Thursday, September 29, 2005

This Saturday... "Clay Terrace in Review?"

Reminder: this Saturday, Oct. 1st...

The weather is taking a cooler turn. Hot coffee and a pastry on a brisk morning is sounding better & better. So come join us at the neighborhood coffee shop...

Every 1st Saturday... 8 a.m.,
at Paradise Bakery at Clay Terrace Mall
'First Saturdays Coffee & Conversation'

Now that the mall's been open for a year, we'd like to hear from each other this month. How's Clay Terrace been for you? Nicer than you imagined? What do you think -- are our property values up? Or have your worst fears been realized? What have you been pleasantly surprised about? Have you developed favorite hang-outs here yet? Favorite shops? Stores? Know any store associates by name yet? Any horror stories out there?

As always, our informal time each month is to enjoy sharing life together and building a great little niche community. Catch up on the latest each month. Just have some fun together.

Then, for anyone that wants to stay a while longer...

Afterwards… at 9 a.m.
'Community Care Group'

Some of us stick around for another cup of coffee, to pause and ask about special needs among us -- our own mini-Katrinas . Pray for those needs and try to find some ways to help, in a "Love your neighbor as yourself" sort of way.

We're reading & discussing the little booklet 'The Ultimate Win', a modern translation of the biblical book of "John". Remember, John was a close Jewish friend of Jesus and introduces us to him in the unique way that only a close friend can do. So any of you are welcome to participate. It could be a good time to ask any questions you might have. You're amongst friends. [Here's a link to read it online if you like.]

And throughout the month…

As you see, has now taken on a 'blog' format. A neighborhood newsletter of a sort -- but with the ability to leave comments, questions, suggestions, and active links to news, sports, events, that might be of interest among us. We can talk more about all this over coffee on Saturday. Btw, if you have a laptop, bring it -- Paradise Bakery is wireless! Or for that matter, if you have internet questions, we might all be able to learn a lot from each other.

Then… let's do it all over again next month…
"First Saturday Coffee & Conversation"

P.S.... Since we have new neigbhors and not everyone is yet on the email list -- please help us get the word out. Also, if you can't come, but you have special needs we might be able to help with, let us know.

Flu Shots... Wild Oats...

With flu season just around the corner, several clinics in the north suburban area will offer vaccines in October and November...

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Day of Caring... Sept. 16

"The Day of Caring, actually, is two days of caring. The event is scheduled for Sept. 16 and 17 and is an opportunity for businesses to allow employees to donate time to help local not-for-profit organizations. More than 300 volunteers are expected to participate..."

A kickoff is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Sept. 16 at Clay Terrace.

[continued at Noblesville Ledger]

Friday, September 02, 2005

Cancelled Coffee. Commenced Katrina Collection.

CANCELLING COFFEE this Saturday, Sept.03...

Because of the Katrina Relief efforts quickly underway from the Indy area, we're cancelling this Saturday's coffeetime together...

BUT... we'll be canvassing the neighborhoods this week, collecting food & clothes that will be needed in the affected areas in the coming weeks & months.

Please help us get the word out among neighbors in the Clay Terrace area.... We have new friends/neighbors and not everyone is yet on the email list. Send them this link to it so they can join.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Emergency Relief Networking...

You can connect to many in the city who are now actively connecting in the Indy/Indiana area, and to national Christian networks involved in emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. More details at