From Church Soup Kitchen to Healing Community: How Recovery Café San Jose Came to Be 

From Church Soup Kitchen to Healing Community  How Recovery Café San Jose Came to Be  by Dana Bainbridge Pastor of Urban Sanctuary (formerly First Christian Church San Jose) and Co-Founder Recovery Café San Jose     On this particular Sunday, it is already hot at ten in the morning in downtown San Jose.  So, the Adult […]

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Giving Back

  “For it is in giving that we receive” – St. Francis of Assisi   One of our Guiding Principles at Recovery Café and across the Network is to Give Back. This principle, as principles often do, may take on a range of interpretations relating to an individual’s expression of and connection to the principle. […]

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Living from Love

I would like to offer three tips to help us live from love instead of fear—even in the midst of overwhelming realities. The three tips are:  turn inward, turn toward, and turn outward.     Tip number one for living from love, instead of fear: Turn Inward. If our responses are to flow from love […]

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Our Letter of Response

June 1, 2020   Dear Community, We are living in painful and unprecedented times. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery— on top of all the brutal murders of African Americans throughout our nation’s history— have further laid bare the enduring, systemic racism that is alive and well in the US. Meanwhile, […]

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Recovery Café Jefferson County is closer to opening its doors! 

“Truly new ground.” Starting around mid-March, it seemed like just about everyone I’d ever given my email address to was reaching out with an update on how their entity was addressing the growing pandemic. Reading the opening lines in succession almost turns into a poem, which conveys the feeling of those initial days, and the […]

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