First Fruits

“Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce” (Proverbs 3:9)

It is Gardening Season again! At Hillview, we have a way for you to offer not only your first fruits, but your vegetables and flowers too! In the Gathering Area is a cart with signs- “From The First Fruits”. Here you are encouraged to bring in a portion of your garden blessings to
share with others.

You may bring in whatever your garden grows. In the spirit of the First Fruits , it is to be the best. First quality, and the first of the crops that come on.

This symbol of giving freely from the first and not the last has a wonderful Stewardship message and reflection point of what God has provided.

If you are not a gardener, please take something from the cart and enjoy it. Bring what you can, take what you can.

If you have seeds, bulbs, pots, garden tools, and supplies, those would be great too.

Please, no chemicals

Gardening Plots

Hillview also has two first fruits garden plots.  Anyone can request a portion of a plot for their own use, and any and every one can help maintain them and harvest the produce to be shared with the congregation and/or donated to Community Ministries Center.  For more information, contact the church office.

© Hillview UMC 2016