Crawford, Roger Everett, and Steve Wilson from Asbury UMC for their project leadership.
If your church might need help with a project like this, submit the request to the Conference at California-Nevada Conference of The UMC | Local Church Mission Projects (cnumc.org).
If you think your church might entertain the idea of helping another church with repairs or maintenance, contact Steve Elliott, Cal-Nev Conference Missions Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.