HOUSE NEWS: Art for All is back! And our first monthly workday at the micro-farm!
Thanks to everyone who came out for last week’s Roundtable, a very informative and challenging presentation on simplicity and sustainability with Dave Chynoweth. We had about 22 people come for the Roundtable and to enjoy the HOMEMADE LEMON MERINGUE AND CHOCOLATE PECAN PIES that Kelli made. You never know what you’ll miss if you don’t show up!
ART FOR ALL IS BACK! Our popular program, Art for All, will be happening on Tuesdays during the Coffee Shop this semester. Local artists lead folks in creating beautiful arts and practical crafts from recycled and up-cycled materials for personal use or to sell. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate and it is always good to have an extra few people willing to volunteer and help out while also participating! Let us know if you can make it.
MONTHLY WORKDAY AT THE MICRO-FARM SATURDAY: Jade Allen and Lynn Chacko, supporters of the GCW, have offered a partnership between the GCW and their urban micro-farm just a few blocks from UF. This Saturday will be our first regular monthly workday, as we help with farm chores to ensure a good bounty to share with our friends and neighbors at the cafe and through distribution. It would be great to have a nice large group to do the work! This is a great opportunity for organizations looking for a service project too! Contact us at the GCW if you plan on coming for any time between 9am and 3pm on Saturday. You can also call Jade at 352-213-4053 or 352-337-0817 to get directions and let him know you’re coming! And don’t forget that every Thursday, between 8am-noon, we’ll be doing chores at the farm too if you want to come out.
VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FARMERS MARKET CAFE ON WEDNESDAY: If you’ve never been to Wednesday’s cafe at the house, we highly recommend it, whether you can just drop by for a quick meal or to help out. Area farmers share with us extra produce they have following the Saturday Farmer’s Market on 441. They help us to get good, wholesome, fresh, and nutritious produce to people who don’t necessarily have access to it regularly. And Kelli and her team of cooks always manage to take whatever ingredients we have on hand that week and turn it into something delicious and filling. So feel free to come by and volunteer anytime between 9:30am and 4pm, BUT especially just come by and share a meal. You’ll be glad you did.
And don’t forget that you are always welcome to join us for centering prayer and reflection (Mondays at 11:15am or Fridays at 6:45am) or Scripture Study (Mondays from noon-1pm). To read last week’s reflection on the gospel of Matthew, click here.