Gather in the Garden

Lisa HelmOne of my favorite spots at FUMCFW is the Garden — it’s such a beautiful, tranquil space.

I often see people enjoying its beauty; in fact, an astonishing number of brides take their bridal portraits in our Garden!

One of my favorite times to be in the Garden, however, is Sunday mornings, when people gather between services for a visit, a cup of coffee, a hug, or a handshake. One of my goals as Director of Welcoming Ministries is to make our Sunday morning Garden experience all it can be.

This Sunday, our United Methodist Women (UMW) will be hosting our Garden Reception as part of UMW Sunday. Next week, our Mission Teams Ministries will showcase their mission work in Kenya and Costa Rica as part of their annual fundraiser to support these ministries. In the weeks that follow, look for other groups who will begin taking turns playing host to this brief but important Sunday morning ritual for members, visitors, and guests who also enjoy this beautiful space.

I look forward to seeing you there!


Lisa Helm is the Director of Welcoming Ministries, a new ministry devoted to making sure all who enter our campus feel welcome, safe, and cared for by our Church — on Sundays and beyond!


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