Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Black Friday & Saturday Event

A Black Friday & Saturday Event!
Studio47West Handcrafted Jewelry (a Tenth's member business) will be among the artisans showing work at the Lansdowne Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne (parish 3), this Friday & Saturday!

A Bit Of The Arts Fine Arts Show
Twentieth Century Club
84 South Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne PA 19050
Friday, November 28, 3pm - 9pm
Saturday, November 29, 10am - 4pm

Over 20 professional artisans and 40 students in attendance. Glasswork, printmakers, photography, painting, jewelry, pottery, gourmet food and much more. Live musicians performing the entire time.

This is a terrific opportunity to complete your holiday shopping in a warm, festive atmosphere. Studio47West Jewelry will be introducing their new collections and gift wrapping. All are Welcome.


I pray that everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow. If you are in or near town, join us for worship at 11:00. Phil's message is "Endless Thanksgiving." It will not be an endless sermon, though. We'll be done by noon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

In The Ukraine

Check here to see pictures of Phil and Lisa in action in The Ukraine.

In God We Trust?

NBC is taking a poll on whether or not "In God We Trust" should stay on our American currency. Vote here.

TIF Worship Location

TIF will hold its worship service December 7 in its old meeting place - 315 Building, 3rd Floor Front.

Holiday Card Making

Add a personal touch to your card giving this holiday season! Tunnel cards, collage and photo altering are some of the techniques you will explore in this workshop.

$30 per person. Fee includes all materials.
Saturday, December 6, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Registration Deadline: November 30

Tenth Presbyterian Church Catacombs
Contact Sam Thomas to register. Email or call 610-470-9070.

No refunds will be offered for cancellations after the registration deadline for each workshop. If you are unable to attend, fees paid may be applied to a future Pigeon Arts program.

Welcome, Austin!

David and Sandy give thanks for the birth of their grandson, Austin Joshua Allen to Jeff and Jacqui.

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant (click the 27th on the calendar) is hosting a Thanksgiving meal for any families or singles in need. The meal will be a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the fixings as well as live jazz music by Odyssey. We are inviting anyone in the community that may be interested to come out and dine with us. There is no cost to attend.

Please RSVP your name and how many - see contact info below

Nicole Healy
Marketing Director
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
4120 Main Street, Philadelphia , PA 19127
P: 215.482.8220 ext. 22

An Uneasy Thanksgiving

A member of the "educated liberal middle-class" explains why his circle is uneasy about Thanksgiving...more

Thanksgiving from Asia

This is from Pastor I. John's not there to fine tune the English so it reads a little rough, but it comes from his heart:

We have no Thanksgiving Day, but on that day we as family will pray below the given verses and offer up thanksgiving:

for all goodness to the earth
for all goodness to the church
for all people in his church who share with us in generosity

before meal: Psalm 104.1a, 13-15
after meal: Psalm 103.1-5, 8, 13 (Deuteronomy 6.11-13 or 8.12-18a)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Domus Nodus

Rebecca Hormann, one of Tenth's young members, has a website up for her puzzle making business. Check it out here.

Arch Books

Sylvia Duggan writes:

I picked up a copy of the Jessie Tree Guide yesterday and was pleased to see the Arch books recommended as additional resources. I was raised on these books and still love and use them. I wanted to let others know that in addition to the purchasing resources listed in the booklet many of the ones suggested in the guide are also available on Additionally there are a fair number of Arch books in the church library including at least a few of those recommended in the guide. If the Arch books seem too "easy reader" for your family (my 7 and 9 yr. olds still like them) The Child's Story Bible by Catherine F. Vos, which gives nice narrative style versions of many biblical stories (also a much used favorite at our house), might be an option. A copy of the Vos book is in the church library and it is also availabe on amazon.

Women in the Church Leadership Training

Women in the Church Leadership Training.

Theme: Family Matters: Loving, Equipping and Serving God's Church
Date: March 10 - 12 (Tuesday - Thursday)
New Location: Chattanooga, TN

LT will be held at Covenant College (daily transportation up the mountain provided)
Conference Hotel: Chattanooga Choo-Choo Holiday Inn

Note: This year's leadership training conference will be followed by the PCA's Mercy Ministry conference (March 12 - 14), so some participants may wish to stay for both. The Mercy Ministry conference will use the same hotel, and that conference will be held at New City Fellowship Church, Chattanooga, TN.

There is a discounted registration price prior to January 31, and the registration deadline is February 28. (What a great gift idea to put on your Christmas list!)

For more conference details and to register, please go to


Check out the website of Tenth attender Raquel Saltsman, a graphics designer.

Food Donations

No, this is not the Ryken weekly grocery trip, but rather the food donations for the Sunday Rescue Mission. Thanks to everyone who participated.