PARISH EVENTS - July 24, 2014

 ONGOING EVENTS

Please Come Out and Support St. James Church, Kingsessing with its Saturday “flea market” outside the Church’s sidewalk, 6800 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. As a summer fellowship/outreach in the Community, St. James Church plans to hold its “flea market” each Saturday until the end of Summer. For additional information, telephone (215) 729-8290.

The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
announces “Good Neighbor Grants” up to $1,500 in Financial Assistance to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations which offer: 1.  Services for women, children, and families in need; 2.  Educational advancement for children, youth, & the unemployed; or 3.  Advocacy that addresses causes, and not only symptoms, of poverty. For grant requirements and how to apply, visit www.StMartinEC.org under Community Engagement. Deadline to apply is August 1, 2014. For more information call 215-247-7466.

On the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Swarthmore will be having an evening of Healing service and prayers. This event is open to all in the community as a way for you to come and receive prayers for health, situations, for a way to express your concern for events in the world. The church welcomes everyone. For more information the media can contact the event organizer direct at: 610-544-2297 or email at: josephagerman425@gmail.com.

The Redeemer Thrift Shop, Church of the Redeemer
, 145 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are welcomed and can be dropped off on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Please come by and shop and see what bargains you can get especially with the holidays approaching. For more information, please call the church office at 610-544-8113.

St. Francis-in-the-Fields, Sugartown
, has joined with the Malvern Farmer’s Market and the West Chester Food Cupboard to address hunger in our community. Members of the parish will be on site at the Farmer’s Market on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of each month to collect and deliver food and cash donations to the West Chester Food Cupboard. This Outreach Initiative supplements the St. Francis Community Garden and our other Outreach Programs.

St. Francis-in-the-Fields
is pleased to announce two online and email Adult Spiritual Formation opportunities. “Food for the Journey” at www.stfrancisfields.com and “With Grateful Hearts” at www.fifthpromise.org. “Food for the Journey”, the Rector’s commentary on the Gospel for the coming week is published each Tuesday. “With Grateful Hearts” is a daily prayer and study offering based on the Sunday Lectionary. Both are also available by email subscription. If you would like to receive these mailings by email, contact The Rev. Glyn Ruppe-Melnyk at rectorstfrancisfields@verizon.net. Audio versions of the Sunday Sermon are also online at the parish website:  www.stfrancisfields.com.


ONE-TIME EVENTS

When the Sun Goes Down….the Music Turns up in Whitemarsh! Celebrating over 35 years of community recitals, the St. Thomas’ Carillon at St. Thomas’ Church Whitemarsh, Bethlehem Pike and Church Road (Rt. 73) in Fort Washington, will again host another season of international summer concerts for the surrounding community on July 23 and July 29.All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and are held rain or shine. Admission is free.Please call 215-233-3970 or visit www.StThomasWhitemarsh.org for additional information and directions. Free will offering will be extended.

This summer, St. Peter’s Churchyard at 4th and Pine Streets in Society Hill will be filled with music at a free concert series. Everyone is invited to these community concerts, which will be held on Wednesday evenings on July 23 and August 13 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. St. Peter’s invites you to come and enjoy our churchyard—a green oasis with beautiful scenery and a rich history. For more information about St. Peter’s Church, visit www.stpetersphila.org or call 215-925-5968.

The Barn at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh – Second Saturday Sale News – Bargains and Burgers at the Barn!Attention Shoppers!!!
Second Saturday Sales is holding its first ever mid-week sale:on Thursday Evening, July 24th from 5-8 p.m.! The Barn is overflowing with wonderful donations and we want to take advantage of the timing in between Saturday sales and to catch shoppers on their way home. For more details, please contact Carl Jameson at Cjameson@its.jnj.com.

Wednesday Carillon Concerts
at Washington Memorial Chapel, Route 23 in Valley Forge Park.7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Free hour-long concerts by international & American carillonneurs. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, snacks or dinner. This Wed. 7/30 Ray McLellan from East Lansing, MI. Next Wed. 8/6 Klaas de Haan from The Netherlands. Further info: 610-783-0120, 610-265-5211; www.wmchapel.org.

