Benevolences (financial support in the budget)
Campus Ministries, Presbyterian Seminaries, Crisis Control, Bethesda Center, Meals on Wheels, Prodigals, Second Harvest Food Bank, Samaritan Soup Kitchen, El Buen Pastor, Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries
Christmas Eve-Pastor’s Discretionary, 2-cents-meal Hunger Fund (Salem Presbytery), Loaves & Fishes (Crisis Control’s food pantry), CROPWALK, Crisis Control pantry donations
Crisis Control, Habitat for Humanity
Community Care Clinic- meals for volunteers, Samaritan Pennies Campaign
Red Cross Blood Drives - Put these important dates on your calendar and "give the gift of life" at the next Lewisville Community Blood Drive. We need a volunteer to provide a cake and a volunteer to cover the hours of 9:00AM–1:30PM at the blood drive. Please talk with Eleanor Russell if you can volunteer.
July 8 @ Sunrise United Methodist Church
Sept 9 @ New Hope AME Church
Nov 11 @ Unity Moravian Church
Jan 13 @ Sharon United Methodist Church
March 10 @ Lewisville Baptist Church
May 12 @ Shiloh Lutheran Church
El Buen Pastor Gets New Picnic Table - Some of the Shallowford Presbyterian men's group led by Mark Ramsey assembled a picnic table beside the El Buen Pastor teaching/sharing community garden. Ken Elliott's sawmill supplied the rot resistant native red cedar boards with much of the pre-assembly done in Dave Reid's basement wood working shop.
When the table was finished, Master Gardener volunteer Mary Audrey Apple, who has helped rescue the garden from a blanket of Bermuda grass and has spent many hours leading EBP children in creative garden education, gave the construction crew a tour of the garden including the butterfly/pollinator section. The tiger swallowtail butterflies appeared on queue.
"Making a Difference"
Upcoming Outreach Projects
Spring and Summer - Community Garden
Spring has Sprung in the Community Garden!
The first brood of baby bluebirds has fledged...the baby bunnies have abandoned their fur-lined burrow in one of the raised beds....and it's time to plant summer crops in the Garden!
We met at the garden on Wednesday, May 10, to plant tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, eggplant, okra, and squash!
We invite you to support our Community Garden this year! Check out the chalkboard on the Garden table for pictures of recent events! Take home some fresh vegetables (appearing now: onions, lettuce, chard!) in exchange for a donation to Crisis Control! Sign up to be a Garden Keeper for a week on the whiteboard (new location - on the Sharing the Bounty table this year.) Watch and listen for details about our upcoming planting days!
Our Community Garden is a wonderful outreach project for our Church family. In years past we have contributed close to $1000 to Crisis Control throughout the entire growing season. Leftover vegetables from our Sharing the Bounty Table are taken to Clemmons Food Pantry. All ages can be involved! Why don't you join us?