Friday, January 12, 2007

Elders' Retreat

Be praying for the elders' retreat that meets tonight and tomorrow morning. We will be reviewing the progress of implementing the new mission statement. This will include discussing the research of the committee assigned to evaluate the projects of a potential capital funds campaign.

CCA-Spruce Hill Board

The new board of CCA and Spruce Hill schools had its second meeting last night. Keith Fallon and I serve as co-chairs. Committees have been formed and most have met - Advancement, Education, Finance, Building and Grounds, and a Merger committee responsible to complete the legal work to bring the two schools in to one entity. We have set a date for a spring banquet - May 4.

Proverbs 20:1

I've started chapter 20 in Proverbs. If you have yet to check out A Proverb a Day devotional, take a look today. See the link on the right.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Help Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help Chuck Paul and his church move out of their building this Saturday (January 13) from 9 am until 2 or 3 pm. What is needed: 1) strong backs 2) HVAC specialist (or an air conditioning technician-- they need to evacuate the condensers for two walk-in freezers) 3) a moving van. If you are able to help, please contact Robert Polen (

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Low Stress Volunteer Job

MereBreath rehearsals start on January 21, and the touring drama troupe of Tenth still has need of two back-up tech positions—Lighting and Audio. No experience necessary. This is a low-stress, minimal commitment way to discover what this exciting ministry is all about. Please contact Director Bryan Glass at:

Visitors from Japan

This Sunday, we will have 10 guests: students from Christ Bible Seminary (CBS) in Nagoya, Japan with us at the 11:00 and 6:30 service. They are about half-way through a US Vision trip, to see churches that partner with CBS. They'll be spending time in Philadelphia for the week, seeing the city and visiting Tenth and Korean United Church.

If you see them Sunday, be sure to welcome them!

New Dombach Son

Morna and Darv Dombach announce the birth another son yesterday. No name yet. They were caught off guard, as Morna had another six weeks to go. Be in prayer for mother and baby. The labor was brought on by emergency treatment of a leg infection of the mother.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Gator Domination

Does anyone know where Jonathan Olsen and Rick Phillips can be found? If I recall, they were Michigan diehards who believed Michigan should have been playing Ohio State for the national championship.

Monday, January 08, 2007

PCC Move

Philadelphia Community Church, which is pastored by one of our interns Chuck Paul, has been meeting in a building at 313 Callowhill Street. The church needs to move by this Saturday the 13th. Besides a church there has been a mercy ministry, The Dream Center, which has provided food and clothing to the community.

Can you help with the move this Saturday? It starts at 9 am and should be finished by 2 pm or earlier. Needed for Saturday: rental of a large moving truck, AC tech for walk in coolers, manpower, lots of prayer.

Mailing address will be as follows:
Philadelphia Community Church
P.O. Box 39332
Philadelphia, Pa 19136
Phone: 215-925-1110
(as of the 14th): 215- 243-8243

Logos Seminar

Just to remind you that there will be a free training seminar this Thursday for using Logos Bible Study software. It is the software I use for sermon and Bible Study preparation. It is also the software that the Boice commentaries were produced on. The time will be at 7:00 pm in Reception Hall. Call in to church to register: 215.735.7688.

The seminar will cover the basic tools for Bible study that are incorporated into the Logos 3.0 Bible software. Topics will include:
Using the Bible Study Starter (Home Page)
Understanding and Configuring KeyLink Options
Performing Basic and Bible Searches
Creating and Using Collections
Performing Greek and Hebrew Word Studies
Question and Answer Time

TW Conference Helpers Needed

If you would like a nice way to meet some of your sisters in Christ and help out with the conference "Living the Gospel in Relationships," then consider helping at registration tables after the morning worship services on 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18. We also need helpers on the day of the conference (2/24). If you are interested, please contact Jessie Bible at

Motorists' Laws

Joe Brydges sent this in from Septa's notices:

Effective January 29, 2007 all motorists MUST turn on their headlights whenever they use their windshield wipers in inclement weather. This new law applies when wipers are fully on or in intermittent mode. Violators will be fined $25 but fees/other costs will increase the amount to $100!!!

Also, motorists will suffer substantial penalties if snow or ice on their vehicle injures or kills someone. This is the first winter this law will be on the books. Spread this information to all PA drivers that you know. (This information was also published in this past Sunday's Inquirer). Don't get a ticket because you were not knowledgeable about this new law.

Fred Simon

I've just received word that Tina Simon's husband Fred died early this morning. Plans have changed since I first posted this. The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Connecticut. Cards may be sent to 1925 Lawrence Road, The Waterford Apartments, G-3, Havertown, PA 19083. Be in prayer for her and Fred's family - his father, brother, and sister.