|Invitation: Hopework supper and circle Sunday, Sept. 23 4-7 PM||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Englund (lynnhopework.org)|
|Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:15:05 -0700 (PDT)|
John and I are happy to announce the continuation of Hopework Suppers on the fourth Sunday of the month starting next Sunday, September 23, from 4:00-7:00 PM at our home. We invite you to join us for a simple shared meal followed by a story circle. This year's theme is navigating our journey's in the flux of life. As deliberate and thoughtful people attempting to live good lives with concern for the web of all existence in which we find are embedded, and in the context of constant change and flow around us, we rely on a variety of devices to guide our decisions and actions, recognizing that we often must make decisions "on the fly" and often with little certainty of the outcome we desire or how they will affect the moves of others. Although there are many senses of "flux" in science, technology, and the arts that I am not familiar with, choosing the words "in the flux of life" to describe living in the condition of constant motion and change reminded me of another definition for flux that I am familiar with. When I was a jeweler (in what seems a lifetime ago), I painted metals to be soldered together with flux, a substance that removed oxidation and impurities from the metals I was joining so that the solder would flow and the joint would be strong. I am captivated by these two meanings of flux; one of constant movement and flow; the other referring to the capacity to remove impurities from metals to allow them to flow. Sometimes I experience something like this clearing of the way in life and feel that I can move forward easily and with strength. For the September circle, I invite you come with a story to share about a time when you took action, or changed an action, or you wished you had been able to make a change --large or small--to positively alter an outcome for yourself and the lives of those you touch to smooth the way for life to flow, whatever the outcome. September Hopework Supper and Circle Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012. RSVP: Please let us know by Saturday night (9/22) how many plan to attend. Call me at 612-710-7287 or email if you have 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 7:00 pm, depending on the size of the group. 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 to this invitation, 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 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 welcoming new friends and acquaintances. This year we will meet on the 4th Sundays of most months. Please join us when you can! Future dates: September 23 October 21 November 25 December (no gathering) January 27 February 24 March 24 April 28 Lynn Englund and John Wallace The Metro Lofts 2650 University Ave West, #315 Saint Paul, MN 55114 Map and directions: http://tiny.cc/FkhvY Lynn 651-646-0069 (home) 612-710-7287 (cell) BUS: Take the 16 or 50 bus to "Berry Street." PARKING: Park on the streets to the south or west of the building and come up the back stairs, or park in the large lot off University Ave on the west side of the building. . BUILDING ENTRY: Push "451" on the security box to have John buzz you into the building, or "300" for Lynn. 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 lynn [at] hopework.org
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