Good afternoon!

++  Lenten Study begins this evening. The Animate Bible series includes a video, time for personal reflection, and discussion.  There will be a light soup and bread supper at 6:00 followed by study at 6:30.  Faith in Action is sponsoring this 7-week Bible study.  

++  All Church Women:

This Saturday, February 28th, at 10am we will have a meeting for all the women of the Church.  This will be an idea gathering/planning meeting.  From this meeting we will select representatives from the different women’s groups to form a core group to call on when there are activities or projects to plan.  We need all of your input.  Cookies, juice and coffee will be provided to fuel your ideas and enthusiasm. You are needed!

++  From Marv Turner: at our morning meeting on Feb 21, the attending members voted to disband United Methodist Men as a group within the Asbury Our Redeemer Partnership.  We hope to promote a men’s group with in our Partnership to include all the men of our church in joint activities of some sort. We still plan to meet the third Saturday of the month for fellowship breakfast and to continue providing flowers for Mothers Day and to support The Christmas project by asking for $20 donation (dues) per year. We encourage “Methodist Men” support and aid in the Sausage project and the Easter Breakfast  as well participate in retreats now planned.   A name for the new group has been suggested to be “Partnership Men”

++  FISH Garden/Landscape update

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 !

Jennifer Fowler

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