September 3, 2009

[Vox News] Labor Day Edition

Are you working hard or hardly working? Whether you’re lazy or laborious, this weekend’s for you!! With good weather, great friends and colorful confetti, party hardy, peoples!! And what’s a better pairing to Labor day than the start of College Football? Seriously, the only work one should be doing is creating a crevice with your derriere on your favorite couch and root for your favorite team while nursing your beverage of choice. Aaaaahhhh…Labor Day and College Football. They go well together like Tango and Cash.

[Sunday Liturgy]
We all long to be a part of a family. Vox is a mini family trying to participate in the work of God’s global and historical family. Join us for family time over the next three Sundays as we talk through the details of our vision and mission in the city God has called us to. Our Sunday Liturgy is at 11:00 AM at Space 12 (3121 East 12th Street).

[Liturgy Logistics at Space 12]
As we make our transition in becoming the newest tenants in Space 12, there are a few logistics we wanted to pass along.

1. Being a Good Neighbor
We want to encourage everyone to be mindful of the surrounding neighborhood. As tenants of this new space, we are surrounded by families and individuals who have called this section of East Austin home for dozens of years, if not generations. Let us be aware of our actions and try our best to be as good a neighbor as we can to the community.

2. Carpool/Biking Encouraged
One of the challenges we will be facing/addressing is enough parking for the Vox community. To help alleviate this, we encourage you all to try carpooling or biking to Space 12.

3. Space 12 Parking
We are anticipating a very full parking lot most Sunday mornings, and we will do our best to accommodate as may car as possible. There will be people on site to direct the parking traffic so as to best utilize the space.

When the Space 12 lot becomes full, there will also be off-site parking available on 13th St (between McKinley and Airport) and Oakgrove Ave (off of 12th).

For a map of all the available parking options during the Sunday Liturgy, it can be downloaded here.

[Fall Neighborhoods]
Neighborhoods will be launching its new season this Sunday, September 6th, in the form of a BBQ. During this feast, we will have more information as well as signups for those who are interested or have questions. RSVP on facebook. In the mean time, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us.

[Austin Craft Mafia]
This Saturday, September 5th, there will be a Clothing and Crafts Swap and Charity bake sale at Space12 from 12pm – 6pm. If this is your cup ‘o tea, then bring some clothes, crafting supplies and any sewing equipment you may need to ‘pimp that jacket’. There is a $5 suggested donation, and proceeds from this event will benefit Space12 as well as Austin Public Library Youth Services “Sew What?” program. More details can be found here. If you have any questions, feel free to email them.

[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.

[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 is now through manual application.
3. credit card through google checkout.
4. snail mail

For more information, please click here.

[Global Fundraiser]
Recently, one of our own, Evan Wilson, gave an update on his plans to move to Central Asia as well as organized a fundraiser chock full of food, facts and fun. If you missed the festivities, it doesn’t mean you missed the boat to lend a hand. If you would like to get more information or wish to make a contribution, please send an email to Evan.

[ECC Feedback]
A few weeks ago, we had a Q&A session regarding the possibility of having Vox join the denomination called Evangelical Covenant Church. If you have any questions or feedback about Vox joining the ECC, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to email your questions or comments to 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 speedye @ Flickr]

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