Saturday, October 08, 2011

Registration closing

Maybe you got the eblast inviting you to come Friday night for food, fellowship, stimulating discussion and a talk by Professor Bill Edgar as we kick off our new vocational ministry, and are wondering how to register. You can do that tomorrow at the table in Reception Hall or right now by following this link. You don't have to be a Tenth member or registered database user to do so online; just click the "need a login" button and you'll be on your way.

Please note: You MUST pre-register to attend the reception or to have childcare provided. Registration closes Sunday, so don't miss out! Full details of the event can be found here.

Friday, October 07, 2011

SMI Director Position Available

Summer Medical Institute is looking for a Director for SMI, starting in November 2011.
Job summary: The job of the SMI Director is to oversee the planning, preparation, implementation and follow up of the Summer Medical Institute, delegating to the SMI planning team, student leaders and others where appropriate. Areas of responsibility include: medical outreach; coordination with Esperanza Health Center; curriculum development; student leadership and spiritual training; logistical management; fundraising; and collaboration with churches and leaders in the Hunting Park community. This part time (10-15 hours per week), 12 month job requires full time hours from mid-June until the end of July. SMI is a joint ministry of Medical Campus Outreach/Tenth Presbyterian Church and Esperanza Health Center. Contact SMI if you are interested.

Books for Sale!

Have you been carefully watching items in Tenth's bookstore, waiting for them to go on sale? The wait is over, since the Alliance@10th Bookstore is having a special sale with many books up to 40% off! For more information contact the Alliance at 215-546-3696.

Part-Time Traffic Checker Position at Septa

Today Septa's Recruitment Office posted an application for part-time Traffic Checkers. For a job description, information about the position, and an application look at Septa's website.

Interested in Sharing a House in Mt. Airy?

A female Christian roommate is desired to share a twin house with 2 other roommates in Mt. Airy. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood and has hardwood floors, a kitchen with fully updated appliances, and a half finished basement. It is close to a train station and Septa regional rail/bus stops, and it is a five minute drive to Westminster Seminary and Arcadia University. Cost is $300 for a shared room and bath or $500 for private suite. Contact Caryn for more information.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Homeless Preaching

ACTS Ministries has been sharing the gospel at local homeless shelters for ten years. We are in need of an evangelist who can serve Thursdays at 10:00am and/or 1:00pm. Email

Welcome, Liam!

Will and Lisa Swyer are pleased to announce the birth of William (Liam) David, yesterday, October 5, at 1:18 p.m., 7lbs, 8ozs. Mother and son are doing well.

Thinking Through Mercy Ministry

It is essential, however, that every congregation be involved in mercy ministry. Several years ago, while sitting down with leaders in our church who had a vision for helping hurting people, I laid out some of my thoughts on mercy ministry. I started with a few foundational truths and then outlined several methodological missteps.
--Kevin DeYoung, The Gospel Coalition

To read more, click here.

Pray for ACTS Meal Preparers

Because of a "glitch" in Tenth's negotiations with the city's Licenses and Inspections, the Community Dinner and Fellowship Bible Study ministries are not able to use the new kitchen. Pray for the ACTS volunteer staff as they work under this burden. Pray for a quick resolution to the problem.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Banner of Truth Reformation & Liberation Conference

Please join us for the first Banner of Truth Reformation Day Conference, to be held Friday, October 28, 2011 at Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA. In addition to speakers Rev. Mark Johnston and Dr. Liam Goligher, attendees will enjoy perusing a grand Banner of Truth bookstore with discounted prices on Banner of Truth books! We look forward to seeing you there. For more information click here.

Philadelphia Access Center's Fourth Annual Celebration Dinner

Join us as we celebrate our Lord's faithfulness to PAC's ministry as we continue to provide help and hope to people in need. Come to hear testimonies of changed lives, and to learn more about PAC and how you can partner with this ministry.
Music - Delicious Buffet Dinner - Silent Auction - Free Parking
Friday, October 28, 6:30 pm, Waterfall Room - 2015 Water Street - Phila. PA 19148
$40.00 per person (a portion of the ticket price will benefit PAC), Silent Auction will be held.
If you would like more information on how to get tickets, please email Joe Welch.

The English Puritans

Tenth elder Tom Derby wrote the following article on the English Puritans that I thought you would find of interest.
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House Tour Help

The Center City Residents' Association will be sponsoring a house tour October 23, 1-5. I'll be posting information when I receive it. Meanwhile, they are in need of hosts/hostesses to station in the homes. If anyone is interested and is available to sit for 2 hours, a complimentary ticket is provided making it possible to visit some of the other homes. You would be assigned a week in advance with the address and instructions, but basically you observe the comings and goings, etc. Please email Kathleen Federeco if interested. Let her know that you are from Tenth and learned about it from my blog.

Faithful Joshua

I heard that Josh Ryken attended last night's came in St. Louis wearing his Ryan Howard jersey. It is a story like this that brings hope in my heart for the younger generation. Even in the sports wasteland of the midwest, a banner to the Philadelphia cause remains lifted.

Global Outreach Conference 2011

The schedule for our upcoming Global Outreach Conference (Nov. 4-15th) is now posted on Tenth's website here.  More details will be posted in the upcoming weeks.  Please mark your calendars and join us for our various events! 

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Wait No More

There are more than 1,000 legal orphans in local foster care needing adoptive families. Hear how Focus on the Family along with Pennsylvania church and adoption leaders are helping to place these children in Christian homes. The date is Saturday, October 29 from 1:00-5:00pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale, PA. To register, click here. For more information contact Shirley Stoddard,

Living Water Massage

Jonathan McCarthy, a former Tenth member who now belongs to our daughter church Grace and Peace, has recently graduated from massage therapy school and opened a business that is having an open house this Saturday October 8 from 2-5pm at 1523 S. 15th Street. Stop by to tour the studio and get a free chair massage. The business is called Living Water Massage. You can check out their webpage at

Young adults small group forming in South Jersey

Young adults in Parish 6 will be meeting this Saturday (October 8) to discuss forming a small group in South Jersey. Contact Kelsey Pfeifer for details.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Communicants Class

I am the next teacher to speak to the new communicants class Sunday, October 9. My topic is public worship. There are thirty students, half of whom are from New Jersey, Parish 6. Here is the schedule:
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House for Sale

A Tenth family in the East Falls area is selling their home. Click here for information.

How could I not be involved?

An ACTS volunteer just got his credentials to enter the Federal Detention Center for ministry. He shared his excitement with me, saying, "When I read that Bill Maun started his prison ministry at age 82, I thought, how could I not be involved?"

Job needed

Any Philly area employer have a job for a Christian ex-con (22 1/2 years) who has a strong, back, strong legs, a strong heart, and a renewed mind? Contact