Our Sacred Garden
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
— May Sarton
After selling its building and land in 2016, APC continued to imagine itself as church in new and creative ways. In the spring of 2017, the congregation was called by the Spirit to buy back part of the land at 9th Street South and Lincoln Street that wasn’t going to be used for creating Gilliam Place affordable housing. We were called to create a sacred green space for our neighbors and our community. This is our garden.
Our garden is an evolving landscape. As it evolves, we listen for what’s invited to become in that space. We imagine a labyrinth, raised beds, pollinators and more. Our desire is to offer this garden as a place of restoration: a place where life, people, and native plants can find stillness, peace, and healing. Our garden is a place where community is created. We worship in our garden on the 4th Sunday of each month at 11:00 a.m., weather permitting.