Sunday Services:

 All In-Person Services Cancelled thru April 2020

(See below for more info)


Services will be conducted via Facebook LIVE

 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


Our Community Garden has been flourishing for more than 7 years and we are planning for a successful harvest this season!  Helpers will be needed to help get the garden ready for the crops that will be grown this year.  All of the produce is donated to New Hope Ministries for sharing with their clients. St. Paul’s has donated more than 1,000 pounds of vegetables each year for the past three seasons and we are hoping for a record harvest this year!


Thank you to Mike & Kathy Aumiller for volunteering to be our garden’s 2020 Chairpersons and to Wendy Hayden and Jody Biss for stepping up as Co-Chairs for 2020 and then moving into the Chair position for 2021! 


Our first workday of the season will be Saturday, April 18th beginning at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM (Social Distancing).  We will provide donuts and coffee for breakfast as well as hot dogs and chips for lunch.  Bottled water will be supplied courtesy of Classic Dry Cleaners.  Bring your work gloves and help us to clean up, mulch and plant cold crops.  Rain date will be Sunday, April 19th.


Additional work days are scheduled for:

Saturday, May 9th (rototill, plant bedding plants) Rain date Monday, May 11th

Saturday, June 13th (garden maintenance, weeding) Rain date Tuesday, June 16th

Sunday, June 14th – Blessing of the Garden & Fellowship

Thursday, July 16th (garden maintenance, weeding) Rain date Saturday July 18th

Saturday, August 15th (garden maintenance, weeding) Rain date Monday August 17th

Thursday, September 10th (garden maintenance, weeding) Rain date Saturday, September 12th

Saturday, October 10th (Close the Garden) Rain date Monday, October 12th

All Saturday work days begin at 9:00 AM; weekday work days begin at 4:00 PM or whenever you are able to get there


Mark your calendar and sign up for group work days – either on the bulletin board, by clicking the Button" below, or on the "Serving Others" website page.


In addition, we need weekly helpers to weed and harvest throughout the summer.  You may want to volunteer for one day a week for a specific month, or three times a week for one week.  These volunteers are key to keeping the garden growing this summer!


Questions? Ask Mike or Kathy Aumiller (717-599-2102 Mike; 717-580-6292 Kathy or aumiller@ptd.net), 2020 Garden Chairs



We hope you will come out to volunteer and join the fun!






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.)