Sunday Services: Sunday School 9:15AM. One Worship Service at 10:30AM. (Note: The 1st Sunday of each month there will be a shortened service at 8:30AM offering Communion.) Please wear your mask. Services will also be livestreamed on Facebook & Youtube.

 St. Paul's United

Church of Christ

Mechanicsburg, PA



 

An Open and Affirming

       Congregation. 

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Feeding The Hungry

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.  MATTHEW 25:35

 

St. Paul’s Community Garden, now in its 8th year, provided over 2,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables (in 2020) to patrons of New Hope Ministries a “Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving the Central PA community in times of need and supporting their efforts towards stability”.

 

Thank you to Wendy Hayden and Jody Biss for volunteering to be our garden’s 2021 Chairpersons and to Eric Dundore for stepping up as Co-Chair for 2021, and then moving into the Chair position for 2022! A Big Thank You to Mike & Kathy Aumiller, our outgoing Community Garden Chairpersons, for their amazing work and leadership during the pandemic 2020 garden season! 

 

Our first workday of the season will be Saturday, April 10th beginning at 9:00 AM.  We will provide water and snacks for work days. Bring your work gloves and enthusiasm. Help us get the garden ready for the 2021 growing season. 

 

Work days scheduled for 2021:

Saturday, June 19th, 9AM till 12:00 Noon (harvesting, planting, weeding, and watering and another other necessary work) 

Saturday, July 17th, 9AM till 12:00 Noon ((harvesting, weeding, and watering and another other necessary work) planting and weeding)

Saturday, August 21st, 8AM till 12:00 Noon ((harvesting, weeding, and watering and another other necessary work) planting and weeding)

Saturday, September 25th, 9AM till 12:00 Noon ((harvesting, weeding, and watering and another other necessary work) planting and weeding)

 

Questions? Ask Wendy or Jody. Wendy; 717-574-4823, Jody; 717-580-5200. Garden Chairs

 

We hope you come out to volunteer and join the fun...while helping others in need!!

 

As of today (Oct 14, 2021), we have donated 1,025 pounds to New Hope Ministries, with cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and snap peas still doing their fall growing!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that has come out at anytime during this growing season and helped support St Paul's Mission of "Feeding The Hungry."



Click on the video to the right to see a drone video of the Blessing Of The Garden in the spring of 2017. Thanks to Craig Martek for sharing this video.

Click on the video to the right to see a drone video of the Blessing Of The Garden in the spring of 2020. Thanks to Craig Martek for sharing this video. (This was during Covid-19 Pandemic when Social Distancing was required.)