Set-Up Volunteers Needed

Some of our long-time set-up volunteers would like to move on to other opportunities, so SIM is seeking sangha members who would be interested in embracing this rewarding way to serve the sangha.  We would also like to expand our existing teams from two to three to lighten the workload and shorten the time it takes to do the work.

If you become part of a set-up team, you commit to coming one Thursday per month an hour before the meeting, 6 p.m. the first three weeks of the month, or 5 p.m in the fourth week (that week the beginning meditation instruction starts at 6 pm).  Closing down after the meeting takes between 30-45 minutes, depending on how much extra help other members can provide.

If you’d prefer to be part of a general pool that assists on an as-needed, as-available basis, that would also be very welcome.

This work of transforming the Dharma Center space into a welcoming place for sangha members to gather is rewarding work.  It’s an opportunity to get to know our new place intimately and to get to known fellow sangha members you might otherwise never interact with.   If you are interested in becoming either part of a volunteer-team or part of a volunteer-pool, please email Margaret Buss.

Volunteers Needed for One-Day Retreat January 28th

If you plan to attend the one-day retreat on January 28th with Amma Thanasanti, would you consider helping with either set-up or take-down of the Dharma Hall?  Tasks include bringing flowers, setting up the tea service and/or cleaning up kitchen and break room afterwards, setting out name tags, setting up the sound equipment, and arranging chairs and cushions — you won’t have to do them all; you would be part of a team and would be guided in the tasks.

The daylong start at 10 a.m.  The set-up team will meet at 8:45 a.m. to ensure the Dharma Hall is ready by then.

If you are interested in this special act of dana to the community, or if you are able to bring flowers, email Margaret Buss.

Flower Yogis Wanted

If you have a green thumb and a colorful garden (or other source) and would be willing to bring flowers to sangha meetings or one-day retreats, on either a one-time or regular basis, please email the Set-Up Coordinator Margaret Buss.