Invitation: Hopework Supper and Circle, Sunday, Feb 23, 4-7 PM
From: Lynn Englund (
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:34:19 -0800 (PST)
Dear Hopework friends,

The days are getting longer and the trees are starting to glow with the 
faintest green. Despite today’s blizzardy weather, warmer days are coming soon, 
and spring is sure to be around the corner. John and I invite you to join us 
for this month’s Hopework supper and circle on Sunday, February 23, from 4-7 
PM. We will share a simple meal followed by the pleasure of listening to each 
others’ stories. 

Last month brought  new visitors and long-time friends with a delightful 
sharing of stories on what we were adapting to in the new year. This month’s 
topic is on the image of “melting” and how it can be used to describe parts of 
our lives. Icicles melt drop by drop in the sun, glaciers melt more slowly with 
rivers flowing deep below the surface before surface change is visible. Dig 
back in your memory and find a story of a time of melting. Was the melting from 
the outside first, like an icicle, or a slower and deeper shift? Was something 
freed when the ice thawed? Did anything flow with the ice melt? 

Please let me know if you are coming: I have room for about 12 people around 
the table (maybe 20 if we move it out of the way). Call or email Lynn or John 
by Saturday night (2/22) to let us know how many plan to attend.  

Time: Arrive between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. The meal will begin about 4:30 pm. We 
usually finish telling stories and cleaning up about 7:00-7:30 pm, depending on 
the size of the group.

Menu: Bring food or a favorite beverage if you are able to share. I'll provide 
a main dish (usually vegetarian) and will offer coffee and my assortment of 

For those of you who are new to this invitation, Hopework is the practice of 
creating opportunities intended 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. Hopework gatherings occur 
on the last Sunday of the month from January through April with a different 
topic each month.

Email or call 612-710-7287 (Lynn’s cell) to RSVP or with questions.

Lynn Englund, John Wallace
The Metro Lofts
2650 University Ave West, #315
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Map and directions:


BUS: Take the 16 or 50 bus to Berry Street. The Metro Lofts is the building 
with Snap Fitness and Dunn Bros on the main floor.

PARKING: Park on the streets to the south or west of the building. Parking in 
the large lot off University Ave on the east side of the building is marked for 
commercial customers only, but is convenient for short-term guest parking.

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 on your left.

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