HOUSE NEWS: First Thursday Roundtable with GCW legend Dave Chynoweth this week, and more!

Click here to see an entire list of what is happening this week at the Gainesville Catholic Worker.

FIRST THURSDAY ROUNDTABLE ON SIMPLICITY, SPIRITUALITY: We’re excited to have our own Dave Chynoweth present this month’s roundtable, Thursday, from 6:30-8pm. If you’ve never heard Dave, it is always challenging, provocative, and fun. He’s a bit of a legend here at the GCW because of his presentations (and other reasons). Dave is a former professor of agricultural and biological engineering at the University of Florida. He’ll lead us in a discussion on “Simplicity Sustainability and Downsizing One’s Life.” Dave will share from his personal experience as well as challenge with questions about our own lifestyle choices, the impact we have on the world around us and inside of us, and the role of spirituality. Bring a dish to share if you can!

STUDYING THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW: Last week we decided that we’d study the gospel of Matthew this semester and we broke open the first chapter. For a recap of last week’s study, read the reflection, “Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus? Wake me when it’s over..” We’re meeting on Mondays at lunchtime for one hour, between 12-1pm at the GCW. We’ll be looking at chapter 2 this week. Join us if you can.

MICRO-FARM PARTNERSHIP OFF TO A ROUSING START: We announced last week our new partnership with Jade and Lynn’s micro-farm, helping to provide friends and visitors to the GCW with a steady stream of good, local, healthy, organic produce. We had a good group show up on Thursday, during our weekly volunteer slot, 8am-noon; and then our teenage son and 2 of his friends from Eastside did some hours of work on Saturday. Jade has a doctorate in plant medicine and is also willing to share with people the ins and outs of starting your own garden and growing your food. If you want to volunteer regularly on Thursdays, or just show up on Thursdays when you’re able to help out, you can call Jade at 352-213-4053 or 352-337-0817 to get directions and let him know you’re coming!

Thanks to everyone who helps out at the GCW each week. We are so grateful for your commitment and generosity! Hope to see you this week!

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