Invitation: Hopework Supper and Circle on Sunday, February 24
From: Lynn Englund (
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 19:40:54 -0800 (PST)
Dear Hopework Friends,

January's Hopework circle and supper was a wonderful mix of long-time friends, 
new faces, and delightful stories. We lingered long past our usual ending time 
as as the conversation flowed. It was a very satisfying launch to Hopework 
activities in 2013. 

February's Hopework supper and story circle will be held Sunday, February 24. 
Our topic remains sharing how we are navigating our journey in the flux of 
life. If you haven't attended a Hopework supper in a while, February's a great 
time to share what's new in your life. Bring a friend; all are welcome.

In the context of the constant change and flow around us, we rely on a variety 
of devices to guide our decisions and actions. We often must often make them 
"on the fly" and often with little certainty of the outcome we desire or 
knowledge of how it 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. February is a month when catalogs full of 
new enticing plants and seeds show up in my mail box. New varieties beg to be 
tried; the heirlooms promise strong performance. February's Hopework metaphor 
is the seed. What are you thinking about planting? Or perhaps you have already 
planted and are watching for the signs of growth. I invite you come with a 
story of a "seed" in your life.

February Hopework Supper and Circle

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013.

RSVP: Please let John or me know by Saturday night (2/23) 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:
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" The building is at the stop. 

PARKING: Park on the streets to the south or west of the building and come up 
the back stairs to the main entrance. Parking in the large lot off University 
Ave on the west side of the building is technically for commercial customers 
only, but the risk of being noticed is very low.

BUILDING ENTRY: Push "451" on the security box for John to 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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