|Re: Invitation to Sunday, April 28 Hopework supper and circle||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jillian Stein (stein482umn.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:09:58 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi Lynn! I would love to try to come. Would it be ok if I brought Sasha? I'll let you know by Saturday if we can make it :) Jill Sent from my iPhone On Apr 22, 2013, at 11:33 AM, Lynn Englund <lynn [at] hopework.org> wrote: > Dear Hopework Friends, > > I'm looking forward to April's Hopework supper and circle, the last one for > this academic year. This year has provided me with many opportunities and > significant change since my current teaching position ends May 26. Here's a > brief update on what's happened recently. > > February's circle brought together a wonderful group of new and familiar > faces. The stories that were shared and discussion that followed seemed to > strike an electric chord with many. The conversation was too rich to be > contained and went long past our usual ending time, leaving ripples that are > probably still resonating with many. > > My trip to Denmark (March 15-23) with students was rewarding and all that I > had hoped for. (It was also the reason the March Hopework event was > canceled.) We explored Copenhagen by bike and on foot and visited two Danish > folk high schools and three intentional communities in towns within easy > commute by train and bus. The experience has made some of my ideas for > community life seem more attainable; I am eager to pursue them. > > Active recruitment is peaking for Philosophy Camp, the month-long Lives Worth > Living course (May 28-June 21) and weekly sister course, Catching Lives Worth > Living. (See http://philosophycamp.umn.edu). Call if you have questions about > openings. This is one of the most rewarding, valuable, and engaging > community-building and living-learning experiences that participate in. This > is our 12th year! > > As for next year, I am exploring possible teaching opportunities and > administrative work at the University, as well as wanting to have more time > to develop my own community-building and educational interests. The format > for Hopework may change next fall depending on what emerges. > > Invitation for Sunday, April 28, 4:00-7:00 PM. > > April's Hopework supper and story circle will be held Sunday, April 28. Our > topic remains reflecting on how we are navigating our journey in the flux of > life. If you haven't attended a Hopework supper in a while, this is our last > meeting until fall, and 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. April is a month associated > with "opening." What is opening in you, or in your life? Or perhaps, like our > spring, the opening you desire has been delayed, or has not yet found the > right conditions to emerge. I invite you come with a story about how the > image of "opening" related to your life. > > Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013. > > RSVP: Please let John or me know by Saturday night (4/27) how many plan to > attend. Call me at 612-710-7287 or email, and let me know 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 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 will be the last gathering until fall. > > 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" 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 or towed 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. > Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://lists.hopework.org/mailman/listinfo/hopework-l
Invitation to Sunday, April 28 Hopework supper and circle Lynn Englund, April 22 2013
- Re: Invitation to Sunday, April 28 Hopework supper and circle Jillian Stein, April 22 2013
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