December 17, 2009

[Vox News] National Re-gifting Day Edition

On this national re-gifting day, we celebrate the cheap, the resourceful, and the shameless. Whether you’re a closet regifter or a casualty of someone else’s reckless regifting rampage, there is a home for that useless item in your closet or attic. Although considered socially irresponsible, regifting has slowly begun its upward crawl from faux pas to fashionable in our society. According to leading researchers (yes, someone actually spent money on this) in the field of regiftology, there are several reason for this gift recycling phenomenon that has begun sweeping across this nation in a frenzy of present transference. For some, a reason to regift is because it is believed that the piece of junk they received would be something someone else would like. For others, regifting occurs because they’re trying to save money. Regardless of your regifting reason, don’t let that broccoli shaped brooch continue to gather dust bunnies. Rescue the pair of sweatpants with the words ‘juicy juice’ inscribed on the derriere. Turn your trash into someone else’s treasure by reducing, reusing, recycling and regifting!!

[Sunday Liturgy]
For centuries, people waited for a messiah that would bring hope to a broken world full of suffering and despair. Even now in the 21st century, the world continues to be filled with news of war, recession and anxiety. Amidst the turmoil and uncertainty, this season of advent is a welcome change of pace for church communities to hope, rest and remember. Join us this advent season as different voices from the Vox community lead us in remembering when hope entered the world. Our Sunday Liturgy is at 11:00 AM at Space 12 (3121 East 12th Street).

[Christmas Party]
To celebrate Jesus, mangers and all things Nativity, there will be a Christmas party hosted by like-minded church communities at Space12 starting at 6pm. If you’re a fan of food, films and the virgin birth, come join us for what will be a pretty wicked Christmas celebration that will be talked about by generations to come. If you plan on coming, please bring a dessert to share. In addition to great times, we will have a free screening of the holiday classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’. For more information, check out the facebook event.

[Dining Together on the 25th]
Are you planning on staying in Austin on the 25th? If so, you’re invited to a Christmas Day Potluck. There will be more details coming in the very near future, but if you’re interested in coming, please RSVP by Tuesday, December 22nd (just so we know how large a space we need in order to accommodate everyone). To RSVP or to get more information, please email Leslie for details.

[Neighborhoods Survey]
In preparation for the new neighborhood season slated to launch in the Spring, we wanted to get some feedback on your experience with neighborhoods this past semester. We have created a digital survey for your convenience, so if you could fill it out and tell is your thoughts about neighborhoods, that would be greatly appreciated. The survey can be found here.

[Stuff For Sale]
Anyone looking for some great desks and office chairs? We’re running out of space so we’re selling the Vox and Space12 Staff desks. Here’s the lowdown. We have five desks and four swivel chairs. Purchased separately.

   1.) Office desk – $99.00 each
   2.) Office swivel chair – $65.00 each

If you are interested in the whole set, the five desks and four chairs, will be sold for $600.00 total. Viewing can be done Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Space12 3121 East 12th. Please feel free to email Paul with any questions.

[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.

[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 for an update on how Vox’s Global partners are doing, as well as finding out how you can be involved.

[Generosity Report – November]
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. This past Sunday, we had a slight error in the monthly target when we presented the budget during liturgy. For the details of the updated November’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 rubbad @ Flickr]

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