The Episcopal Church has approved 44 Stewardship of Creation grants for local projects, including many great ideas that your parish or diocese could do too. Every Thursday, we feature one here!
This week highlights an exciting farm church in the Diocese of Missouri. The Community of St. Brigid from the Church of the Good Shepherd in St. Louis received $8,500. Their grant description is for a “farm-church program with strong focus on formation around justice, creation care and food security in a committed faith community. Educational materials to be shared.”
The community maintains an active Facebook page, grows an impressive amount of vegetables and herbs to help feed the hungry, and recently offered a seminar called “It Ain’t Easy Being Green: Spiritual Practices During Ordinary Time.”
When your parish helps the poor and hungry, what do you do to ensure that their food is healthy and sustainable? Do your social-justice ministries include health and environmental justice components?