The new Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County Faith Relations Committee will hold a training session for anyone interested in being a contact person or liaison from a church or faith community to Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County.

The session will include learning about what Habitat for Humanity is and does, what you need to know, how you can involve your faith community in the work of Habitat for Humanity right here in Waldo County, and how to engage volunteers from your community in the work and building of Habitat homes. Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing.

Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. Thus far, the following congregations have already established contact persons with Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County: Belfast Church of the Nazarene, Belfast United Methodist Church, Christ’s Church of Dark Harbor, First Baptist Church of Belfast, First Church in Belfast United Church of Christ, First Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Brooks, First Congregational Church of Searsport, Frankfort Congregational United Church of Christ, Midcoast Christian Fellowship, and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Belfast.

The training session will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at Midcoast Christian Fellowship, located on Patterson Hill Road in Belfast. Call Pastor Matt McDonald for directions to the church, at 338-5899. Pastors and other faith community leaders may contact John Arrison )338-4605) of the Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County Faith Relations Committee, with the names of their contact persons. All churches and faith communities in Waldo County are invited and encouraged to participate.