HOUSE NEWS: Welcome to the New Year!

GCW Christmas Party 2009

GCW Christmas Party 2009

Dear friends,

We are starting things back up at the GCW after a semi-quiet Christmas and New Year’s holiday. As we usually do, we’ll work back up to a full schedule of activities over the course of two or three weeks. You can click here to see what is happening this week. We’ll also be making some slight changes to the schedule after our start-of-the-semester house meeting later this week, so make sure to check the website and be sure of the new schedule (before waking up one morning at 3:30am and coming to Breakfast Brigade only to find out the days have been changed; not fun!)

We’re also welcoming Kimberly Hunter into our community as part of the Metanoia Semester (click here to find out more about Metanoia and whether you might be interested for Fall 2009). Look for a more formal welcome of Kimberly next week or so. In addition to Kimberly, Patrick, Kendera, Moraa, John, Kelli, Johnny and Gracie (and Rudy) will make up the house community this semester.

NEED BEDROOM FURNITURE: We’re in need of several furniture items at the GCW and we’re hoping some of you may have leads on free or inexpensive items for us. We need ideally a sturdy bunk bed set (but we’ll take a good twin bed frame if we can’t find bunk beds) with mattresses and box springs; a chest of drawers; small book case; lamps; and a small desk and chair. Good wooden ones of any of these would be great (particle board furniture falls apart too easily, especially when getting moved around, and we move stuff around according to needs a lot). Email us if you can give us any leads; we would be glad to pick them up late this week or this coming weekend.

The holidays were really great at the GCW, as we celebrated in numerous ways–a trip to see “A Christmas Carol,” for 15 of our volunteers, friends from the street, and others (courtesy of Monsieur Fezziwig, Dan Kahn); our largest holiday party ever; and a Christmas day meal for several of us in the house, our kids and several of our friends who had nowhere else to celebrate.  At the Christmas party, one of our friends told me quietly on the side, after hanging an ornament on the tree, “Thank you for this party. I hadn’t hung an ornament on a tree for 20 years. This night is really special.” To see photos from our Christmas party, click here.

To all of you who walk with us and help us to keep going, thank you. We hope you’ll join us as we continue this semester with this “experiment in the kingdom of God.”

In peace,


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