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HOUSE NEWS: Cookbook, Greens, Blankets, and Upcoming Retreat

For more information on what’s happening this week at the Green House, please click here.

Thanks to Gloria and Dave Chynoweth for their interesting presentation at Thursday’s roundtable on the Enneagram as a spiritual tool for better understanding our fellow human beings.  Gloria and Dave have been so supportive of our work here at the house since the beginning. Hearing them talk about their desire to understand one another better as a couple (with a very long marriage) as well as other people was inspiring. We really appreciate their willingness to share what they have learned.

Gloria has made some copies of a cookbook Kelli had put together years ago with soup and bread recipes. It also includes some recipes from Bill Demers – another local baker and soup-maker.  It’s got a number of the recipes we still use today at the cafe. We’re selling them for $5 – all proceeds go to the house. Thank you, Gloria!

And thanks to all the folks who have donated greens recently – both market farmers and school gardener extraordinaire Paul Campbell.  They do require some work before we can fit them in the fridge to store them for the cafe. If you are able to stop by and cut some greens next weekend – or bring some home to cut and return to us later in the week, please let us know!

We can still use some blankets if anyone has extras left. We still have folks stop by regularly asking, and we are down to giving them blankets off the beds. If you have extras, please call to arrange a time to drop them by. It’s supposed to grow cold again this week.

Retreat Opportunity: John, in his capacity as program director with Pax Christi USA, is organizing a retreat specifically geared toward students and young adults, ages 18-35. You can find the information on the retreat by clicking here. The retreat will be held in Keystone Heights, FL (which is between Gainesville and Jacksonville) on March 5-7. It will be an opportunity for prayer and reflection, discussion and celebration, planning and organizing. If you’re interested in participating, contact John at

John is out of town with work again this week, and it would be a huge help if Kelli knows who is coming on Wednesday (and can take a break from the cafe during the afternoon!). Please write and let us know if you are planning on being here to help out – Friday Breakfast Brigade too.

Thank you for all you do. We hope to see you this week!

Kelli and John