Outdoor Spaces Ministry Team


If you love gardening, walking trails and/or are a nature lover... we would love to have you become a member of the Outside Spaces Ministry Team.


We have been blessed with 7 acres of church property that is currently being appreciated by the local deer & wildlife but not really being accessible to the community. The team is taking a look at how we can become a respite for those who may need a quiet place for spiritual, mental, or physical healing.  Some place to walk, sit & contemplate, meet with others, work with your hands.

 

The team is currently working on a proposal for a memorial garden. We are hoping that the garden will be in place by July 2019. An Outdoor Courtyard was installed in 2017.

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As we move forward, we believe we are still being called to embody the words of Jesus in John 14: 12, "The one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father" (NRSV) and also Matthew 11:28 -29, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (NRSV).

 

The team hopes to continue building outdoor projects. In order for this to happen, we need to review the two design landscape proposals we received in 2015 and put together a comprehensive design plan for the property. We also need to meet and work with Chalfont Borough officials for approval of these plans.  click here to see property drawing

 

Other landscape drawings, garden concepts, trail concepts and planting selections are being reviewed. Here are some sample concepts:

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• Labryinth

• Walking paths that would connect with the Borough's current trail system

• Walkway to our current Pavilion

• Memorial gardens to acknowledge (still births/unborn, loved ones...) with solar lights

• Flowering/Fruit trees & bushes

• Flower donation station where people can donate plant divisions from their own garden

• Enlarge our community garden harvest donated to local food larders

• Wind chimes, bird feeders, wind whirlygigs

• Gazebo for weddings

• Patio area

• Water feature

 

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