NAMIWalk a Success!

by Judy Walden Hello Plymouth. Remember April 30th and our asking for supporters for Plymouth’s first ever participation in the Houston NAMIWalks fundraiser? We only wanted to get our feet wet, had no grand goals for fundraising, really had no time to organize. Then, on the day of the event,...

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Garden Update: Sweet Potatoes Love Rain

by Judy Walden The NAM Garden sustained multiple downpours in the last two weeks – thankfully, that is slowing down. We continue to plant sweet potato slips (starts) as we have time between rains and so many other duties and service tasks. Thankfully, sweet potato plants love all this rain...

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Garden Update

by Judy Walden Monday, April 25th, 116 pounds of potatoes, onions, peppers and squash were transported to the NAM Choice Pantry by Mary Bolin. This is our biggest haul yet in 2016. But our delivery total is still very low compared to other years. Our output will continue to be...

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Free – Help Monarchs By Planting Your Own Milkweed

by Judy Walden I’m sure you have heard about the decline in the Monarch butterfly population. One of the major reasons is the destruction of the only food source for Monarch caterpillars, milkweed, in order to build more houses and expand agricultural space. There are many varieties of milkweed throughout...

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Help Local Flood Victims – 5/1 Loose Offering

On May 1, our “Loose Offering” (all donations not designated to Plymouth) will go to a local non-profit organization, Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), to aid our neighbors who have been devastated by the recent historic floods. NAM is setting up a Relief for Neighbors fund, which will function like a...

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Garden Update: Rain, Rain Go Away

At least the rain directly over the garden. With over 5 inches of rain in two days, the garden is quite soggy. Some of the potatoes are very stress and will have to be harvested early. We just hope that the rest of them are OK and can be allowed...

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Garden Update: Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes

This is our weekly garden update. Boy, do we have onions! We don’t have the weight yet – to be reported next week – but we just harvested a lot of onions. We are currently harvesting all kinds of peppers, collards, and one volunteer romaine lettuce head. We have about...

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#JoinTheMovement NAMI Walk

Did you know that approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year? Maybe you’ve seen a family member or friend struggle with mental illness. Maybe you’ve faced that struggle yourself. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental...

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NAM Garden Production Update

by Judy Walden We are still gardening at a reduced rate and taking modest amounts of produce to the NAM pantry. Today as I weeded and banked soil around the potatoes in preparation for adding leaf mulch, I encountered the occasional golf-ball sized potato. It was a cool day, which...

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NAM Garden News

Slow but steady progress continues in the Plymouth NAM garden. A bounty of fall and winter leaves continues to be available through springtime, so we are still making progress collecting and spreading leaves for mulch, mostly in the orchard right now. Sugar peas are done so we are preparing a...

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New Mission for Plymouth – NAMI Walks

by Judy Walden Plymouth has signed up to participate in the annual “NAMI Walks” – NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many of you have participated in the annual CROP Walk for hunger and helped Plymouth raise the most funds in our local area. Since the CROP Walk...

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NAM Garden: Revving Up for Spring

Plymouth’s NAM garden is getting ready for spring – planting time. We Have winter peas producing – sugar snap peas and snow peas – carrots and beets. We have planted potatoes for the children to harvest in a few months. Sweet potato slips (transplants) are on order and expected to...

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Cool Fresh Air – Come Enjoy Our Garden

Love Fresh Air?  Who doesn’t?  Come share fellowship and stretch the lungs and legs in Our Plymouth Garden.  Can you help us block the weeds in planted beds by giving them a nice blanket of mulch?  We’ve got the mulch… we just need a few good MEN and WOMEN (or...

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Children’s Christmas Mission Project

The Spirit of Giving – Plymouth Children’s Christmas Mission Project When asked how they wanted to spend the Sunday School offerings they have been collecting this fall, our Plymouth children wanted to help local people at Christmas. We have a series of events planned over the coming weeks to help...

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Calling All Green Thumbs

(And not so green thumbs!) Looking good – the NAM Garden area is nearly cleaned up – just a few more weeds and grass to be cut, more beds are planted – we still have space available.  Fruit trees continue to receive retention boarders  – we sure could use help...

