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.
September 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
Summer - Community Garden
The Garden in July
We have had a banner year in the Garden so far this year....beautiful flowers, butterflies, bees, and birds in the Pollinator Garden; lots of vegetables to pick; few bugs; and many volunteers taking a week to water and pick. As the weather turned hot and the rains of June disappeared, so much is ripening! In July, we began harvesting eggplant, peppers, zucchini and yellow squash, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and even some winter squashes. We hope you have had a chance to enjoy some of these wonderful organic vegetables! For those who have been patiently waiting, okra is on its way!
We invite you to stop by and wander through the SPC Community Garden - you will be sure to see many different butterflies (swallowtails, painted ladies, fritillaries, sulfurs, skippers, and some yet to be identified!), our resident hummingbird might stop by to sip from the feeder, and you might spot goldfinches on the coneflower seed heads. Feel free to sample our wonderful Sun Gold cherry tomatoes....so sweet and tasty! The Garden is there for all to enjoy!
We can still use a few hardy volunteers to water and pick for a week. The signup board and directions are on the Sharing table. You will have support from one of the Garden team members for any questions and to assist you in your duties! Thanks to all who visit the Sharing the Bounty table and generously donate to Crisis Control. Our donations have been up this year - we will have an update for you soon!