October 29, 2009

[Vox News] International Magic Week Edition

Whether you’re in the business of making things disappear or employing smoke and mirrors to mystify your mates, you best brush off that bunny and top hat in preparation for International Magic week. Card tricks and levitation aside, there’s finally a kosher use for misdirection outside of tax evasion. Although Harry Potter and David Blaine have a corner on the magic market, their appeal is waning like a rubber wand. So get ready to make your mark with eye opening escapology and hair raising illusions that will make Harry Houdini scream ‘AAWWWW SNAP!!!’

[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).

[Fall Back!!]
If you had an extra hour in your day, what would you do with it? Would you bank more sleep? Would you party harder? Would you watch the movie Titanic 3 times in a row? Whatever tickles your fancy, you get an extra hour this weekend, thanks to Daylights Savings Time, so remember to set your clocks back an hour!!

[East Side Halloween Party]
It’s HERE!!! The East Side Halloween Party is gonna be all up ons this Saturday!! For those who volunteered to bring stuff or help, we appreciate your generosity. If you would like to drop off the goods before the party, you can do so anytime between now and Friday by bringing them to Space12. Or if it’d be easier, you can bring it to the party location, 4711 Prock Lane. We would love to see you at the party, so bring your friends, your kids, and your costume and get ready to party out on the East Side!! Here’s the details:

Saturday, October 31st
5pm-9pm @ 4711 Prock Lane

[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.

[It’s ECC, Yea You Know Me]
Although unaffiliated with the 90’s rap group Naughty By Nature, Vox is looking into joining the exciting denomination known as the Evangelical Covenant Church, (ECC for short). If you have any questions or would like to know more about the ins and outs of this denomination, please join us with your questions or curiosities. In the mean time, if you have any questions, please email them to us, or go to ECC website or download their brochure for more details.

[Families That Play Together…]
…have tons ‘o fun, of course!! How else would that cliche end? If you’re interested in having fun by way of playing outdoor activities and sweating under the Texas heat all for the sake of community, then this new gig is for you!! Join us every Sunday afternoon at Givens Park (3811 E 12th St) starting at 4pm for an afternoon filled with games like tennis, basketball, kickball and freeze tag that will make your mother proud and siblings unconsolably jealous. Any questions, send an email to Paul.

[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.

[Chillin’ With Childrens]
Are you good with kids? Do you enjoy reading with them, playing with them, or entertaining them by hurting yourself? If you answered yes to any or all of these, this one’s 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, 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 us every third Sunday (this Sunday) of each month to hear a live update on how Vox’s Global partners are doing, as well as finding out how you can be involved.

[Local Partnership Opportunities]
Vox is currently partnering with an amazing local Austin organization called The Care Communities, whose mission is to provide practical and compassionate support to those living with Cancer and AIDS in the Austin area. Through this partnership, we help provide practical day-to-day support like trips to the grocery store, rides to doctors visits or the pharmacy, or something as simple as conversation and human interaction. If you would like to be part of this partnership, please send us an email and we’ll get you connected.

[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.

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 towncalledfrank @ Flickr]

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