Invitation to Hopework Supper, Sunday, Jan. 22
From: Lynn Englund (
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:20:45 -0800 (PST)
Dear Hopework Friends,

I hope your holidays were merry and the new year started in good health. I am gladdened by the steadily increasing length of the days, which is becoming appreciable. Today has an additional 25 minutes of daylight over Dec. 21. By January 31, we will have another 33 minutes of daylight. I take unreasonable comfort in knowing that the earth remains steady on her path around the sun, even as record high temperatures in January suggest rapidly changing weather patterns on the planet.

Hopework's monthly circle and supper begins again this Sunday from 4:00-7:30 PM. I am eager to reconnect and to hear where your journey's are taking you. Please join John and me on Sunday for a simple meal, then a circle to share hopes and possibilities for bringing something new to those large or small places where our lives meet the world. Put voice to what you know is possible, share the "gaps" you observe between how things are and how you would like them to be, the actions that call you to stay inside your hopes, and the shifts of vision that occur as you meet the challenges on your journey. Together we will witness each other's possibilities, nurture connections and friendships, and celebrate the steps we take on our journeys.

January Hopework Supper and Circle

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2011.

RSVP: Please let us know by Saturday night (1/21) how many plan to attend. Call or email if you have any questions. I have room for about 12 people around the table (and at least 20 if we move it out of the way!)

Time: Arrive at 4:00 pm (or at 3:00 pm if you would like to visit and be on my cooking and setup team). The meal will begin at 4:30 pm. We usually finish telling stories and cleaning up about 7:30 pm.

Menu: Bring a dish or a favorite beverage to share. I'll provide a main dish (usually vegetarian) and will make coffee and offer my assortment of teas.

For those of you who are new, Hopework is the practice of creating spaces for people to get to know and like each other and to find renewed hope and purpose with and from each other. Hopework' suppers and story circle evenings are a way to reconnect with friends who have shared in our work and to meet new acquaintances who share our interests. Each month we look forward to greeting Hopework friends, Philosophy Camp/Lives Worth Living alumni and fellows, and making new friends and acquaintances.

January through April circles and suppers will be on the 4th Sundays of each month. Please join us when you can!

Future dates:
January 22
February 26
March 25
April 22

Lynn Englund and John Wallace
The Metro Lofts
2650 University Ave West, #315
Saint Paul, MN 55114

651-646-0069 (home)
612-710-7287 (cell)

Map and directions:

Park on the street to the south of the building and come up the back stairs, or park in the large lot off of University Ave.

Push "451" on the security box for John or "300" for Lynn to buzz you into the building. The elevator is to the right of the lobby. Turn left on the 3rd floor when you get off; we're in unit 315.

Lynn Englund

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