Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Cape Town Commitment

Last October 4200 evangelical leaders from 198 nations gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to talk about the call for the whole church to take the whole gospel to the whole world. That discussion culminated in The Cape Town Commitment which has just been released.

In the forward, Doug Birdsall, Chairman of the Lausanne Movement, writes: "What are our hopes for The Cape Town Commitment? We trust that it will be talked about, discussed and afforded weight as a united statement from evangelicals globally; that it will shape agendas in Christian ministry; that it will strengthen thought-leaders in the public arena; and that bold initiatives and partnerships will issue from it."

Friday, January 28, 2011

Urban Ministry Conference

The Urban Ministry Conference is coming in just five weeks. Visit the church website for details and to register.

Wanted: part-time nanny to hire

We are looking for a part-time nanny experienced with infants to care for our 4-month-old girl. We are looking for a responsible caring energetic Christian nanny. 1-3 days a week (about 8-20hrs/week), daytime weekdays. Must have own transportation to our home in Center City - we live 3 min walk from Broad St Line subway station (walking distance from Tenth). 25 years old and older. Must be non-smoker and okay with well-trained medium-sized dog. $10-$13/hr. Contact Jane at 267-909-8387.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Extra wheels?

Do you have an extra car in your driveway? Why not sign it up for a short term outreach assignment? Partners who work in North Africa will be visiting from mid June to mid August and need a car to borrow. If you can help this family of four, please contact Terri at ttaylor(at)

Outreach partner CJF featured in World Magazine

Historically, the Christian tradition considered moral formation in the church and education in schools as two sides of the same coin. How wonderful would it be, then, for Christian and non-Christian children to see that, as Calvin College’s James K.A. Smith puts it, a confession and understanding of “‘Jesus is Lord’ has a radical impact on how we see every aspect of God’s good creation.” Moreover, he writes, “the curriculum of Christian schools [enables] children to learn about everything—from algebra to zygotes—through the lens of Christian faith.” Why not expose all children to the best possible lens for looking at reality?
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Reception at Alpha this Sunday

Alpha Pregnancy Services would like to invite you to a reception at their clinic after each of this Sunday morning’s services.

Come take a tour, learn more about our plans, and enjoy some light refreshments.
1601 Lombard St., 2nd Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19146

Request for Frequent Flier Miles

One of our global partners would like their daughter to be able to get from Indianapolis to the Philadelphia area in order for her to visit a school in NJ that she is considering transferring to, and also to visit her grandfather who was bereaved this past December.
If someone has enough frequent flier miles to give to our partners for their daughter to get from Indianapolis to Philadelphia and back, they would be very appreciative of your help. Please email skim(at)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Celebrate the New Year Twice!

Celebrate the New Year for the second time on Saturday, February 5, at 5:30 pm at Tenth Church. Tenth International Fellowship is hosting a Lunar (Chinese) New Year Dinner for international students, scholars, and professionals, as well as Tenth members.

The night kicks off with a feast of Chinese food (suggested donation: $7/working adult; all others are free). A personal testimony, special Chinese songs, and a brief gospel message will round out the night!

Reduced fee parking will be available at the garage on South Street, between 17th and 18th Streets.

Of Mice and Men

Sylvia Duggan sends in this poem excerpt and test for us Tenth members. Answers in the comments section.

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

Who is it's author?

Why post this today?

Why should the congregation familiarize themselves with this author?

What work is this quote from?

Housemate Needed

Christian woman, early 30's, seeking to rent a room to 1 Christian woman for possible short or long term lease.  New construction, comfortable home, with small backyard.  Parking available with either parking pass or general street parking.  Home is near the Broad Street Line (3 blocks from South Street stop), 15 minute walk from Center City, 5 minute walk to the Italian Market, 25 minute walk to Penn's Landing/Olde City.  No smoking, no cats, but a dog could be discussed.  Available February 15th, possibly sooner.  Rent is $400 + 1/2 utilities.  Utilities include electric (heat/air conditioning is electric), water, and wireless internet, but no cable TV.  Please contact 717-385-9793.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Letter from Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Greetings to all at Tenth Presbyterian Church:

Thank you for participating with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission's food drive. As we enter into the winter season we have an ample supply of food. We were able to assist over 100 families "living on the edge" with food packages for their homes as well as continuing to serve over 10,000 meals during the last month of the year to those living on the streets of Philadelphia.

Best wishes to all for the New Year.

In Christ,

Worship Beyond the Sanctuary

One of ACTS' ministries is the Sunday visitation of nursing homes, visiting residents and leading in worship. This picture is of Miguel Pulido teaching this past Sunday at Penn Center. (That's Charlie Hammell sitting by the curtains.) Have you considered this ministry of friendship? Contact David Apple to learn more about it.