Welcome to two new members, Looking for a bread sponsor, and all the week’s news…
WELCOME KURT AND ALEX! We would like to extend a warm welcome to two recent additions to the live-in community at the Green House: Kurt Naperschat and Alex Templeton. Kurt has been participating in the GCW community for some time now. He is originally from this area, but spent much of his life traveling around. We feel blessed that he has made his home with us now. Alex also is a “ramblin’ man.” Born in Thomasville, North Carolina, he now travels around as a full time Catholic Worker, most recently in Yuma, Arizona. We will have a more official welcome for both Kurt and Alex at our roundtable later this month on Thursday, February 20th, and Alex will be our speaker so you can come hear more of his story then, if you like. Watch for details in future updates.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPONSOR GCW BREAD? One of the favorite parts of Dorothy’s Cafe is our home-baked bread but it takes a lot of flour! We are looking for anyone willing to “sponsor” our bread by purchasing bulk flour from the Citizens Co-op. The Co-op has been so kind to extend to us a discount so it comes to just $22 for a 20 lb bag of organic whole wheat or white flour. Sugar, yeast, salt, and beans are also appreciated. Ask for details on ordering. Contact email@example.com for more information.
OTHER GCW NEEDS: As mentioned last week, we are still in need of more very sturdy drinking glasses, and also more spoons. Thrift store or garage sale finds are very welcome! Also, the Art-for-All group needs old white sheets. And finally, we could use some tools (hammers, screwdrivers, etc.) for the House if you have any to spare.
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 such as fresh fruit, boiled eggs, baked goods, and fair trade coffee are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to volunteer or to bring food.
DOROTHY’S CAFÉ: Come 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 email@example.com for more information, or click here to sign up.
MICROFARM MORNING: Come help at Black Acres Microfarm this Thursday morning from 8am-11:30. Contact Jade Allen via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:
Do not depend on the hope of results. When you are doing the sort of work you have taken on, essentially an apostolic work, you may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. And there too a great deal has to be gone through, as gradually you struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. The range tends to narrow down, but it gets much more real. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationships that saves everything.
From a letter written by Thomas Merton to Jim Forest dated February 21,1966. The full text of this letter is published in The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters by Thomas Merton edited by William Shannon, published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux. Merton would have been 99 years old this past week.