Virginia Mennonite Missions has received a $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand the work of The Soil and The Seed Project, a faith formation project based in Harrisonburg, Va.
Project director Seth Crissman, a long-term VMM worker, leads a team to create music, art and “Little Liturgies” to be used at home. The team has produced seven albums and Little Liturgies that correspond to two cycles of the Revised Common Lectionary.
Initially intended to support 300 households, The Soil and The Seed Project currently serves 10 times that many around the world. The music has been streamed in over 70 countries.
Financial support from partnering households and congregations has funded the project thus far. Lilly’s grant will build on that support to fund a concert series, small-group gatherings and retreats and new musical and written resources.
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