On Saturday April 20th, we, the gardeners of Christ Church, are invited to join Steven Hebbard and the main Genesis Garden crew at a work day in their garden.
It will be an awesome (that is a core value of ours, right? Right!) morning of prayer, work and fellowship with and for the Lord.
This is how it will go, per Mr. Hebbard -
The event will start for the prayer service at 7:30am sharp, at 5800 Johnny Morris Rd 78724. After the prayer service, around 8am, we’ll be launching into the various work teams at the various locations. The only two locations people will be at that day are the Model Park and the Village property. The Village is at 9301 Hog Eye Rd 78724.
The work teams will break down and join us for the First Fruits brunch around 11 at the Model Park. The day will be over around 12 or 12:30 at latest (though I’m sure some will need to leave early, we’re hoping to encourage as many as possible to come and join us through the end of the Brunch. The Brunch is a gift event. That means, no cost except the gift of oneself! But… if someone, from the storehouses of their heart, wants to bring a brunch item, such as fruit, or something for the breakfast tacos, let Heidi know and we’ll refrain from providing that.
Yes! It is that time. Sign up your small group, your family, your ladies auxiliary, your mens auxiliary (what, you thought that only women could auxiliaryize? Men can, too. It is 2013, get with it!) – it is Spring garden schedule time!
As you can see, we are pretty open, so come out and do some good, or even awesome, with your chosen people.
- January 12th
- January 19th - Denning / McAlister
- January 26th - Henry and Evans (to be followed by pitch and put)
- February 2nd
- February 9th
- February 16th - Youth Group
- February 23rd - Denning / McAlister
- March 2nd
- March 9th – Nehme / Stumberg
- March 16th
- March 23rd
- March 30th – McAlister
- April 6th - Gorman
- April 13th
- April 20th
- April 27th
- May 4th
- May 11th
- May 18th
Please read the title in the voice of Oprah giving stuff away. Sounds more exciting, doesn’t it?
I tried really hard to embed some sort of calender in here and failed. OK, I googled how to do it, read one article, got confused and gave up. So here is the fall volunteer schedule in lame list form. I listed Saturdays, since that is the common work day, but you could sign up and work Sunday or anytime during the week not in school hours (City School doesn’t want a bunch of creepy people like you hanging around during school hours). Sign up first and get a free hug at the garden (or high five, if hugs are awkward for you) -
- September 1st – Team Henry
- September 8th – Matt and Ben and Taco More
- September 15th – Denning / McAlister
- September 22nd – Friesen Small Group not so triumphantly returns
- September 29th – Coelho Small Group
- October 6th – CC Youth Group triumphantly returns to the garden
- October 13th – Teame Nehme
- October 20th – Denning / McAlister
- October 27th – Church retreat, no volunteers this week
- November 3rd
- November 10th – Coelho SG
- November 17th – Denning/ McAlister
- November 24th – Thanksgiving weekend and the annual A&M v Texas game! Oh, wait, they called that off due to pride and avarice. Who wants to garden?
- December 1st – Kaufman et al
- December 8th
- December 15th – Perry Honor Society
Some brief thoughts, impressions and stories shared with me from the garden build -
“I practiced with a mattock for two months before showing up and it really payed off. I didn’t have time to work on my raking and I think that was evident. Maybe next time.” – Bob Smith
“So, wait, are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable?” – Sally Jones
“I finally learned which end of the shovel to hold! Who knew?” – Bob Jones
“It was awesome. I didn’t want to go home. I felt like Peter on the mountain top – you know, the three tents and all. But that just didn’t seem reasonable so we all had a pizza buffet and called it a night.” – Sally Smith
Thanks for sharing, Bob, Sally, Bob and Sally!
(OK. No one had any anecdotes, so I made that stuff up. It seemed necessary at the time.)
We did it! From grass to garden in one day.