Green Tip Next Saturday, April 14th is the 2nd Saturday Drop Off Recycling Day for the City of New Orleans. Items to be recycled include: paper, plastics, metals, cardboard and boxboard, glass up to 50 lbs, Mardi Gras beads, E-waste, batteries, lightbulbs and tires. This month is also a shred day where up to 50 lbs of personal/sensitive papers may be shredded. The recycling center is located at 2829 Elysian Fields and is open on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8am until 1pm sharp. See nola.gov recycling center for more info and reduce, reuse, recycle!
Reading and other Recommendations for 2018
– Future Home of the Living God-a novel, Louise Erdrich,
Evolution stops as mysteriously as it began. Pregnancy and childbearing quickly become issues of state security… a moving meditation on the divine presence, female agency, and the power of love
– Everything Happens for a Reason–and other lies I’ve Loved, Kate Bowler. A memoire. Bowler is young, faithful, living the dream then…stage IV colon cancer. Her journey from faith to new faith.
– Barking to the Choir-The Power of Radical Kinship, Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy and Homegirl Industries-“I’ve learned from giving thousands of talks that you never appeal to the consciousness of your audience but, rather, introduce them to their own goodness.” A quote from the introduction.
– Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saez. A coming of age novel for tweens. My then 13 year old daughter insisted that I read this book. I’m grateful
– Parable of the Sower, and Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler.
A two part, science fiction series about a teenage girl in America in 2030-75. While written in the 1990’s about America in 2030, it a feels a bit too real-environmentally and politically.
– Divine Therapy and Addiction-centering prayer and the 12 steps, This is actually an interview with Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk. It is practical and deep, and offers the spirituality of the 12 Steps without needing to be an alcoholic to benefit.
Name Tag Ministry To volunteer with the distribution of name tags on Sunday, contact Dallas McGlinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robin Hayes at email@example.com.