Rock Out Reach Out 2010

Rock Out Reach Out is coming October 23, 2010. Get your tickets now at www.rockoutreachout.org

The "model for all benefit rock shows" is back with another great lineup in 2010!
Oriole Post, Sara Swenson, The Model Congress, O Giant Man, Heidi Mikhail and the Justice League.
This is an all ages show.

Theme: 2010 is the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. While much has been accomplished in those 90 years for women’s rights and equality, there are still many women who for reasons of poverty or oppression do not enjoy the same rights and privileges as many of us. For RORO 2010, we want to celebrate those organizations which work every day to make a difference in the lives of women.

You choose which nonprofit gets your donation: Keeler Women's Center, New Roots for Refugees, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, Veronica's Voice

Hear the bands at Myspace.
See who's coming at Facebook.


Garden Update

The Liberty Tribune recently published a follow up story on the garden. You can read about it here: http://libertytribune.com/2010072910174/news/community-news/community-garden-reaching-full-bloom.html


Rock Out Reach Out 2010

We're making plans for the next Rock Out Reach Out, October 23, 2010. Reply's from the bands we've invited are coming in. So far confirmed are Sara Swenson and The Model Congress.

Rock Out Reach Out
October 23, 2010
The Uptown Theater Conspiracy Room


Pritchard Award student in Lima, Peru

Karen Rice from St. Louis, Missouri, is the 2010 recipient of the Pritchard Humanitarian Service Award at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. This summer, Karen will intern with missionaries in Lima, Peru, who serve with the program Mission to the World (Presbyterian Church in America). Karen writes, “My job will be to listen to the priorities of the Peruvian leadership of the church and find ways that groups from the U.S. with a desire to serve can help accomplish these goals and build relationships with the community. As I lead the teams and work with Peruvian church leadership, I help to address many essential human needs.”

Karen will serve as a liaison between the missionaries and short-term mission teams sent from churches in the U.S. She will serve as translator; arrange the logistics of meals, projects, and transportation; and work with the Peruvian leadership of Iglesia Luz de Vida (Light of Life Church) to use the short-term mission teams to address what they see as the most compelling needs in their community. The projects Karen will facilitate include supporting Casa de Gloria, a home for pregnant teen girls from the streets of Lima; doing construction on widows’ and families’ homes with whom the church has developed relationships; and providing for the basic needs of individuals in the church.

When asked how she thinks her project will make a difference, Karen said, “Living in a cross-cultural setting and serving under the direction of people from a culture different from my own will hopefully teach me to value and understand the perspectives and ways of doing things presented by people from other cultures.” Karen also thinks that the “relationships built between churches in the United States and Iglesia Luz de Vida will have long-term results, as teams come back year after year to partner with and learn from Luz de Vida.”

Karen has served others in the community her whole life, beginning by participating with her parents when she was very young in their ministry to single parents in the inner city. Karen has been a tutor for under-served inner city elementary students, an assistant teacher to a class of immigrants in a summer enrichment program, and served on the student leadership team of her youth group, working to create an atmosphere that welcomed the diverse student population who attended. Karen has traveled to Peru several times to support and assist missionaries in their outreach to the community

Karen is a first-year student at William Jewell College. She is in the Oxbridge Honors Program, double majoring in History of Ideas (Philosophy and Ethics) and Nonprofit Leadership. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Rice of St. Louis, Missouri.

You can see updates from Karen at http://tedenrice.wordpress.com/


Jewell students in Uganda

Two Jewell students, Christine Duncan and Anna Dickson, are spending the summer in Uganda to work with an organization called Women's Alliance and Children's Affairs. Part of their preparation for the trip has been to gather Jewell students together to sponsor their soccer team. Jewell students are partnered with women on the team, and have sent them correspondence as well as a matching soccer jersey. Christine and Anna will be teaching basic CPR and First Aid to the women, among many things other things while in Uganda this summer. Check out their blog for updates throughout the summer.