Re: Invitation to Hopework Supper, Sunday, Jan. 22
From: carl perkins (
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:31:34 -0800 (PST)
Thank you for the invitation! I intend to attend :)

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Lynn Englund <lynn [at]> wrote:

> 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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