GCADP Event TONIGHT; Dorothy’s Cafe starts back up this week

GCADP EVENT AT THE GREEN HOUSE TONIGHT!  Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GCADP) invites you to meet Florida Death Row exonerees Herman Lindsey and Seth Penalver. This “meet and greet” social will be tonight– Sat, Nov 2 from 7-9pm at the Gainesville Catholic Worker House (The Green House—218 NW 2nd Ave).

Seth Penalver and Herman Lindsey were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death and spent 18 and 3 years, respectively, on death row in Florida before proving their innocence and gaining release.  They will give a brief talk, at 7:30 pm, sharing their stories. The rest of the evening will be an opportunity to meet them and share fellowship with them.

They will also be speaking Sat, Nov 2, at 3:30 pm in the library at St Augustine’s Catholic Church and Student Center, 1738 W University Ave, and Sun, Nov 3 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Mennonite Meeting House, 1236 NW 18th Ave.  Call Miriam Elliott at 352-378-1690 for more information.

PRAYER SERVICE TOMORROW: The Open Table community will be holding its monthly prayer service and potluck tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 3 beginning at 4pm at the Green House.  The theme month will be “Cloud of Witnesses.”  All are welcome.  Contact gvillecw@yahoo.com for more information.

DOROTHY’S CAFÉ STARTS BACK UP THIS WEEK!  This Wednesday Nov. 6, we are bringing back Dorothy’s Café to our weekly lineup, serving a nutritious lunch in a welcoming, hospitable atmosphere.  Preparation is from 9:30-12, and serving/clean-up is from 12-3.  Can you volunteer this week?  If so, click here to sign up, or for more information, please contact us at gvillecw@yahoo.com.

COFFEE SHOPSWe are still having coffee shops on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7:30-9:30 (volunteers asked to arrive at 7:15 if possible).  Volunteers and breakfast foods continue to be needed!  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 daniel.loya.apd@gmail.com to arrange an alternate time

MICROFARM WORKDAY AND MORNINGThis coming Saturday from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM will be the monthly workday at Black Acres Microfarm (BAM).  Also, each Thursday morning from 8-11:30 (including this Thursday, 11/7) is also a workday at BAM.   Contact Jade Allen via email (jadesallen@yahoo.com) 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.  Our project today (Nov. 2) is recycled paper earrings and paper cranes, and next Saturday (Nov. 9) it is jam making and card making.

THANK YOU SWEETWATER ORGANIC COFFEE for the generous gift of a lot of coffee for our morning coffee shops.  We are ever so grateful.  If you don’t know about Sweetwater (http://www.sweetwaterorganiccoffee.com/) you should check them out!  They are a local roaster of organic, fair-trade coffee.

QUOTATION OF THE WEEK: From chapter one of All the Way to Heaven: A Theological Reflection on Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Catholic Worker by Lawrence Holben:

In a very real sense, the whole of Catholic Worker theory and practice comes down to a single question: How does one live a consistent, fully human life?…

In beginning to formulate an answer to that question, the Worker does not start with anything new or “original.”  The assumptions about the nature of reality in which its response is grounded are not things created by Dorothy Day or Peter Maurin; they are all to be found in Hebrew and Christian Scripture, in the teaching of the Church, and in nearly two thousand years of Christian faith and practice…

…Indeed, what is singular about the Worker’s response to these assumptions is that it dares to believe that they can be enfleshed in the way we live our lives together, do our work, and structure our society…

That the men and women of the Catholic Worker have, in a unique way, “made up their minds” to attempt to put into concrete practice truths that Christians down through the centuries have affirmed in the abstract goes a long way toward explaining the character and charism of the movement.



Posted on 11/02/2013, in HOUSE NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sheila Broderick

    I am writing to compliment the blogger! You are doing an excellent job of keeping us informed about the activities of the GCW! Good communication is vital to the mission! Thank you so very much for your time and contribution!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Sheila! But I have the easy job–it’s the folks running all these events, and particularly the ones who are living at the house, who are really making things happen, and keeping the flame alive. 🙂 We really appreciate your support.

  2. Occupy Journey

    I want to say that I enjoyed my visit to the morning coffee very much.

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