Earth Day Celebration and Worship

We celebrated Earth Sunday this last week at Forest Hill – what a wonderful time we had!   Instead of worshiping in our sanctuary, we gathered in our fellowship hall and spent most of our time outside, planting, weeding, harvesting, painting, making stepping stones and just generally enjoying the sunshine and God’s Presence in nature – what a wonderful way to worship our God  and remember our charge to be good and faithful stewards of God’s Creation.

Painting Pots for our Gardens at home and at Forest Hill

Lots of new plants were planted on our hillside, thanks to the hard work of people like Shannon and Howard

The Parable of the Seeds comes to mind as Alan and Cynthia gently plant and water seeds that will hopefully sprout and bear fruit – or in this case, veggies. We planted carrot – even rainbow colored ones! – squash, winter and summer, beans and pea seeds. Now we’ll wait patiently for them to sprout before planting them in our raised beds.

Brandon and Keylse planted and harvested  carrots, broccoli and parsley.  And Keylse discovered how good broccoli tastes when it’s just been picked!

Ricardo and Leon planted and weeded

and Barbara and Karen helped them out

but not without the help of one of our Nineties Club members – Mr. Cole.

Have you ever seen such a crazy looking carrot?  Think it stayed in the ground too long?

Here’s an up-close look – rather unique, wouldn’t you say?  No one is brave enough to take a bite; in fact, some suggested we preserve it some how and put it in a museum.  Any ideas?

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  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate God’s creation! I’m looking forward to hopefully visiting in September for a Sunday. I miss you all and am so grateful to be a part of the Forest Hill extended family.

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    • It would be absolutely wonderful to have you worship with us in September. We’ll let you play in the garden if you like!

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  2. LifeinCreation

     /  May 10, 2012

    It’s great to finally see pictures of the church garden mom!

    If you want to preserve that carrot get a really big jar and ferment it as is! (But yeah, I’ll agree… it was left in the ground too long!)

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    • I hadn’t thought of fermenting it. It would take a really big jar:) We had a wonderful Sunday and the weather cooperated beautifully. It’s time to get serious about the garden now though; all those seeds that were planted are sprouting and ready to be planted. Your dad is working on setting up a watering system so the hillside and all it’s plants will stay green.

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