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Missions & Outreach

And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” - Matthew 25:40

Garden Ministry

Sowing Seeds, Growing Disciples     
We are not currently meeting in person; however we do "Zoom" meetings on the first Tuesdays of the month. If you are interested in joining us please send a message to Linda Vaughn at, or to Susie Hatley at  

Our Projects

We took 1715.6 pounds of fresh produce to Network in 2020!  Come join us in providing food for those in need.

Seven raised beds provide the opportunity to grow and harvest many varieties of organic vegetables including tomatoes, squash, onions, beets, radishes, eggplant, Swiss Chard, green beans, okra, peppers, spinach, lettuce, watermelons, cantaloupe, arugula, collards,  cucumbers, carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes, plus herbs.  The produce is harvested and taken to Network of Community Ministries several times a week throughout the year. Our greenhouse is used during the winter to start plants from seed and to prepare the Mother's Day Patio Plants for the annual sale.

Activities include:

Planting & harvesting organic vegetables to take to Network
Propagating new plants for transplanting
Planting & maintaining pots around the church campus
Weeding, watering, mulching, & composting
Tomato and herb plant sale in March
Mother’s Day patio pots sale in May
Pansy sale in October
Spring flowers sale
Visiting other gardens and garden centers in the area

About Us

Supported by the Methodist doctrine, the Garden Ministry makes all efforts to be green, support the environment, and encourage gardening. It also provides a ministry for members and non-members, who enjoy gardening to participate, educate, teach and learn.

The Garden Ministry began in 2008 with an idea from the Landscape Committee and support from FUMCR staff. The group currently has 16 members on the roster and is always open to more. It is a self-supporting ministry, holding plant sales and accepting donations and memorials to cover expenses.

More information: Email Garden Ministry at or visit Garden Ministry FUMCR on Facebook

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