The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Building neighbors in faith

Lutherans, Jews & Muslims help neighbors in need

In the beginning, Grace Lutheran Church, Evanston, Ill., just wanted to start a garden — a vegetable garden, that is — with plans to donate the crop to a soup kitchen. A year later, the idea produced much more than lettuce and onions.

Member Nancy Stewart's search to find that soup kitchen brought her and Grace into a relationship with the Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism. Donating vegetables grew to donating time, as Grace members volunteered at Lakeside's soup kitchen.

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