HOUSE NEWS: Easter and Thanksgiving
What a week of wonder Holy Week was for the House. First, there were two great Coffee Houses with delicious food served from Karen Biery’s kitchen. Then there was Diedre Houchen’s high school English class helping out with the cafe – a warm, interesting and interested group of young people led by a very special teacher. They chopped, stirred, kneaded, served and ate lunch, after which they gave out “goodie bags” made by a sweet student and cafe volunteer from St. Francis High. Later in the week, along came a literal roomful of Easter baskets made by students at St. Pat’s. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors brought home traditional baskets to kids in need. And adults were given baskets with toiletries, playing cards, paper, pens, and other treats. It was an amazing week, and we were so happy to be able to share in the generosity of our community.
Here’s something for you, if you’re interested! Years ago, we visited the Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C. and were intrigued. Their model of community and their balance between reflection and action is both a challenge and an inspiration. We recently became aware that they have a “blog” – Inward/Outward – where they post short, daily reflections from writings of folks like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Clarence Jordan as well as by their pastor Gordon Crosby. Good stuff! You can sign up to receive them daily by email if you like that sort of thing (Kelli does).
Thank you again for all the ways you help The Green House do what it does. Hope to see you soon.
Kelli and John