Connect with Syrian and Afghan Families Seeking Refuge

Below, Hillsborough Presbyterian member Pam Beveridge describes the church’s and Anathoth’s relationship with families seeking refuge from Syria. In future weeks, family members will share their own perspectives, within the bounds of confidentiality.     Above you see a finished meal using each of the ingredients provided from last week’s 1/2 box of fresh produce. Hillsborough Presbyterian Church has co-sponsored 2 Syrian Refugee families (composed of 2 parents and 4 children each) since their arrival one year ago this week. Each […] → Continue Reading Connect with Syrian and Afghan Families Seeking Refuge

“Be Afraid”

We’re grateful to share an excerpt from Rev. Monica Beacham’s Sunday sermon at Cedar Grove United Methodist. Monica reflects on God’s call to face fear and discomfort, to respond to racism — in Charlottesville, in our daily lives, everywhere. Monica became Cedar Grove United Methodist Church’s new pastor this summer.  Her self-introduction: “I do pray before each sermon that God will speak through me or perhaps in spite of me…” We will link to the full sermon once it’s posted online — and you can […] → Continue Reading “Be Afraid”

Reflection from Chas Edens: Remembering my friend Jocelyn

Chas wrote a reflection for the Faith & Leadership publication, to remember and re-member Jocelyn Patterson, beloved and faithful garden member. As the journal describes the piece, “The lonely death of a member of his community prompts the director of a community garden to reconsider the project’s mission.” An excerpt is below — find the whole piece here. “…Of the many characters that have animated this ministry, Jocelyn was one of the most consistent and colorful. She was a self-described hippie who […] → Continue Reading Reflection from Chas Edens: Remembering my friend Jocelyn

Meet Open Hands intern Amy Mejia

Amy Mejia graduated from Cedar Ridge High School in 2016, and wrote this reflection while preparing for a gap year in Kenya. She shared some reflections from her summer internship at Anathoth: My name is Amy and I have recently graduated from Cedar Ridge High School. Both parents were born in Mexico, but I was born in California. I have grown up living with two cultures where at home our family holds Mexican values. But when I go outside my […] → Continue Reading Meet Open Hands intern Amy Mejia

The Craft and Spirituality of Bread Making Weekend Workshop

This workshop is concerned with bread making– how to do it, and how it can be a practice of prayer for all types of embodied work in our lives. Incorporating wood-fired oven baking and conventional oven baking, each participant will make one sandwich loaf and one free-form artisan loaf. In between, there will be times for guided reflection on bread and Scripture and shared meals.  If you want to learn more about bread-making or simply learn how to pray through […] → Continue Reading The Craft and Spirituality of Bread Making Weekend Workshop

Reconciler’s Weekend with Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation

September 21-22 Details here.

Worship Service in the Garden

6:30-7:30pm Details here.

Sprouts Camp for Children (July 30-Aug 3)

9:00am-1:00pm More info and details here.

Movie on the Lawn: ‘The Lorax’

From 9:00-10:30pm More info, thumbnail, etc. here.

Worship Service in the Garden

6:30-7:30pm More details and description here.

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