Roundtable this week: welcoming Kurt and Alex, and special presentation by Alex

MONTHLY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION-THURSDAY, 2/20, 6:30-8pm: This coming Thursday will be our monthly roundtable discussion/potluck, and it will be a special one indeed as we formally welcome two new members to our community: Kurt Naperschat and Alex Templeton.  In addition to this, Alex will be our speaker for this roundtable.  Originally from Thomasville, North Carolina, he describes himself as a traveling Catholic Worker.  He interned at the Simone Weil/Peter Maurin House in Dubuque, Iowa, and most recently served a fledgling CW community he helped to form in Yuma, Arizona.  The title of his presentation is: “The Future of the Catholic Worker Movement.”  Please join us to welcome Kurt and Alex, and to hear Alex’s presentation.  If you are able to bring a dish to share, that would be helpful, but if not, come anyway!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON “SETTING BOUNDARIES” ON MARCH 27 by MARSHALL KNUDSON: The director of the Alachua County Crisis Center, Marshall Knudson, will be coming to share a special presentation on “Setting Boundaries” on Thursday, March 27 from 7-8:30pm at the Green House.  All of our volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend as well as any other interested members of the community.  More details to follow in future updates.  Check out the facebook event page for this presentation here.

HOSPITALITY: We have begun offering hospitality to our guests on Thursday afternoons from 1-4pm, with haircuts, showers, minor first aid and respite and drinks.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Daniel at 863-207-3670, or

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 CAFÉ: As usual, we will be serving 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 MORNINGSCome help at Black Acres Microfarm this Thursday morning from 8am-11:30 or for the monthly weekend workday this Saturday, 2/22 from 8:30-11:30.  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.


What is Love?
Loving someone does not simply mean doing things for them; it is much more profound. To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance; it is to understand them, understand their cries and their body language; it is to rejoice in their presence, spend time in their company and communicate with them. To love is to live a heart-to-heart relationship with another, giving to and receiving from each other.”
– Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche


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