Growing microgreens

How to grow sunflower micros in less than ten days   OTHER TIPS Greens are best young before their true leaves If growing outside, raccoons will eat them! Place in a bowl of water after har...

Julia and me

I have always loved Julia Child. To be clear, my love isn’t about parroting her like the old Saturday Night Live sketch. I love to watch her cook. I love watching reruns of The French Chef on PBS and then l...

Sacred meals

When we eat together, we connect. Our Fresh Expressions missioner, Jane Gerdsen, has been focusing on this in her “movable feasts,” which bring young adults and others together in different venues around a meal to share their spiritual journeys and questions, ...

Food and faith

Eating. It’s the most basic function of all living creatures. If you don’t eat, you die. But have you ever thought about the fact that eating to live involves the death of other members of God’s creation? F...

Lunch with God: Serving the community

 St. James, Piqua, has proudly served our community for the last 12 years by offering a monthly Lunch with God meal. At the beginning of the new year, long-time Lunch with God coordinators David and Evelyn J...

The real reason we are here

“There are things you do because they just feel right and they may make no sense and they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other and to eat each other’s cooking and say it was good.” ~ Brian Andreas There was still...

Growing community together

This year I am participating in the Episcopal Service Corps Confluence Year and serving as a community organizer in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus. The church that I work for, St. John’s, Columbus, us...

Never stop planting seeds

Never stop planting seeds. You can take this as a motto, a philosophy, a practice, even a spirituality. To stop planting seeds is to give in to despair. According to Søren Kierkegaard, despair is a condition of...

Farming to fund outreach

Whether it is managing the local S.O.C.K.S. (Spirit of Christmas for Kids) project, helping support the Well at Sunnyside, providing meeting space for community activities, or recognizing local students for their academic achievements, St. Andrew’s, Washington...

CAIN: Oasis in a food desert

Churches Active in Northside (CAIN) is an oasis in the food desert that is Cincinnati’s neighborhood of Northside. It is building community and extending caring to neighbors in need of food, shelter and other e...