Emmanuel Wheat Threshing, September 4th, 6:30pm

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Come gather at Emmanuel Farm on Wednesday, September 4th, at 6:30 for an evening of fellowship, food and wheat. We’ll be threshing and winnowing the Edison wheat recently harvested from the Farm in the manner of our forefathers- stomping with our feet, or manually with our hands. The Farm committee has found the rhythm and historical significance of the work to be a balm to the spirit. Here is a one minute video to familiarize you with the process (we’ve found foot-stomping rather than pounding on the pillowcase to be much less strenuous and we get to stay upright!). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjLCqahK2XY. Not heavy work, just rhythmic. There is something for all levels of energy, including none. Just come and visit!

Please bring an old pillowcase if you have one, a beverage and a small dish to pass. Do remember that there will be no electricity to keep dishes hot. The aim is to begin using this flour for our communion bread starting in October.

Emmanuel Farm Putterers, Saturdays, 9am

The Emmanuel Farm Putterers have begun our weekly garden sessions and we’d love to have you join the fun! We meet every Saturday at 9am. Over last year’s season, this get-together quickly became a generative time of fellowship during light gardening activities—planting, harvesting, etc. and yes, we admit, some weeding too. Coffee, a brief devotional and a gentle reminder of our creator’s creation are included. All levels of acumen are welcome, from master gardeners to those who have never touched a plant; we’ve found that it’s a great platform for learning new skills. If you have gardening gloves or small tools, they’ll help.

Support Group for Caregivers

If you are a caregiver for a family member or friend and would appreciate meeting with other caregivers for the purpose of supporting and praying for one another, you are welcome to be a part of a new support group. They meet every other Wednesday at 10am at EPC. If you have questions please contact Bryn Cannon at bryncannon@comcast.net or Larry Beach at larrylbeach@comcast.net