contributed by Beth Harris
Two and a half years ago the idea for the Beeloved Community Garden sprouted. A tree had fallen in Hurricane Matthew and I became aware of the empty lot across the street that belonged to the church. It was completely overgrown and too shaded by trees and neighboring houses for a proper vegetable garden. But there was plenty of sun to feed much, much smaller creatures and the idea for a pollinator garden began.
Called together and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the church gathers to tell, in word and song, through the rhythms of the seasons and of life, the story of God’s redeeming love made known in Jesus. At the font and table, Jesus’s story of death and resurrection becomes the story of our death and resurrection, and his life becomes our life. The church is sent from font and table to sit among neighbors, to hear their stories and to share ours so that the kingdom of God, which is both now and not yet, may be known in the world. – Alec Peters, Elder, Class of 2022
West Raleigh Presbyterian youth and adults are offering a series of child care nights as a fundraiser for the mission trip fund. These evends will be held from 5-8 PM on May 18, June 15, July 20 and August 17. These events are open to children in the community up to grade 5. Register for Kids Night out here: https://tinyurl.com/yyaqzdhs