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Church Pantry Ideas – Food Planters

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There is a ministry in our area called Five and Two food. They make it their business to make sure hungry people get fed. Dave, who works with this ministry, had a couple of ideas for our pantry that I thought I would pass on because it is so practical and others might benefit from this information.

The first idea that I thought was outstanding was for church members to dedicate a row in their personal garden to the church pantry. Pantries rarely have fresh produce because it is typically expensive to acquire and doesn’t have a long shelf life. This would take some coordination to make sure the pantry didn’t get overwhelmed with food it couldn’t do anything with. Encourage members to give some of this out that day to the struggling in their neighborhood or the homeless they drive by on a regular basis. We haven’t decided to do this one yet at Northwest but hopefully we will in the next year or so.

The second idea was to build a food planter on the church grounds. We are going to pursue this one. Our 20s & 30s class is going to help maintain this food plot and our church pantry will use this fresh produce to supplement the canned goods we already give out on a weekly basis.

What ideas have you seen work well for the food pantry where you worship?

Revenge and God

I am watching the Nooma video called Luggage. Bell is talking about forgiveness and revenge and it raised one really wordy and awkwardly written question for me. Do you think revenge is saying we don’t really trust God or do you think it can be more that we know he can take care of itContinue Reading

Suggested Titles for Future Rob Bell Nooma Videos

Rob, how about using some of these titles for future Nooma videos? And how about more variety in the amazing skill you have of using the awkward pause to keep our attention? Lint – Things that are right in the core of your being and are there all the time but you seldom realize itContinue Reading

Ben Witherington on Rob Bell

Somehow I missed these from nearly a year ago. I just read through them recently and found them incredibly helpful. Witherington on Velvet Elvis Review of Nooma Videos 1-5 Review of Nooma Videos 6-10 Review of Nooma Videos 11-15 I would have to agree with BWIII that his freshness and authenticity are refreshing but howContinue Reading

Review of Rob Bell’s Nooma Video #1 – Rain

In this 10 minute video Bell tells the story of going on a walk with his infant son. During their walk a furious storm comes out of no where and all of a sudden Bell experiences one of the deepest and most connected moments with his son he had ever experienced. He makes reference toContinue Reading

What do You Know About Rob Bell?

I just started reading Velvet Elvis tonight. I have been hearing more and more about Rob Bell and wanted to find out for myself how good his material and writing is. I have been pleasantly surprised with how well this book has been written. He does a good job of integrating a large amount ofContinue Reading


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