Friday, January 30, 2009
Interfaith Forum for Women
When: February 14, 2009
Where: Nasir Mosque, 5120 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
You are invited to join us for a panel discussion on the different beliefs and practices of our faiths.
For more information, please contact: Nusrat Rashid (484) 904-6695 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be served. Tenth's contact is Dianne Kearney (email@example.com) who will also be on the panel.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Seek the Peace of the City
“To share as neighbors and friends in the everyday experiences of life, to invest as neighbors and friends in the development of others is both the extension and the foundation of shalom. It means to reject—as individuals, families, and churches—withdrawing into privileged social and economic enclaves inside and outside the city. According to the imperative of Jeremiah, the task of faith is quite basic: ‘Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters. . . . Increase in number there; do not decrease’ (29:5–6). People of biblical faith are called to live in the city, to raise their families there, and to share in the struggle for life and the things that make for peace” (Mark R. Gornik, To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City, p. 115).
Urban Ministry Conference at Tenth Church
This year's focus will be apocalyptic scripture. By the way, Aaron Messner will be one of the speakers. He will preach February 8 and his family is coming up with him.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Philadelphia Meeting of Christians in Social Work—This Thursday!
10th Presbyterian Church, 1701 Delancey St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Our topic will be Human Trafficking in the US with special guest speaker Bridget Rooney of Catholic Social Services. Ms. Rooney will be sharing with us an overview of the topic as well as the current work Catholic Social Services is doing in the Philadelphia Area, including a new women's shelter in the city.
House for Sale
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
More Information on the Urban Ministry Conference...
The Church and the City
The city is a most crucial place to minister. We need to love the city with the passion of Christ and win it to him. Our conference participants will share how Christ alone can transform persons and families, and neighborhoods, and how He, alone, can bring about confession, repentance, restoration and reconciliation. I hope you will be encouraged and challenged by this Conference to sincerely pray about What the Lord requires of you and that you, too, will be conformed into his image in order to think and act biblically in the city.
Urban Ministry Conference at Tenth
March 6-8, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
UMC Schedule and Details
6 pm Registration
7 pm Where We Are Today: the City, Evangelicalism, and
Global Church Growth (Mark Gornik)
8 pm Break
8:15 pm Engaging Your Neighborhood with the Gospel
9:30 pm Jazz Coffeehouse: Randy Pendleton Trio
8 am Late Registration/Continental Breakfast
9 am Workshop 1
10 am Break
10:15 am Workshop 2
11:15 am Break
11:30 am Gospel-shaped Expectations in City Ministry
9/11 am A Thousand Points of Light (Paul Tripp)
6:15 pm The Blessing of Being Provoked (Paul Tripp)
Workshops (each workshop will be offered during both sessions)
Practical Conversations about Living for Christ in the City
Dan Weidner, Janice Roberts, Jonathan Olsen
(Philadelphia Residents and Tenth Members)
Evangelism: Pastoring Others to Christ
Dr. John Leonard (pastor, Cresheim Valley Church)
Is Geneva Relevant for Philadelphia?: A Reformed Approach to Urban Ministry
Dr. Jeff Jue (professor, Westminster Theological Seminary)
Taking the Risk out of Mercy Ministry
Dr. David Apple (director of Mercy Ministry, Tenth Church)
*Scholarships are available; please do not let cost be an issue
Family (children under 12 free) $60.00
Student Fee $10.00
(High School, College, Grad School)
● Pre-registration closes February 28; late registrations will be accepted at the door.
● No refunds will be given after February 21.
● Make checks payable to Tenth Presbyterian Church and note “Urban Ministry Conference” in the memo line. You may place your registration and payment in an envelope in the offering plate, the oak boxes in the Narthex, Anne Davies’ box in the mailroom, or mail to: Tenth Presbyterian Church, Attn: Urban Ministry Conference, 1701 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
● Questions? Please contact Anne Davies by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (215.735.7688 x243).