And to get ready for a new year, FPCGP held a clean-up and work day – or rather more than one day, but we had a great turn out on August 17th to finish installing the new blinds and to clean up the playground. On a typically hot August day, we pulled weeds, trimmed limbs, and in general “spruced up” the PDO playground. The luckier group got to install blinds in air conditioning! The work team, led by Dennis Yater, included Beverly and Jim Madison, Chris Chandler, and friend, Mike, Ann Stevenson and grandsons, Caleb Shaw and Jude Hollis. We finished up by noon. There are some other projects to finish, but PDO looked great to start off the new year! Thanks to Mary and Lucas for hauling off the branches from the playground.
Thanks also to everyone who wrote checks or brought supplies for the PDO program. This is a great mission of our church and the support of all is so appreciated.
Ann Stevenson, Friendship/Ministry Team
FPCGP Community Garden
We have several new gardeners and only one open bed at this time. The garden also has two beds set aside as donation gardens. As part of the community garden program, all gardens pledge to donate a portion of its produce to people in need. Our garden primarily donates to the GP Food and Clothing Co-Op, but other charitable organizations also receive donations. Right now the gardens are mostly bare – but once we get by the summer heat, we will be planting fall gardens. We also have a butterfly garden under the big tree. We hope to be seeing more butterflies, including Monarchs, as fall arrives. Check out the garden when you are at the church.
The community garden is operated in partnership with the City of Grand Prairie which provides support and guidance to all the community gardens in Grand Prairie. We meet monthly at the church for a pot luck dinner on the 4th Thursday of each month.