13 March: Grow your church green
Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
Look at your church plant today- what is growing there? Is there space for an indigenous garden or an organic garden.
God was the very first gardener and God ‘Saw that it was good”. God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to care for it. It is no wonder that we humans, made in the image of God, find gardens a source of relaxation, peace and tranquility. Does your church offer that space of calmness and peace for troubled souls? Even a small space can be used to create a small garden, or potplants can be placed if the yard is all concreted out.
Involve your Sunday School in growing things and see the joy on their faces….
The church can also become a place where parisioners can be encouraged to grow at home, and either donate to the church or have a monthly ‘Farmers market” where people can bring their products to sell. This helps raise some extra income for those who needs it and improves the diet of everyone with fresh vegetables!