• Rachel Merva

Ahh summertime. Outdoor fun, warm breezes, and good-for-you farm-fresh eating! Our 2021 Missions Year of Food continues with a squash, peppers and zucchini donation from the Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens PAR Plots program - see link for more info on the program here:

We distributed these vegetables to our community to encourage healthy eating and even suggested a new recipe to try! A couple of church volunteers also made a batch of veggie quiches to share with some church friends. Please enjoy these photos and if you'd like to learn more about the Missions programs at MTMUMC, please contact the church office (203-874-1982), or Rachel Merva (rmerva@optonline.net).

  • Rachel Merva

The pre-work on our Missions Community Garden plot continued last weekend on a blustery Saturday morning in late April. Crew chief for the day Jerry Dellert - pictured below inside a newly constructed cucumber arch, organized the installation of our landscape fabric, pea fence, tomato fence and table top planter with several church volunteers. Fellow church member Leigh Bak donated several strawberry plants to the plot, which were planted along the perimeter. Stay tuned for our next update when we begin planting our early season vegetables later this month - all to feed our neighbors in need this year with healthy plants! If you are inspired by this mission, please give generously to the church to support this program and many others! #umcabundanthealth #mtmumcmissions #feedingourneighbors

  • Rachel Merva

Church volunteers are getting our MTMUMC plot ready for the season! As you may recall, one of our new missions at MTMUMC this year is to have a garden plot at the Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens to grow produce for our neighbors in need. We have a 20 ft. by 30 ft. plot in the back corner of the garden complex. The plot was designed for us by Rivercrest Farm and features a tomato fence, raised garden table, cucumber arch, pea fence and a variety of vegetables! You can see our progress below!