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Settegast Heights Christmas

It’s almost that time again, Plymouth Family – the time when we get to share our Christmas with the wonderful folks at Settegast Heights. Beginning November 8th, we will be asking you to take tags from a tree in the Narthex representing children and seniors at Settegast and purchase gifts...

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Garden Gab – Will You Be One?

Looking good – the NAM Garden area is nearly cleaned up. Almost all of the cardboard weed suppression material has been removed, fruit trees continue to receive retention boarders and beds are being planted. But we still have beds and partial beds available for adoption. If you would like to...

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Garden Gab: Clean Up In Progress!

In case you haven’t noticed, much of that debris that was hanging around the NAM garden and orchard has disappeared. Yes, we’re cleaning it up. Yes, we are in the process of building a new shed, which everyone knows makes a mess. But, we are trying to not be an...

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Garden Gab

What? You’re Changing The Way We Do The NAM Garden? Well, maybe just evolving. The NAM garden was created to give “all” produce to NAM. Over the years, it has served many other missions by providing: Fellowship, education, creation care (through sustainable practices), opportunities to do God’s work. Given that,...

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FREE Wedding Open House, Oct. 17, 10a-1p

Event: First Annual Wedding Open House Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015 Time: 10 am until 1 pm Location: Plymouth United Church, 5927 Louetta Road, Spring, Texas 77379 Plymouth United Church is pleased to announce its first Annual Wedding Open House on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The open house will give...

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NAM Garden Produce Reaches 456 Pounds

Plymouth United Church has delivered 456 pounds of produce to the NAM food pantry so far this year. Thanks so much to all those who dug, raked, planted, weeded, harvested and transported harvests to the hungry in our community. Black eye peas did not wait. I returned from vacation to...

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Plymouth NAM Garden Produces 419 Pounds of Food

This year’s production from the NAM Garden so far totals 419 pounds. I wish to give a great big thank you to all who helped with this long-time Plymouth ministry. Black eye peas are ready for harvest. Our volunteer tiller, Dale H., planted them mainly to enrich the soil but...

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Garden Gab

What’s all that cardboard on the ground? The NAM garden is almost completely covered in cardboard in a desperate effort to smother the weeds. With beds not planted, weeds take over. The cardboard will be replaced asap with black plastic sheeting made for weed suppression. As usual, garden tasks way...

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NAM Garden Beating the Heat!

We’re pushing 350 pounds of fresh produce grown and delivered to NAM from the Plymouth NAM Garden.  Right now, the only thing being harvested are the yard-long beans that keep going, and going…  We will soon have sweet potatoes – whatever the grubs don’t eat.  Two beds are planted in...

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Garden Gab

So far this year, we have delivered 321 pounds of produce to the NAM food pantry. That is honorable though far short of our average of 1000 pounds by this time of year. Right now, plenty of garden beds are up for adoption. Only three of the raised beds are...

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Garden Gab – Lots of Tomatoes

This year’s production of fresh fruits and vegetables is no record, but we are picking some of the largest tomatoes seen in a long time. Harvest would be larger if the wildlife were not competing for our giant red tomatoes and red and yellow apples. These are the main producers...

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Woohoo! We’re getting a new shed! Please help!

Thanks to the kind generosity of Jo Matthew’s brother, we have funds to replace our dilapidated storage/garden shed. To help that gift cover the cost, we will be doing a good deal of the work ourselves under the direction of Judy Walden and Bill Moore – you can guess which...

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Garden Gab: Help the Fruit Trees!

To feed the hungry, we need to grow the food. The NAM garden can do that with your help. Things needing attention are: 1. Fruit trees need work on the mulch rings around them – we need to extend the rings. 2. The never-ending weeding – esp. the garden paths...

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2015 CROP Hunger Walk Thank You!

The clouds gathered and so did we. Decked out in T-shirts, Thanks to Ms. Jo. We were dressed for success and ready to go, Especially the Reverends with new ZINA “dos”. The rains came, but would that stop us? NO! The winds blew and rain pelted down. Gathering at Plymouth...

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