Friday, March 27, 2009

Next Steps

CrossWorld is hosting a Next Steps Weekend April 3-5 at their Bala Cynwyd campus for anyone interested in missions. This particular weekend will include a Saturday afternoon session on the arts and missions. The Next Steps Weekend helps people think through the missions process and does not “push” CrossWorld in particular. If you are interested, contact Shirley Novak (

Screwtape on Stage

For 90 minutes, Max McLean, as Screwtape, dictates—to his assistant, Toadpipe—those infamous instructional letters addressed to Wormwood, a junior demon...more

Apartment for Rent

Our current apartment will be for rent starting either May 1st or June 1st (Let us know what works for you) and ending on August 31st. This is a great opportunity for someone who only wants housing for the summer and doesn't want to get tied into a 1 year lease. The lease would be for 3-4 months with the option to renew the lease for a full year starting on September 1st. The apartment is located at 2016 Spring Garden Street which is the very nice Fairmount/ Art Museum section of the city.
Apt Description:
It is 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom. Little over 900 Square Feet. Large open Living Room and Kitchen. Lots of counter space, garbage disposal, dishwasher and natural gas. The living room has a fireplace (non-operational). The 1st bedroom is the largest with closet and sliding glass door that opens into a private backyard. The second bedroom/ office is a good size. The Washer and Dryer are in the basement and coin operated. Current rent is #1,295/ month.Cooking gas, Heat, hot water, elec, tv/internet are separate.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Disability Panel Discussion

The Body of Christ and Disability workshop will include a panel discussion focusing on issues individuals with disabilities and their families face and the response of the church. Panelists will include:
Sharon, a nurse who helps clients with disabilities to develop Life Care Plans. Sharon has Multiple Sclerosis and serves on her church's Special Needs Committee.
Roger and Patty, the parents of three children. Their youngest son died shortly after birth from medical complications. Their oldest son has a variety of physical disabilities and medical conditions. Roger and Patty lead the Covenant Care Group ministry at their church for families in need of crisis care.
Jerry and Joan Borton, serving with Joni and Friends at the Philadelphia office. Joan and Jerry provide consultative services to churches. Jerry has Cerebral Palsy.
Tom, the parent of a teenage son with autism. He is also an ordained minister and a licensed professional counselor.

See the brochure and email with questions for panelists or for more information.

House for Sale

The Baggs' first open house is this Sunday, March 29th from 1:00-3:00. They are around the corner from a very active Tenth Bible Study! You can get all the home details, take a 360 degree interactive tour of the property and get driving directions to the property here.

Humanist Nostalgia

"Give me that old time humanism when humanists once believed in something noble," bemoans one humanist old-timer...more

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Apartments and summer rentals available

Two Bedroom Apartment for Rent $1400. a month
Located in Victorian multi tenant building.
Available 1 June 2009 located in University City on
the 4200 Block of Pine Street. Apartment is full floor
of the third floor of building with both north and south
facing bedrooms. Kitchen has dishwasher, coin operated
washer/dryer in basement. Monthly rent includes all
utilities except for internet/cable, phone and cooking gas.

One Bedroom Apartment for Rent $1000. a month,
Located in Victorian multi tenant building.
Available 1 June 2009 located in University City on
the 4200 Block of Pine Street. Apartment has galley
kitchen, large living room and bathroom, coin operated
washer/dryer in basement. Monthly rent includes all
utilities except for internet/cable, phone and cooking gas.

Studio Apartment available for summer Rent $800. a month,
Located in Victorian multi tenant building.
Available 1 June 2009 located in University city on
the 4200 Block of Pine Street. Apartment is furnished,
galley kitchen, coin operated washer/dryer in basement.
Monthly rent includes all utilities except for internet/cable,
phone and cooking gas.

50's Modern Riverfront Retreat sleeps 6 Summer Rental for $600.
Great get away from the city and retreat. 1950's house on 2.25 acres.
On the Susquehanna River with river access. Canoe and Kayak
for use while there. The house has two bedrooms (2 queens), pull-out
full size sofa bed in rec room. The rate is $600.00 per week.
No housekeeping, no smoking, NO pets.

Interested in any of the above, please contact

Haydn Concert

Tonight's concert at 7:30 at Tenth features the David Kim String Quartet. David Kim, concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, will be joined by colleagues from the orchestra for a performance of Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ (quartet version)—perfect music for the Lenten season as we commemorate the 200th year of Haydn's death.

David Kim, violin
Lisa-Beth Lambert,violin
Rachel Ku, viola
Richard Harlow, cello

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vision Night 2009 presentations

Some presentations from Vision Night are available now. The Global Outreach and City Outreach presentations are not available.

Veritas Forum

All are invited to attend the Veritas Forum at Bryn Mawr College on Thursday, April 2 at 7pm in Dalton Hall 300 (third floor).

This year's speaker is Dr. Mary Poplin, who recently published a book called Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service. Here's an excerpt from her biography on the Veritas website:

"Mary Poplin is a professor of education at Claremont Graduate University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1978. After many years of what she calls "searching the spiritual net", she became a Christian in 1993 and now works to integrate her faith and her work in the university. Her compelling story is a testimony to the power and love of God in Christ to change us.

In 1996, she spent two months volunteering with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. InterVarsity Press published her book on this experience, Finding Calcutta, in fall of 2008. She is a frequent speaker in churches and academic forums on the unique worldview of Christianity."

