Friday, September 25, 2009

Pet First Aid & CPR Training

When your Dog or cat needs you most, will you be ready? If you're like the other 44 million dog and cat owners, your dog or cat is more than a pet- your dog or cat is family. And just like any other member in the family, your dog or cat deserves to be cared for and protected. Do you know how to:
Care if your pet is poisoned?
Care if your pet is suffering from a burn?
Care if your pet is choking?
Care if your pet is in shock?

Contact Sam Thomas by email or phone, 610.470.9070 to protect yourself and the pet from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies.

For Rent

For Rent: Third floor of a large Victorian twin in University City owned by a Tenth family which lives downstairs. Located on the 4200 block of Pine St, recently recognized as the “most beautiful block” in University City. Front porch with dinette set, beautiful garden in rear, spacious and quiet for a city location, yet adjacent to bus lines and four trolley lines. 3 minute walk to Spruce Hill Christian School, and 2.5 blocks from the perimeter of the University of Pennsylvania, 3.5 blocks from VA hospital. 1.5 blocks from CVS and 2.5 blocks from a large grocery store, 2.5 blocks from Clark Park. Over 100 restaurants within 8 blocks. Among the safest neighborhoods in Philadelphia, heavily patrolled by Penn Security.

Rear bedroom: our former master bedroom with two closets, queen bed, loveseat with foldout bed, table and chairs, large Persian rug, large bay window with window treatments and commanding view of garden (see left photo—which is from a different angle) and the interior of the large block, nicely decorated. $700/month plus 1/6 utilities. Including adjacent ~10x12’ furnished bedroom/office with communicating door as well, $1175 + 1/5 utilities.

Front bedroom: Large, sunny south-facing room overlooking Pine Street, which is wide and lined by mature trees, a nice view (see right photo). Full bed with large side tables, large armoire, high boy dresser, desk, TV stand, bar table with stools, Persian rug, window treatments, high end blinds, appealing decor. $680/month plus 1/6 utilities. Including adjacent ~7’ x 10’ room suitable as an office room, $1025 plus 1/5 utilities. Whole floor (all 4 rooms, bathroom, two hall closets, ~950 square feet): $1600/month plus 1/3 utilities

3rd floor bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, double sink and giant medicine cabinet. Third floor is accessed via a separate stairwell from the kitchen.

Storage in attic available for a negotiable price.

Contact: Email Lori and John Kempen or call: 215 222 1933 or 443 742 4777. 10% discount on rent for Tenth members, 15% discount on rent for people in full-time evangelical ministry. Available Oct 1/possibly sooner.

Bring on the Pancakes!

Someone thought this group was a fraternity reunion having breakfast. Notice I am not in the picture. I was walking (probably 9 miles against the wind) to the house where we were meeting for our pastoral staff retreat. How the others could put more food in their mouths after a Paul Tripp dinner, I don't know.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Charles Simeon

He's only half the age of John Calvin, but today marks the 25oth birthday of Charles Simeon. Click here to learn about him.

Winston Justice

Jonathan Olsen alerted me to this article about Winston Justice on the front-page of the Sports section of yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer. Winston and his family have attended Tenth. He and Jason Avant helped out with the Christian Street outreach this summer.

More volunteer tutors needed!

Our partners Dennis and Judy have recently been flooded with requests for English tutoring. One immigrant from a war-torn country met them and ended up bringing 25 other friends for tutoring!

Tutoring is held at a sister church in the northeast on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm. Babysitters are needed to watch small children during this time.

Also, homework helpers are needed on Saturday morning to assist immigrant children with their school work.

And if tutoring is not your thing, Dennis and Judy will still put you to good use--as a painter! The rooms they meet in are in desperate need of fresh coat of paint.

For more info or to volunteer, contact Liz.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tracking Expenses

Elder Bryce Bartruff recently had a brief article published in a personal finance blog. Check it out here. Bryce will be leading a seminar on personal finance, called Fiscal Fitness, at Tenth on October 31. You can find out more about it and register here.

Don't Forget to Register for the Joni & Friends Conference

Don't miss your opportunity to attend Saturday, October 17. The conference, "Transforming the Church to Look More Like Jesus" will include keynote speakers, including Stephanie Hubach, Director of Mission to North America's Special Needs Ministries, and over 30 workshops. Workshops will cover autism, healthy marriages for parents of children with special needs, loss and grief, outreach to families touched by disability, care for persons who experience mental illness and many more! To take advantage of the $25 group rate, turn in a completed registration and check or payment information to the Special Needs mailbox at Tenth before this Sunday's evening service. You can still register on your own later, but at an additional expense. For more information, contact Kristen Harnly at

Come to celebrate HarvestUSA's 25th anniversary

Join Harvest USA in celebration of its 25th anniversary on October 1, 7:30 pm, at Tenth. Don't miss hearing Steve Brown, noted speaker and author, and testimonies from those whose hearts and lives have been changed. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to the Harvest office by September 28 for this event.

If you are unable to attend October 1, you may consider alternate dates and locations with other speakers:

October 15 in Lancaster, PA
October 22 in Hockessin, DE
October 29 in Paoli, PA

215.482.0111 to RSVP and get more information

Sermon Request

Dear Phil,

As you know, I am not one to complain, but I think you need to reconsider this sermon series on love. I am not being defensive, but the examples of being irritable struck me as hitting a little too close to home (not that I am saying that they apply to me).

Sincerely (and written in love),

Tutoring Help Needed

Christ Liberation Fellowship is looking for volunteers to participate in their tutoring ministry which is held at the Haddington Library located at 65th and Girard Avenue. Tutoring will be in basic subjects (math, reading and science) on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3 and 7 p.m. If interested please contact Lance Lewis with the day, time and subject you wish to tutor.

Room for Rent

Location: the Fairmount area of Philadelphia on Cambridge St., between 28th & 29th Sts. The Philadelphia Art Museum and Kelly Drive is only about a 10 minute walk and there are lots of great restaurants and bars nearby.

It is a newly renovated two bedroom rowhome with one bathroom, heat, and central air. I have a small, 30 pound dog (beagle/french bull dog mix), who is very sweet and friendly. Rent for one person would be approximately $537.50 plus utilities. Security, first, and last month's rent would be needed at the time of signing the lease.

I would prefer only Christian women to respond please. I need someone to move in by November 1. You can contact me at 856-577-6023 or send me an email if you have any further questions.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Barnhouse Jr.

The son of Donald Grey Barnhouse is featured on the front page of today's Philadelphia Inquirer. You can read the article here.