Dine to Donate at The Pasta Shoppe
Thursday, March 30, 4:30-8:00 p.m.
Treat yourself to a dinner out at one of Port Washington's favorite destinations! The Pasta Shoppe will generously donate a portion of the night's sales to A Place to Be. Please join us, and help spread the word!
Check out the menu here.
We had another incredible Art Regatta Fundraising event on January 27. Thank you to all of our guests, donors, artists, musicians, and team members who helped to make the event a success! Check out pictures and more here.
COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE
for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Monday, January 16
If you would like to read the introduction provided by The World Council of Churches and/or read along with the music, the booklet can be found here.
Isaiah challenged God’s people in his day to learn to do good together; to seek justice together, to rescue the oppressed together, to defend the orphan and plead for the widow together. The prophet’s challenge applies equally to us today. How can we live our unity as Christians so as to confront the evils and injustices of our time? How can we engage in dialogue, increase awareness, understanding and insight about one another’s lived experiences?
Please join A Place to Be and communities around the world as we pray for awareness, understanding, insight and justice together.
Christian mission begins with friendship—not utilitarian friendship, the religious version of network marketing—but genuine friendship, friendship that translates love for neighbors in general into knowing, appreciating, liking, and enjoying this or that neighbor in particular. . . .
Read more about Brian McLaren's thoughts about the role of friendship in Christian mission here.
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As we continue to make plans for the future of our offerings, we would like to hear from you! Please take a moment to fill out this short survey. Your response will help us to understand the best way to move forward on our journey together. Thank you so much for your time and input!
Beloved Presence on my path of life,
thank you for the footprints left on my heart:
the soft and gentle ones that brought comfort,
the deep and lasting ones of enduring friendship,
the lightly passing ones conveying kindness,
the heavy ones causing necessary change,
and the impressionable footprints swept away by time.
Even though lost, forgotten, or not recognized,
these visitors have led me to live more fully
the innate goodness residing deep within me.
How grateful I am.
Give me the grace to care without neglecting my needs...
The humility to assist without rescuing...
The kindness to be clear without being cold...
The mercy to be angry without rejecting...
The prudence to disclose without disrespecting my privacy...
The humor to admit human failings without experiencing shame...
And the compassion to give freely without giving myself away.
A collision of opposites forms the cross of Christ.
One leads downward preferring the truth of the humble.
The other moves leftward against the grain.
But all are wrapped safely inside a hidden harmony:
One world, God's cosmos, a benevolent universe.
Learn about our Holy Week Retreat: Experiencing Easter through the Lens of Creation here.
Our upcoming spirituality book discussion groups will begin on April 19. Learn more and register to join us here.
Sacred Circle: Contemplative Space for Thinkers and Feelers. Learn more here.
Visit www.redcrossblood.org to register to donate at our upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in 2023:
We would like to express a heartfelt THANK YOU to these community businesses who have supported A Place to Be with Dine to Donate events. We are so grateful for the generosity you have provided for us and for other organizations in our community!