Friday, October 30, 2009

Xn Street Outreach Prayer Request

As you may know, the monthly Christian Street Outreach takes place this Sunday afternoon at 3:30 pm. We are planning to hold it outside in the schoolyard at 17th & Christian because all of our indoor options fell through. Please join us in praying for good weather and for a good turnout! Pray that many would hear and believe the gospel, and that we would truly welcome and love them, in Jesus' name!

An Enlightening Three Cups of Tea...

Are you left in the dark when others talk about South Asia? Do you see connections between past history and present mercy opportunities there? Can you envision cross-cultural relationships?

Be enlightened!

"Three Cups of Tea provides an insightful look into places that we have heard of, but which seem much removed from us. The book is a wonderful illustration of God’s common grace to mankind as well as a good reminder about how to relate to other cultures.

"I also appreciated the way in which the book has given me a better understanding of the events leading to 9-11 and the recent history of Afghanistan."
--Jessie Yang


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bridge Closed

I've received word that the Ben Franklin Bridge is closed this Sunday 11/01/09 from 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Parish 6 Dinners

The Parish 6 Fall Fellowships Dinners have been re-scheduled for Friday November 20 (to avoid conflict with the Global Outreach Conference). Contact Keith Bennett at 856-296-4915 or by email if you have not received a signup form and are interested in attending this event.

Bringing in the...

This Sunday, November 1, is collection Sunday for two ministries.

If you took a collection bag for Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, bring it in with food in the morning.

If you are collecting clothing for Alpha Pregancy, which is being sponsored by Tenth Healthcare Fellowship, bring it in the morning.

If you are baking cookies, scones, and other delectables for the church staff, you may bring them in anytime!

Lodging Needed

A female friend of Matt Aquiline is looking for a place to stay for the first 2 weeks of November in order to finish a film project documenting human trafficking in the city of Philadelphia. If you can help, contact Matt by email.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Grace Church Gatherings

Grace Church of Philly gives thanks for the 45 people attending its pre-launch gathering on Oct 25. Pre-launch Gatherings will continue on Nov 1, 15, 29 and Dec 6 and 20. The Gathering takes place at St. Andrew and St. Monica at 3600 Baring St. (Pearl St. Entrance). The Gatherings begin at 4 PM with dinner, followed by a time of worship, information and teaching. For more information connect with us at

Clay Duggan Service

Graveside Burial Service for Clay Duggan (Paul Duggan's father) will be held at 1pm on Thursday October 29 at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Ken Larter is officiating. Family and guests will gather at 12:45 at Bringhurst Funeral Home (there at W. Laurel Hill Cemetery) to follow the casket to the grave site. A reception will be held following the service at the Conservatory on the grounds at West Laurel Hill. Directions to West Laurel Hill and Bringhurst are available at this site.

Three Cups of Tea with a Friend...

Where might reading Three Cups of Tea lead you? Well, perhaps to a South Asian restaurant to meet new friends...

"I’m having Afghan tea with Sona at her restaurant (1526 Sansom). Sona knew of Three Cups of Tea but hasn’t read it. However, her 10-year-old daughter joined us after school—she has read the children’s version and loved it. I loved the book, too.

"I kept thinking about Greg Mortenson’s Baptist missionary upbringing. What if he were a Christian—how might God use him further? What can Christians learn from Mortenson’s approach as we work and interact in other countries or with other cultures within our own? What can we learn from him about the exercise of foreign affairs? This is an unforgettable book." --Dot Boersma


Monday, October 26, 2009

Of Henry, Hamlet, and Dave

Dave Swavely, the church planter for Faith Church in Malvern has a new blog. Check out his latest musing on "if Hamlet had gone to Wittenburg."

One Piano, Two Piano

Gerald Carter has let me know to two pianos available for free.
Contact: Gloria Flores 215-472-2772 (needs minor repairs); and for a Winter spinet piano, Annette at 610-449-5263.

Hye-Jin Kim at Carnegie

Congratulations to Hye-Jin Kim, who played in the finals of the Concert Artists' Guild auditions in New York and won! Last Wednesday night, she played in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York for the Winners' Concert. After that, she will be included on their roster of elite musicians well-sought after for recitals and concerts.

(And I know her!)