HOUSE NEWS: Welcoming Gloria and Clayton, starting scripture study, CIW in town, and more!
Lots going on this week at the GCW (and among our extended community)…
WELCOME GLORIA AND CLAYTON WITH US MONDAY! This Monday, September 10, we’ll be formally welcoming our new in-house community members, Gloria and Clayton Grady-Schmidt. Gloria and Clayton have been faithful volunteers for the past several years, and we’re thrilled that they decided to spend their first year after graduating (as well as their first year of marriage!) living and working at the Green House. Join us at 6pm Monday when we’ll have a short prayer service blessing them for the semester ahead followed by a potluck dinner at 6:30pm. Bring a dish to share if you can!
SCRIPTURE STUDY STARTS THURSDAY: We’ve re-started our house scripture study and we’ll be studying the Gospel of Luke this fall. Scripture study will take place at 7-8:15pm on Thursdays (except the first Thursday of each month when we have the Roundtable). This isn’t your typical study… We’ll do a close reading of a particular text, followed by reflection on how the passage critiques our society and culture and what it asks of us as followers of Jesus. All are welcome to attend. We’ll start off with a little overview of Luke this Thursday, a little sharing about ourselves, and some talk about how we’ll proceed together.
CIW IN THE HOUSE: We’re delighted to have members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers staying with us again at the Green House for the 2nd time in 2 weeks. The CIW folks are in town for the Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice’s “CIW Week of Action”. Check out the This Week page for a full list of what is happening in the communoty in support of the CIW, including a protest at the Westgate Publix on Friday at 5m, the Slavery Museum on the UF campus on Thursday, and more.
MONTHLY WORKDAY AT THE MICRO-FARM: Once-a-month, we sponsor a big workday at the Allen-Chacko micro-farm, just a few blocks from UF. The micro-farm provides produce which is shared with our friends and neighbors at the cafe and through distribution from the GCW. You can volunteer all morning or for an hour or whatever suits your schedule. Jade is also happy to offer advice and resources for starting your own garden, what to plant, etc. In addition to this monthly workday, volunteers are welcome to come out any Thursday morning (and now Tuesdays too!) to help with farm management and upkeep. Call Jade at 352-275-4661 or 352-337-0817 to get directions and let him know you’re coming.
A NEW INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY HAS STARTED: A group of folks, some associated with the GCW, have started a new intentional faith community in town and committed to worshiping and sharing a communal meal together once-a-month. The prayer service and potluck dinner happens each 3rd Sunday of the month, at a different member’s home, from 4-7pm. We’ll gather this Sunday at the micro-farm, Jade Allen and Lynn Chacko’s home. If you’re interested and want to learn more, call Jade at 352-275-4661 or 352-337-0817 to get directions and let him know you’re coming. Everyone is welcome…
WIRE NEEDED FOR ART FOR ALL: The next Art for All will be in 2 Saturdays, Sept. 22 and they’ll be making collage journals and wall-hangings, They need wire for the wall-hangings. If you’d like to donate wire, you can drop it off at the house during house hours or in the evenings. Thanks!
LOOKING FOR MORE STILLNESS AND QUIET IN YOUR LIFE? Vickie Machado, in-house community member, will be leading centering prayer and reflection each Monday at the Green House at 7am (done around 7:30, 7:45). Folks are welcome to join us for this great way to start your week. We’ll start right at 7am. The front door will be unlocked, so just come on in. GCW community members also often join the centering prayer group at the Cenacle Sisters’ home, which is nearby, on Wednesdays from 6-7pm. Let us know if you’re interested and we’ll accompany you there for the first time or give you directions for getting there.
Hope you can join us for any of the above as well as Dorothy’s Cafe this Wednesday and more!
Posted on 09/09/2012, in HOUSE NEWS and tagged centering prayer, CIW, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice, gospel of Luke, microfarming, urban farming. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.