HOUSE NEWS: Volunteers Needed, and Time Change for Coffee Shops

Click here to see an entire list of what is happening this week at the Green House.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDWe need more volunteers for pretty much everything we have going at the Green House right now, particularly the Coffee Shops and the Microfarm workdays.  Also, if we are to restart Dorothy’s Café next month as we hope, we need some commitments for regular volunteers (Wednesdays—preparation from 9:30-12, serving and clean-up from 12-3).  Please contact us at  for more information, or to let us know if you can make a regular (or irregular) volunteer commitment to any of our projects.

COFFEE SHOP: Please note we have decided to adjust the serving time for our Coffee Shops (previously known as “Breakfast”) to 7:30-9:30am, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, with volunteers asked to arrive at 7:15am, if possible.  The number of guests we are serving has continued to be quite high, so please keep the gifts of breakfast foods coming!   Food can be dropped off the evening before each breakfast (Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings) from 6-8:30pm, or the morning of each coffee shop at 7:15, or you can contact Daniel at to arrange an alternate time

MICROFARM MORNINGSEach Thursday morning from 8-11:30 will be a workday at Black Acres Microfarm (BAM).   Contact Jade Allen via email ( or phone (352-337-0817) for questions &/or directions to BAM.

ART-FOR-ALL: Saturdays from 2-5pm at the Green House, come help craft items for our upcoming open house and holiday sale. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Children are welcome.  This week’s project is cinnamon and bread dough ornaments.

THANK YOU!  Thank you so much to all those who have recently sent in financial gifts to the house!  We greatly appreciate your generosity, which has made it possible for GCW to stay afloat for the time being.  For those able to make a regular commitment for the future so we know what we can count on, we appreciate it, but one-time gifts are very welcome as well—every little bit helps!

QUOTATION OF THE WEEK: At our roundtables this semester, we are discussing the book All the Way to Heaven: A Theological Reflection on Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Catholic Worker by Lawrence Holben, so we thought we’d share a quotation from that book each week.  This is from the forward (written by Kate Chatfield):

The message of the gospel is meant for all people and the beliefs and values of the Catholic Worker were never meant to begin and end at the walls of an “official” House of Hospitality… As Christians, we are all called to perform the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy at a personal cost.  We are all called to be peacemakers.  We are all called to live lives of voluntary poverty.  We are all called to build a new world within the shell of the old and to serve God by serving the common good.


The GCW crew

Posted on 10/20/2013, in HOUSE NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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