Friday, July 22, 2011

Room wanted by August

My name is Jasmijn. I am moving to Philadelphia in August to work with City Year, mentoring/tutoring youth in a local high school. I am currently looking for a place to live. If you live in University City, Center City, or Manayunk and have an extra room or would be open to renting out ($500 or less), please contact me by the end of July.

I'm responsible, clean, and try to be as friendly as possible. And, if I were to live with a family, I would be willing to pay them rent and to serve them in whatever capacity they needed.

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Job opening for grant writer

There is a job opening for a grant writer. The job qualifications and description are posted at Tenth. 

Please pray

Pray for Lysiane Grutman, whose mother Amelia Cotlo-Sossietti died July 19 in France, where she lived.

Apartment for Rent

A large, one-bedroom, first floor apartment is available in South Philadelphia, close to the church. It has a large backyard and garden. The apartment includes a living room/dining room, bedroom, study, bathroom, kitchen and a full sized laundry. It has basic furnishings, air conditioners, even a gas grill in the backyard. Rent is $750 per month plus electric. For more information, please call Faith at: 215.271.0214.

Center City Counseling

Tenth Church has a partnership with Redeemer Counseling Services, based in NYC, to provide counseling services in Center City. Redeemer Counseling Services (RCS) is a ministry of Redeemer Presbyterian Church that provides professional, biblically-based counseling for individuals, couples, and families. The counselors provide a wide variety of services including; but not limited to, the following:
• individual counseling
• pre-marital and marital counseling
• family counseling
• career and financial counseling

To make an appointment, contact Jolene Halzen
phone: 212.370.0475 x1365
***All counseling sessions are held locally, at 2200 Arch Street, 2nd floor***

Carroll Wynne is our point person with the counseling service, if you have questions to ask of the church.

Safe in Oslo

At least one bomb has exploded in Oslo, perhaps two. My daughter Jean and son-in-law Lucas are not near the explosions and are safe.

Now there are shootings at a youth camp in Norway. The best news source I've found is here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Communicators for Christ Conference

Mary Capaldo sent this information in:

The American Association of Colleges and Universities surveyed senior executives in 2010 and determined the skills most needed for new hires are: oral and written communication, teamwork, and problem solving.
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In the Kitchen

I got this kitchen update: The demolition work in the kitchen is complete and work on repairing the floor joists is underway. Next week, the plumbing and electrical work is to start.

Memorial Service

This is a reminder that the memorial service for Susan McDowell will be held this Saturday, July 23, at 11:00 a.m. in the church. It will also be webcast on the church website. Click the link for "Sermons/Webcast." A reception will follow. There will also be childcare provided. There is also an online obituary that allows you to leave comments.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Well, I went to see audiologist Dr. Maxine Young today, also known as a member and deaconess at Tenth. No, my wife did not send me. I went on my own volition. I was hoping she would help me to understand our Senior Minister. Anyhow, she gives a thorough hearing examine, though I'm not sure why I had to repeat "mushroom" and "outside," or listen for beeps in one ear while the sound of rushing wind is blowing into the other. But she did, after it was all over, help me to understand just what my hearing needs are and the next steps to take, such as telling everyone else to stop muttering! (No, she didn't really say that, although I hope Liam gets the hint.)


I see in the emails that yet another survey is being prepared. This one has to do with your thoughts on the church website and other forms of electronic communication. (Your opportunity to comment on the excellencies of my blog.) I believe this will make the third survey, the other two being on young adults and vocations. I understand there has been some questions about what has yet to be addressed or omitted.
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Summer Housing Request

Female graduate student looking to rent from July 28 - late August. Please contact JoAnna Mehaffey at JoMehaffey@gmail.comor call 757-469-6092.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Books to Japan

I received this report from Maxine Young who has donated nearly 70 boxes of her deceased husband's (Ed Young) theological library to Christ Bible Institute in Nagoya, Japan, the seminary of which Michael Oh is president.
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SNAP (Food Stamp) Campaign Manager needed

The Coalition Against Hunger strives to build a community where all people have the food they need to lead healthy lives. We are seeking a dynamic leader and strategic thinker to manage our SNAP Campaign. The SNAP Campaign was started in 2002 to help low-income Philadelphians access the SNAP (food stamp) benefit.
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Email Scam

Now, what is wrong with this email that I received this morning? This is training for recognizing scams.

I'm writing this with tear in my eye,
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Global Outreach luncheon this Sunday

The Global Outreach luncheon is this Sunday, July 24th from 12:40–2:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  Our global partners serving in East Asia will be sharing with us.  Please join us! 

English language student from Saudi Arabia is seeking homestay

26-year-old male English language student from Saudi Arabia is seeking homestay (paid) starting August 1.  For details, please contact Heather Ramsay-Acosta.
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SMI Prayer Request

Please pray for Anne Brown, Director of Medical Campus Outreach's SMI Philly, and Mark Brown's wife. Her father suddenly passed away last Thursday night in Alabama. Pray also for the SMI Philly students - they are a wonderful group of mature leaders who are really stepping up to lead the project. Many people have trusted Christ as Savior because of the medical outreaches we are doing in North Philadelphia.