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 […]

Happy Birthday, Patchwork!

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In October, Patchwork Central turned 43! This is something to celebrate, especially in the middle of a pandemic and with so much uncertainty in the world. We plan to be here for many years to come, participating in our neighborhood and listening for ways that our skills and interests can be of assistance to our […]

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 […]