Every Sunday this fall, as members and visitors entered First Christian Church, they were greeted with a bountiful harvest. Tomatoes and peppers in beautiful reds and greens were available to all to take and enjoy. First Christian Church was happy to provide a Wholeness Ministry Grant for the supplies needed to grow the First Christian Church Community Garden again this year! The beds are available to the community and anyone who would like to utilize one is welcome to do so.
In 2018, two members of First Christian Church of Louisville, Phil Copeland and Kathy Olliges, worked to create a Community Garden on the grounds of First Christian. With the help of additional volunteers, they built four raised garden beds on the property to grow fresh vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers. The harvest from this garden is donated to local food pantries and FCC members and visitors were invited to share in the surplus. In addition, one garden bed was also set aside for First Kids Preschool and Child Care center for educational and nutritional purposes.
The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial support of our church and its ministries and help fund a variety of efforts to make our world a better place.