HOUSE NEWS: Now serving breakfast 4 days a week!

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Author Rosalie Riegle (in white shirt) with Kelli, Vickie and Gloria.

Author Rosalie Riegle (in white shirt) with Kelli, Vickie and Gloria.

We were so happy to have Rosalie Riegle, author and oral historian of the Catholic Worker movement, with us last week for the First Thursday Roundtable. Thanks to everyone who made it out for the evening. Rosalie has two new books out, both focusing on the stories of people who have committed acts of nonviolent civil disobedience for peace and justice, and gone to prison because of those acts. Many of our Catholic Worker friends from around the nation are featured in the books. We have a copy at the house of one of the books in case you want to drop by and borrow it. You can find more of Rosalie’s books on Amazon by clicking here.

NOW SERVING BREAKFAST AT THE GREEN HOUSE 4 DAYS A WEEK! Last week we began offering a light breakfast with coffee and tea 4 days a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at the Green House. The coldest part of each day is usually right after dawn (although we’re experiencing some unseasonably warm winter weather now!), and many of our friends have no place to go between 7-9 in the morning. We hope that this breakfast will provide a warm, welcoming start to each day for folks. It would be great to have an extra volunteer each day of the week, so if you’re looking for a regular volunteer opportunity, think about joining us from 6:30am to 9:30am, or any time in that framework on any weekday (except Wednesday). We only expect 10-20 diners each morning, so it is an excellent time to visit and talk along with helping do the work. If you can’t volunteer but would like to help, we’d welcome donations of homemade baked goods, hard-boiled eggs, fair trade coffee, or fresh fruit too. Thanks!

ART FOR ALL STARTS THIS SATURDAY: Art for All starts up this Saturday from 1-4pm, and we’ll be doing it every Saturday this semester. For the next two Saturdays, Kendera and Mary will be leading a workshop on card-making (including Valentine’s Day cards). If you have extra cardstock at home, drop it by the house whenever you can. Everyone is welcome to attend and help out, including families and kids!

MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO VOLUNTEER AT THE GCW THIS SEMESTER: We hope you’ll consider making a regular weeky commitment to help out with one of our projects this semester. We rely on regular, committed volunteers and we’d love to have you join us and make a place to be with us in your schedule. We need help at the daily breakfasts, Wednesdays at Dorothy’s Cafe, Thursday mornings at the microfarm, Saturdays at Art for All, and more. Let us know if you can commit so we can schedule and plan accordingly.

COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE AND POTLUCK DINNER: Join us and others from our local community for an intimate, quiet prayer service, followed by a potluck dinner on Sunday, from 4-7pm. Bring a dish to share if you can. This month’s prayer service and potluck is at Hurley House, the big pink building behind St. Augustine Catholic Church and Student Center.


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