The Garden Outreach Project
Summary: Inspiring conversations about how the Christadelphian community is reaching out in compassion to people who desperately need help. Sarah leads interviews to find out how individuals and ecclesial groups are sharing food, clothing, shelter and love in their local communities, as part of their discipleship and worship.
Sarah talks with Ruthann about her experience with applying for, and utilizing, a grant to show support and care for the hospital staff that cared for her mother-in-law in the last few weeks of her life. More Info: The Garden Outreach Project
Sarah talks with Jessica about her involvement in the Bags of Love care pack initiative. Jessica explains how the Simi Hills sisters’ class were empowered to create 40 care packs to donate to Interface Children and Family Services, building on existing connections with that charity. More Info: thegardenoutreach.org icfs.org
Sarah talks with Jessica about her involvement in the Grow2Give Kids’ Initiative. Jessica explains how she applied for a grocery grant from The Garden and took her three year old daughter, Pippa, on a fruit and veg shopping trip. Pippa then donated the fresh produce to a charity where her grandmother volunteers. A big lesson on sharing what we have with the 40,000,000 people in North America who are affected by food scarcity. More Info: Grow2Give
If your ecclesia owns its hall, are you making the best use of the space throughout the week? In this podcast, Rachel Launchbury and Helen chat about how the Portland Ecclesia has been renting their building to numerous 12-step groups so the space is used regularly for people who benefit from a safe and quiet space.
Ruthanne talks to Sarah about how she became involved with the work of The Seeing Eye - a charity which provides assistance dogs for the visually impaired. It costs $70,000 to train a dog to assist those who cannot see, but The Seeing Eye only charges $150 due to the generosity of your donations. Ruth has been fostering dogs and helping with their initial training for several years. More Info: SeeingEye.org
Melinda talks to Sarah about how the Pittsburgh Ecclesia has been involved in the “Adopt a Highway” program. Keeping a two mile stretch of highway, near their meeting room, litter free has brought members of all ages together whilst giving something back to the local community. Due to the road sign explaining that the Christadelphians have adopted a highway, there have been positive benefits in the ecclesia’s preaching activities.
Heather talks to Sarah about how she became involved in two of The Garden’s national projects: Bags of love and Knit2Gether. Heather belongs to the tiny ecclesia of Langlois on the Oregon Coast, and yet the four members joined in the Bags of Love project in donating sleeping bags to their local homeless charity: The Devereaux Center. Heather also explains how she has been knitting items to donate to Indian Reservations. More Info: The Garden Outreach Project The Devereux Center
Helen Roberts and Sarah Joiner talk about the Schooley’s Mountain ecclesia’s work at the Sierra House home for young women. More Info: Sierra House
The Garden Outreach Project Podcast: Inspiring conversations about how the Christadelphian community is reaching out in compassion to people who desperately need help