As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
summer and winter, day and night,
shall not cease.
– Genesis 8:22, NRSV
As we look back on 2020, I don’t think most of us would describe any part of 2020 as “one of the best in a long time.” Yet for our Wesley Community Garden ministry, 2020 was one of the best harvests in a long time. Our gardeners faithfully prepared the soil, planted seeds, tended their plots, and harvested the fruits of their labors. And what a harvest it was! Together, Wesley Church donated nearly seven hundred pounds of produce to local food pantries and soup kitchens.
Seven hundred pounds! From the tiny seedlings growing in our atrium-turned-greenhouse back in March, to the abundant harvest in later summer and fall, we saw God’s creative power at work. It was a blessing to be a part of it — a blessing we should celebrate! So today, on this Thanksgiving Day, we invite you to celebrate the harvest of 2020 — one of the best in a long time — by clicking on the link below to see what God accomplished through us!
Many thanks to Jason Walters for his leadership of our garden ministry, to Frank Arbushites for adding his musical gifts to this presentation, and to every single gardener-servant who donated time, energy, and produce to feed our community.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends. Despite all that is happening around you, may it be one of your best Thanksgivings in a long time.
Be safe and well.
Give thanks to God, friends, and remember:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
Want to know more?
- Learn about our church and its ministries: https://wesleychurch.com/
- Make a gift to support our mission: https://wesleychurch.com/giving-2/
- View our recent messages: https://wesleychurch.com/sermon-message-on-video/
- View previous devotionals: https://wesleychurch.com/pastor-candys-devotionals-2/