Friends of Antioch,
2012-2013 has been a year of fresh beginnings and interesting battles. We have an excellent crew of new guys this year who have brightened the house with quite a variety of personality and talent. Meanwhile the older members of the house have been growing as leaders and students. It’s been a year of much potential, and we’re all looking forward to Spring term!
In contrast with our excellent start to the year has been the ongoing drama of the community with OSU’s First Year Experience program, which will require all OSU true Freshman to live on campus. While we have been fighting hard through letters, correspondence, and participating in meetings with the university and the ASOSU it looks like OSU will be plowing ahead with this venture.
This might mean a lot of interesting changes for Antioch and other area Co-ops. It is not all bad though and we are looking forward to the new opportunities God will have in store for us with the Freshman on campus. Though we may not be allowed to have OSU Freshman in the house without personal exemption status from the university we will continue to pursue Freshman interested in the house and in pursuing Christ at OSU. Keep us, OSU, and the coming Freshman in your prayers this year as we figure out how to tackle this obstacle with the university.
On some more positive notes, things continue smoothly with Antioch’s day to day runnings. The guys have set up a trampoline in the back yard in preparation for sunny spring weather, and the house is looking immaculate after our recent term clean. Also our cook this year Kathy has been an amazing addition and all of the guys praise her cooking. We are happy and healthy going into Spring break and look forward to the blessings God has for us next term. Pray for health and safety for our residents as they attend to Spring break plans and travels, and pray for us and future Antiochers as we are taking applications for 2013-2014. Thanks to everyone, Alumni, Parents, and friends. God Bless.
Dear Friends of Antioch and Alumni,
I am writing to warmly welcome all of you to attend an Antioch sponsored Barbeque at Summerlake Park in Beaverton. For those of you who’ve attended previously, it is the same park that we had our Barbeque at last year, and it was such a nice location we decided that we would go back! I will include the address at the end of this letter so those of you who haven’t been will know where to go. All are welcome to come too, even if you haven’t been involved with the house in the past. And for those of you who are coming; feel free to invite and forward this email to anyone you think would be interested (i.e. Grandparents, Family Friends, Alumni).
It has been my privilege to witness how God has blessed Antioch House in the short 5 years that I have been living in the house. The fact that this house even exists is a testament to God’s faithfulness and provision. I know that personally it has been an honor to serve the Lord along with the other residents of Antioch House.
This is an informal barbeque and its purpose is to reconnect with friends and family of the house, raise awareness about our needs as a house, and to build stronger relationships in order to advance the Kingdom of God at Oregon State University. We will be serving food at 6:30, but you are welcome to show up at 6 to socialize. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
I’d like to take a little time and fill you all in on the current financial need that exists in the house. As many of you know, our house on 13th St. is the first house that Antioch has ever owned. The loan that we got to pay for the house requires us to refinance by the end of this summer. In order to do that, we need to put a down payment of around 125,000 dollars. Currently we have raised 55,000, and have another 70,000 dollars to go! We are not worried about this because we realize that the Lord is so much bigger than money, but we still are in need of financial help. We plan on going into more detail at the banquet, but if any of you aren’t able to attend and would like to help us out financially, that would be much appreciated! If you do want to help us out or would like more information please call me (541-207-6302), next year’s house pastor AJ (503-866-7297) or send checks to:
PO Box# 2006
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
While we recognize that not everyone involved at Antioch lives in the Portland area, we do want to have the opportunity for a large group of those involved with the house to come be a part of the Antioch Experience. We also would like to thank all the Moms that came out this Mom’s weekend. It was a joy and privilege to have many of the mothers in Corvallis with us. Please be in prayer for this house. We recognize that Antioch was founded on prayer, and is entirely sustained through Christ’s power. I hope to see you all on the 21st!
Antioch House Pastor
Summerlake Park Tigard. We will be meeting at the SE field/covered area of the park. Intersection of SW Brittany and SW Winter Lake Drive.