Pasadena Community Gathers for ‘Spring Mixer’ on Fuller Campus
New Worship Garden is setting for Pasadena Playhouse District gathering
Guests mingle at the Mixer
The bright late-afternoon sun didn’t deter nearly 100 members of the seminary and Pasadena communities who gathered at Fuller’s new Worship Garden for a Spring Mixer on May 9, sponsored by the Pasadena Playhouse District Association. Representatives of a wide variety of local businesses mingled with Fuller faculty, students, and other members of the seminary community during the casual time of conversation and refreshment.
Fuller Provost Douglas McConnell and President Richard Mouw each offered words of welcome at the event. “We want to be good neighbors and really think about ways we can contribute to a vital, healthy community in the city of Pasadena,” said Dr. Mouw. “We take very seriously our partnership with all of you.”
Dr. McConnell invited community members to explore the peaceful environment to be found within Fuller’s Pasadena campus grounds. He drew attention to the David Allan Hubbard Library being situated just across from the Worship and Prayer Gardens, noting that this combination symbolizes Fuller’s commitment to the life of the mind—“wrestling with the hard questions of faith”—alongside a devotion to honoring God through worship and prayer.
Fuller’s Worship Garden, which opened last year, features drought-tolerant, native plantings and natural boulders arranged for sitting and gathering. Located at the south end of the campus at Union Street, the garden is open to the community and offers a multi-use space conducive to fellowship, worship, study, or personal reflection.
The Pasadena Playhouse District Association (PDA) is a non-profit corporation that manages Pasadena’s Playhouse District, an area encompassing approximately one square mile in the city of Pasadena. PDA promotes the economic vitality of the Playhouse District as a center of culture, commerce, and community in the heart of the city.