|Invitation: Sunday, March 30, Hopework Supper and Circle||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Englund (lynnhopework.org)|
|Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 09:02:33 -0700 (PDT)|
Dear Hopework friends, John and I are happy the sun is shining today as we prepare for the Philosophy Camp fundraising event this evening at St. Frances Cabrini church (separate forwarded invitation). Next Sunday, March 30, is our next Hopework circle and supper. John and I invite you to join us from 4-7 PM to share a simple meal followed by the pleasure of listening to each others’ stories. Last month brought new visitors and long-time friends who shared stories related to the metaphor of what was “melting” in their lives. The stories brought up deep emotion as we share the ways we we are letting go and loosening bonds — to identities, to employment and its security, and especially in grieving the loss of loved ones. This month’s topic centers on climate change. We are bombarded daily with dire predictions, warnings, contradictory theories, and urgent calls for action. This month’s circle prompt asks participants to share ONE aspect related to climate change grabs you the most. There are any number of topics that might grab you: Food security? Clean water? Drought/flooding? Reducing fossil fuel consumption? Changing habits of consumption? We will spend the evening listening to learn which concerns are most alive for us and why. 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 (3/29) 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 teas. 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 ask questions. Lynn Englund, John Wallace The Metro Lofts 2650 University Ave West, #315 Saint Paul, MN 55114 Map and directions: http://tiny.cc/FkhvY Lynn 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; unit 315 is on your left.
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