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Please join us for the Mennonite Worker's (formerly Missio Dei) third annual benefit dinner on Saturday, February 23rd at 7pm at Faith Mennonite Church (2720 E 22nd St Minneapolis).
Proceeds from this dinner will help us with our goal of raising 100K for a new hospitality house (more on that below).
Dinner will include appetizer, dinner and dessert. Please let us know if you are vegan or have other dietary concerns.
Our menu includes moussaka, Greek salad, and cheesecake. We'll also serve mint lemonade. If you are vegan or vegetarian, please send an email to email@example.com so we can prepare an alternative dish for you.
Dinner will be accompanied by live music. There will also be some poetry and a brief presentation explaining our fundraising project.
Childcare will be provided, please let us know if you will be bringing children and their ages.
$10 suggested minimum donation...you can pay online, but we'd prefer that you pay via cash or check at the door (there are less fees that way). All are welcome, regardless of donation.
Please RSVP by February 16.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate, visit our website.
If you have any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Mennonite Worker
Founded in 2004, The Mennonite Worker is an Anabaptist intentional community with members (in two hospitality houses). We are committed to following Jesus’ way of simplicity (seeking a sustainable life with a healthy relationship to possessions), hospitality (inviting friends and strangers to share our life together), prayer (being rooted in life-giving spiritual rhythms), peacemaking (breaking our addiction to power as we get in the way of violence and injustice), and resistance (naming and challenging oppression wherever we find it as we seek to embody an alternative).
About the Hospitality House Campaign
Of all our values, hospitality is most central to who we are as a community. Hospitality has taken many shapes throughout our history – from short term guests who have recently experience foreclosure to longer term guests who have had a history of homelessness and/or institutionalization. We have received many guests from many different walks of life – each with their own story.
Currently, the Mennonite Worker owns one community house – Clare House. Our reliance upon other housing has been unstable and unsustainable. In recent months, we have had to turn many away. Not only have guests needed lodging, but others have wanted to join our community to help with our work. But we are at capacity.
We are currently raising funds for the purchase of a hospitality house to provide food, shelter, and healing that comes from belonging to community. We are hoping to find a fixer-upper large enough to provide 7+ bedrooms for members and guests. We began raising funds last year with the goal of raising $100,000. We are currently about 65% on our way toward that goal.
In addition to open hospitality rooms, the house will host several meals a week, open to anyone, and be home to the Gene Stoltzfus Center for Peace and Justice – a community resource center geared towards the broadening of the peace witness of the Twin Cities faith community.
When & Where
The Mennonite Worker
For more information, visit www.mennoniteworker.com