Friday, November 02, 2007

GO Now!

The Global Outreach Conference is upon us. Click here for the one-stop schedule of events.

Fall Back

As you go to bed Saturday night, be sure to turn your clocks and watches back one hour. We are happy for you to come to church early, but you may want that extra hour of sleep.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ben Bridge

Thanks to Manny Delgado for the tip.

Sunday, November 4, from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., all lanes on the Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed due to a charity event being held on the bridge.

The Three...

They say costumes bring out the inner self. I will have to think through what is being revealed by three of my support staff.

GO to Library

To further your enjoyment of the Global Outreach Conference the Church Library (located in catacombs room C4) has put together a Special Shelf of books related to our focus on Africa as well as some general books on Global Outreach. Many of the books are for the children of the church including M-nry Biographies, Novels about M-Kids in Africa, and true life stories of African outreach efforts. Come by and pick up something to read during the week and check back next Sunday as we hope to add books during the course of the conference.

Parish Prayer Meetings

Sunday at 5:15 pm, the parishes will have prayer meetings for global outreach in the church. Here are the locations. All are in the Delancey building, except for the nursery off of Reception Hall.

Parish 1 – 1W
Parish 2 – 2W
Parish 3 – 3W
Parish 4 and 5 – 3E
Parish 6 – Nursery

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

English Language Institute/China informational event

Teach English in Asia, glorify God, and earn a tuition-free MA all at the same time! Interested? Come to the Philadelphia area Impact Asia: Spotlight on English Language Institute/China (ELIC) event on Sunday, November 18. Call 800-FON-ELIC or click to find out more.

Saturday NIght Fun

Our second annual Missionopoly night is coming up this Saturday at 5:30 pm. (Registration begins at 5:00.) You can form your own team (5-6) or join one on the spot. Dinner will be provided in the form of generous samples located throughout the building. (Sort of like walking through Whole Foods or Wegmans). All this for the "suggested donation" of $4 an individual or $16 a team.

Here is my review posted for last year's Missionopoly. Check out the photos as well.

What a fun Saturday evening! Missionopoly was fantastic! I must admit I was a bit skeptical months ago when I heard that opening night of the Missions Conference would be a game. It turned out to be a great event in several ways I can think of:
- Got the different generations interacting with one another
- Got everyone involved in meeting the global partners
- Got the most interest and involvement in the displays
- Kept up everyone's interest throughout the evening
- Got many people involved through helping with the booths
- Brought in Carroll Wynne from sabbatical to lead his team to victory

Missionopoly Photos
Photos for the Missionopoly event are at

Executive Director Position Available

UrbanPromise Ministries
Equipping a New Generation of Leaders

UrbanPromise, founded in 1987 and located in Camden, New Jersey, is a Christian faith-based, 40+ employee non-profit organization that seeks to equip inner city children, adolescents and teens with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth and leadership. This mission is fulfilled through a caring community of staff and volunteers who embrace the teachings of Jesus and seek to give witness to God’s love in the world.

UrbanPromise has a solid reputation of success in the Camden community. They are currently seeking candidates for Executive Director. This is an outstanding opportunity to be a “difference maker” and to help grow and expand the services provided to the children of Camden and their families!

In cooperation with the President/Founder and in collaboration with the senior leadership team and Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for all business operations including corporate planning and budgeting, delivery of high-quality programs, revenue generation, personnel policies and procedures, facilities, information technology and communications systems, management and nurture of the staff, and, protection of the vision and mission of the organization.

Candidates for the position must have a bachelor’s and advanced degree with at least 5+ years of experience in executive management preferably in a comparably sized agency, educational institution or non-profit organization that has a focus on education and social services. Candidates will be comfortable working in an urban setting and have a passion and preferably some history of working with the poor and needy living in the inner city. Candidates must have good relational, administrative, fiscal management and planning skills and experience working with a Board of Directors, community leaders, churches, educators and preferably local, state and federal officials. Personality traits and skills include leadership, goal and results oriented, collaborative, analytical team player and team builder, decision maker, persuasive, credibility, an executive presence and professional demeanor.

Candidates are preferred who live within driving distance of Camden but others who live in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states will be given consideration.

For more information about UrbanPromise, visit their website at
If you are interested in this unique opportunity to make an impact, please email your resume to The Reisa Group, Inc. is an approved search vendor for UrbanPromise.

Get in Shape

Parabody cm3 homegym in great condition for sale. Works arms, back and legs. Asking $600. To see a picture and get the dimensions please google parabody cm3. (They are owned by Life Fitness I believe). If interested please call Amy - 215.787.9665.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Visiting a Daughter

Ginger and I attended Cresheim Valley Church this past Sunday, and I took part in the receiving of the first adult members of the church. They had actually received some young people already through their communicants class. Fifty-one were received, of which twenty-one were from Tenth. It was a special moment to see the fruit of Tenth's commitment to church planting. One new member gave her testimony of coming to faith through the outreach of the church. Thanks to Jeff Frazier for the picture.

Welcome, Graham!

New grandparents Elizabeth and Bruce Gunther, Godparents Yoshin and David Swank and new Uncle David Gunther give thanks to God for the birth of Graham David Gunther on October 29, in Houston, Texas, to Wendy and Karl Gunther. Karl grew up at Tenth and is teaching Reformation history at Rice University in Houston.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Turbo Group Starting

Have you ever thought of leading a Small Group Bible Study but wondered if you were up to it? Wonder no more. We are planning to have a Turbo Group to train you in the skills of leading a Bible study and you learn it by doing it with others in the group.

The group will meet for four weeks: We will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights: November 7, 14 and 28 and December 5. We will not meet the night before Thanksgiving, because we expect that people will be otherwise engaged for that evening.

How do you become part of the action? Contact Cora Hogue at the church office (215) 735-7688 or to sign up.

All you need to bring to the meetings are your person and your Bible and a willingness to learn.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Just Seven More

Seven more people are needed to purchase and cook turkeys (20-23lb) for the Community Dinner on November 11. If you are able to help, please email or sign up in the Delancey mail room. Please bring the carved meat, giblets and bones (for soup) to the kitchen on Sunday, November 11, either before 9:00 am.