Christmastime is Here

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It’s a wonderful time of year at Patchwork! Like many places, the holiday spirit is contagious and adds an extra special spark to everything happening around our building. We spent the entirety of last week celebrating Christmas in the Arts & Smarts program. The kids learned to make origami Christmas trees, they crafted ornaments using clouds […]

Farewell, Darlene

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All of us at Patchwork Central are deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Darlene Blagg, a volunteer extraordinaire and a member of the Patchwork Central Worship Community.  Darlene was present in many parts of life at Patchwork. She worked in the food pantry two days a week every week. She made cookies for First […]

Things Change, Things Stay the Same

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We’ve needed to make a few changes around Patchwork as the number of covid-19 cases in Evansville have increased dramatically. These changes include: Masks are required for everyone inside our buildings. Neighborhood Hospitality is taking place outdoors on our front lawn. Our Bike Shop is closed until further notice. Even with these changes, we continue […]

Back to School!

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The new school year is just around the corner, and Patchwork Central is here to help families prepare! Patchwork Central’s annual Back to School Sale is coming up on Saturday, July 31 from 8 am-11 am. At at the sale, parents and guardians can purchase bags of new school supplies, new socks and underwear, and […]

Big Blessing

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It all started with one vaccination. One of our regulars—we’ll call her “Marge”—heard that last month (April), Patchwork would be the site of a mobile vaccination clinic. It would distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the “one-shot” that doesn’t require a second dose. Marge excitedly pre-registered for the shot. Then the vaccine changed. The Johnson […]

Visits with Friends

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Patchwork’s Neighborhood Hospitality is all about being here to chat. It’s about saying hello and having time to talk. It’s about being here to check on old friends. It’s about a good cup of coffee and time to vent. It’s about telling tall tales and laughing together. It’s even about meeting the neighborhood’s famous Amazon […]