Friday, November 09, 2007

Liz, the Mouse Hunter

So, I am working at my desk when a call goes through the phone, "Rugar, can you go to Liz's office? She has caught a mouse."

Actor? Editor? Evangelist?

Michael Cassidy is preaching this Sunday both in the morning and evening. I've looked up the name on the internet and found these three men. Now who could it be? The actor, the video game e-zine editor, or the African evangelist?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Quest for More

That is the title of Paul Tripp's new book. I, undoubtedly because of my influence on what he has learned, received a free, autographed copy!

Here is Paul's description of his book: This entire book is meant to stimulate you to think about one central biblical concept, the kingdom of God. But this book is not a theology of kingdom, nor an exposition of the kingdom passages in the Bible. No, it is simply a meditation on what Jesus meant when he called us to "seek first his kingdom." What does it really look like to expand everything our lives contain to touch the size of his kingdom?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Female roommate wanted

I am looking for a Christian female roommate to fill a spot in our apartment and wanted to get the word out to local churches. Working professionals or grad students preferred, but everyone will be considered.

One bedroom available in a 2 bedroom apartment. Washer/dryer and storage space in the basement. Rent is around $370 (heat included). Close proximity to ucity/west philly, art museum area, 76/95, center city, public transportation, etc.

This is available in January. Contact Susan

Ladies' Teas

Global Outreach Conference 2007
Ladies’ Teas
Saturday, November 10, 2:30 pm

Please join us for an afternoon of warm hospitality, lovely music, delicious refreshments,
and fellowship with our global partners.

Western Suburbs
Hosted by Faith Mayes
510 Parks Edge Lane, Media
Speaker: Betsy, North Africa
RSVP: 610.627.9797

Center City Philadelphia
Hosted by Karen Sharrar
2142 Mount Vernon Street, Phila.
*Parking lot available at
Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church
on 22nd and Mount Vernon Streets*
Speaker: Becky, Middle East
RSVP: 215.235.4256

New Jersey
Hosted by Carolee Van Dervort
322 Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown
RSVP: 856.235.3023
*Construction—Call for new directions*
Speaker: Vicky, Asia

Men's Prayer Breakfast

Global Outreach Conference 2007
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, November 10, 9:00 am Fellowship Hall

With special guest
Dr. Michael Cassidy

“Effective Global Mission in a Dot Com World—An African Perspective”
2 Timothy 3

Believing that the gospel brings about reconciliation, Dr. Cassidy facilitated the discussions that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. He also founded African Enterprise, a ministry focused on evangelism, leadership development, reconciliation, and community aid and development. Intentionally international in its leadership, A.E. brings together Christian leaders across Africa and the world.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Website Up

The church website is up and running again.

Next Chapter

I have just posted a devotional for "A Proverb a Day" that wraps up chapter 26 in Proverbs. That leaves five more chapters to go, which should be completed next spring, Lord willing. I began the devotional two and a half years ago. If you have yet to check out the devotional, click the link on the right hand column.

Monday, November 05, 2007


Movie critic Andrew Fletcher sent this review in of the new movie "Bella."

Susan and I just saw "Bella". It is a fabulous movie... It won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006 --very well deserved in my opinion. I think it would be something you might like to feature on the blog, as it has a powerful pro-life message (upholding traditional Judeo-Christian/Biblical family values), but also is extremely well done aesthetically/artistically. It is something that our entire congregation would enjoy and could be used to reinforce or strengthen convictions with regard to the value of adoption. I warn you in advance that anyone who goes to see it should be prepared to have their heart strings profoundly moved!

For movie critic Roger Ebert's review, click here.

For movie critic Ruthe Stein's review in the San Francisco Chronicle.

On the Water Front

Please join us for the public presentation of a vision for the future of the central Delaware riverfront, AKA PHILADELPHIA'S WATER FRONT led by the PennPraxis office of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. It represents a year-long planning process in which thousands of Philadelphians from all walks of life worked together to imagine a bright future for seven miles of Philadelphia's original riverfront.

Wednesday, November 14 Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, West Entrance, 6pm. Refreshments served 5:30. To register and for more information.

This level of citizen involvement and dialogue in urban planning is unprecedented in Philadelphia, so see the citizens' energy, passion, and love for Philadelphia come to life!

Harris Steinberg
Executive Director, PennPraxis

Night Lights on South Broad, November 7

Matt White sent this in:

WHAT: The Center City District will bathe building facades along the Avenue of the Arts with dazzling murals of light. In a fun, family-friendly event, there will be music, entertainment, free light-oriented giveaways and South Broad Street restaurants will be set up along the Avenue with booths selling finger food and beverages. Entertainment includes Joy Unlimited Gospel Choir, the Villanova University Marching Band, Mummertime, the Dixie Kings, the Mark Stinger Band, 60's Sensation, the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Rumble, the UARTS bucket drummers. Roving entertainment will include roller skaters, jugglers, stilt walkers, costumed characters, magicians and caricaturists. Terra Hall at Broad and Walnut will be lit in a brief “son et lumiere” presentation to the Philadelphia Orchestra’s recording of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony at 5:30, 7 and 8 p.m.

WHEN: 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, November 7 (Rain or shine)

WHERE: South Broad Street from City Hall to Pine Street. Buildings to be specially lit will be The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia (Broad and Chestnut), University of the Arts Terra Hall (Broad and Walnut), The University of the Arts Merriam Theater (Broad between Locust and Spruce) and The University of the Arts Dorrance Hamilton Hall and Anderson Hall (both on Broad between Spruce and Pine.)

WHAT ELSE? The projected lighting displays at the Ritz-Carlton, Merriam Theater, Hamilton Hall and Anderson Hall will be temporary for one month. The color-changing LED façade lighting at Terra Hall will be permanent. This public celebration of light is both an early kick-off to holiday festivities in Center City and a preview of more exciting lighting projects planned for South Broad Street in 2008 by the Center City District.


Welcome, Daniel!

Praise God for the gift of Daniel Lavon Jones to Danny and Betty Jones, born October 19.

New Commuter Calculator

Joe Brydges sent this in:

Does filling up your gas tank drain your wallet? SEPTA is a convenient alternative to the daily grind of driving. But don't just take our word for it - calculate the numbers yourself with our Commuter Calculator. See how much money your spending by driving over the cost savings SEPTA can provide. Visit the Commuter Calculator.

Whirlpool Sale

Whirlpool ultimate care II - commercial quality, super capacity plus, 9 cycles, 5 temps. Dimensions - 25" x 26"; asking $200. Must be able to take by Tuesday, Wednesday at latest. If interested, please or call 215.787.9665.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Down, But Not Knocked Out

The church website server is down. But do not fear. My blogsite remains standing in my capable hands.