Articles tagged with Gardens & Landscaping

What are MCCN Congregations Doing?

Albuquerque Mennonite Church, Albuquerque, N.M., now has solar panels that should generate enough kilowatts to cover the church’s total electricity needs. They also have almost all of the…

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See What Other Churches are Doing

Soup for You, a Desert Oasis and a Lenten Gas Tax

Here are a few examples of what MCCN Green Patchwork congregations are working on in 2017: Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, BC sustained several ongoing ministries: an annual electronics…

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A column by Jane Bishop Halteman

Kingdom Teachings from Soil

“Danile brought samples of forest, woodland, and farmed field soils and talked about how soil is the source of life and not unlike the Spirit in its vitality,” writes columnist Jane Bishop Halteman. She is describing a worship service focused on soil during a Season of Creation series at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend, Ind. The essay reflects further on the parallels between the way soil is formed and “how the Divine works among us.” Read more.

 

Place-based Peace in an Urban Environment

Reflections on Rain Gardens

“It is not hyperbole to talk about gardening as an act of making peace with the land, even on a small scale, as in a…

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For in [Christ] all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Colossians 1:19 - 20