Those being trained as the first cohort of Immanuel’s Stephen Ministry program are about half way through their initial training. By the end of September, they will be ready to be matched with care receivers. That’s where you come in. It’s not too early to begin letting Pastor Linda or Charla know of people you think might benefit from the care a Stephen Minister can provide. This one-on-one weekly opportunity to have someone deeply listen and pray for you can be of immense benefit. If you, or someone you know might be interested, let us know.
Had a small work party on Saturday July 6th. Kathy and
I harvested potatoes, yellow and red onions, carrots and green onions
which we delivered to the Gather Church kitchen. Approximate yields
were: potatoes 25 - 30 lbs., onions - 5 lbs., carrots - 1 - 2 lbs.,
and green onions a l - 2 lbs.
We dug up all of the new potato plants as most of them had turned
yellow. Based on how many we planted originally our yield was
disappointing. A bunch of onions were turning to seed which is why I
decided to take them all out. There are more carrots and green
Update on the rest of what's trying to grow:
Beets - small and still have room for growth.
Peas - we pulled the plants as the peas that were on these are to old.
Bush beans - unfortunately we only have a hand full of plants out of
the 6 rows planted.
Corn - please pray for some heat as the corn is just inches tall.
Tomatoes - the plants Dave donated are doing really well with good
bloom. And if you noticed some in a box, those are volunteer. Well
just let them grow.
Russet potatoes: these are next to the tomatoes and look pretty good.
Wont be ready to dig for quite a while.
As I said above, please pray for sunshine. The plants need it.
Health & Hope Dinner
July is our month to provide dinner for the Health & Hope volunteers.
On Tuesday July 23,we will be providing Summer Salads. There are typically 22-25 volunteers each Tuesday, many who come directly from their regular jobs to serve the clients. Thank you to those of you who regularly provide a portion of these meals. They truly appreciate it! Please sign up today to bring a salad or dessert!
Kids Kloset Coats
We have 5 bags of coats to be checked and laundered in the narthex. If you are able and willing, please take a bag (or 2) and return them marked clean. Thank you so much!