Saturday, March 31, 2012

Christianity Explored

Sometime in their life everyone should check out what Christianity is all about. Do it in seven Sunday mornings
starting April 15. That's the day Tenth will start its pilot of Christianity Explored.

You don't have to know anything about the Bible to come. Attenders can ask any question they want and are promised they won't be asked to read aloud, pray, or sing.

Tenth members are encouraged to come sample the program. Maybe you'll find it's the kind of thing you'd like to help host or offer your friends. We'd love to have it running in the evenings come fall. If you want to check it out, browse here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

No Room in the Inns!

If you know of an open apartment or B & B space, consider the following request and email Skip:
Brothers and Sisters: I am a ruling elder in a PCA church in Greenville NC. I was hoping to come to Philadelphia June 7-12th to attend a medical convention (American Diabetes Association at the Convention Center), but I have found every hotel and B & B in the city is booked except for some hotels way down by the airport. I am writing to ask if, by chance, any of your church members owns an apartment or B & B space that they would be willing to rent to my wife and I during this time period. Or do you have any other suggestions?

Looking for a Roommate in Center City

A recent Penn State grad is looking for a male roommate in Center City starting July 1. If you know of an opening in an apartment or are also looking for one, please contact Michael by email or at 717.395.2049.

Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations is a weekly program for K4–grade 12 homeschoolers that equips parents and engages students in Classical Christian education. Come to an informational meeting in your area. Contact Heather Ramsay-Acosta by email or at 215.831.0424, or see the flyer on the Tenth bulletin board for more details.

City Line Church Seeking Children's Ministry Coordinator

City Line Church, meeting at City and Lancaster Avenues just outside of Philadelphia, is currently seeking a part-time Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Contact Kristen Hsu for a position description or to apply. Applications due April 22.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Nearly all the pews on the main floor of the sanctuary are now fastened to the floor (exceptions are a few rows in the front). The main purpose of fixing them in place is that the Building Committee was advised this would result in less damage to pews and wear-and-tear to the carpet over time. All pew-to-pew spacing is now virtually equal and maximizes comfort for all. We hope to avoid any attempts to move pews, as this can damage the pews and/or the floor. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with this project.

Employment Opportunities - Spruce Hill/CCA

Spruce Hill Christian School/City Center Academy provides a kindergarten through 12th grade Christian education within a nurturing community facilitated by caring and accomplished faculty. Our mission is to train students’ minds, disciple their hearts, and bring light to the city—one child at a time.

Click the links below for job descriptions:

High School Principal

High School Science & Math Teacher

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Please visit for more information about Spruce Hill Christian School/City Center Academy.

Nick Vujicic

This is Nick Vujicic. Check out his website, as well.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vote for Calvin!

For those of you who live in or near Queen Village, I am sure that you will want to vote for Calvin (living with Sarah while we are away) as spokes dog for the Philadelphia Water Department (on cleaning up after your dog). Check this link to learn more about Calvin and to vote!

Parish 1 Community Survey

If you live in Parish 1, please take a few minutes to complete the survey that was emailed and handed out on Sunday. We've already received helpful input from about 45 people, but we'd love to hear from you. We plan to use this information to help strengthen community in Parish 1 so we may more effectively encourage one another and reach out to our neighbors and co-workers.

Dessert with Liam

Parish 2 West and Parish 4 host Vision Nights this week. Both promise dessert and a chance to hear Liam and Commission reps articulate their vision for Tenth.

If you live in the west end of Parish 2, the event begins Thursday night at 7 pm at New Life Glenside, 467 Easton Road. Those in Parish 4 are invited to the home of Joe and Beth Bushra, Saturday night at 6:45 pm.

Housing Needed

A pastor from Edinburgh is looking for housing for his wife, another pastor’s wife, and an elder for a CCEF counseling course June 3–13. If you are able to help house them, please contact Elizabeth.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday Services 4/1/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Civil War” (2 Samuel 2:8–3:1). Hymns: All Glory, Laud, and Honor; Praise Him! Praise Him!; Ye Gates, Lift up Your Heads; Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face.
PM (6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “An Eternal Appointment” (Acts 13:26–52). Hymns: Fairest Lord Jesus; Praise the Lord; Ye Heavens Adore Him; Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him!

Luther Quoted or Misquoted?

Help me out if anyone can. I have heard this quote many times attributed to Martin Luther: "I'd rather be ruled by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian"? I have never heard anyone cite the source of the quote. I have googled the quote and in every instance the quote is introduced with something like, "Luther once said..." Is this a true quote of Luther's or is it like the disproven but still widely attributed remark that Luther used tunes from the local bars for his hymns? Any Luther scholars out there?

Global Partner needs

Our global partners Harold and Becky who serve in Asia Minor will be visiting this summer and have two needs: 1) If you have frequent flier miles that you would be willing to donate to them so they can fly from Philly to Texas to attend meetings at the end of June, or 2) If you have an extra vehicle that you could lend to them to use for the summer months, please email them here.  Thank you for your support. 

Judges Needed for Speech Tournament

Community judges needed for NCFCA (home-schooled high school students from NE) Speech and Debate Tournament in Sewell, NJ, April 11-14.  Judge speech, debate, or both: minimum three-hour time commitment, no judging experience necessary.  To sign up online, please go to, click on region X on the map, choose Region X Invitational in Sewell, NJ. You will then be able to choose the times you wish to judge. To sign up by phone, please call Trudy Pomerantz at 856-816-5804 or e-mail

Monday, March 26, 2012

A glimpse of Ghana

Rev. Sachie, who directs the vocational training program in Ghana, sent along this photo of the women in the current class receiving their Bibles. The women are spending three weeks in intensive Bible study before starting to learn the trades of batik making and baking. Even after the vocational training starts, they begin each day with Bible study. This is one of the projects we will support with our 2012 Easter Sacrificial Offering.

Watch out Medicaid, here comes the Church!

In providing healthcare to the uninsured, can the church replace the Medicaid system? Dr. Alieta Eck thinks so!

Attend the next MCO Healthcare Fellowship Luncheon on Sunday, April 1, 12:45-2:00 pm, in Fellowship Hall to find out how one church is responding to medical needs in its community. Dr. Alieta Eck, founder of Zarephath Health Center in NJ, will talk about her church-affiliated free clinic that utilizes volunteer medical providers to serve the uninsured and poor in the name of Christ. This lunch is sure to spark discussion, so don't miss out!