New Routines for Arts & Smarts

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The fall semester of the Arts & Smarts Children’s Program is underway. We’re making art, we’re building academic skills, and we’re having fun. This will be a year unlike any before it, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ve adjusted our programming for increased safety and we’re all settling into the new routines and schedules. […]

Sozo Health Ministry

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How do you do a health ministry in a pandemic? For a little while, we didn’t. We are not a clinic. We don’t have special access to extra Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We don’t have a specialized cleaning staff to disinfect at a medical level. We can’t do testing. It took a little while before […]

Small Things with Great Joy

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“Do small things with great joy.” That was the quote that came to Gail’s mind when I asked her to summarize her past couple months of providing Shade Tree Hospitality on Patchwork’s front lawn. Indeed, it has been very much about the small things: a cup of lemonade, some fresh produce, a blood pressure check, […]

A Different Back to School

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Patchwork Central’s Back to School Sale is tomorrow, July 25, from 8 am-10 am or while supplies last. Kits cost $6 for grades K-3 and $8 for grades 4 & 5. For well over 25 years, Patchwork has held a sale before the start of school in order to help kids be equipped to learn. […]

Art Garden 2020

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Patchwork’s Art Garden activities start next week! You can sign up today! But, things will look different this summer. Here’s Rita to tell you a little more about our plans. Will we have stories with the fabulous Susan Fowler? Yes! Will we have art projects for kids to work on? Yes! Will we be planting […]