Glean & Share

‘To glean,’ and ‘gleaning’ are mentioned almost 20 times in the Torah. While gleaning is not named specifically in the New Testament or the Quran, both invite us numerous times to share with those in need. If w...

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...

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...

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...

Not Your Mother’s Church Cookbook

We all love a church cookbook, right? The church ladies always submit their best recipes and some delicious family traditions are born from those hallowed pages. But the recipes in most church cookbooks are usu...

Hunger hurts

How ironic, that in a nation with two TV channels devoted entirely to food, obesity for children and adults is a growing national problem. And yet we have millions going hungry each day? There are many ways to...

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...

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 the...

Digesting Grace: Why the food we eat matters to God

It’s Tuesday afternoon, which means I come home from work to a kitchen counter filled with bags of veggies and leafy greens. I dig through the produce: bok choy again. I’ve eaten more bok choy in the past three...

Take back your life: Choosing healthy food

At Gabriel’s Place, we believe in the benefits of cooking and eating healthy. The food here ranges from a variety of fruits and vegetables and is grown in our own backyard. My name is Markisha Gandy, and I a...