Advent Compline/Bible Study Monday, Art-for-All Items Still Available, and more…
ADVENT COMPLINE AND BIBLE STUDY: Monday December 9, from 7:30-9 at the Green House, we will be sharing Advent Compline (Night Prayer), followed by a scripture study in which we take a closer look at the stories of Jesus’ birth. Last week we looked at Matthew; this week and next we will focus on Luke. All are welcome! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ART-FOR-ALL ITEMS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Thank you to all who stopped by our Open House and Holiday Sale this past Saturday! It was a wonderful afternoon, and we enjoyed seeing many of our friends. Many of the beautiful Art-for-All items were sold, but there are still many wonderful things left! Please consider dropping by any time the house is open for our weekly events, or else contact us at email@example.com to arrange a time to stop by and finish your holiday shopping!
COFFEE SHOPS: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday Mornings from 7:30-9:30 we will be having our usual coffee shops–volunteers asked to arrive at 7:15 if possible. Volunteers are also needed for cleanup from about 9:30-10:30 AM. Donations of breakfast foods are welcome—contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to volunteer or to bring food.
DOROTHY’S CAFÉ—ALL SET FOR THIS WEEK; PIZZA CAFÉ NEXT WEEK: This week a group from Jacksonville is coming to help out with Dorothy’s Café, so we are all set on volunteers. However, next week will be our last café of the semester, and per tradition we will be doing a pizza café. Watch for more details in our update next week!
MICROFARM MORNING: Come help at Black Acres Microfarm this Thursday morning from 8am-11:30. Volunteers are desperately needed. BAM is essential to the work of the Green House because it donates almost all that it produces to GCW. Contact Jade Allen via email (email@example.com) or phone (352-337-0817) for questions &/or directions to BAM (very centrally located in the heart of Gainesville).
GCW BUSINESS MEETING: Our December business meeting was pushed back from last week to this coming Thursday, December 12 from 7:30-9 at the Green House. All are welcome.
GCW HOLIDAY BREAK, AND CLEANING DAYS: The Green House will close for the Christmas break on Saturday, December 21. As we prepare to close, we would like to give the house a good cleaning and have everything in order for the new year and the new semester. There are many tasks with which we could use extra help! If you are available on December 19, 20, or 21 at any time for an hour or two, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time for you to stop by and help out. Thank you!
CHRISTMAS SNAIL MAIL LETTER TO GO OUT THIS WEEK: Our Christmas snail mail letter will be sent out later this week. If you would like to receive a copy and do not think you are already on our address list, or would like to give us your updated address, please contact email@example.com. We would also be happy to send you a copy via email!
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK: From Chapter Three of All the Way to Heaven: A Theological Reflection on Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Catholic Worker by Lawrence Holben:
In one of her “On Pilgrimage” columns, Dorothy [Day] explained that [Catholic Worker] anarchism in another way, playing of St. Augustine’s famous adage: “To us at the Catholic Worker, anarchism means ‘Love God and do as you wish.’” Of course, for the Christian, to truly love God is to wish to follow God’s will, not one’s own. So, in the end—if Day’s statement is to be taken seriously—Catholic Worker anarchism is a sublime paradox: In the name of absolute freedom, we must voluntarily renounce that freedom for the will of God and the common good, becoming the servant of all. We must become like Christ, washing feet at the Last Supper. And, in so doing, we will discover for the first time the true meaning of freedom.