Friday, September 07, 2007

Centurions Program

The Centurions Program is a distance-learning/networking program that equips Christians to engage a starving culture with the choice fruits of biblical truth. Studying under Chuck Colson and other great leaders and teachers, students learn to handle accurately the word of truth as it applies to every area of life and culture—including politics, education, mass media and the arts, bioethics, business, and marriage and family.

Each year they select 100 Christians and train them through an intense combination of rigorous reading and writing assignments, teleconferences, three weekend residences, worldview devotionals, monthly meetings with accountability and prayer partners, and a thriving online forum that supports a free-flowing exchange of ideas and experiences.

To apply, visit their website at to download an application and get more program details. Or call 1-877-478-0100. They are accepting applications through November 30, 2007. You can also contact Tenth member John Kempen for more information at or 215.222.1933.

Zhou and Hsu in Concert

Our Parish 1 elder Sam Hsu is accompanying violinist Xiao-Fu Zhou in concert at the Kimmel Center Perelman Theater September 15, at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $10; yes, ALL tickets when you use the code CINTRON when ordering. Call 215.893.1999 or go to to order. You will see on the home page "Buy Tickets." Attendance includes a complimentary CD.

And you are allowed to say to attendees around you, "That's Sam on the piano. I know him personally."

By the way, go to the website anyhow, just to listen to the music. I've been enjoying it while writing all these posts.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Women in the Word

Where do I begin? - The Essentials of Building a Bible Study
a teaching seminar sponsored by
Women in the Word: A Workshop
taught by
Constance N. Wieler, MS, MDiv

You’ve been asked to lead a Bible study and you can’t wait to get started. With great enthusiasm, you open your Bible to the assigned passage. In an instant, your wide smile becomes a blank stare. You gasp. Where do I begin? This one hour introductory and practical session will provide a step-by-step process for developing a Bible study, from the first look at the passage to the completed study. Application will be made with passages from both the Old and New Testaments.

Friday, October 19, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Westminster Theological Seminary, Van Til Hall
Cost: $10 at door
Register by September 15 with Alice Kim at .
In the subject line of your e-mail, please write "Essentials Seminar"

Washer Needed

ACTS is seeking a person to wash the towels and aprons used at the monthly Community Dinner which occurs the second Sunday of the month. If able and willing, contact Vivian Dow(215-535-3262). The next Community Dinner is this coming Sunday.

Fred's Flourishing Flowers

Would you believe Fred did not buy these flowers for Sandy, but had the nerve to pick them out of a garden? But then, they are the flowers he grew from seed. He is making us other husbands look bad.

Delayed Bible Classes

Two adult Bible school classes will not meet this Sunday, but begin the following Sunday, September 16:

- John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion (Book 1), lead by George McFarland, Fellowship Hall East
- Tenth Women: Acts, 1716 Spruce Street, 2Rear

Children's Ministry Fair

CLICK, Praisemakers, Schola Cantorum, Tenth Memory Work, Catechism Club. How much do you know about these and other children's ministries at Tenth? Be sure to spend some time in Reception Hall on Sunday to explore the wealth of the Children's Ministry at Tenth. Gain information about programs for your own family or to share with friends and neighbors. Learn about opportunities to serve and be a part of preparing the rising generation of covenant children to glorify God, serve others, and reach their world for Jesus Christ.

There will be also be a Children's Ministry Fair Scavenger Hunt! Look for forms at the display tables or pick one up after the Rally Day program. Learn more about the Children's Ministry at Tenth and turn in your form for a chance to earn prizes!

Bike Ride Sunday Morning

There will be a 2,000 bikers bike ride through Center City this coming Sunday morning, September 9. The ride starts at 8:00 a.m. and is scheduled to be completed by 10:00 a.m. It begins and finishes in front of the Art Museum. The route runs from the Art Museum down the Ben Franklin Parkway to Arch Street to Columbus Blvd to Lombard Street to 16th Street back up to the Parkway. For information from the bike site, including a map, go to It appears that we will not have our 16th Street parking until 10 am.

James Kennedy

Dr. D. James Kennedy, founder and senior pastor for 48 years of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (CRPC) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away peacefully in his sleep at approximately 2:15 a.m. , September 5, at his home with his wife and daughter by his bedside, following complications from a cardiac event last December. He was 76. Dates and times for a public viewing and funeral and private interment will be released when available.

Go to for more information.

Welcome, Simon!

Paul Jones proudly reports a new nephew - Simon Bruce, 8lb 10oz, at about 2:30 pm yesterday.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Teach English to Internationals

New Life Northeast Presbyterian Church is in need of volunteers to help teach English to immigrants Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9pm. Classes, specifically for Chinese and Albanians, begin September 17th and continue into December. No prior experience is required, just a desire to teach and serve. Contact Jason Stryd at 215-280-0176 or

Sunday, September 02, 2007

New Bible Study

Ginger and I are hosting a new Bible study in our home in the Art Museum area. We will meet the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, beginning this coming Wednesday, September 5. The time will be from 6:30-8:30. Our place is 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue, #848. If you would like to come, send us an email at