November 12, 2009

[Vox News] National Peanut Butter Month

On the spectrum of measurable emotions, fear and felicity rarely find themselves sharing the same park bench, lest the conversation converges into talk about the mind bending creamy concoction otherwise known as peanut butter. Depending on the parties involved, it can drive even the most emotionally vacuous humans to ecstatically quiver and squeal with delight like a teenager at Miley Cyrus concert. For others, a mere whiff of the peanut’s stench requires immediate medical attention, lest swollen glands and closed off throats are considered fashionably intelligent. For those who are unable to savor the sweetness of a finely whipped legume, we weep ferociously and hunger for the day a that a cure is found. For those whose glands are unaffected by the sweet and salty succulence of peanut butter, whether you like it creamy or crunchy, straight from the jar or spread on toast, stuffed in candy shell or covered a pretzel, may we not let the sun set before the taste of peanut butter touches our tongues and sends us into a rapturous euphoria.

[Sunday Liturgy]
As the saying goes, When in Rome, do as the Romans do. How did the Romans live? How did the church connect to its surroundings? Why did Paul address specific issues that he did? As this letter changed Rome and greats such as Augustine and Luther, may it change us and our city. Join us as we continue our coversation through the epic letter of Romans. Our Sunday Liturgy is at 11:00 AM at Space 12 (3121 East 12th Street).

[Special Sunday Requests]
Over the next two Sunday liturgies, E.A.S.T. will be descending upon Space12. During these next two weeks, we encourage you to ride your bike to Space12, as E.A.S.T. is a very bike friendly event. There is a high probability that people will be biking from tour stop to tour stop, so come with your wheels, so you can join that E.A.S.T. caravan.

Finally, to help things transition smoothly from Liturgy to E.A.S.T., we plan on starting and ending on time. In order to do this, we request that everyone tries to arrive on time and lend an extra hand in putting away chairs and rearranging the space for E.A.S.T.

[E.A.S.T. Extravaganza]
It’s that time of the year again where the artists scattered around East Austin open their doors for all of Austin to enjoy and appreciate. This year, Space12 is another one of the stops on the tour and will be hosting several amazing events over the next two weeks. Here’s a quick snapshot of the E.A.S.T. events that are coming up:

Gallery Hours
11/14 (Sat): 10am-5pm
11/15 (Sun): 1pm-5pm
11/16-11/20 (Tue-Fri): 1pm-5pm
11/21 (Sat): 10am-5pm
11/22 (Sun): 1pm-5pm

Programs

November 14 (Sat)
12:00pm – 5:00pm — Live Mural Art by J Muzacz
7:00pm – 10:00pm — Fireseed Collaborative

November 18 (Wed)
8:00pm – 10:00pm — Death To All Ice-Cream Trucks

November 20 (Fri)
7:30pm – 10:30pm — The Round #3

November 22 (Sun)
4:00 – 7:00 pm — Displaced Art by PODER

For more details on E.A.S.T., check out their website or check out the details on facebook.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with any of the exciting events happening over the next two weeks, contact Anslee.

[Tools for your Box]
Coinciding with our series, When in Rome, we are providing tools to the community to hear God’s voice through the scriptures. One of the ways Christians have done this throughout history is via a daily rhythm of prayer and meditation. This past Sunday, we introduced a great online resource, Examen.me. We encourage you to utilize this tool daily to center our lives in hearing and seeing God in all things.

[Fall Neighborhoods]
Fall 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. For the next few months, our neighborhoods will be organized by life stage, so whether you’re a student, a professional, married or a family, we have a group for you!! Check out the map to see when and where each neighborhood group meets.

StuPros, aka, Students and Professionals
  South/Central – Tuesday, 7pm
  Midtown – Wednesday, 7pm
  Campus – Tuesday, 7pm

Marrieds – Wednesday, 7pm

Families – Friday, 7pm

Any question? Check out the website, map or email us.

[Dinner and a Child]
Do you enjoy food? And how about children? If so, do we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you!! The families neighborhoods is looking for some help to hang with the kiddos so that the parents can enjoy community and discussion with one another without the joyful interruption of the kidlings. The families neighborhoods meets on Fridays at 7pm and food will be provided, which is usually something Iron Chef worthy. So If you’re interested in helping, please send an email to Carol.

[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.

[Global Updates]
In addition to connecting with local partners and being involved with local initiatives and organizations, Vox is also partnering with people and groups around the world. For more details, visit the website or join next Sunday to hear a live update on how Vox’s Global partners are doing, as well as finding out how you can be involved.

[Generosity Report – October]
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 October’s giving, you can download the report here. If you have any questions please email Michelle.

[Online Giving]
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.

1. Bill Pay through own bank.
2. EFT signup is available online.
3. credit card through google checkout.
4. snail mail


For more information, please click here.

[WYOMP]
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.

[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.

[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 gourmeted @ Flickr]