Special “Setting Boundaries” presentation Thursday, Lenten Bible study begins today (Monday 3/10), and more…

SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON “SETTING BOUNDARIES” ON MARCH 13th by MARSHALL KNUDSONAs have previously mentioned, the director of the Alachua County Crisis Center, Marshall Knudson, will be coming to share a special presentation on “Setting Boundaries” on Thursday, March 13 from 7-8:30pm at the Green House.  We are sure that this will be an immensely helpful and informative evening.  All of our volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend, as well as any other interested members of the community.  Check out the facebook event page for this presentation here.

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY BEGINS TODAY: We are so pleased to announce that Marijka Ulanowicz will be leading a Lenten Bible study for us on several Mondays during Lent.  Marijka has an M.A. in scripture from Washington Theological Union.  She will be taking us through a close reading of the passion narrative in the Gospel of John.  Each session will begin with a brief Lenten Prayer Service.  Here is the full schedule:

  •             Monday, March 10, 7:30-9pm: Introduction to the Gospel of John
  •             Monday, March 17, 7:30-9pm: First segment of the Passion in John
  •             Monday, March 24, 7:30-9pm: Second segment of the Passion in John
  •             ***note: no session on Monday, March 31***
  •             Monday, April 7, 7:30-9pm: Third segment of the Passion in John

If there is interest, we will follow up with two more sessions in late April/early May looking at the Resurrection and the Epilogue of John’s Gospel.  Thank you so much to Marijka for agreeing to do this.  Please join us—you won’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity!   

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Here’s the short version of this week’s schedule of regular events; for more details click here or contact gvillecw@yahoo.com.

  • Coffee Shops: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings from 7:30-9:30 AM
  • Dorothy’s Café: On Wednesday with prep from 9:30 AM -12 PM, serving from 12:30-2:30 PM, and cleanup from 2:30-3:30 PM.  Click here to sign up.
  • Microfarm Morning: Thursday from 8:30-11:30 AM. Contact Jade Allen via email (jadesallen@yahoo.com) or phone (352-337-0817) for questions &/or directions.
  • Hospitality Afternoon: Thursday from 1-4 PM
  • Art-for-All: Saturday from 2-4 PM



In our own contemporary context of the rat race of anxiety, the celebration of Sabbath is an act of both resistance and alternative. It is resistance because it is a visible insistence that our lives are not defined by the production and consumption of commodity goods. Such an act of resistance requires enormous intentionality and communal reinforcement amid the barrage of seductive pressures from the insatiable insistences of the market, with its intrusion into every part of our life from the family to the national budget. . . . But Sabbath is not only resistance. It is alternative. It is an alternative to the demanding, chattering, pervasive presence of advertising and its great liturgical claim of professional sports that devours all of our ‘rest time.’ The alternative on offer is the awareness and practice of the claim that we are situated on the receiving end of the gifts of God. 

from the preface of Sabbath As Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, by Walter Brueggemann


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