July 9, 2009

[Vox News] Be Nice To New Jersey Week

What’s with the hate being heaped onto the peanut shaped state? Sure, everyone’s heard the jokes about Jersey and it’s radioactivity, but it’s a beautiful place, not to mention the source of inspiration for a film that totes one of the best soundtracks. So for your enjoyment, here’s a few fun facts that will help you appreciate the little engine that could known fondly around the world as the Garden State.

  • The first-ever baseball game in the United States was played in Hoboken in 1846.

  • New Jersey’s diners are famous for their unique architecture and sheer numbers — there are said to be more in the state than anywhere else, leading some people to call the Garden State “Diner Capital of the World.”

  • New Jersey has a Trash Museum, 2 De Korte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst

  • New Jersey is the birthplace of such superstars as: Jon Bon Jovi, David Copperfield, Bruce Springsteen, Dionne Warwick and Sickaction.

    [Sunday Liturgy]
    Our Sunday Liturgy is at 11:00 AM at Space 12 (3121 East 12th Street). Join us as we continue our journey through the church calendar known fondly around the world as the Lectionary.

    [Summer Hoods]
    This summer, our neighborhood groups will be meeting by life stage (Students/Professionals, Marrieds, and Families). So plug into the appropriate group during the week and get a chance to talk and interact with people who are dealing with similar challenges. Email us for more info or check out our map for locations of each group.

    [Calling All Drivers!!]
    One of our own, Becky Hwang, has been getting rides every Sunday to join us for our Liturgy. We are in the process of trying to find more people to help pick her up from her trailer and bring her to Space 12. If you have a car and are willing to serve Becky by picking her up in the morning, please send an email to Emily, our Local Partnerships coordinator.

    [Comedy Improv Tuesdays]
    Living Room Show – Space12 is hosting comedy improv Tuesdays 21st at 8:30pm. Cast members of The New Movement divide into two groups and perform alternating “living room” style improv comedy. The first group generates information for scenes with conversational storytelling which is performed by the second group. After 30 minutes, the groups switch and the performers become the storytellers.

    [Dance Dance Revolution]
    For the next few weeks, there will be a free ballet/hip-hop dance class held at Space 12 from 10am-12pm. It is open to ages 4-12, so if you know any kids in that age range, have them come check it out! Any questions, please email us.

    [Won’t You Be My Friend?]
    Hi, my name is Vox Veniae. I’m 3 years old, very friendly, and housebroken. I would like to be friends with you!! I promise to not Zombie bite you, nor will I ask you to join my kingdom. I just want to be your friend because that will make me happy. To add me as your friend, click here.

    [BYOM – Bring Your Own Mug]
    Because food is such a great catalyst for community, we plan to have delectable edibles and drinkables available every Sunday morning during our liturgies. Although it would be easy to buy disposable cups for the drinks, we want to be an environmentally conscious community and ask that everyone bring their own mug. This way, you’ll not only feel more at home, but we can all do our part in reducing unnecessary waste.

    [Rides to Vox]
    If you live on campus and are in need of a ride on Sunday morning to join us for Liturgy, please email us and we’ll hook you up. If you could send an email by 11pm on Friday, that would be greatly appreciated.

    [Photo by bridgepix @ Flickr]