Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Baby for the Birkholz Family

Eric and Tiffany Birkholz (along with Lily and George) are happy to announce the arrival of  Joy Schary Birkholz. "Joy" is a name that we both liked and seemed to fit well for a baby girl born between Thanksgiving and Christmas. "Schary" is a family name. Born: November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm EST. Weight: 8lb 1oz.

Ditty Bag Donations Needed

Mission to Chinese Seamen serves the physical and spiritual needs of seafarers in the Port of Philadelphia. Each year they put together a "ditty bag" of gloves, hats, scarves, and a Christmas card for the merchant seamen.
If you'd like to participate, you can:
1. Buy or make Christmas cards and add a personal message.
2. Send a donation for purchasing ditty bag items ($6 buys items for one bag). Donations should be made to "Mission to Chinese Seamen" and sent in care of Janice Hill, 349 McMull Drive, Strafford, PA 19087, and write "Ditty Bag" on the memo line.
3. Help pack ditty bags 10:30 a.m. on December 13 at the Seamen's Church Institute at 475 North 5th Street in Philadelphia. The goal is to pack more than 1500 bags!
For more information, contact Rev. Byeong Lee at 215-852-1723.

A letter to a departed soul

“…[Your art] is the most accessible inroad into your mind, which– as sincere and honest as you are– is still veiled in mystery. Your paintings, to me, speak to your love of your fellow men and women and to your love of God.”

Thus begins a tribute to the late Bart Brooks, who died last week. Bart was much loved and appreciated by many Tenth members and friends. To read this piece click here.

#23 - Tenth's Christmas Eve Service

Bob Timms writes: The December issue of Philadelphia Magazine lists 76 people, places and things rated their favorites about the city.  Number 23 is Tenth's Christmas Eve service.  Article mischaracterizes it as being filled with kids, but...

NOTE: The magazine is currently available on newstands

Haverford Guild Craft Show

Hershal Wiggins invites you to visit the Haverford Guild craft show this weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 2). For information go to  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sunday Services 12/2/2012

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “A Son Is Given—Son of Adam” (Luke 3:38). Hymns: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord; Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates!; Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.
Parish 6 will worship together in the Catacombs during the 11:00 service.
PM (6:30):  Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “In Chains for Christ” (Acts 21:17–22:21). Hymns: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks; Angels, from the Realms of Glory; God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; As with Gladness Men of Old.

Bart Brooks

Photo: Ran into Bart in the square last night. One of my favorite artists.
                                                                                                                                          Photo by Melissa Gilstrap
Bart Brooks, a long time Tenth attender and friend, died last week after a lengthy illness. He was a well known artist in the Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood and was loved by many. His most recent "studio" was at La Colombe coffee shop. To view some of his work click here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pediatric Dental Practice

Tenth member, Rose Wadenya (Simbiri) D.M.D, M.S. has recently opened a new pediatric dental practice in Havertown, PA.The practice caters to the dental health needs of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs.Read more »


Bible School Christmas Program

Just as a reminder, the Tenth Bible School Christmas Program is this coming Sunday, December 2nd.  It starts at 4:30pm in Fellowship Hall.  There will be instrumental pieces played by students, as well as group carols by the 4&5-year-olds and the primary department.  Refreshments will be served after the program.  I look forward to seeing you there.
Doug DeLong, Bible School Principal

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pray for May Smiley

Please pray for Tenth member, May Smiley, who is hospitalized following a fall in her home. May is Bruce McDowell’s mother.