Thursday, February 9, 2012

Winter Work Days Coming Up!

We are excited to get started on the renovations of our future guest house, gift shop and poustinia across the street from the monastery!  These connected buildings were formerly used for such purposes as rectory, convent, office, etc.  They are humble in size, but full of potential!  We will need many hands to help us transform these rooms into welcoming places for retreatants, discerners and guests to stay, the gift shop into a usable space to sell our homemade goods, religious articles and books, and the beautiful wood-paneled attic into a prayerful poustina for silent retreats.

Future gift shop ready for renovations!
We have scheduled two winter work days on Saturday, February 11, and Saturday, February 18, to begin the project!  We will just be scratching the surface...literally!  We hope to sand the paneled walls in the guest house and prime them.  We will also begin to clean up the poustina and gift shop areas, as well as other projects.  Here are the details for both days:

Saturday, Feburary 11
Prep Work Day
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lunch is provided
Please RSVP: 440-834-0290 or
Come whatever time you can!  Wear old clothes and bring an electric sander if you have one!

Saturday, February 18
Winter Work Day
10 a.m., Vespers at 5 p.m., followed by [meatless] potluck dinner
Lunch is provided; please bring a meatless dish to share for dinner (the day falls during cheesefare week)
Please RSVP by Wed. Feb. 15: 440-834-0290 or
Come whatever time you can!  Wear old clothes!

We hope you can make it on one of these days to share in these exciting projects!

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