Rest for Weary Feet

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The Sozo Health Ministry is in the midst of a lot of new things. In the past few months, we’ve begun several new collaborations and we’ve hired a second staff person to help John Rich manage the program. Katie Loehrlein joins John as the Associate Health Minister and the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Specialist. Katie […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snow Days

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It’s been quiet at Patchwork over the last two weeks. We’ve been closed for much of the time because of all the winter weather. We care about the safety of our staff and volunteers, and so our policy is to close whenever school is cancelled in Evansville.  It has been a brief sabbatical in the […]