culver city build project update

May, 2018

Construction has begun at the Culver City build site! Habitat LA has started to build six of the ten new Habitat houses that will be on Globe Avenue. The remaining four houses will begin this winter. Professional construction crews are working on the foundations. Habitat LA expects to have Westside Church Coalition volunteers on site beginning in July 2018.

Build Schedule Update

 Venice FMC volunteers that have already signed up for July 7 and October 6, 2018 will be able to work at the site. 

The Westside Church Coalition has reserved additional build dates through June 2019. We are currently dividing up the volunteer spots among the nine churches in the Coalition. Once completed, the dates and spots assigned to Venice Church will be posted on our Sign Up page:  We have more than 40 individuals who indicated they are interested in building. To ensure that everyone gets a chance, please initially sign up for one spot. If you would like to volunteer for more than one day, please add your name to our "On Call Builders" list on the sign up site. Whenever we have a volunteer cancellation, we will notify our "on call" list. 

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You are invited to a party!
Saturday, June 2, 7-9 PM

Westlight Community Church is hosting a "Foundations Laid Party" and fundraiser at the Venice Japanese Community Center located at 12448 Braddock Drive, Los Angeles 90066. All of the churches in the Westside Church Coalition are invited to celebrate the start of the building phase of the Culver City project. This event is for all ages. Refreshments, desserts, raffle prizes, jazz music by Fujazz, singing by WoW (Women of Westlight) and dance performances are included. Come and meet the Mulvihill Family who will live in the home we are sponsoring.
A donation of $25 will provide admission for an individual or an entire family. If you have not made a donation to the Culver City project already, please consider giving to this fundraiser. Westlight would like this to be an outreach event so bring your friends. An information table will be set up on Sundays at Venice FMC to answer questions and collect donations.  Donations can also be made at the door on the night of the event.


  • Westlight has given Venice FMC advance tickets. If you are able to take some tickets and collect donations from friends and family, please contact Dianne. (Contact information is below.) 

If you are able to donate refreshments for the event, please contact Dianne as well.

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westside church coalition and     patience house

Venice Free Methodist Church has partnered with the following churches to form the Westside Church Coalition and to sponsor one of the 10 Habitat homes:

  • Westlight Community Church
  • Marina Christian Fellowship
  • West Los Angeles United Methodist Church
  • Westwood United Methodist Church
  • First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica
  • Culver-Palms United Methodist Church
  • SOMA Culver City
  • The Church in Ocean Park

The Coalition named the house it is sponsoring "Patience House" due to the long time it has taken for the project to reach this stage. However, the delays have turned into opportunities for dialogue, fundraising, and deepening relationships among the participating churches.

Mulvilhill Family


Habitat LA chose the Mulvihill Family to be the new homeowners of Patience House. Kaoru and her sons, Ryan, Mason, Trent and Kendall are active at Westlight Community Church and are familiar faces to many at Venice FMC. We look forward to working side-by-side with them to build their new home.



Financial Support

If you would like to support Habitat's Culver City project, you can make an online donation through this link:


Contact Dianne Tyau at 310-702-3556 or at