First Presbyterian Church is participating in the Anchor Gardens Community Garden project across from New Sagaya at 14th & I St. Come and help us! All food is donated to Food Bank. Contact Danna Larson for more information.
First Presbyterian Church will be a part of the Community Garden that is being created on the corner of 14th and I Street (south of New Sagaya City Market). This is a community garden that is being organized through Anchor Gardens and since our church is so close it is a perfect match for us to get involved. The food we grow will be given to the Food Bank for distribution.
All are invited to a work party (children, youth, adults) this Wednesday, May 20 from 6-8 pm. We will be working to help complete the lasagna beds for the garden spaces so we can begin planting next week. One of the Anchor Gardens leaders will mentor us as we work together.
Wear gloves and a mask (we will be social distancing)
Bring your own water
Bring your own tools: wheel barrow, shovels, rakes
Supplies needed: cardboard, leaves, kitchen scraps-not dairy or meat,coffee grounds- call your coffee shop and ask them to save them for you, straw, aged manure, spent malt grains (can get free from breweries)
If you cannot help with the build possibly you can bring supplies. You can drop them off anytime at the Community Garden site. Just pull up and you will find the bin or area for your donations.
Contact Danna Larson if you have questions or to learn more about this opportunity.
We participate in the PC(USA) special offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, received during the season of Lent.
The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People – all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
You may send a check to the church (see address above) and designate it One Great Hour of Sharing, or you may give online here.
We were unable to gather together in person for Palm Sunday, but our Palm branches order arrived in the mail right on schedule! Danna’s efforts last week made it possible for many of us to still celebrate Palm Sunday with palms!
Did you know that we purchase our palms from EcoPalms? Environmental stewardship and social justice are priorities for this company and you can learn more about Eco-Palm harvesting and the benefits of eco-palm premiums for small farmer communities in Guatemala and Mexico: