Located in Fort Lauderdale's picturesque Colee Hammock neighborhood, First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, 401 SE 15 Ave., is the proud winner of Broward County's 2016 NatureScape Emerald Award. The church's newly designed Hoch Family Village Courtyard won this prestigious award in the Special Achievement category.
Tending the garden turns into mission
...This is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches. - Matthew 13:32
In the small Southern town of Macon, Georgia, God’s abundance has shown up in a big way. An empty lot behind an abandoned liquor store has become a place bounty.
Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, a large historic church in downtown, has created a place of communion, beauty and sanctuary. Jack Head, a retired from the insurance industry, has led a small and enthusiastic band of volunteers to create a community garden that has led to more than just a garden but a way to serve the under-served in their community.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the trade deal reached in October 2015 between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations. It would cover more than 40% of global commerce.
The TPP elevates investors’ financial interests above citizens’ and governments’ rights to protect the environment – allowing foreign corporations to challenge U.S. laws that they see as limiting their potential profits.
Rev. Dottie Yunger of the UMC Baltimore-Washington Conference discusses how she as the former Anacostia Riverkeeper led to a life of service in the Church. Yunger proves churches can create collaboration with communities to lead to meaningful solutions in the lives of neighbors.
Rev. Yunger presented at the National Creation Care Conference held in Decatur, Georgia.