Special THANKS for all the extra help this weekend from so many of you! We provided meals this weekend for a gathering of about 100 Catholic peace activists from Pax Christi Florida, in addition to the regular Dorothy’s Cafe, and it was quite a lot of work. But it was also really rewarding and enjoyable–folks from the house, guests, students from UF, our football-watching regulars, farmers at the farmers’ market, all joined in to make it a great experience. Thanks too to all the members of Pax Christi Florida who heaped praise on us for how good the food was but also how much they appreciated our efforts to gather, prepare and serve food with attention to our values of sustainability, simplicity, justice for workers, support for the local economy, etc.
Thanks too to the youth group from United Church of Gainesville for providing the food and help for Dorothy’s Cafe last night. We had several folks stay with us last night because of the rain and I overheard several of them talking about how much they enjoyed the “young people” who helped out at the house. We look forward to having the UCG youth with us several more times over the course of the rest of the year.
Leah Sarat, a doctoral student in Religion in the Americas, did a great job talking about immigration at last week’s Roundtable. Click here to read a short summary on “Crossing the Border” from Holly on Leah’s talk. And join us this week for another graduate student, Daniel Watkins, who will be leading this Thursday‘s Roundtable on “Cosmopolitan Disinterestedness and the Care for the Poor.” Daniel is a grad student in European history and a regular at Tuesday’s Breakfast Brigade.Here’s what is going on this week at the house:
Join us for a simple vegetarian dinner Tuesday thru Friday, 6pm.
MONDAY – For anyone with Jacksonville ties, Johnny will be speaking at the Cody Enrichment Center in Jax at 7pm. Members of the GCW will join him in in doing a presentation on scripture, the GCW and his work with Pax Christi USA.
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. Scripture Study, 6-7:30pm. We’re studying the book of Exodus–oppression, revolution, liberation–all that good stuff. Click here to read a little summary of last week’s study. Consider this your invitation to join us. 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. Holly leads this week’s reflection.
THURSDAY – Roundtable discussion and dinner. This week, join us for: “Cosmopolitan
Disinterestedness and the Care for the Poor” with Daniel Watkins presenting. Daniel is a graduate student in European history at the University of Florida. He is a regular core volunteer at Tuesday’s Breakfast Brigade and Dorothy’s Cafe with Servants of Christ Church each first Sunday of the month. We discuss and converse while sharing a delicious meal at 6pm. 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.
SATURDAY – Outside workday with students from St. Augustine Catholic Church’s youth group, 10am to 1pm. Feel free to join us if you are interested.
SUNDAY – NO Dorothy’s Cafe this week.
In peace,the GCW community Gainesville
218 NW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601