iab-728x90

The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

iab-728x90

Slimy church business

Congregation's young people worm their way into marketing

Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther made his famous trip to Worms, Germany, a congregation in central Pennsylvania is on its own worm journey.

Grace Lutheran, an urban congregation in York, Pa., recently became home to 30,000 red wiggler worms — on purpose.

The worm farm, an outgrowth of Grace's community gardening project, gives low-income neighborhood youth (ages 6 to 17) an opportunity to sharpen their business skills and put change in their pockets. They're learning a better way out of poverty and about sharing, recycling and earth-keeping, say program coordinators.


The rest of this article is only available to subscribers.

text size:

this page: email | print

iab-728x90
December issue

DECEMBER issue:

Advent: Waiting together

More...