Prayer service on Sunday, GCW needs, January thank you’s, and more…

PRAYER SERVICE ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2ndThe Open Table community will be holding its monthly prayer service and potluck Sunday, February 2nd beginning at 4pm at the Green House.  All are welcome!  Contact for more information.

GCW NEEDS: We are in need of more drinking glasses, preferably very strong, sturdy ones, and also more spoons.  Thrift store or garage sale finds are very welcome!  Also, the Art-for-All group needs old white sheets that aren’t being used anymore for a project they are working on.

COFFEE SHOPSMonday, 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 such as fresh fruit, boiled eggs, baked goods, and fair trade coffee are welcome.  Contact to sign up to volunteer or to bring food.

DOROTHY’S CAFÉCome help us prepare and serve a nutritious home-cooked meal in a hospitable atmosphere this Wednesday.  Preparation is from 9:30-12, serving/clean-up from 12-2:30, and clean-up from 2:30-3:30.  Contact us at for more information, or click here to sign up.

MICROFARM MORNINGCome help at Black Acres Microfarm this Thursday morning from 8am-11:30.  Contact Jade Allen via email ( or phone (352-337-0817) for questions &/or directions to BAM (very centrally located in the heart of Gainesville).

ART-FOR-ALL: Art-for-All is meeting this Saturday from 2-4pm at the Green House.  If you enjoy crafting and turning up-cycled items into something beautiful, please join them!  No prior crafting experience required.  Children are welcome.

JANUARY THANK YOU’S: We are grateful to Porters Community FarmBlack Acres Microfarm, and the farmers at the 441 Farmers’ Market for all the produce they have donated to GCW this month.  Thank you also to Strongtree Organic Coffee Roasters for donating coffee for our morning coffee shops!




O God,
let something essential and joyful happen in me now. something like the blooming of hope and faith,
like a grateful heart,
like a surge of awareness,
of how precious each moment is,
that now, not next time,
now is the occasion
to take off my shoes,
to see every bush afire,
to leap and whirl with neighbor,
to gulp the air as sweet wine…


–from “Let Something Essential Happen to Me” by Ted Loder, Guerillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle, Fortress Press, 1984, 2005.  For the full text, click here


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