January 14, 2010

[Vox News] California Dried Plum Month

Are you a lover of all things plum but are getting bored of the same old stuff? Well, why don’t you give a dried plum a try? It’s just like eating a fresh piece of fruit, except without the juicy mess. Like a delicious marriage of convenience and continence, dried fruit gives you all the pleasure and none of the responsibility. I mean, who wants to worry about where to put your pit when you can pop the whole fruit in your mouth and chew yourself into a rapturous state of bliss. And for those who associate dried plums to stool stultification, chew on this: research suggest that generally healthy adults can munch on 10-12 dried plums each day without needing to worry if you’re a ticking time bomb that’s about to blow. So on your next visit to the local grocery store, feel free to bypass the produce section and head straight to the dried goods shelf and pick up a bag of dried plums and get ready to ride on the highway to health.

[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. During this week’s liturgy, we will be spending some time praying for this country, as well as giving some updates on the global partnerships we have with people around the world. For more details, visit the website for updates on how Vox’s Global partners are doing, as well as finding out how you can be involved.

[Neighborhoods Kickoff]
Dust off those community caps, cuz Neighborhoods will be launching next week!! There will be a few minor changes to neighborhoods this semester, namely the return of geographically based Neighborhoods. For the full scoop on what’s happening, join us this Sunday after Vox for a Neighborhoods kickoff that will be chock full of food, fun and info. You can RSVP on facebook. If you have any immediate questions, feel free to email us. Hope to see you there!!

[nsidebooks MLK Work Day]
Insidebooks is hosting a volunteer work day at Space12 on Monday Jan 15 from 10am-4pm. Come support a worthwhile effort by writing letters and sending books to inmates in Texas. It would be a great way for Vox to support one of our main partners at Space12.

[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.

[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.

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 kattebelletje @ Flickr]

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