AWM PT administrative assistant position available

Arab World Ministries (AWM) is seeking a qualified individual to work approximately twenty hours per week as an Administrative Assistant. Providing administrative support to the development department and to general office operations, this person will help the U.S. office of our international mission fulfill its purpose in planting churches among Muslims of the Arab world.

Qualifications include: being a personal follower of Jesus Christ with a commitment to a biblical lifestyle, demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, experience using Microsoft Office, personal flexibility, orientation to detail and good personal time management. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Norm Leduc at, Box 96, Upper Darby, PA 1908, (610) 352-2003.

Healthcare Fellowship

All healthcare students & professionals are invited to hang out together after the 11:00 am service this coming Sunday. Anyone interested in joining the group is invited to meet on the front steps of Tenth (Spruce Street Entrance). We are planning to go to a local food court, so bring your wallet and an empty stomach!

Come to the first Sunday luncheon of Tenth Healthcare Fellowship April 4 after the 11:00 am service. We'll meet upstairs in the Fellowship Hall at 12:45. We are done at 2:00 pm. There will be lunch, other healthcare students & professionals to chat with, and a brief talk by Dr. Thomas Corson. RSVP to

Job Fair

Gerald Carter sent this in:

Greetings to All,

For those looking for employment, there is a Job Fair at the Kimmel Center on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Check out the following link for more information:

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hard-Drive Drive

Kin Lam is fixing up some computers for an after-school program of a church in North Philly. He needs some old, used but working IDE desktop hard-drives with capacity of 20GB or above. If you a hard-drive to donate, you may drop it off at Tenth, and Kin will pick it up during the week. But let him know at

Great (and cheap!) date...

Yes, that's right. Everything from the movie to popcorn is free -- even the babysitting! All you need to do is find parking and RSVP by Wednesday (215.735.7688), but even this is good: It is so we have enough refreshments (yes, more than just popcorn!) and sitters. The movie is Fireproof -- In the cooling embers of his marriage, Fire Captain Caleb Holt tries to apply the old firefighter's adage 'never leave your partner behind." Saturday at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. (Rated PG)

Poconos Endless Mountains Rental available

The Berzinskys have a place for rent in the Poconos:

Poconos Endless Mountains

Cape Cod Rental

House on Cape Cod is available for rental by Matt White. Click here for link.

Rentals Available

22nd and Pine, come live in our Grand Mansion a very large private residence in Rittenhouse Square. We are friendly, considerate executives. Occasionally available fully furnished rooms $1000-$1900/mo all inclusive.

HUGE decorator/furnished bedrooms 5 baths (no private kitchens,) large shared kitchen, Palor, and Gardens in an 1850s Federal Style Mansion in the exclusive Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Located on beautiful tree lined street, with garden, great light-lots of windows, original chandeliers and architectural details, living room with fireplace, high ceilings, large entry stair hall, foyer, gilt mirrors, crown moldings, and hardwood floors throughout, and bright clean basement. Central heat. Window air conditioners.

Rent includes free utilities, free wireless, free washer dryer in bright clean basement and free house cleaning every other week. Linens provided, but you do the wash. All house is kept spotless, no personal items left in common areas. Kitchen use welcomed and immediate cleanup required. Photograph ready look is kept in all the common spaces! You pay phone, arrange for and pay for cable if wanted in room (large hdtv and cable provided in living room.)

Living Room, Dining Room, Large fully equipped Kitchen, Butler’s pantry, Dining Garden with fountain, all shared by guests. Huge bright clean finished basement with new large washer dryer.

(2rear: private bath, king bed, high ceiling, huge 450sf suite w/ original marble non working fireplace and bay windows, bay window office room, big closets, 2 dressers, 2 closets.)
(2 middle: semirprivate shared bath w 2front, queen bed, bay window, desk, dresser, closet.)
(2front: semiprivate shared bath w 2middle, king bed, large room w/ desk, dresser, 2 closets, daybed sitting area and side chair, pocket shutters, sconces)

(3rear: 450 sf suite, private bath, king bed, built in wardrobe, large walk in closet, small closet, bay windows, desk, dresser, lots of light, original, subway tile marble sink, ball and claw bath tub bath, all aged and old world.)
(3front: semiprivate shared bath with 3middle, king bed, huge room, pocket shutters, dresser, sitting area w couch and side chairs, desk, two closets.)
(3middle: semiprivate shared bath with 3front, queen bed, desk, dresser, closet.)

Surface parking spaces nearby at $150/month. There is $285/mo garage parking at 22nd and Pine. Around the house there is on street long term parking with permit otherwise 2 hr parking during the day. No parking is on this property. There is long-term, on-street, no permit needed, parking located at 22-24th and Fitzwater/ Catharine/ Christian/ Carpenter Streets, a 5 min walk.

No smoking or pets, single occupancy rooms. Bike storage on side of house. Wireless internet by password.

Upcoming Sermons

It's nice to see that Phil recognizes the type of congregation he has. Sunday's sermon title is "A Word to the Wise."

I see Paul Tripp will comment on the performance enhancing drugs plaguing major league baseball. His sermon title is "It's Not Natural."

Roommate Needed in NYC

Harrison Hollingsworth lives in New York City on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. His roommate has recently moved out, and he is looking for a new one (perhaps a Tenth member relocating to New York) to move in sometime before May 1. The apartment is located on 72nd and Columbus and is 750 sq ft with 2 bdrms and a shared bath. He can be reached at 267 471 5661 or Harrison is currently a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC.

(Ir)Religious Man

Why is it that in every religion in every culture in every era men are less religious than women? Perhaps for the same reason they are more likely to commit crime...more