HOUSE NEWS: Monthly microfarm workday on Saturday and Lenten ideas for procrastinators!
DIGGING IN THE DIRT: This Saturday, February 23rd will be our monthly workday at Black Acres Microfarm (or BAM). We’ll be on site and can use some extra volunteers between 9am and noon at BAM, in the 400 block of NW 32nd Street (you can’t miss it). If you’ve never been out to BAM, you need to come and see the incredible things Jade and Lynn have done with their property. The food they grow is a main source of the produce that we serve each week at the cafe. So come on out between 9am and noon on Saturday, whether you can give 30 minutes or the full three hours.
TEMPTATIONS TO POWER: Our Lenten Scripture study began last week when we looked at the temptation narrative in Luke’s gospel. If you can’t join us but want to follow along on the web, you’ll find a summary of last week’s study by clicking here. We’ll continue our study this week on Wednesday from 7:30-9pm with a look at Luke 9:28-36 if you’re interested in joining us.
STILL LOOKING FOR IDEAS FOR LENT? If you are still looking for ideas for how to observe the Lenten season, we’d like to invite you to consider making the GCW part of your Lenten practice this year. Here is some of what we’re offering:
- A special Lenten Scripture study focusing on the Sunday gospel readings throughout the season. We’ll begin this week on Wednesday, February 13, from 7:30-9pm at the house, and meet for the next 6-7 weeks. Just bring your bible.
- We practice community prayer twice a week at 6am, on Mondays and Thursdays. It is usually a time of quiet contemplation followed by a short reflection/discussion. It is over by 6:30am.
- On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout Lent, we’ll offer special reflections on the website. The Thursday reflection will incorporate some of the insights from our Scripture study the previous night. Feel free to visit the site on those days or any time throughou the week and emply those reflections in your own prayer and meditation.
- Commit to volunteering with us for one of our regular projects for the 6 weeks of Lent. We can still use extra help at each of the breakfasts during the week, at Dorothy’s Cafe, at the microfarm on Thursday mornings, Art for All on Saturday, etc. Even an hour of help at any of those projects is a real benefit for us. Or join us for the monthly microfarm workdays on Saturday, February 23rd and Saturday, March 23rd.
SPRING ARTS: On Saturday, from 1-4pm, the Art for All group will be getting a jump on spring by making flowers from fabric, tissue paper and recycled paper. Mary and others will show folks how to use fabric, while Kathy and Elizabeth will have some patterns and ideas for paper flowers. They’ll also have more bottles for people who want to recycle them into vases. And don’t forget! The Green House Knitters are now meeting during the same time frame at the house, so bring your knitting or crocheting if you’re interested!
Hope to see many of you this week!