Free summer lunches at the Huss Project!

We are very pleased to announce that, through a partnership with Three Rivers Community Schools, there will be FREE summer lunches for kids at the Huss Project.  Wow! “WHEN?” you ask.  Lunches will be distributed Monday through Thursday from noon-12:15, beginning next Monday on June 17 and ending August 8 (no lunches the week of…

Underground Supper Club 4

Thom kha for toilets: A report from the June Supper Club

This past weekend, we hosted our fourth Underground Supper Club to enjoy fresh, local food with a group of friends and raise money for the Brick Campaign.  Our menu this time had an Asian theme, with coconut soup (thom kha) and spring rolls for appetizers, vegetable fried rice or chicken pad thai for an entree…

Halfway there, with days to spare! Now: help us flush a toilet.

Are you ready for this?  We can hardly believe it, but we are thrilled to announce: we’ve not only met our $3,000 match challenge, but we’ve officially reached our $50,000 goal before June 15!  What does this mean?  Lots of things! We’ve made it halfway to our overall $100,000 Brick Campaign goal. Next week, we’ll sign the…

Family Fun Night

Summer activities at the Huss Project

So much of what you’ve been hearing from us over the past few months has been related to our current Brick Campaign, which is an effort to raise money to secure *cino’s ownership of the Huss property and begin infrastructure improvements so we can host fun, creative programming year round.  We still need all the…

Double your dollar

And we have another match! Double your dollars!

We’ve posted and sent out a lot of material already today, but we just couldn’t wait to share this thrilling news with you: we have another match!  Another anonymous donor has just offered to match Brick Campaign donations up to a total of $3,000, which would launch us right over our $50,000 goal!  This means…

Chad Morgan-Sterenberg

Buy music, support the Huss Project!

Now through June 15, Chad Morgan-Sterenberg is offering a set of songs for sale in support of the Huss Project; if you purchase the album “Lundgren Tree Farm,” you’ll also receive a bonus track when you download!  Read on to learn more about how this collection of music is connected to the project and hear…

I don’t have $100 … now what?

One of the important values of the Huss Project is creating space for all people to contribute what they are able, in the belief that we all have something to give.  For some of us, we have gifts of time or creativity.  Others have the ability to give money or encouragement. We know that $100…

Huss Project launch!

419 bricks down … and 81 to go by June 15!

We only need $8,100 more to reach our goal! When we sent out our S.O.S. report on the Huss Project Brick Campaign on May 3, we were stuck at $29,300, which was a whopping $20,700 short of what we need to pay the balloon payment on our mortgage on June 15.  Since then, we’ve been…

Underground Supper Club 3

Spring supper club a delicious success!

Earlier in the day, the weather turned cold, gray and windy — not a surprise for May in the Midwest.  But by 7:00 pm, the sun was shining, the grills were hot and the guests were arriving in anticipation of our third Underground Supper Club, this one at the Apple Farm Community in Three Rivers….

Huss Project launch!

Brick Report 5.14.13

After our blog post and e-mail on May 3 about the possibility of losing the Huss property if we can’t pay the balloon payment on our mortgage by June 15, we had a flurry of donation activity.  When we sent out that S.O.S., we were at $29,300, but this morning, we’re at $39,200 — which…

Thomas Merton

The road ahead of us

Here in Three Rivers, we have a tradition of reading a poem or a blessing before our shared meals, and so we keep around a variety of collections of short meditations.  One that I’ve appreciated has been Dialogues with Silence, which combines prayers and drawings from Thomas Merton.  The collection opens with this one, which…

We’ve met our match!

Let May 3, 2013 go down in history as the date that *culture is not optional met its matching donation goal a whole 12 days early!  Our Brick Campaign donations last Friday not only reached our goal of matching a $4,500 commitment from an anonymous donor by May 15, but they exceeded the goal to…