Friday, August 08, 2008

Colombia Report

Bruce McDowell just called. Everyone arrived safely in Santa Marta where the orphanage home we are supporting is. Only one suitcase is missing! The medical personnel are already seeing patients. Bruce will speak to about 120 pastors and church leaders tonight on evangelism and church growth.

Registration deadline extended

The 2008 “Women in the Word” workshop is October 3–4 at Calvary PCA in Willow Grove. TenthWomen is offering several full or partial scholarships. Contact Cheryl Brubaker ( if you are interested in applying for a scholarship; otherwise, look for more information at the WTS events page and register directly from their brochure.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Fearsome Foursome

Perhaps we should bring in these four women from Texas to provide training in self-defense. Listen to this real-life demonstration of what they can do.

Canned Goodness

I am disappointed in my Bible study group that met last night. They showed a distinct aversion to the canned boiled peanuts I had brought from South Carolina. Tom and Hugh, see me for your cans on Sunday.


Bruce McDowell just called to say that the Colombia short-term team arrived safely at the Miami International Airport en route to Colombia. They still need to meet up with Matt Moslener who's flying over from Texas. Tonight will be the first time the entire team meets in person - pray for team unity and love as they serve together.

Room Sought

A ballet dancer is moving to Philadelphia and was referred to our church by friends at L'abri in Rochester, Minnesota. She is looking for affordable housing reasonably close to Center City. She needs to be moved by September 1 at the latest. Contact Jillian Mitchell, 734-751-0070.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Office volunteers opportunities at Tenth

Volunteers are needed Tuesday, August 19, (note date change) to help with a mailing. Please contact Dot.

Volunteers are needed for Global Outreach light office work, including filing, researching countries, and designing informational packets. For more information, contact Liz.

Website Help Needed

I am looking for someone to teach me how to set up and maintain a website. Will pay. If you can help, contact me at

2 bedrooms available for rent

2 bedrooms available in 3 bedroom row home (Southwest Philadelphia)
Do you need housing on a short-term basis? Come live in what Philadelphia Weekly labeled the new upcoming hip neighborhood... I've lived on this block for 6 years and my housemate is moving out September 1. One room is available immediately and one is available September 1. Rent is $375.00 + utilities. Convenient to the 13 or 11 trolley. Off 52nd street. House does have central air. Click here to contact

Ready Notify PA

Joe Brydges sent this in:

I and others are already getting these on our cell phones at work. Last night's shutdown of I-76 was the first message sent using this network that I received. A great thing to have.
Joe Brydges

Tired of sitting in traffic due to a major road closure? Through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), ReadyNotifyPA can now send you real-time notifications of unscheduled major roadway closures in the Philadelphia region. The roadways included in this effort are: I-76, I-95, I-476, I-676, PA 10, PA 30, PA 100, PA 309, PA 611, US 1, US 202, US 322, and US 422. Once enrolled, you can receive real-time alerts when any of these roadways are closed (and when they are reopened) due to a vehicle crash, weather incident, emergency roadwork, or another unexpected event.

To sign up for these alerts, please visit Choose from two new ReadyNotifyPA groups, "Road Closures 24x7" and "Road Closures 7a-10p". The first will send the alerts as they occur, 24 hours a day, while the second will limit the real-time alerts to only be delivered between 7:00AM and 10:00PM EST. Contact us if you have any questions.

The City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management Ready Notify Helpdesk: 877-READY-11 or

The Jesus Gospel

Our guest preacher, Liam Goligher, is also an author. Read this interview with him about his book, The Jesus Gospel, that he "wrote... for the world on one hand and the church on the other, not the scholars... but for ordinary church people."

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Portadown, Northern Ireland, outreach

Jonny and Laura McGreevy been doing a summer internship at 1st Presbyterian Portadown in Northern Ireland. Please pray as they speak at a series of youth outreaches called "Face to Face," which they expect will gather more than 500 teens

Organ News

The dedicatory concert for the new organ is set for September 12 and has already made the New York Times.

Room Needed

Dan Weidner has a friend (from China) who is coming to study at Westminster starting in September. He is interested in renting an apartment (or room), and his budget is $500 +/-. He would like it to be within 25-30 minutes walking distance of WTS. He is in full-time vocational ministry in China and planning to head back after he finishes at WTS. Contact Dan at

Monday, August 04, 2008

Room Available in Center City

Looking for a female roommate-- master suite (with own large private bath--tub and separate shower) is available starting September 1. The house is really great with all the amenities,
and has an ideal location at 17th and Naudain St. The rent would probably be between $900-1000/mo (negotiating) + utilities (split 3 ways). If interested, contact Judy Kuo: