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Friends, this Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day! We have planned a special time for our congregation, neighbors and friends to gather at our garden space at 11:00 a.m. after our congregational gathering at the Chapel of the AUMC.

We will gather for our Congregational Gathering at 10:00 a.m. and hear an update from the various ministry teams including Welcome, Nurture, Serve, Proclaim. Each team will have something to share. We will do this woven into our worship together.

At 11:00 a.m., we will head to the garden at Lincoln and 9th Street South and continue our worship with a time of prayers and blessing followed by putting our Faith into Action with trowels and paint and trash bags! This will be a day of celebration and working together to beautify our garden space.

Many of you have signed up to bring things - please remember what you signed up for! (email me if you need a reminder)  Everyone should bring a camp chair or something to sit on. Please bring your own water to drink. And we could use a watering can or two. Let me know if you have a card table you can bring and/or a tarp for the ground. Feel free to bring some food to share. We will have coffee, some garden tools (bring yours if you have some).

Please wear your garden work clothes to church!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me. I am looking forward to our time together and hope for a beautiful spring day for our gathering. (FYI, if necessary, our Rain Date will be Mother's Day, May 13).

Here is another opportunity to experience Blessed Community with our friends and neighbors!