Friday, September 05, 2008

News from Colombia

Our friends in Colombia now have a web page giving us a window into the work at the children's home, Hogar la Providencia, and the other outreach of that church to the Chimila people. Browse it and see how many Tenth folks you can find in the pictures. But best of all, the site includes information on how individuals can further the work by signing up to sponsor children for $30 a month.

Harvest Crusade in Philadelphia

The Harvest Crusade is coming to Philadelphia! It will be held at the Wachovia Center on October 3-5, 2008. Visit their website for further information:

Contact Jonathan Olsen if you would like to get involved:

Please be thinking and praying about who you might bring along to this event; pray that many will come to know Christ through this outreach effort.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ultimate Frisbee!

Don't forget to register your team for the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament that will take place during Tenth's first annual Fall Kickoff Picnic next Saturday, September 13 (11am-3pm) at FDR Park in South Philly. Teams must be registered by Monday, September 8. Email Anne at

If you would like to volunteer to help setup and/or cleanup for the picnic, please contact Anne.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Emergency Preparedness

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. The Red Cross and the City of Philadelphia are sponsoring emergency preparedness workshops in several districts at 7 PM

Wed. 9/3 - Columbus Rec Center 12 & Wharton
Thurs. 9/4 - Federation Housing Bldg. Rieder House 10102 Jamison Av
Wed. 9/10 - 24th Police Dist Courtroom 3901 N Whitaker
Thurs. 9/11 - The Philadelphian 2401 Pennsylvania Av
Mon. 9/22 - University City High School 36 & Filbert
Mon. 9/29 - Phila Univ. Downs Auditorium Henry Av & School House Lane

In addition, there are morning and afternoon workshops; you can get information from your councilperson, including:
Curtis Jones, Overbook 215-686-3416,7
Anna Verna, S Phila 215-686-3412
Frank DiCicco, Lower NE Phila 215 - 686-3458
Jannie Blackwell, West Phila 215-686-3418

There will be a big kick-off ceremony this coming Wednesday 9/3 with Mayor Nutter as well as Curtis Jones at the Target Dept Store 4000 City Av (where the hotel used to be, near Presidential Blvd TGI Fridays, Holiday Inn, etc.) They will give away 100 Go Bags and other goodies.

The workshops will offer light refreshments and door prizes as well on info on evacuation planning for the families and sign-up for the text messages from Emergency Test Alert System.

Volunteer sign-up day is Sept. 15 (a Monday) at Love Park.

A New School Year, A New Website!

Please pray for the students and faculty of City Center Academy and Spruce Hill Christian School as they begin their new school year this week. We're praising God for record numbers of returning students and high enrollment at both campuses. Pray especially for the high school students traveling to the overnight retreat at Sandy Cove this Thursday and Friday.

P.S. Take a look at the new CCA website at!

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