Why Karen Supports The Garden Church

Give and share! http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/The-Garden-Church-Fund

“I’ve been looking for a church my whole life that would accept me as I am, and let me grow and learn.  The Garden Church has definitely filled that, and in particular, leads us places I never thought I could go, and never thought I would be. And I’m enjoying every step of the way.”Karen Kessler, The Garden Church


Garden Church Gathering 12/14/14

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At the Garden Church we gather together in community to work together, worship together, and eat together. Come join for whatever part calls to you–all are welcome and all are valued for what we each have to bring.

Working Together 2:00pm-3:30pm:  We are so excited to be doing some serious gardening at our Gathering! Thanks to Lara at Green Girl Farms, we’ll be lending our hand to put in a local garden that helps supply the farm stand at the Corner Store and bring more local goodness to the community. We will be planting seeds and garlic cloves, and transplanting seedlings. For those who need a less physical working engagement we will be doing some singing and painting plant signs

Worship Together 3:30pm-4:15pm: We’ll come together at the park across the street for our time of worship. We’re blessed to have another set of visiting musical types who will add their voices to our songs. We’ll come together around the table and wrestle with questions about light and darkness, chaos and peace, as we engage the story of incarnation and Advent. And we’ll come around the table and share the Sacred Meal (Communion) and remember God’s love and wisdom for all and look across the table to see the face of God in each other.

Eat Together 4:15pm-5:00pm: Our Sacred Meal will lead into our Community Meal where we will share food and conversation together. Bring some fruit or veggies, drinks or snacks to share.

Come for any or all of it and enjoy being in community together!

Thank you! Thank you for supporting the Garden Church!


Wow, wow WOW! We just ended a meaningful two hours of being the Garden Church at our Theology Group and found this amazing surprise awaiting us it 9:05p.m.! Not only has the goal been reached….the cup is overflowing! $4,035!
$1,055 of which are monthly pledges! Thank you. Thank you! Hearts are overflowing with the gratitude at this abundance and communal effort. The Garden Church is humbled, blessed, and committed to using your resources for good. Celebrating the end of #GivingTuesday and our three weeks of crowdfunding with huge gratitude and virtual fireworks!

Watch The Garden Church In Action

We talk a lot about the vision and the future of The Garden Church…but as we are nearing the end (5 hours left!) of this beautiful and abundant ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬, we’d like to share with you how the Garden Church IS being a beautiful and transforming force right here and now. A slice of our last Gathering…feel the joy of the Garden Church with us and join in this work.

Give and share! http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/The-Garden-Church-Fund

 

#GivingTuesday at the Garden Church

We are committed to feeding people…in mind, body, and spirit. 

On this #GivingTuesday, will you join us in making a difference in the world as we re-imagine church and engage in innovative ways to bring more heaven, here on earth?
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Online fundraising for Seed Money for The Garden Church

Dear Garden Church friends and family!

Part of re-imagining church is re-imagining our funding sources and methods. The way the world works is changing, and the funding for new expressions of church aren’t primarily coming from our institutions any more.

Instead, we have the opportunity to build a community of support made up of individuals who share our passion. We believe there are people all over who want to be part of doing something to make the world a better place—perhaps including you!

We need to raise $2,000 a month for the next year from our Cultivation Team. That’s 200 people giving $10 a month, or 100 giving $20, or 50 people giving $40—you get the idea. Give what amount is right for you, monthly for the next year, and be an essential part of the team that is re-imagining church and bringing more heaven here on earth. (If you’re wondering why the bar graph says more, that’s because razzo counts one-time and monthly gifts as the same. We are recieving and appreciating both! And our overarching goal is $2,000 in monthly pledges).

We are so incredibly grateful for the stories and pledges that have been rolling in from across the world over the past few weeks as people are joining the team.

Today is the last day of our three-week crowd-funding goal. Will you join with others from across the globe to ensure the Garden Church has the support it needs to grow and thrive serve in this start-up season?

With deep gratitude and joy for all that is and for all that is to come,
Anna and the Garden Church team

“With every tree, there’s this incredible network of beauty. There are the limbs, the branches. And we see all of this springing up from the ground. Also, underneath the ground, there is an equally intricate network of roots, of support.  This system that keeps the tree upheld…I decided that I want to be a part of it. I want to be a part of growing something new, growing something beautiful. ”  -Carol Howard Merritt, Author 

Watch Carol share more: 

Join us in this work today! 

Why Carol Supports The Garden Church

Give and share! http://givingtuesday.razoo.com/story/The-Garden-Church-Fund

With every tree, there’s this incredible network of beauty. There are the limbs, the branches. And we see all of this springing up from the ground. Also, underneath the ground, there is an equally intricate network of roots, of support.  This system that keeps the tree upheld…I decided that I want to be a part of it. I want to be a part of growing something new, growing something beautiful. ”  -Carol Howard Merritt, Author