Lord, bless these backpacks and the children and youth who carry them as they begin yet another year of school……
This summer our Earth Care Team has been working with the Trustees to arrange for the removal of the European Bird Cherry trees from the church property. This tree, also known as Chokecherry or MayDay, is an invasive species here. While invasive plants can be quite beautiful and easy to care for, they take over! They spread and crowd out healthy native species, wrecking the biodiversity that is important to growth, health, and sustainability. You can learn more about them in this brochure that is also available in the church narthex.
We are pleased to report that the Chokecherry trees have now been removed from the church property and the Earth Care Team planted apple trees in their place!
These trees will be cared for by the Earth Care Team volunteers and we hope that in a couple of years the tree will be full of apples for the community to harvest.
The First Presbyterian Church Earth Care Ministry Team is tending a garden plot for the 3rd Avenue Downtown Urban Farm project this summer. During VBS the 3rd and 4th graders planted potatoes. If you are interested in helping to water and hill the potatoes this summer, please contact Danna Larson or Jennifer Searls.
Join us to run/walk the Running Free 4 Miler on Thursday, June 27 at 7pm. This race supports female prison inmates at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River. It raises money to buy running shoes and sports bras for the women who are bettering their lives by being part of a running program sponsored by Running Free Alaska.
Sign up to run or walk at Running Free Alaska. You can also donate to help support the FPC runners by writing a check to First Presbyterian Church and putting RunningFree Race on the memo line. Contact Sarah Kleedehn or Kay Brown with questions.