Friday, April 06, 2012

Easter Sacrificial Offering

Sunday we will  receive a special offering. Funds will be entrusted to national partners to carry out projects that have been reviewed and approved by the Global Outreach Commission and Session.

  • In Greece, we will partner with a local church as it opens a coffee house to provide meals and Bible studies for the homeless and refugees.
  • In Ghana, we will enable African Enterprise to provide 40 women a way out of prostitution by providing them vocational training and the offer of new life in Christ.
  • In Egypt, we will support Think and Do as it provides vocational training and Biblical instruction to the unemployed.
  • In Liberia, we will help the Comfort Dennis Home provide food, care, and education for 66 orphans.
  • In Malawi, we will enable African Enterprise and the Mpango Presbytery to respond to the HIV crisis as they build and train the staff for two testing centers. 

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Neighborhood health outreach April 21

Medical Campus Outreach is partnering with Sweet Union Baptist Church in West Philadelphia to provide door-to-door free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings to their neighbors. As conversations arise, teams may also pray with and for those they meet. All healthcare providers and students are warmly welcome to participate.

The fun begins on Saturday, April 21, with orientation at 12:30, followed by several hours of outreach, and closing with a pot-luck dinner at Sweet Union Baptist Church. For more information and to register, visit MCO's website at

Eliciting prayer

Earlier this week Tenth's Session sent the following eblast to the congregation. We invite our friends to join us in prayer:

Dear members, regular attenders and friends of Tenth,

Over the past month a committee of Session has been researching the possible purchase of the 1716 Spruce Street property, which is offered for sale. Last Tuesday evening, the elders directed the committee to continue discussions with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals board and approved an offer for the property.
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Dog Walker Needed

Trying to make a match!
I have a client who is looking for a dog walker during the week.  If you live in or just a few blocks from Powelton Village near Drexel University, and have time weekdays between 3 and 5pm to take a dog for a half hour walk, please contact me before this Saturday, April 7th.  I would like to arrange for you to meet the owner, and more importantly, the dog!  The pet owner is wanting to pay $50 per week.

Amy Carpenter
Chief Errand Officer
Philly Girl Friday, LLC

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Good Friday and Easter Services

Join us for our services this week:

Good Friday Noon Service: Dr. Liam Goligher preaching “Cross—Examined” (Romans 3:21–26); Todd Thomas, baritone.
Good Friday Choral Concert, 7:30 pm; Mozart, Mass in C Minor (Great); Beethoven, Choral Fantasy
Tenth Church Choir & Soloists; Sarah Shafer, soprano; Tenth Chamber Players; Paul S. Jones, piano/conductor; Thomas Hong, guest conductor

Easter Sunrise Service in Rittenhouse Square, 7:30–8:00 am Rev. Chris O’Brien: “The Gospel of Easter” (1 Corinthians 15:1–10); Westminster Brass
Easter Pancake Breakfast in Fellowship Hall, April 8, 7:45–8:45 am
Easter Morning Worship, April 8, 9:00 and 11:00 am; Dr. Liam Goligher: “Hope Rises” (1 Peter 1:3–9)
Tenth Church Choir & Westminster Brass
Easter Hymn Festival, April 8, 6:15 pm; Dr. Liam Goligher: “Of Gods and Men” (Acts 14:1–18) Tenth Church Choir & Soloists, Tenth Chamber Players

Help Celebrate Jubilee

One of Tenth's Urban Ministry Partners, Children's Jubilee Fund, provides Christian School scholarships to hundreds of inner-city children. For more information on CJF and the upcoming Dessert Program, click here.

Looking for work in Philadelphia

For the past five years I have diligently provided organizational support for Heartside Ministry, a homeless drop-in center in Michigan’s second largest city. I am adept at prioritizing and systematically tackling various complex tasks (e.g. facilitating the 2011 Gala). I have experience with using donor management software to process donations and track donors/prospects, executing fund raising appeals, and providing administrative support. I have proven myself to be highly self-motivated (often working with no direct supervision), taking the initiative to improve the workplace (e.g. creating forms for time off requests, in-kind donations, etc. and consolidating the ministry’s physical files). 

Contact for resume and other information:
(917) 750-8466

Monday, April 02, 2012

Those With Disabilities Help to Make Us Whole

From the March issue of ByFaith Magazine. It was reported yesterday that a jury “awarded nearly $3 million to a Portland-area couple whose daughter was born with Down syndrome even though a prenatal test found she didn't have the chromosomal abnormality.” According to the Oregonian newspaper, the jury voted 12-0, taking less than six hours before reaching a verdict in the case of Ariel and Deborah Levy vs. Legacy Health System. According to the published reports, “The couple sued Legacy Health, claiming that Deborah Levy would have aborted her pregnancy had she known her daughter had the chromosomal abnormality.”  To continue reading click here.