Our faithful garden volunteers have raised thousands of pounds of fresh produce for the food bank in past years. As the FISH building moves steadily toward completion, interest in the gardens is growing.
- HRMS 8th graders in Michael Becker’s class are working on a landscape plan for the property to incorporate edible perennials and insect-attracting plants.
- An instructor at Klahre House has approached us to see if her students can help with weeding or other projects.
- We have received funding to hire a garden volunteer coordinator to work with community groups and individuals interested in helping with the gardens.
It is amazing to watch how God is multiplying our efforts to nourish both body and spirit.
This Wednesday we begin the Animate Bible study. This isn’t about reading from Genesis to Revelation. This is about wrestling with how the bible was created, how it has been understood across history, and how it’s supposed to interact with our lives now. We invite you to come on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm for supper and 6:30 for the study.
There will be an Installation Service for Pastor David King on Sunday, August 10th, at 2 pm in the sanctuary. Rev. Susan Kintner from the Oregon Synod (ELCA) and Rev. Steve Ross from the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference (UMC) will preside. Community members and local area clergy are invited to attend. Clergy may wear the vestments appropriate to their faith communities (with green stoles, if applicable). Following the service will be an Ice Cream Social.
The Groundbreaking of the new FISH Food Bank building on our church grounds Monday was featured in an article in this weekend’s Hood River News. The article prominently features our own Erik Siekkinen and the Solar Pumpkin Project.
We will be breaking ground for the long-planned-for FISH Food Bank, Monday, July 21st, at 4:30 pm. The FISH program was started by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM). The new building will be right here on the campus of Asbury Our Redeemer and will help to serve needy persons throughout Hood River County. Thank you to all those who donated their time, energy, and money to make this project a reality!
Future FISH Food Bank
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has called for all ELCA congregations to observe a minute of silence in prayer for peace in the Holy Land. Read her letter here. You can also learn more about the Israel-Palestine crisis in a new resource from the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society: Working for a Just and Lasting Peace in Israel and Palestine.