Friday, July 17, 2009

Room for Rent

Sunny, spacious room available in 2 BR 2Bath condo at 18th and Christian. There is a door that overlooks the living room and a door that leads out to the back yard. The room has a full bath.
Moving on down stairs you have some storage space, full sized washer and dryer. The kitchen is fully loaded with all stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, plenty of pantry space, and closet space. Moving on, there is a good sized back patio, a perfect place to spend sunny days.
The neighborhood is quiet and has easy access to various points of interest in the city. Walking distance to Rittenhouse Square, Barnes & Nobles, Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse, Sidecar Bar & Grill, Sabrina's, Italian Market, cafes, and more. There is a YMCA with a pool on 17th street.
Public transportation is close by - route 17 northbound bus to Penn’s landing runs along 20th street and southbound buses run along 19th street.

Free wireless internet and cable TV included. $750 plus half utilities (gas & electric). Contact Sam Thomas, 610-470-9070 or by email.

Rooms for Rent

$350 Unfurnished 4 rooms available in shared house (West Phila)
Woman seeking roommates for a shared five-bedroom, three-story house located just a ten minute bike ride from Center City, and a short walking/biking distance to University of Penn and Drexel. Seeking four mature roommates who are very clean, picks up after self, quiet, respectful, nonsmokers, nondrinkers, does not use drugs, pays rent on time (no exception), either employed or working students, does not play loud music at odd hours, respectful to the neighbors, does not eat anyone's food, and responsible. Absolutely NO HARD-CORE PARTIES. It’s a smoke free, pet free, and respectful environment, and for those who are interested in paying the lowest rent in Philly. First & last month's rent. A month's notice requirement if planning to vacate a room.

The area of residence is in the Mantua/Powelton area, 37XX Fairmont Avenue.
Basic utilities (water, gas, electric) will be evenly split among the renters. Bills will be posted on the front door for every renter's to view. If a tenant prefers Internet access, cable, etc., requesting tenant pays for that bill only and expenses will not be distributed to the other renters.

Send me an email telling me about yourself, and we'll set up a time for you to come and see the apartment. A $50 application fee is expected by the realtor. Serious inquiries only.
Laundromat in Spring Garden.
Bus lines nearby. Located only 10 minutes from Community College of Philadelphia via SEPTA’s Route #31 bus line to the city is less than half a block away. Only 15 minutes walk to UPenn and Drexel.

Cell: (267) 535-1664 Please call after 9pm only. Thank you!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harvey Awards

The 2009 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented October 10, 2009 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

THE MICE TEMPLAR has been nominated for 4 Harvey Awards!
"Best Colorist"
"Best Continuing Series"
"Best Graphic Album"
"Best New Talent--Bryan J.L. Glass"

Why "Othello"?

For you bibliophiles - a blog that explores how books got their titles.

Aquila and byFaith

Check out The Aquila Report, "Your independent source for news of and for the PCA and related denominations."

But don't forget byFaith Magazine, the officials source for news of and for the PCA.

Women in the Word

Diana Frazier sent this notice in:

Registration for the October 2-3 2009 "Women in the Word: A Workshop" is open. Click here for all the information, including a link to print a brochure. This is a great way for women to get training in teaching the Bible. I serve on the steering committee and HIGHLY recommend it.

Tenth Healthcare Fellowship

I saw a request for the following announcements to go in the church bulletin:

Pray for the Tenth Healthcare Fellowship as they do medical screening with the Christian Street Outreach 7/22, 7/23, 7/24

Pray for the Summer Medical Institute and their missions/medical outreach on the Texas-Mexican border through August 2nd

Come join the Tenth Healthcare Fellowship on 8/2/09 at 12:45 pm in the Catacombs for lunch, fellowship and a talk by Dr. Cheryl Sanfacon. Dr. Sanfacon will speak on Depression and Suicide in Healthcare workers.

Women and Deaconing Discussion

You may click here to access questions presented to Ligon Duncan and Tim Keller following their GA presentations on the "deaconing" role of women in the church. It will also direct you to how to purchase the presentations.

When Helping Hurts

Just received notice of a new book from Westminster Bookstore - When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. I have not read it, but the wide range of endorsements alone make it intriguing - Ron Sider, Joel Belz, Paul Kooistra, Randy Nabors. Check it out.

Design Show and Exhibition Today

Please join Studio47West, a Tenth member business, for today's "International Charm Jewelry Design Show and Exhibition"- being held at Penn State Brandywine, in Media, PA. The show features one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry inspired by a recent trip to Spain and Morocco. The International Charm exhibition is Lindley's (Robert Jones' youngest daughter) capstone thesis, which is required by all honors students. Please support her and her efforts to finish her college career strongly.

For more information, visit or
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009
Time: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A Free Event.
Place: Penn State Brandywine
Tomezko Lounge
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Beverlee Kirkland

We sadly pass on the news that Beverlee Kirkland died yesterday, July 14, while in the hospital. Funeral services will be held this Saturday, July 18, 11:00 a.m. at Tenth. Beverlee and her husband Collier and daughter Nikki were long-time members of Tenth until a couple of years ago when they became founding members of Cresheim Valley Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Genevan Garb

A little known fact about John Calvin is that he designed everyday wear for clergy in Geneva.
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Looking to Rent

Tenth member looking for small studio or roommate situation.

-City location preferred (or easy access to downtown via Public Transit).
-$250.00-$400.00 per month for room, $450.00-$600.00 for studio.
-Willing to sign a 6 month or year lease or to sublet.
About me: I am a quiet 28 year old male who works often (Temple University and the Philadelphia Museum of Art) so you would rarely see me. I am also a non-smoker and live a fairly no frills life so no need for Internet or Television. I should note though I am allergic to most cats. Please give me a call at 215.718.9710 if you have anything available.

Preaching in Calvin's Church

"Hey, quiet down over there. I'm trying to speak."

From the Cathedral St. Pierre -- Calvin's church in Geneva.

Sandy Hill, Inc.

Computer repair, deli management - what is it that Sandy Hill cannot do?

Monday, July 13, 2009

More on Casinos

Luella Tripp sent this in:

This coming Tuesday, an important House committee will vote on a massive expansion of gambling. The casino lobby is pushing hard to get table games, and there's a similar push to put 5 video poker machines (indistinguishable from slots) in every bar, tavern and restaurant in every neighborhood in PA.

The key committee members to contact are:·
Rep. William F. Keller, (215) 271-9190,·
Rep. Michael O'Brien, (215) 503-3245,·
Rep. Curtis Thomas, (215) 560-3261,

Contact them today. They vote on Tuesday.

Hughes Oliphant Old

On July 8, the Calvin Quincentenary in Geneva awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award for Liturgics to Hughes Oliphant Old, “Dean of Reformed liturgical scholars in our day, for calling the Church back to the sources for worship according to Scripture, affirmed by the Fathers and the Reformers: Chrysostom, Augustine, and Calvin.” Dr. David W. Hall, Executive Director presented the award “with our deepest thanks and in honor of his Lifetime Contribution to the Recovery of Reformed Liturgy.”