Invitation: Hopework supper and story circle, Sunday, Jan. 27, 4-7 PM
From: Lynn Englund (
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:36:54 -0800 (PST)
Dear Hopework Friends,

Greetings in 2013. I hope the New Year finds you healthy and doing well. Today 
seems like a good day to send an invitation for January's Hopework circle and 
supper. I watched Obama's second inauguration this morning while working out 
and am working at home in preparation for tomorrow's classes. The new year 
finds me with many new beginnings on my mind, even while I am still working to 
finish up projects that are ending. 

January's Hopework supper and story circle will be held Sunday, January 27. Our 
topic remains sharing how we are navigating our journey in the flux of life. In 
the context of the constant change and flow around us, we rely on a variety of 
devices to guide our decisions and actions as we live our lives. We often must 
often make decisions "on the fly" and often with little certainty of the 
outcome we desire or knowledge of how they will affect others. Life sometimes 
presents us with endings to accept or new beginnings to live into, whether we 
wanted them or not. Other times we find ourselves motivated to bring about 
something new or put to rest what we are ready to leave behind. 

Join us and watch January's still-full moon rise from our east-facing windows 
about 6:15. The new moon, which wanes soon enough, has been associated with 
endings and letting go of attachments. As we begin a new year, perhaps there 
are also endings to be made and letting go to do. For January's circle, I 
invite you come with a story of an ending or new beginning. It might be a story 
from the past that has been important. It might be a change that is in process 
now or anticipated in the future. What might be said to be closing or opening? 
How might the change affect you or alter your journey? What do you hope for in 

January Hopework Supper and Circle

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2012.

RSVP: Please let John or me know by Saturday night (12/26) 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 

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 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.

We meet the 4th Sundays of most months. Please join us when you can! New faces 
are always welcome. 

2013 dates:
 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:

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 to the main entrance, 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.

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