Unity Grateful Gardeners

Tom and Diane Spence head up our volunteer Grateful Gardeners group that lovingly tends to our beautiful and environmentally friendly gardens.

Now the City of Westlake has taken notice! One of our many gardens is a butterfly garden on the edge of our labyrinth.

The project coordinator, Susan Baker, presented Diane with a sign that marks the garden as an official Westlake Pollinator Project Pollinator Area.

The city and the Westlake Garden Club are working with the community to create a pollinator corridor throughout Westlake, recognizing the importance of natural habitats. "It is an act of love to be able to work with our hands to create a healthy environment for God's creatures," Diane Spence said of the pollinator garden. (Photo Courtesy of Jan Casey-Liber)

For more information on the Pollinator Project, click here to read the story in the Sun News.

You'll often find Tom and Diane in the gardens, typically late morning on various weekdays. Help is always welcome! It's a wonderful way to help keep our grounds beautiful, get exercise, and have fun with your church family.

Contact Diane at dianetfr@aol.com for more information on helping out during the week or Nehemiah Days.

Tom and Diane arrange a Nehemiah Work Day when many hands are needed for a project on our grounds. Nehemiah was a Jewish leader who supervised the rebuilding of Jerusalem in the mid-fifth century B.C. He prayed for help. Many people came out, each doing their small part, and rebuilt Jerusalem together. Unity Village hosts Nehemiah Service Retreats when they need help with a project. Volunteers attend a 4-day retreat, with Unity providing lodging and meals.