HOUSE NEWS: Mark your calendar for Art for All sale (with pie!)
NAPKINS NEEDED: With all of the extra meals we have been serving since starting to serve breakfast 4 times a week, we find that we are often running out of cloth napkins – especially after rainy days when we can’t hang them out to dry. Our friend Beth has a serger that can whip out napkins in no time, but we need fabric scraps to make them. Do you have any large fabric scraps (at last 18″ square) that you aren’t using? If so, drop them by the house and we’ll put them to use!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! ART FOR ALL OPEN HOUSE (WITH PIE!) ON APRIL 14: Our semesterly Art for All Open House (with pie!) will be on Sunday, April 14, from 1-4pm. We’ve created some beautiful things – from vases to rugs, made from recycled material. Come enjoy the beauty and creativity – and maybe pick up a mother’s day (or graduation) gift. We’ll also have slices of homemade pie on hand for anyone who comes by!
DIEDRE HOUCHEN, FRIEND OF THE GCW, TO SPEAK AT LAW SCHOOL EVENT ON TRAYVON MARTIN CASE: “At Close Range: The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin,” is March 20 at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180. The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations will bring together experts from nine different departments at UF along with keynote speaker, New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow. The panel presentations will be from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Blow’s keynote lecture will be from noon – 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and law school parking restrictions will be lifted in the green lots. The panels will look at a wide variety of issues raised by the case, from a multitude of academic perspectives. Some of the featured panels include “Jim Crow Riding High: The 21st Century Assault on African-American Voting Rights in Florida,” “Half-Baked: Weed, Race and the Demonization of Trayvon Martin,” and “Racial Profiling, Security and Human Rights.”
LENTEN SCRIPTURE STUDY CONTINUES: We’ll be continuing for the next three Wednesdays to look at the gospel readings for the rest of Lent, with a wrap-up session the Wednesday after. We meet from 7:30-9pm and all are welcome. Here is the reflection on yesterday’s gospel reading, John’s story of the woman caught in adultery. Also, each Tuesday during Lent, Kelli has been writing short weekly reflections (so far, on awe, joy and presence.) Click here to read all three of this Lent’s posts so far.
EXTRA VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED ON MONDAY AFTER EASTER, APRIL 1: Several of our house members will be away on the Monday after Easter, April 1, and we’re in need of 2-3 extra volunteers to help with Breakfast@theGreenHouse that day from 7-9am. If you think you can make a one-time commitment to help that day, please let us know.
Hope to see many of you this week!