Community Potlucks

Each evening of the pilgrimage, we’ll be hosting a community potluck.

Please join us for an evening of food and fellowship in support of the Pipeline Pilgrimage.  Bring a dish to pass and hear the stories of the walk and the local efforts to confront the pipeline project. Please also bring a plate, cup and utensils if possible.

Locations

Wednesday, April 1, 6:30pm – First Congregational Church in Dalton, 514 Main St, Dalton, MA

Thursday, April 2, 6:30pm – Nine Mountain Retreat Center, 9 Mountain St, Plainfield, MA

Friday, April 3, 6:30pm – United Congregation Church of Conway, 44 Whatley St, Conway, MA

Saturday, April 4, 6:30pm – Shintaido Farm Retreat Center, 595 River Rd, Deerfield, MA

Sunday, April 5 (Passover Seder Potluck – no shellfish, pork, leavened (yeast) bread, or mixed dairy/meat dishes), 5:00pm – All Souls Unitarian Church, Greenfield, MA, 399 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

Monday, April 6, 6:30pm – United Church of Winchester, 99 Main St, Winchester, NH 03470

Tuesday, April 7 – Supper will be provided for pilgrims – no potluck

Wednesday, April 8, 6:30pm – The Lodge at Windblown Cross Country Skiing, 1180 Turnpike Rd, New Ipswich, NH 03071

Thursday, April 9, 6:30pm – Unitarian Universalist Church, 20 Elm St, Milford, NH 03055

Friday, April 10, 6:30pm – First Church of Nashua, 1 Concord St, Nashua, NH 03063

Saturday, April 11 – Supper will be provided for pilgrims – no potluck

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The Door Opens

DSC_0179I have been so touched, over the past 48 hours, to read the messages of people who respond with a big YES to the idea of joining together for a pipeline pilgrimage this April.

Dozens and dozens of people have written to us since we posted the website Monday morning. Strangers writing to say things like, “I can donate money and time.” and “Do you need food?” and “We would be happy to provide breakfast.” and “I can help with logistics and transport.”

And so many people have shown up eager to walk together. Eager to spend the early days of April, as these piles of snow disappear from the landscape, tracing the route, town to town, with our footsteps, expressing our deep grief and our deep hope in these times.

Thank you, all, strangers who will become new friends. It is already a pleasure to join together with you in this journey.

We are spending this week emailing the invitation to groups in New Hampshire and Vermont and starting the initial inquiries into housing, food and transportation for pilgrims on this journey. Have a connection to a church that might open its doors to us or a group that might be interested in providing dinner for the walkers one evening? Let us know at pipelinepilgrimage2015@gmail.com

Many, many thanks.