Potluck and Gift Circle at Leland House

In the spirit of building community, Leland House of the Stone Soup Community offers its first Gift Circle!

Experiments in Alternative Economies
Gift Circle at Leland House
1430 West Leland, Chicago

Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 – 8:30pm

6:30 pm potluck–we mix and mingle, eat and enjoy.  Bring something to share if you feel inspired, and don’t worry if you are not inspired. There is always plenty.

7-8:30pm we will circle up and offer gifts, skills & capacities

Please RSVP (to membershipleland@stonesoupcoop.org) by Sunday, March 25.

What happens at a gift circle?

We meet, mingle and eat.  Then we form a circle and people go around and share what they need. All kinds of things have been asked for: bodywork, milkcrates, help healing a broken heart, garden help, someone to talk to about life goals, child care, etc. The need is spoken with no expectation of it being fulfilled. People in the circle respond if they feel it.

Then people go around again and offer a gift, something they would like to share with no expectation of it being accepted.  A wide range of things have been offered: a bag of pears, an Indian dinner delivered to your door, instruction on how to make the perfect pie crust, conversation in Arabic, French, Italian & Spanish, research help (from a librarian), help writing a simple will (from a lawyer), etc.

We hope to see you there!

Posted March 21, 2012 by erin




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