December 3, 2009

[Vox News] National Tie Month Edition

In the world of fashion, it is quite common for accessories to be coveted by the masses one moment, but with a blink of an eye, it is kicked to the curb and forced to live the rest of its life in irrelevance and self pity. Case in point: the slap bracelet. But once in a blue moon, a fashion accessory takes the world by storm and not only stands the test of time, but break free from its gender pigeon hole to receive the ever illustrious label of ‘unisex’. I’m talking about the tie. Boasting an expansive assortment of colors and style, it has slowly migrated both north and south of the neckline and has beautified nearly every appendage on the human body. Utilizing its chameleonesque properties, the tie thrives as both a headband and a belt, creating a rags-to-riches story for your waist, but leaving your neck with great separation anxiety. During this national tie month, let your ties pull a Brett Favre and come out of retirement. Not only will that piano necktie once again create a buzz in the fashion world, but you are guaranteed to be irresistible to those of the opposite sex. Long Live Mugatu!!

[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).

[Craft Bazaar]
The Holly Bazaar will be happening this Saturday from 10a-4p at Space12. It will feature local crafters, most from the East Austin area, with a wide array of goods such as jewelry, clothing, dolls, accessories, homemade foods, etc. The bazaar will feature live craft demonstrations in creative writing, knitting, crocheting, and jewelry making. There may be some live music, too, as well as food! It would be a great way to support the community and get any gift items for the upcoming holiday.

For more details, check out the event on facebook.

[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. For the details of 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 Julien Legrand @ Flickr]

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