. . . Gardening for a Cause 

At this time of year, gardeners are anxious to get into their vegetable plots, and that includes the garden team here at Immanuel. 

If God has blessed you with the health and mobility to play in the dirt, and you are able to volunteer 2-3 hours a week for only 3 weeks over the course of the growing season, we would love for you to join the vegetable garden crew. We work in teams of 3 to 4, rotating duty weeks throughout the summer to grow healthy produce to share with the congregation. Our hope is to have a minimum of six garden teams, mean-ing you would be on duty every 6th week. Easy, right? 

We’ve done a good job of making the gardening chores easier over the past year. Tomatoes are trained to grow along a fence so that they don’t get unruly and tip over, and beans are trained to grow up a tower so we don’t have to crawl on our hands and knees to harvest. A little weeding, a little watering, and “poof”, the harvest is ready to share. We “sell” (free-will donation) our produce to church members during our Sunday fellowship time, and the money that is raised supports the soup kitchen ministry. 

Please consider joining our effort. Seriously, our team is mostly in their 60’s and 70’s, so we could use some new members. Married, single, male, female, young, and young-at-heart are all welcome! This is a great activity for families with children! You choose the hours you serve – daytime, evenings, weekdays, and weekends are all fine – whatever fits your schedule! 

Contact Nancy Evans, 546-2817,, or drop a note in box #61.