We are thrilled to welcome Micah Smalley to Anathoth! Through a new partnership with the Johnson Service Corps (through the Episcopal Service Corps), Micah will spend the next year at Anathoth learning about, participating in, and deepening our farming and communications work. Come out to a workday and help us welcome Micah! Here’s her own introduction: Hi everybody, my name is Micah Smalley and I’m doing an internship with Anathoth for just about a year through the Johnson Service Corps! I’m from […] → Continue Reading Meet new intern, Micah Smalley
By HarvestShare member Denise Waters, part of the clergy HarvestShare program through Life Around the Table. Denise is the Croasdaile Village Life Enrichment Director and Chaplain’s Associate. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story, Denise! Magic happens at Anathoth Community Gardens and Farm every week, but nowhere is that magic so evident as in homegrown tomato sandwich days at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community. This nearly two decades long tradition generates much excitement every year and has grown large enough to need […] → Continue Reading “If I could just have…” Magic Happens: Homegrown Tomato Sandwich Days at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community
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
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”
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
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
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
September 21-22 Details here.
6:30-7:30pm Details here.
9:00am-1:00pm More info and details here.