UPDATE: October 8, 2008
Thanks to everyone who came out for the anniversary party yesterday! About 150 or so friends, volunteers, supporters, former guests, and others showed up to celebrate with us. Click here to see photos of the party. We are grateful to all of you who brought food, especially the Servants of Christ Anglican Church; to David Hackett from UF for giving a great talk on the CW; Ben Hofer and his friend Andy for the live music; all the folks who helped with set-up and clean-up, especially the kids; and everyone!
We were also really privileged to have the Coalition of Immokalee Workers stay with us last Tuesday night and to participate in a rally on campus as part of their ongoing campaign against Burger King. GCW community member Jake Dacks was instrumental in setting up the activities on campus and several folks from the GCW community showed up for the march and protest. Click here to see photos of the rally.
Here’s what is going on this week at the house (and beyond):
Join us for a simple vegetarian dinner Tuesday thru Friday, 6pm.
MONDAY – Interfaith Fast to End the War in Iraq event at United Church of Gainesville, 6:30pm. Join folks in breaking the day-long fast with a potluck dinner and ritual, NW 5th Avenue and 17th Street.
TUESDAY – Breakfast Brigade, 4:15-7am. Join us in preparing a homemade breakfast of fresh-baked cinnamon-raisin bread, hard-boiled eggs, and fresh fruit, which we share with our friends at three area labor pools. We’re still looking to up the number of folks helping out on Tuesday by one or two, so join us if you can. Scripture Study, 6-7:30pm. We’re studying the book of Exodus. Click here to read more about last week’s study. Natalie Saltmarsh and Kendera Omanga will be leading this week’s study in the 3rd chapter of Exodus. We share a simple meal just before we study so feel free to come hungry or even bring something to share.
WEDNESDAY – Morning prayer at the GCW, 7:15-45am. Join us for a simple, reflective morning prayer each Wednesday at the house. Jake leads this week’s reflection.
THURSDAY – Roundtable discussion and dinner. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the great Indian activist and mystic, Mohandas Gandhi, specifically his life in South Africa during which he developed his basic ideas and experiments – truth (sat), nonviolence (ahimsa), truth-force (satyagraha), ashram living, dietetic experiments, etc. Rev. Jim Wright, an Episcopal priest and director of the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry, who is a long-time student of Gandhi, will be our presenter. We discuss and converse while sharing a delicious meal at 6pm. We’ve been getting great turnouts for roundtables this semester, and we’ve had to stretch the food to feed everyone (a good dilemma to have). SO, please bring a dish–salad, bread, some fruit, anything–to share if you can. If you can’t, no worries; just show up!
FRIDAY – Breakfast Brigade, 4:15-7am. Join us in preparing a homemade breakfast of fresh-baked cinnamon-raisin bread, hard-boiled eggs, and fresh fruit, which we share with our friends at three area labor pools.
SUNDAY – Dorothy’s Cafe. Preparation begins at 2pm, serving at 4pm, and clean-up is from 5:30-7pm. This week we’ll be joined by volunteers from the JustFaith group from St. Luke Catholic Church in Middleburg. We’ll still need some extra volunteers but especially we’ll need some donations of food. We’ll need:
- 200 servings of “Simple Soup” (email us for the recipe)
- 200 servings of fresh fruit
- Bread – provided by the GCW
Please write back and let us know how many servings you can contribute. Food can be dropped off anytime before 3:30pm at the GCW House.
the GCW community
Gainesville Catholic Worker
218 NW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601