The Garden Church exists due to a large network of people across the country who have been praying for and supporting the vision to re-imagine church. Rev. Anna is heading east to speak, preach, and share stories and conversations about the work of the Garden Church.
Friday, January 16th at noon: Rev. Anna will be speaking at Bryn Athyn College, her alma mater, and sharing a bit about her faith journey and how it has led to the founding of The Garden Church.
Saturday, January 17th at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 18th at 10:30 a.m.: We’re delighted that Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Huntingdon Valley PA (outside of Philadelphia) will be hosting two worship services around the theme “Feed and Be Fed” and Rev. Anna will be preaching and sharing stories and liturgy with the community.
All are welcome to join for worship and a shared meal and service project, as well as a Q&A time for anyone interested in hearing more specifics about the Garden Church and ways to be involved and support this work.
Find more info and let us know you’re coming on the Facebook events:
We look forward to seeing you there!
From our hosts at Gloria Dei:
Garden Church” is a growing concept (pun intended!) in churches nationwide and Gloria Dei is blessed to get to hear about it firsthand! On the weekend of January 17 and 18, we will welcome The Rev. Anna Woofenden, Pastor of the Garden Church in San Pedro, CA. We heard about her good works through our field education student. Garden Church uses a 3-part idea of church—work together, worship together, eat together. It sounds like our Dinner Church or the familiar church potlucks after services, doesn’t it? On this particular weekend we’ll worship together—5:00pm on Saturday evening or 10:30am on Sunday morning. We’ll eat together—a potluck meal after each service. And we’ll work together—after our potluck, we will package up the rest of the food for our Aid For Friends project and the Barbers will deliver these abundant meals to those in need. Win-Win-Win! The theme of the day is “Feed and Be Fed”—your pastors and staff hope that you will want to join in and do just that!
There is a specific menu for the potluck this time, as the food will be shared with Aid For Friends. Please choose a recipe and bring it to share! Recipes are available on the Gloria Dei website (www.gloriadei.com).