Vacation Bible School (
August 4-8, 2014) and Choir Camp (August 25-29, 2014) at Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Music. Crafts. Stories. Games. Fun. Learn. Create. Lead. Grow. All camps include lunch daily and a t-shirt. Register today at www.StMartinEC.org. All are welcome. The church is located at 8000 St. Martin’s Lane, Chestnut Hill. For more information, call 215-247-7466.

This summer, Saint Mark’s, Philadelphia is offering both our traditional Vacation Music School and our new Vacation Choir Camp. Both camps take place August 4-8, 2014. Vacation Music School is our camp for children ages 3-8; it runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Our new Vacation Choir Camp is for children ages 9-14; it runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Both camps include lunch. There is a small fee for Vacation Choir Camp, but VMS is free. Registration for both camps is now open!

Barn rummage Second Saturday Sale Days
at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh. The season continues on August 9, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Come enjoy some amazing deals on a wide variety of goods. Shop around while enjoying the friendly atmosphere, all proceeds go directly to charity. So grab your friends, family and neighbors and come out to The Barn at St. Thomas’! It continues on September 13, and October 11 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. For general information regarding the Second Saturday Sales, please call the Church Office at 215-233-3970. Click here to Visit the Barn’s Web page.

Flea Market - Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church ushers in the dog days of summer by holding a community flea market. We are located at the intersections of Levittown Parkway and Mill Creek Parkway in Levittown. (89 Pinewood Drive, Levittown, PA 19054) Tables are $15.00. Rain date is August 16, 2014. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact: Linda Beese 267-229-8770 or Jean Laino 215-932-7178 or email: stpaullevittown@hotmail.com.

Classes on Self Defense for Women
will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 15.

The Church of St. Andrew and St. Monica, 3600 Baring Street, Philadelphia, is having “An Afternoon of Jazz” featuring saxophonist Tim Warfield on Saturday, August 16 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For information, contact Oris Stuart daddyo2101@aol.com - cell (267) 235-6061 or Sharon Webster sharonwebster@comcast.net - cell (856) 986-7757.


JOB OPENINGS

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Christian and Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, is looking for a Parish Secretary. Hours are 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays. (Flexible hours will be considered). Duties include typing; filing; answering phones; preparing bulletins and other documents; greeting visitors; maintaining church records, parish lists, and calendars; sorting and distributing mail; coordinating rentals; working with staff and vestry. Candidates should possess strong communication and organizational skills as well as computer skills (Microsoft Word and Office Programs). This position reports to the Rector. Interested candidates please submit cover letter, resume, and references, to The Rev. Joy Segal at jsegal1214@gmail.com.

Parish Secretary
- All Saints’ Torresdale Episcopal Church, Philadelphia. Approximately 18 hours per week. Candidates must have basic computer, office technology and bookkeeping experience. Salary range is $17,000 to $20,000, depending on qualifications. Background check and completion of the Diocese of Pennsylvania’s Safe Church guidelines and policies required. Contact: The Reverend Dr. Bradley Hauff, All Saints’ Episcopal Church at 215-637-8787 (church office) or office@allsaintstorresdale.org.

St. Andrew’s, West Vincent (Glenmoore)
is looking for a Parish Administrator who will work five days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Duties include the following: compiling and putting together the monthly newsletter and weekly bulletins, answering the phones, greeting weekday visitors, scheduling service calls, maintaining church records, parish lists and calendars, managing the cemetery, sending out parish mailings, and working with the staff and vestry members. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. If you are interested or know someone who is, please send a cover letter and resume to The Rev. Elsa Mintz at ehalemintz@comcast.net or call 610-458-5277 for further information.

