My favorite question to hear people ask is, “When is the next Farm Church?” People ask this question with such enthusiasm, eager to have another opportunity for worship and fellowship on the farm. Whether people are just hearing about Farm Church and want to experience it for themselves, or they’ve been several times and are just excited for more, this question is always filled with joy.
For the past few months, however, I haven’t had an answer to this question as we’ve been in the midst of transition as we looked for a more permanent home for us to meet. Luckily, we have had the good fortune to partner up with The Rev. Billy Tweedie and the good people at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, along with the Progress School, who meet on the campus of Resurrection, to combine our efforts and grow some food together. I can now happily answer this question again, and am excited about our new home, where we will be meeting on the first Saturday of the month for the foreseeable future.
On Saturday, September 2, we had our first gathering at Resurrection where we planted broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, herbs and peas in two full beds, and added a little strip of salad greens in a third. We enjoyed a delicious meal and great fellowship at our new garden and are really looking forward to being able to put down roots (so to speak) in one location.
We hope you’ll join us at our next Farm Church where we’ll bless our new gardens and enjoy working, worshiping, and a eating together. As I mentioned, we’ll be meeting on the first Saturday of the month from 10:30am to about 12:30pm, which means our next gatherings will be October 7, November 4, December 2, and January 6. The address for Church of the Resurrection is 2200 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757. Bring a water bottle and work gloves, if you have them. We’ll have some extras in case you don’t. No prior gardening experience is necessary and there is work for everyone to do. We have a great little playground adjacent to the garden where kiddos can play when they aren’t helping plant seeds, pull weeds, or set the tables for our meal, so there really is something for everyone. Come grow with us!