The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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.

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