HOUSE NEWS: Theologian, author, activist Jim Douglass joins us this week

Dear friends,

To read what is happening this week, click here.

JIM DOUGLASS ON JFK: We are really excited to have Jim Douglass join us this week to talk about his new book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.  Jim is an author, activist and theologian (as well as fellow CW) and he will join us at the Roundtable on Thursday at 6pm as part of his current book tour. He’ll discuss with us his research regarding the Kennedy assassination, its repercussions for peace in the 20th and now 21st century, and why it matters to us today. Please bring a dish to share if you can!

If you absolutely can’t make it on Thursday, Jim will also be the featured speaker at a luncheon which will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church (bring your own lunch) at the corner of NW 16th Ave and 34th Street. This event is being sponsored by the Gainesville Interfaith Peace Center, Emmanuel Mennonite Church, CODEPink, and others.

WHEN RELIGION GOES ROGUE: Last week’s scripture study enjoyed some intense discussion and reflection on healthcare and poverty, the social dimension of illness, religion which accommodates power instead of critiquing it, and more. To read last week’s reflection on Mark 1:29-39, click here. This week, we’ll be looking at Mark 1:40-45 as well as some possible passages from Leviticus. Everyone is welcome to come.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Just a small one–Monday morning prayer has been switched to Tuesdays, still at 7:30am. It usually lasts 30 minutes and anyone is welcome to attend. (We also have morning prayer on Fridays, same time.)

GCW NEEDS SOCKS: We need clean men’s socks. Foot infections are common among homeless men, and this past December, we actually had one of our friends nearly die from a foot infection that went untreated for a long time. If you can drop off socks at Jubilee House, we would be most grateful.

Special thanks last week to Rev. John Phillips and Mike Marconi from Holy Faith Catholic Church. We celebrated a beautiful, intimate Mass at the house and then enjoyed a good meal together. Fr. John will join us the first Thursday of each month, so plan ahead to join us if you’d like.

And we are on for Dorothy’s Cafe this Sunday. Jon Meinholz and the confirmation students at Holy Faith will be joining us in hosting and preparing the meal. We usually can use a few extra volunteers, so feel free to drop by and help out, or just get some food.

In peace,

John

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