Saturday, May 31, 2008

rough draft website

Hey guys, I am really excited about tomorrow. Can't wait to have dinner with everyone. In the meantime, I am working on a website that will hopefully soon have our blog embedded within it. For now, though, it has pages that include links, pictures, and about us. If you have any suggestions or pictures you would like me to include I can do so. Let me know!

Meeting - Sunday, June 1st

We are planning on having dinner after meeting this Sunday for anyone who can stay.
We're planning on having grilled chicken and ribs plus a potato side dish.
If anyone could bring other sides:
- Salads
- Fruit
- Veggies
- Beans
- Deserts
Would be greatly appreciated.

Unfortunately I won't have any homebrew. I did start a batch last weekend, but it is still fermenting. Should be ready by our next meeting.

Pool isn't quite warm enough for me, but kids enjoy it. So if anyone wants to bring their suit and take a dip they are welcome to.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The votes are in...

So it looks like we should grab some copies of Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture - Michael Frost

For those of you in or near Tempe, Jamie suggested going here for the book.

In the meantime, does anybody want to throw out a podcast or sermon suggestion, for our gathering on Sunday?

By the way, if you're going to throw an "emergent" type BBQ, and purposefully don't give direction as to what people should bring (in the good spirit of disorganization), you're going to get a fridge full of beer. No complaints here.

bbq pictures

Here is a preview for the photos I took at the bbq...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Emerging Desert BBQ at the Mac's

Hey Everybody!

Let's just admit that summer is here, and kick it off with a little grilled food, shall we?

aaaaahhhhh......(no, that's not my jobsite, it's Dubai - but uncanny right?)

Everybody bring a little somethin' on the side, and we'll provide the meat (chicken, beef, hot dogs). There will be a kiddie pool for lil' ones, and probably a friendly game of H.O.R.S.E., where Mr. Bamford can rematch my sister. Yep, she beat him....or was it P.I.G.? Either way, a little embarrassing :-0

Saturday, May 24th

three nine oh two south mandarin way
eight five two nine seven

See you then!

photo cred - Shaolin Tiger

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mexico Mission Trip

For those of you interested in one of the upcoming A.I.M. mission trips to Rocky Point, Mexico, here's a link to more information about the trips, as well as upcoming dates:

The contact person for the trips is the same person to get in touch with if you are interested in the Tuesday night homeless ministry I mentioned at yesterday's gathering.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What's Next?

Alrighty folks, now that we're nearing the end of Shane Claiborne's book, let's get some ideas flowing about what our next conversation-guide could be. Another book would be great, but I don't think that it necessarily has to be a book per se...

Maybe there's a sermon that you'd like to recommend to all of us, or a film, an activity, etc. I'm sure we'll end-up with another book at some point because of how well it works for everybody to engage it at our own convenience, but it could be fun/interesting to explore another medium together in the interlude.

All ideas are fair game, so let's hear them!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Taco Day Tres

(This post is written by Jamie)
Hey friends,
I thoroughly enjoyed our talk on Sunday. Each week, I feel excitement wondering who I will meet next time we get together. It fills me with hope that there are many others in the valley who are considering similar thoughts. When is our next meeting?
I want to invite everyone to a friend's annual Taco Day. This gathering occurs every year in May. It's part taco eating contest, part fund raiser, part party. I invite everyone I know because it's more than a lot of fun--and the hosts are really interesting people themselves.

Please come down to Phoenix any time between 10a.m and 10p.m. The crossroads are 7th St. and McDowell; it's easy to find. Any proceeds are going to JustOne (different than Bono's One campaign, but pretty cool nonetheless.) Bring your friends and family--the more the merrier...