Farewell, Darlene

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All of us at Patchwork Central are deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Darlene Blagg, a volunteer extraordinaire and a member of the Patchwork Central Worship Community.  Darlene was present in many parts of life at Patchwork. She worked in the food pantry two days a week every week. She made cookies for First […]

Things Change, Things Stay the Same

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We’ve needed to make a few changes around Patchwork as the number of covid-19 cases in Evansville have increased dramatically. These changes include: Masks are required for everyone inside our buildings. Neighborhood Hospitality is taking place outdoors on our front lawn. Our Bike Shop is closed until further notice. Even with these changes, we continue […]

Back to School!

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The new school year is just around the corner, and Patchwork Central is here to help families prepare! Patchwork Central’s annual Back to School Sale is coming up on Saturday, July 31 from 8 am-11 am. At at the sale, parents and guardians can purchase bags of new school supplies, new socks and underwear, and […]

Big Blessing

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It all started with one vaccination. One of our regulars—we’ll call her “Marge”—heard that last month (April), Patchwork would be the site of a mobile vaccination clinic. It would distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the “one-shot” that doesn’t require a second dose. Marge excitedly pre-registered for the shot. Then the vaccine changed. The Johnson […]

Visits with Friends

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Patchwork’s Neighborhood Hospitality is all about being here to chat. It’s about saying hello and having time to talk. It’s about being here to check on old friends. It’s about a good cup of coffee and time to vent. It’s about telling tall tales and laughing together. It’s even about meeting the neighborhood’s famous Amazon […]

Snow Days

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It’s been quiet at Patchwork over the last two weeks. We’ve been closed for much of the time because of all the winter weather. We care about the safety of our staff and volunteers, and so our policy is to close whenever school is cancelled in Evansville.  It has been a brief sabbatical in the […]

Hospitality News from Shawn

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An update from Shawn in Patchwork’s main office: Hospitality has been in full swing even though we’ve had to resort to outdoor hospitality.  We still have our group of regulars who show up out front with their masks on and all bundled up to drink coffee, have snacks, and visit with one another.  Word gets […]

A New Year

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It’s a new year, and Patchwork Central’s programming is back in operation. Our food pantry, health ministry, and hospitality programs re-opened on Monday, January 4 after our short break. Immediately, we were busy chatting with everyone about their holidays, serving up a lot of hot coffee, taking some blood pressures, assembling many food orders, serving […]

Advent 2020

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This pandemic has proven how fragile our connections can be. Tiny, invisible particles of proteins and nucleic acids have radically up-ended our entire way of life. Talking across a table, hugging, going to a favorite spot with friends, singing together, even seeing the lower half of another person’s face—all of it seems like an echo-memory […]