Thursday, August 06, 2009

Ruth Floyd at White Stone Gallery

Exhibit Invitation from White Stone Gallery

Save the date for:
Veil Series
(An Exhibit of Black & White Photographs by Accomplished Photographer, Ruth Naomi Floyd)

September 11 - October 31, 2009
Cocktail Reception (Please see Note below about reception.): September 18, 7 - 9 PM

The Veil Series is a body of fine art black and white photographic images that express the different "veils" that we experience while traveling on the path of life.

Throughout life's journey we encounter themes that may reveal our struggle to stand, fall or kneel. It is in these seasons that we choose to embrace, reject, shield, conceal, shroud and grasp the realities of our veiled experience. For the One who created us, is the only One who fully sees through our veils. This series was inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and Philippians 1:6.

Please Note: Ruth Naomi Floyd is also a renowned vocalist and composer who has released several recordings that have received high acclaim both nationally and internationally. Ruth will sing a few selections from her new body of musical works at the opening reception.

Also Note: The cocktail reception is an adult affair. Children under the age of 18 may visit the exhibit during the gallery's normal business hours.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

House for the Tauriellos

Vinny Tauriello has been called by the Philadelphia Presbytery to do church planting work in the Northeast. Below is a message about the Tauriellos housing situation.

"As you know we have been working on securing a home to move to Northeast Philadelphia and begin our church planting work. Our home in Maryland has sold and we will close Aug 12th and rent back until Aug 21. We had put a contract on a house in Philadelphia and were set to close on Aug 19th and move on Aug 20th but the seller’s pulled out of the contract at the last minute. So we are looking for temporary housing to hold us over until we secure a new home."

If you are able to help, please contact Vinny at

Glory Road

Check out a new book, Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity, edited by Anthony Carter. Two of the stories are by former Tenth interns: Lance Lewis and Anthony Bradley. Click here for a review of the book by Doug Logan, who preached here last Sunday night and is serving a joint internship with us for church planting.

(Disclaimer: This does not mean I endorse everything said in the book, especially the chapter by Anthony Bradley, "Clemson University Saved My Life." Clemson? CLEMSON?)

Apartment for Rent

Hi Marion,
I used to be a regular at Tenth. I am trying to rent my Northern liberties coop apt. I am currently living in New York. The apt is 2 bedrooms, spacous, located half a block frm the 47 bus. There is a free parking lot for residents. The apt is $815 dollars a month (for people associated with tenth) and includes all utilities! It also has a very large shared courtyard with picnic tables, bamboo trees and a fig tree, and rose garden! It can be partially furnished. This is negotiable. I need someone quick. I can be reached at 347-479-9962.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Preparation for Ministry

MercyNet presents its 2009-10 training one Saturday morning a month from September 19 through May 22. The series features workshops by David Apple, Tenth Pres. Church’s Mercy Ministry Director plus presentations by various ministry leaders. The first session offers Dealing with the Con Artist followed by Cheryl Sanfacon's presentation on Depression. The cost of the nine part series is $90 or $20 each. For the registration form go to and click on "Training."

Special Needs Ministry Meeting

Tenth members/regular attenders interested in special needs ministry are invited to a meeting this Saturday morning, August 8 in Lansdowne, PA. The meeting will consider the following questions: 1) What special challenges are you currently facing (or do you see others affected by disability facing) and how do you think Tenth Church could come alongside? 2) From your personal experiences with disability, what do you see as starting points for a growing disability ministry at Tenth? For information, contact Kristen Harnly at

Bucurescus welcome a daughter

Gabriel and Ann Bucurescu welcomed their new daughter Rachel Barbara on August 2. She weighed 7.75 pounds. Oh, the goodness of God!

Kempens welcome Peter Joseph

Dear Tenth,

Lori and I, Christopher and Natalie, are very pleased to welcome Peter Joseph Kempen to our family. He was born Friday night, July 31, 2009, at 8 lb 0.6 oz, and 21.5". He and Lori are both doing very well.

Peter was the one to whom Jesus said, "on this rock I will build my church" and Joseph means "YHWH adds." We pray that God will use Peter to add to his church.

In Jesus,
John and Lori Kempen

Drexel law student looking for housing

My son, Matthew, received a notice from Drexel U./Law School that he had been admitted last Sat. My pastor, John MacArthur, and my Music Minister, Clayton Erb, recommended that I contact you to see if any families rent out rooms or if you know of apartments near the school. We are flying back this Wed. (8/5) to spend a few days getting acquainted with the campus and Philadelphia. Contact Ron Klint (father)

Monday, August 03, 2009

More about Doug

Meet Doug Logan from The Lamp Lounge on Vimeo.

Intrigued by yesterday's Tenth Press piece introducing Doug Logan? Want to know more about his vision for urban church planting? Give a listen.

Calvin's Legacy

Check out David Skeel's article in the Wall Street Journal regarding the Calvin 500 commemorations in Geneva and Boston.