Bill Strickland and the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

Last year at about this time, we felt the spirit move. Kirstin and I were listening to a presentation by Bill Strickland of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild at the annual Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh and an idea began to take shape. Strickland shared his amazing story, from growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in…

Film class photos

Last weekend (as many of you know), a film class from Calvin College visited Three Rivers to film a short promotional video for Imagining Space and a short, original film with Huss School as the shoot location. Overall, the experience seems to have been a great success! The students had a great time in Three…

Triple ripple effects

Bruce Snook has posted a wonderful story with audio and photos about our first adventure in hosting an educational program at Huss School. Rob and I are working in Grand Rapids this week, so we can’t be on site in Three Rivers to help host the students until tomorrow evening, but the process of getting…

Stuff and time

We’ll be hosting a film class and a spring break trip–both from Calvin College–at Huss in the next few months and we’re going to do quite a bit of preparation if we’re to be properly hospitable. The school is currently winterized (no heat, no running water), so we’re going to treat it a bit like…

Patiently moving forward

One: Watch! Wait! The day of God is at hand! All: Like the bud on a tree, God’s possibilities are about to blossom! One: Stay awake! The reign of God is very near. All: We are here, watching and waiting with hope. All: May God bring justice to all people. May God’s reign come on…

Face-to-face on the Eat Well Food Tour

One of the primary reasons we launched the Imagining Space campaign was that, in an age of so much virtual interaction, we realize the distinct value of just being in the same place with other people. There’s simply no substitute for learning and loving in the presence of actual eyes and ears and physical embrace….

St. Gregory’s Abbey

Last night after Compline, we sat up late into the night with Brother Cuthbert and two long-time Abbey guests at St. Gregory’s in Three Rivers. We had a great rambling conversation about the possibilities for partnership between *cino’s Imagining Space project and the Abbey, which seem to be myriad. Exploring the combination and intersection of…

Three Rivers Q & A session

Last night we held a hastily-arranged question and answer session in Three Rivers about the Imagining Space project. We gathered at World Fare (the fair trade store Kirstin and I helped found in 2003) to eat delicious treats (thanks Amber!) and discuss possibilities for the Huss School property. About a dozen people with various connections…