HOUSE NEWS: Lent begins, and we need your help this week

Laura modeling the handbag she helped create at ART FOR ALL

It’s the beginning of Lent, and it’s also UF Spring Break.  We’re sure to need extra help at the House, so let us know if you want to kick off your Lent by helping out at Art for All (Tuesdays), the Cafe (Wednesday), or the Breakfast Brigade (Friday). See our updated schedule for details. Send us an email to sign up!

LENTEN REFLECTION AND POTLUCK: Also, On Thursdays, in lieu of our regular Roundtable discussions, anyone who is interested is invited to join us for prayer, reflection, and a common, potluck meal, in preparation for observing Friday as a day of fasting. At 6pm, we’ll gather for centering prayer, an ancient practice of contemplation popularized in recent years by monks like Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating and others. It will include a short reflection followed by 20 minutes of silent meditation. We’ll end our time in silence by sharing, briefly, any thoughts, insights or questions related to our spiritual practice. Following our time in prayer together, we’ll break bread together over a common meal (potluck).

ART FOR ALL is in full  full gear, and we are creating some beautiful things on Tuesday afternoons. This week, we’ll be beading paper cranes, eyeglass chains, and bottle cap necklaces, among other things. We are in need of some material to finish up some projects as well; if you are harboring a stash of any of the things below and want to relocate them for a good cause, we would appreciate it!

  • Felt with which to back “Urban Flower” corsages for Easter and Mother’s Day
  • Plain 5×7 frames for framing Judy’s lovely photos
  • Sheets and other large pieces of fabric for making aprons, and folks willing to make aprons at home
  • Singleton earrings – posts and dangling

We’re excited about the sale and hopeful that people will come visit the house, enjoy the art, and maybe buy a thing or two to benefit the artisans and the work of the House.

Hope to see you this week!


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