Friday, January 13, 2012

TIF Lunar New Year Dinner

Join Tenth International Fellowship on Saturday, January 28, at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall, for a festive Lunar New Year Dinner. We'll feast on Chinese food from a local restaurant, enjoy music, and learn from a special message in Chinese and English.

All internationals are warmly invited to attend, as are all Tenth members and regular attenders. Cost is $7/working adult. All others are free. RSVPs are requested. Click here to RSVP.
Liam's birthday is tomorrow, January 14. You did not hear this from me.


As a number of families will already testify to, there is a "norovirus" virus circulating throughout the region. Here is a link from the Department of Health about it.

House for Rent in South Philadelphia

Brand new house on a quiet street, near 12th St. and Snyder Ave. for rent to responsible family or individuals. Some details:
2440 square feet
Three bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, one-car garage
Master bedroom with large master bathroom
Laundry room with washer and dryer
Central air and heat
2 living rooms
Back patio and kitchen deck
Roof deck with view of the skyline
Three blocks from the subway
Reasonable rent
Please call (215-339-5005) or e-mail Sharon.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Deacons Installation

This coming Sunday we will install deacons and ordain new deacons. The new class of deacons consists of:
Class of 2014
Patrick Addo, Keith Bennett, Jim Favino, Bob Lang, Ken Mayes, Brian McClelland, Clark McCutcheon, Chris Oeste, Phil Snyder, Dan Venutolo
Class of 2013
Ben Carter, Doug Potts, Scott Sweeney, Ted Voboril, Matt White

Fullfilled your purpose?

Well, that's an annoying question to contemplate in middle-age, but I suppose it's not too late. That's why I've now marked my calendar to attend Os Guinness's lecture at Tenth on February 17 titled, "The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Purpose of Your Life." It's part of the vocational initiative's new Framework Lecture series aimed at providing "Biblical teaching on issues addressing Faith and Work."

Really, I can't wait. I remember savoring Dr. Guinness' books in college. He's known for his compelling, insightful analysis and speaks frequently for both the Veritas and Trinity Forums. Mark your calendars too!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Spring" Lodging

RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) is holding its Mid-Atlantic Spring Conference in Philadelphia, February 3-5. Yes, you read it right - Spring Conference the first week of February. We will not quibble over how they choose to label their conference. What they need is lodging for 55 college students. The conference is being held at Pilgrim Presbyterian Church near Manayunk. If you can help, go to this site.

School of Circus Arts

Seeing below the posting of a housing need for a "circus arts" student caught my attention. We do indeed have the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. Just don't let Liam know. I'd be afraid of what ideas would come into his head.

Sunday Services 1/15/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching “The God Who Provides” (1 Samuel 23:1–29). Hymns: This Is My Father’s World; God Moves in a Mysterious Way; Great Is Thy Faithfulness.
PM (6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching “Two Cities: One Story” (Acts 9:19b–31). Hymns: Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!; The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want; O Bless the Lord, My Soul.

Commuting to Church

After sending out the information about new parking restrictions, Jordan McLead reminded me that a means of travel is the public transit system. I have often taken the 32 Bus into church myself. The church is in walking distance of Suburban station, as well as the final stop of the NJ transit, and of many bus routes. Sunday schedules are available at Jordan sent in these other resources as well.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Circus Arts Student Needs Housing

We are a Wheatland PCA family from Lancaster, PA looking for housing for our 19 year old daughter, Hannah. She is attending classes at Philadelphia school of circus arts and needs to be close by to continue pursuing this in a serious way. She is looking to rent a room in someone's home. Email Darlene.

Honoring Jennifer

Today the staff honored Jennifer Maddox Beauford at a luncheon. She retired the end of December for health reasons, having served 15 years here. It was quite moving to hear the many tributes made. We were pleased to have Jonathan Olsen come and take part. Phil Ryken emailed remarks, which represent much of what different staff stood up to say. I will include them here.
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Monday, January 09, 2012

Ensembles Reassemble

All Music ensembles will begin rehearsals again Sunday, Jan. 15:
Men's Choir - 8:20 am
Choir Loft Women's Chorus - 8:30 am
FH West Sinfonia Sacra - 4:45 pm
FH West Tenth Church Choir - 5:15 pm, Choir Loft

Building Consultant

Mike Frey, a Tenth member, offers Building Construction Consultant services to Non-profit Organizations as well as  homeowners. Several of our members have used him to deal with issues from water infiltration to non-responsive contractors. Check out his website: