Whether you’re jaded or devout, uninterested or passionately ablaze, religious humor is, and always will be a reinforced bridge to help connect you and your neighbor. I mean, who doesn’t find knock knock jokes about Jesus hilarious? And who wouldn’t ROFL when they see Michelangelo’s painting of Adam and God with the caption ‘Pull My Finger’? That’s right, nobody. So feel free to fire off some religiously charged humor at your fellow neighbor, my Vox friends. And who knows? Perhaps you may hear some thunder and see some lightning, which is typically a sign that God has just laughed so hard that he shot milk out of his nose.
“A priest, a rabbi, and a leprechaun walk into a bar…”
Go ahead, finish the story and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Rasanble – A Benefit for Haiti]
The Haiti benefit dinner is only a few days away, and for those who RSVP’d, get ready for a plate of delicious food!! For those who were unable to RSVP, never fear, as you will still able to participate and experience everything we have in store for you this Saturday, everything but the food, that is. So come join us at 6:30pm for an amazing evening that will be benefiting the outpatient clinic and orphanage in Sainthard, Haiti. For more details, please see the facebook event.
On Saturday, April 24th from 10am to 2pm, there will be a clothes swap at Space12 and looking to engage the crafting community through this exciting event. We would like to encourage all of you to come out and let your inner craftsperson shine. In addition to bringing some of your used clothes, feel free to bring some desserts as well, and get ready to swap clothes, or embellish your old threads to make them new. Any questions or comments, please see the facebook event or email Anslee.
With the diversity of our community and the different interests that we have, Vox is proud to present the Slashies to promote our community-based initiatives. Plug into one or plug into all. Click here for details and a map of all the slashies. Here’s an update:
We will be meeting at Space12 at 10am this Saturday the 24th and going to the old Mueller airport buildings. Afterwards, we will grab lunch together, so grab your cameras and come along!!
Here is the list of current Slashies:
1. Vox Community Garden Initiative – contact Jessica
2. Vox Book Club – contact John Bagwell or Nick Deere
3. Anti-Zombie Initiative – contact Anslee
4. Sunday Morning Bible Study – contact Libby
5. Cycling Crew – email us or join the facebook group
6. Sewing Class – contact Delores
7. Basketball – contact Yeeland
For more details on these slashies, you can find them here.
[Generosity Report – March]
We’re grateful for the generous community that we have. Your generosity allows us to be generous to the city of Austin and the world around us. For the details of March’s giving, you can download the report here. If you have any questions please email Michelle.
Have you ever started a movie after missing the first few minutes? Did you wonder why the characters were acting the way they were? Were you lost in the story? The prologue of a narrative help us to understand why things are the way they are. Join us this Sunday as we continue our series on the opening chapters of Genesis called Prologue. Our Sunday Liturgy is at 11:00 AM at Space 12 (3121 East 12th Street).
As part of our journey with Christ, Baptism plays a beautiful part of the growth and maturity process of faith. On May 16th, we plan on having a Baptism celebration for all who are interested an are in the process of preparing Baptism classes which will begin in the very near future. If you have any questions (theologically or otherwise) or are interested in getting baptized, please contact Gideon.
[Our Trash Is Your Treasure]
Have you ever gone to a yard sale and picked up a seemingly useless piece of junk, but upon arriving home you discover that it is in fact a priceless artifact? Well, this is your lucky day, because Space 12 has a few items for sale at a mind blowingly affordable price!! As an added incentive, if you purchase any one of these items, you will receive a free ping-pong tutorial from one of our resident sensei’s.
Desk (4 Available): $70.00 each
Rolling Office Chairs (2 Available): $60.00 each
If you have any questions regarding these items or would like to come check out the good, you can contact Paul and set up an appointment.
With the global landscape ever changing, it would be foolish to think that our little pocket of life in Central Texas is all that matters. As a small molecule in the global Church, we desire to continue our global partnerships as well as highlight different things people from the Vox community are involved with around the globe. For more details on our different partnerships, check out these following links to catch a glimpse on what Vox is doing around the globe. Click here for more details on other global partnerships as well as finding out how you can be involved. You can also check out the latest updates from Haiti, India, and Ethiopia.
We’ve always wanted to exercise generosity by giving out as much as we can to those around us who are in need. If you would like to partner financially with Vox in this mission, we have several options for you.
[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.
Spring Neighborhoods is in full swing, friends!! We would love to invite everyone to plug into a neighborhood this year and live the church with those around you. Our neighborhoods will be organized by geography, so whatever part of town you live, we have a group for you!! Check out the map to see when and where each neighborhood group meets.
MidTown – Wednesdays, 7pm
Central – Sundays, 1pm
South – Tuesdays, 7pm
East (Wed) – Wednesdays, 7pm
East (Sat) – Saturdays, 10:00am
[Lost and Found]
No, we’re not referring to the band whose song ‘Lions’ features the slinky as a percussion instrument. We’re referring to the bin of unclaimed goodies and homeless artifacts located next to the water cooler by the bar at Space12. If you think you may have left something at Space12, chances are it’s been put into the lost and found bin. At the end of each month, we plan on donating the contents of the lost and found bin, so please check to make sure you haven’t misplaced anything you don’t mind passing along to those who can use it.
[Getting Involved with Vox]
Have you always wanted to get more involved with Vox but haven’t known how? Do you have a passion or vision for something that Vox isn’t currently involved in? If you answered YES to either of these questions, then this is for you!! We would love to help you get more involved with what’s happening in the Vox community, as well as come along side your passion and vision to help it leave the dream realm and give it life. If this at all interests you, please let us know by sending us an email.
Recently, we finished our conversation through Paul’s letter to the Romans and discussed Paul’s reference to the Roman community as, “complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another” (15:14). The word ‘complete‘ was often used in the ancient world as a sailing term, whenever the wind would fill (complete) the sail and propel the boat towards the open seas. In the same way, our hope is to become a community where our knowledge propels us to where God is moving in the world. As a tool to help us move in this direction, we compiled a list of suggested readings which can be found here.
[Greenhouse Needs You]
We’re looking for people to help teach the next generation at Vox. So if you love hanging out kids, reading stories, doing crafts, or love hearing the funniest things come out of kids’ mouths, then Greenhouse is the place for you.
Nursery: 0-3 years
Seedlings: Pre-K to 2nd Grade
Roots: 3rd Grade and up
[Won’t You Be My Friend?]
Hi, my name is Vox Veniae, and this is my cousin Space 12. I’m 4 years old, and Space just turned one a little while ago. We’re very friendly, housebroken and love our bellies rubbed. We would like to be friends with you!! We promise to not Zombie bite you, nor will we ask you to join our kingdom. We just want to be your friend because that will make us happy. Click here to add Vox as a friend and here to add Space12 as a friend.
You might be wondering what this acronym stands for. Well, allow me to spill the beans!! WYOMP stands for ‘Wash Your Own Mugs, Please ‘. One of the new perks of having our liturgy at Space12 is the plethora of mugs and drinking utensils at our disposal. Unfortunately, when the liturgy is over and the snacks are all consumed, the once clean cups are left dirty and all alone in the sink. If you could, after you have finished enjoying the delightful snacks and beverages, please lend a hand with washing the mugs and drinkware. That would be greatly appreciated.