Ministry Spotlight: Lay Weeders
Throughout July and August, we’ll be looking at the ministries at St. John’s Cathedral each week. These ministry spotlights are intended to inform you of the various opportunities available and to encourage you to get involved. By Rally Day, Sunday, August 26, you’ll have a good idea of where you’d like to apply your talents and time. This week we’ll look at the Cathedral Lay Weeders! Julia Stark, Lay Weeder Coordinator is looking for volunteers to help with this vital ministry.
Cathedral Lay Weeders is a group of volunteer gardeners who meet twice a year to tackle some of the finer details of maintaining our beautiful Cathedral gardens.In April and November, the Lay Weeders spend a few hours on a Saturday morning improving the gardens by trimming branches, placing pine straw and planting annuals. A picnic lunch is provided. Their work ensures that the gardens look their best for the Cathedral’s Easter and Christmas services.
All levels of expertise and ability are welcome. We are lucky to have some very loyal and long-standing members of this group, including my predecessor Nina Searcy, who kept the gardens in good shape for years and put together numerous “weeding” events. We always need new faces. If you don’t know anything about gardening, we’ll train you!
~Julia Stark, Lay Weeder Coordinator
Tags: Lay Weeders / News / Newsletter