Rev. Mark Gauen


from Rev. Mark Gauen

Special Events

A Virtual Garden Tour

Spring began Thursday, March 19. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, this is the earliest date for spring in 124 years. This day may have slipped by many of us because our attention has been focused on all the changes in our lives caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Still, spring is one of the most beautiful seasons that God has blessed us with. Since we are limited to staying home except for necessary outings, we may not be able to enjoy as many of the emerging flowers, trees, and other signs of spring this year.

To help with that, the Health Ministry Team is planning a Virtual Garden Tour. Medical research has proven that looking at pictures of nature is calming, relaxing, and stress reducing. The American Heart Association recommends exposure to nature as one way to reduce stress. To improve our health, we are asking that you share photos taken with your mobile device of God's beautiful world awakening from winter. These can be photos from your personal garden or yard, a neighborhood yard, a park, or a roadside.

We will be collecting photos until Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Your contributions can be e-mailed to Linda Backus. Please include your name, the date the photo was taken, and a brief description of the location.

To enjoy the Virtual Garden Tour click here!

Looking for a crutch or a cane? Visit our Mobility Assistance Program page to learn how you can borrow these and other medical equipment from us! Open to our community!

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