(Left to right: Chelsea Tanis, Ginna Quesada, Ainsley Rynders, Jonathan Huang)
This past weekend, we officially welcomed our 2013 summer interns to Three Rivers. This will be the fourth summer that we’ve had a group of interns join our year-round resident community to help support *cino’s work during our busy season. That said, we welcome these new friends not just to share in the work load, but to offer a fresh perspective, join in hospitality and engage in mutual learning.
Our series of orientation activities began on Friday and continued through the weekend, including a bike tour and overview of Three Rivers, a welcome dinner and conversations around *cino’s history and core values. Last night, the group gathered for a house meeting with the residents of the rectory to begin exploring the logistical details of living in intentional community. We’re also in the process of assigning specific tasks for the summer, which is always a welcome challenge — we want to honor each person’s gifts, while also pitching in as a community to share in the nitty-gritty tasks.
This summer, we’ll be hosting weekly Family Fun Nights, lunches four days a week, a community garden, three storytelling nights, two Underground Supper Clubs and one big annual Future Festival — all on top of our usual publishing and community development work! It will be a busy few months, but we look forward to working hard side by side, and then playing hard side by side to rejuvenate ourselves and weave a resilient, joyful community.
Thank you, Chelsea, Ainsley, Jonathan and Ginna, for giving yourself so generously to this place for a season!Last modified: March 4, 2020
Welcome, all of you! What a gift to *cino and TR! Hope you have a chance to worship with us at Florence Church of the Brethren/Mennonite. First Sunday of the month is potluck! Will see you in TR. peace, Nina