Habitat for Humanity

Prince of Peace volunteers contribute many hours annually to Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity

Prince of Peace participates in an annual build as part of the “Holy Hammers” (HH) coalition of 15 churches.


The 2018 Holy Hammers Habitat for Humanity home will be built at 717 Geranium Ave. East in St. Paul. This lot is located 2 blocks east of Payne and 2 blocks south of Maryland on the east side of St. Paul. The work schedule for volunteers has been finalized for all of the Holy Hammers churches. Also for two days, Prince of Peace volunteers will be responsible for providing a noon meal plus morning and afternoon coffee break and treats.

The work days are:

Monday, April 16 (3 volunteers), Tuesday, April 17 (3 volunteers)–Framing the house

Monday, April 30 (5 volunteers), Tuesday, May 1 (5 volunteers)–Continuing framing the house, and window/door installation

Monday, May 14 (3 volunteers)–Installation of siding and soffit

Monday, June 18 (3 volunteers), Tuesday, June 19 (3 volunteers)–Interior painting, flooring, garage

The Prince of Peace Church meals and snacks days are Monday, April 30 (3 or 4 volunteers) and Tuesday, May 1 (3 or 4 volunteers).

The signup sheet is hanging up in the hallway by the pastor’s office. Please sign up when you’re at church or call Tara at 651-484-4144 in the office. You don’t have to know how to do these kinds of work. There will be a site manager to give direction.

Chris Henningson is the Prince of Peace volunteer coordinator.


The dedication for the 2017 Habitat home will be held on Sat., March 24, at 10:00 a.m., at 4397 121st Ave NE, Blaine, (the house across the street from our Holy Hammers house). The Holy Hammers sponsored and built the house at 4396 -121st Ave NE.  We also helped build the two houses across the street at 4383 – 121st Ave NE. and 4397 – 121st Ave NE. Twin Cities Habitat will be dedicating all 3 homes at this time. Meet all 3 families, tour the homes, and enjoy refreshments.



The 2016 project was at 11 E. Maryland Ave, St. Paul (just east of Rice Street). This home is now a completed single story building. Work began on April 25 and continued on 4/26, 5/11,12,13,26 7/11,12. Thanks to the following who provided twenty-two work days on site: Dan Dodge, James Ericksen, Peter Haugan, John Hoops, Caryn Josephson, Peter Christ, Dave Olson, Tom Rockne, Wanda Shelton, Chris Thornton, Lea Thornton, Dan Wagner, and Russ Wilkinson as coordinated by Chris Henningson.  Providing food for the workers were Marie Hanson, Anne Haugan, Audrey Henningson, Caryn Josephson, Maria Larson, Jenna Ross, Carol Swanson, and Linda Wagner.


The 2015 Holy Hammers house is complete at 512 Van Buren, St. Paul, located a block south of Minnehaha or 7 blocks north of University Ave., 1.5 blocks east of Dale. Our congregation donated $4,103.52 to this initiative plus 30 worker days of manpower. Thanks to builders Dan Dodge, Jim Ericksen, Gus & Peter Haugan, Roger Hintze, John Hoops, Dick Jacobson, Caryn Josephson, John Klawiter, Dave Olson, tom Rockne, Bill, Chris, & Heagher Thornton,, Hadley Verwest, Dan Wagner, and Russ Wilkinson. They were graciously fed by Liz Aslesen, Jan & Marie Hanson, Marian Hastings, Anne Haugan, Kay M. Johnson, HJean Knaak, Maria Larson, Linda Olson, and Tammy Wilkinson.


For 2014, we helped build a house at 663 Edmund in St. Paul which was dedicated on September 6th. Thanks to our 2014 volunteers: Dan Dodge, Jim Goepfert, Gus Haugan, Peter Haugan, Roger Hintze, John Hoops, Dick Jacobson, Caryn Josephson, Karlind Moller, Dave Olson, Tom Rockne, Jerry Rowe, Chris Thornton, Lea Thornton, Hadley Verwest, Dan Wagner, Russ Wilkinson, and Tricia Wright.  Thanks also to those who provided lunches for the volunteers: Elizabeth Aslesen, Jan Hanson, Marie Hanson, Marion Hastings, Anne Haugan, Maria Larson, Sue Mollerk, Linda Olson and Tammy Wilkinson. Prince of Peace has provided between 30 and 45 volunteer days each year since 2007.