Disciples, Apostles, and Saints!
In the 1950s, major renovations of our church building and grounds transformed our church. Both how we used it and how we looked to the world. The biggest change came in the building of what became known as the Education Wing. It housed a burgeoning Sunday School and later, a day school.
We transformed the nave and created a garden in the center of it all. We took our cues from a particular kind of traditional English church.
Despite certain attitudes, this has always been a congregation of change, and these changes in the 1950s and ’60s would again change in the ’70s. And ’80s. And ’90s…
Tending to a living garden in the middle of our campus has never been easy. But it seemed easy back then. A whole team of gardeners and a full-time sexton made caring for a garden, quite literally, other people’s business. And today, none of those people is here.
Our garden is beautiful. But it is not easy. So we have asked Hank Metzger to help make it easier for us to keep up.
And thanks to a generous donation, Metzger’s team will be cleaning it up, restoring its original character, and planting a new tree in the center. But most importantly, the garden will be beautiful, it will be functional, and it will be sustainable. For those who need it now and in the near future.