Friday, February 27, 2009

"Objection to Census Could Land Alumnus in Jail"

Todd is headed back to court this coming Thursday (March 5th). This court visit is Todd's trial for his refusal to submit his census. If you've missed out on what's going on with this situation, the Queen's Journal did an interview and write-up with Todd in the latest issue. You can check that out HERE!.

If you're interested in a further explanation of Todd's reasoning for refusing to submit his census you can check out his reasons in a post from last year when he began this whole process.

And if you'd like to know what Todd's thoughts are on reconciling his refusal to submit his census with Romans 13 (you were just about to comment about that weren't you?) you can read Todd's thoughts on that as well here.

Please keep Todd in your prayers as he goes before the courts to represent himself.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday is drop-in day. In February we've been conducting an experiment to see if offering our house up as a drop-in for our homeless friends is helpful in our Fruit Basket (another name for the criss-crossed streets North of Princess) community. We started with lunch after church, for which we had between one and six people show up for about half an hour to eat soup with us. Then one of our guests recommended opening our doors between 5:30pm-8pm when all other downtown drop-ins are closed. Our friends on the street have a much better understanding of what is needed than we will ever know, so we changed our times. This Sunday we had a great time with 6 different people over the full two and half hours allotted to our drop-in. I hope next week is even more fruitful!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Welcome Newbies!

We at the House Famous are very pleased to announce that we will quite soon have two new housemates! Shannon and Andrew will be joining our little experiment of faith and love in the coming weeks. We are very blessed to have them, and are excited to see how God will build them up and into our community! We also anticipate many hijinx and rumbles and crafts and debates to ensue promptly after they move in.

Here is a lovely picture of our friends; if you can guess what holiday they are celebrating in this picture, I will personally send you a prize.
(from Chelsea)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hmmmm, this might be interesting...

February doldrums got you down? Got the mid-winter blues? Me too. So, how about a little creative exercise to stimulate those mind and heart muscles? Break out the pencils, blank notebooks and bibles. Check it out: a chance to rant, rave, share, challenge, joke, philosophize and perhaps inspire yourself and others. (Oh, and there's money to be won too.)
Let the sermonizing begin!