Yard sale donations now being accepted!

Yard sale donations now being accepted!

Donations Now Beings Accepted!!!! Woven CDA is hosting a benefit yard sale on May 26th from 9 am to 2 pm. We will gladly accept donations of household goods, clothes, toys, yard items, bicycles, furniture, tools, etc. We can not take computers, TVs, firearms, large appliances. Drop off at 153 Charles St. Please contact for more information! All proceeds benefit Woven City Restoration!

30 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 6!

Spring Cleaning Day 6!  To see each day go to:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/299958837199394/
Help Woven Help You!
We are collecting clothes, shoes, and household items from April 2nd to May 1st. Message for dropoff or pickup info.

Counter decluttering tips:
1. If you started with cabinets early in the week you should have more space. Put things away - 😁
2. Have a basket or tray to hold incoming mail, school papers, etc. that tend to collect.
3. Ask family members to put things away
4. Make space IN cabinets for appliances like toasters, mixers, blenders. You might use it for 5 minutes, but then it just sits. 
5. How about a basket for collecting junk that sits on the counter? You should really throw "junk" away, but if it has use and you are keeping it, put it in the basket to keep the counters clean!
6. Take 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes at night to put stuff away. This really helps!
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Spring Cleaning Fundraiser!

30 Days of Spring Cleaning Fundraiser

Help Woven (www.wovencity.org) while we help you!

We will post cleaning tips on Social Media every day for 30 days starting April 2nd

We are hoping to collect 600 bags of clothes and shoes! 
We are also planning a May Yardsale for other household goods (no appliances/TVs)!
Please share with friends, family, and co-workers.

As you declutter, we are happy to pick up donated items! 
Just message on social media or email leah@churchofthecommons.org for a drop off location or to have items picked up!

This week's cleaning tips (some areas take more time):
1.Kitchen (Keep items in good condition for our yardsale)
Junk drawer
Upper cabinets
Lower Cabinets
Top of the Refrigerator

2. Bedrooms (spring is here!)
Clothes Closets
Bureaus
Shoes

Please place clothes and shoes in trash bags. 
Please place household goods in a box, wrapping any fragile items.
Remember to contact us for a drop off location or pick up!

Help us collect 600 Bags of clothes and shoes!

Love, With Mud On Its Boots

Note from Pastor Chris Bannon of The Commons Church:

Hello Friends,

What is love? And moreover, what does it mean to love a PLACE?  A PEOPLE?  A  CITY?

Love is more than sentiment. It is more than warm feelings; more than the sweetness of nostalgia or affection. While these feeling and experiences matter - it most certainly does matter to my wife how I FEEL about her - the substance of love is not found in the FEELING, but in the LIVING. It is found, in fact, in the day-to-day tangible acts of surrender and self-giving for the sake of the other. 

My personally held, warm feelings are nice. But sometimes, rolling up my sleeves and digging into a sink full of dirty dishes counts for a whole lot more.

If just genuinely loving another individual is a complex and costly calling, how are we to wrap our heads and hearts around what it means to love a CITY? In all its potential and brokenness, beauty and ugliness, celebration and frustration: when we say that as a church we are called in Christ to LOVE Rochester, NH ( or wherever else we find ourselves made neighbor ), beyond merely fostering warm feelings for this place ( which, some days can be challenge enough! ) how do we imagine that we might even BEGIN to make such a calling, such a love, effectively and experientially REAL?

On Wednesday at our annual "Horizons" Vision & Partnership gathering, as a body we *officially* voted to lay the groundwork for the brand new WOVEN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION as a non-profit subsidiary to The Commons. What WOVEN is, what it will mature into and become, is a multi-faceted thing: an organizational home for a number of different "big picture" initiatives, dreams and partnerships that the Lord has laid upon our heart. But at its simplest, WOVEN is the beginning of our best attempt to answer this question: What does it mean, and what sort of TOOLS and resources will it take, for the church of Jesus Christ here in Rochester to truly LOVE our city well?

The beginnings will be small. And, there will be a whole lot of learning, experimentation and stumbling along the way. But in this choosing, committing to begin, we have declared our conviction that the love of Jesus for his people - for his WORLD - and for this our city, is not a flimsy, hypothetical or sentimental manner of thing. We declare our conviction that, in Jesus, we come to know and embody the Love of God in all its earthy, gritty, tangible and immanent REAL-ness. This is Love, up to its elbows in a sinkful of dirty dishes. This is Love, with mud on its boots. I, for one, am eager to see the ways this Love will lead and shape, bless and challenge us in the days ahead!

In Christ, with You,
Pastor Chris