January 28, 2010

[Vox News] No Name-Calling Week Edition

What sort of world would we be in if name calling pulled a Cato Kaelin and ceased to be relevant in our society? Would bullying in schools cease and give way to random frolics down school hallways between predator and prey? Would buddy cop films lose its foothold on this country’s funnybone because the bad cop can’t call the good cop an excremental slice of ineptitude pie? And would rap battles fall off the face of earth and become so underground that they’re buried 6 feet under? Who knows, but think about it this way: All the grating personalities that make a living by name calling have their days numbered. So people like Simon Cowell and his nipple shirts, Kathy Griffin and her D-List, and Jay Leno and his Ballchinian jaw will no longer be lining their pockets at the expense of others. If that isn’t heaven, then I don’t know what is. To learn more on how we can make this distant dream a closer reality, click here for more details. Three cheers for No Name-Calling!!

[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 conversation through the epic letter of Romans. Our Sunday Liturgy is at 11:00 AM at Space 12 (3121 East 12th Street).

[Global Updates]
By now, all of you have probably heard of the heart breaking devastation that happened in Haiti. We mourn the loss of life and pray for healing and redemption to move into this country that has been ravaged by war and natural disaster. If you are interested in finding out more about the needs in Haiti and how you can help, check out the resources found here. And for more details on other global partnerships, visit the website for update, as well as finding out how you can be involved.

[Spring Neighborhoods]
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, 10:30am

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

[Round 4]
On January 29th at 7pm, Space12 will be hosting the fourth installment of the round, aptly named ‘Round 4’. During this multi-sensory, mixed media art barrage, the stage will be shared by an amazing lineup of visual artists, slam poets, songwriters and digital artists, including; Mother Falcon, Meryll, John Roy Jenkins, Tova Charles, Shanitra Harris, Richard Koehler, Brad istre, and Dallas Peters..
For more information, please see the facebook event. If you are interested in lending a hand during this event, please email Leslie Harrington.

[Clothing Remix]
On Saturday, January 30th starting at 12pm, 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. For more information, please see the facebook event. Any questions or comments, feel free to send them to Anslee.

[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.

[Care Communities Art Show]
The Care Communities will be having their 2nd Annual Care Partner Art Show. This event fathers works by Austinites living with AIDS and Cancer that display the amazing inspiration that they have drawn from their life experiences. So join us next Friday, Feb 5th from 6pm-9pm and experience this uniquely beautiful opportunity. For more information, please see the facebook event.

[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.

[Generosity Report – December]
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 December’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 Sathya’s Pics @ Flickr]