Saturday, April 7, 2012

Christ Episcopal members plant vegetables to feed poor

From Alabama-

Christ Episcopal Church is celebrating the season of Lent in a new way.

A “Glory Garden” has been set up in the courtyard of the church. Vegetables grown in the garden will be donated to people in need, and church members have planted the seeds and nurtured the plants’ growth.

“God’s people were always connected to the land,” said the Rev. David Meginniss, the church’s pastor. “Those of us who are not part of that small group of people still working the land have lost that connection.

“We should always be connecting to God in this way, and maybe in the future we will be able to share our experience with the community,” Meginniss said.

Ashley Ferry, a coordinator of the garden event, said members will also forge a connection with their community.

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