Tuesday, September 29, 2009

St. Paulus Lot to Become a Living Church!

The 103 year old St. Paulus cathedral was destroyed by fire in 1995. And since then the congregation has been hoping to redevelop the site. Existing as ″church without walls″ in the Fillmore district of San Francisco, St. Paulus continues its history of ministry with the homeless, those living with HIV/AIDS and responding to racism and injustice.

The Urban Share Program will transform this empty abandoned lot and create a living church amongst the ashes. Using 100% recycled and reused materials we will be transforming pews from local congregations into raised bed planters. Additionally, we will be creating a stage for community events, a tool shed for a community tool lending library and a generosity stand to allow the community to share their stories, resources and talents with each other.

This site seeks to address issues of economic, social and emotional poverty in the neighborhood. Additional funds for this project have been raised to provide trauma care, disability support and mental health care for individuals living in poverty.

Interested in helping, sponsoring, donating or learning more about this project? Email: pete@welcomeministry.org

Completed Garden – Scheduled to Open around Thanksgiving

Saturday, September 12, 2009

More Seeds from SD & MN

Thanks mom! Seeds mailed from South Dakota from Dave's farm in Minnesota!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Seeds arrive from Ohio (with our LVCer)

More Seeds from California

Today we got hundreds of seed packets from the members of First United Lutheran Church in San Francisco.