Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Come join in any Weds morning...

[cut/pasted from an email from Pastor John Hay... BikeHiker.]

The Wednesday morning roundtable meets at 7:30 am each Wednesday. Its facilitators (unofficially) are David Metzger and David Weinschrott.

The table is open to anyone. Usually, anywhere from five to nine folks join in.

I’d say our focus is understanding the city and bearing grace, peace, and justice in the city (and particularly the urban neighborhoods adjacent to UB CafĂ©). We read and discuss either books of the Bible or books that challenge us. We’ve worked through the minor prophets, James, Hebrews, etc., and books like The Upside Down Kingdom by Donald Kraybill, God’s Politics by Jim Wallis, Making Room by Christine Pohl, a book by John Eldridge, The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and, currently, Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne.

We have open and sometimes vigorous discussion…seasoned with a readiness to try to understand one another, give each other grace, and stay at the table. We pray together each time we meet.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Jeremy Del Rio... Podcasting... Blogging for Change

[Jeremy is a neat young influential pastor in the heart of New York City. Perfectly on-target with TechMission things we're doing in our various cities & locations, to help accelerate communications, and in the end... hopefully... CHANGE.]

Listen in this morning, as Jeremy podcasts a presentation he & I did with other CCDA folks in Indy, to present/discuss technologies to help change the urban world in the name of Christ

[click to see his site and listen/learn]

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Needed: A Small Screen

Anyone know where we could get a small pull-down screen for the cafe ministry?

A simple little thing like that, even if 'used'... would go a long ways to helping with training.

Drop me a line with your ideas. Thanks.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Every Saturday... 10am at the cafe...

Sister Elease Womack... 'Mother Of The Hood'

Ya'll come. And no, it's not quite this nice EVERY Saturday at the cafe, but we'd like you to think of us this way -- we're always anxious for you to come get a hug and let us get to know you so we can serve our community TOGETHER.

We open every day (Tues-Sat) at 7am. But especially every Saturday morning at 10am, people are coming to participate in various meetings over coffee & pancakes (or whatever your favorite breakfast). Often, they're driven Christians from various walks of life, praying & planning together, to reach our neighborhoods with the good news of Jesus Christ. And all these people get to know each other as a result -- we don't allow no strangers at the cafe... at least by the time they leave, that is. Everyone gets to know everyone.

Ok, here are some of the newest friends we've made... [click the flickr-badge below]

And btw... If you've never been to the cafe.... here's a quick video you'll enjoy, to show you what it's all about... every day of the week...

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Chaotic Podcasting... April 28

Our friends from the chaotic cornfields... Alex & Scott... are coming down to be with us again on April 28th... 10am... as we do a special training day at the cafe about... PODCASTING.

So start thinking about the capabilities you might like to learn that day, and how it could change your ability to communicate more effectively. You'd be very welcome to leave a 'comment' here... below.

In the meantime, tune into the ChaoticChristians.com website and observe some of their wacky [Oops, I mean innovative] ways of thinking... and their 'outside-the-box' ways of doing things.

And plan to be with us on Saturday, the 28th.

Seriously, these guys have been great friends since plugging in at the cafe -- we praise God for anyone & everyone who are anxious to accelerate the Great Commission and its loving impact in our communities... from the heart of the city, to the cornfields of the county.