Last Easter Bible Study, Metanoia Semester, Roundtable NEXT week, and all the week’s news
FINAL EASTER BIBLE STUDY TONIGHT: We are so grateful to Marijka Ulanowicz for leading us in a wonderful Lenten and Easter Bible Study, looking closely at the passion and resurrection stories in John’s gospel. The final session, focusing on the epilogue in John, is TONIGHT, Monday, May 12th from 7:30-9pm at the Green House. Please join us! All are welcome, even if you have not attended previous sessions.
METANOIA SEMESTER: As this school year draws to a close and we consider our options for the future, we are realizing we need more committed live-in community members in order to move forward. In the past, GCW has offered internships called a “Metanoia semester” to folks interested in an immersion experience of living and working at the GCW, in order to learn more about what we are and why we do it. If this is something that interests you for the fall or spring of next year, contact Daniel Loya to learn more, at 863-207-3670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS—ROUNDTABLE NEXT WEEK: Please join us next Thursday, May 22 from 6:30-8pm at the Green House (NOT this Thursday!) for our monthly potluck and roundtable discussion. Members of the Eco-Stewards Program will be sharing a presentation with us as part of their immersion experience. The Eco-Stewards Program is a grassroots organization building a community of young adults (ages 20-30) who want to explore the connection between their faith and the call to environmental stewardship. Eco-Stewards can participate in annual, week-long place-based programs as well as summer internships at PCUSA camps and affiliated organic farms. The Eco-Stewards program is supported by Presbyterians for Earth Care, Presbyterian Church Cam and Conference Association, and Presbyterian Church (USA) Environmental Ministries. The Eco-Stewards will be sharing with us about their work and their “eco-journeys.” We are happy to welcome them to Gainesville.
- 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 (email@example.com) or phone (352-337-0817) for questions &/or directions.
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:
“Appeal to Womanhood Throughout the World”/ “Mother’s Day Proclamation”
Arise then…women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
“We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.”
From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with
Our own. It says: “Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.”
Blood does not wipe out dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace…
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God –
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.
–Julia Ward Howe, 1870