St. Martin’s Church, Radnor
, is seeking a part-time Parish Administrator. Flexible hours. The right person for this job will have excellent communication skills, computer competence, knowledge of relevant computer software (or willingness to learn), ability to multi-task and a friendly disposition. Church administrative experience a big plus. Please send all resumes or make inquiries to Ruth, at rhauff@stmartinsradnor.org, or at 610-688-4830.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Center City Philadelphia
seeks PT (25-30 hours/month) Accountant to provide financial management and accurate accounting for the parish. Prepare & enter check requests, payroll, endowment & deposit information, including ACH (Automated Clearing House) additions, into ACS (Automated Church Systems) software. Qualifications: Associate Business Degree or equivalent. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in accounting systems. Preference for experience in religious or other non-profit institutions. Tact, discretion, and confidentiality required. Send cover letter and resume to the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin, Rector ~ laughlin@stpetersphila.org.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
in Glenside, PA invites interested and qualified candidates to apply for the position of Administrative Assistant to the Rector. This position will be available in the fall of 2014 and is a part time position working twenty-four hours weekly. The Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Rector and will be responsible for the following: serving as the first point of contact between parishioners, tenants and the general public with St. Peter’s Church as well as serving as an assistant to the Rector of the parish. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a minimum of three references to: stpeter654@aol.com.

St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, PA,
is seeking a detailed, focused, and cooperative accounting/bookkeeping professional to fill our opening for an Accounting Manager/Director. This position reports to the Parish Administrator, and provides accurate bookkeeping and accounting for all parish finances (audit, budgeting, operating, graveyard, capital campaign, St. David’s Fair…). A Strong working knowledge of ACS is an imperative for this position, and the ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting (a master’s would be a plus), with demonstrated excellence in organization, communication, and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will also have proven ability to successfully and efficiently complete simultaneous projects while working within tight deadlines. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, résumé, a minimum of three references, and salary requirements to: hr@stdavidschurch.org.

St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church (Malvern, PA) seeking Part-time Music Director:
Music director will direct choir, provide music accompaniment for 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Sunday services (only one summer service) and develop the music program at St. Francis (www.stfrancisfields.com), a 54-year-old parish of 200 families. When requested and possible, director will also provide music for weddings and funerals. Candidates should have at least 5 years experience as a church music director. Selection to be made by July 31. Send resumes/curriculum vitae to duttondn@comcast.net.

The Girls’ Friendly Society of Pennsylvania (GFS)/Holiday House at Grace Church and the Incarnation, Philadelphia, PA is growing quickly and is seeking a Grant Writer. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, knowledge of fundraising information sources, experience in proposal writing and institutional donors, and strong contributor in team environments.  Previous experience with non-profit fundraising preferred. For additional information contact 610-213-0495.

Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church
is seeking a Church Sexton/Facilities Manager: The Sexton will be in charge of the operations and maintenance of church buildings and grounds. Primary responsibilities include maintaining the four buildings and large grounds, coordination of outside contractors and services, set up/break down and clean up for parish events and the coordination of burials in our cemetery. Full time position offers a competitive salary as well as excellent benefits including housing, utilities, health insurance and pension. Please send all resumes/inquiries to Mr. Chris Gill, Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church, 5720 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128 or via email to sainttimothys@comcast.net.

The Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr
is seeking a full-time Associate to the rector who will share in the comprehensive ministry of the parish, providing pastoral, educational, and liturgical leadership and contributing to the diverse programs of the church. We are looking for energetic and creative applicants who are able to work with persons of all ages, and who are committed to the centrality of worship, the nurturing of prayerful living, and the call of God that sends us out into the world. CDOs or resumes should be mailed to: The Rev. Peter Vanderveen, 230 Pennswood Rd, Bryn Mawr, 19010 or forwarded to pvanderveen@theredeemer.org.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS), a Philadelphia non-profit social services agency, located in Society Hill, is seeking a motivated, self-starter advancement professional to fill its opening for a Volunteer Coordinator (VC). The VC reports to the Community Engagement Manager (CEM) and will provide support in the development and stewardship of relationships with ECS volunteers. Strong belief in and passion for the mission and values of ECS is imperative for this position. The ideal candidate will have excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills; as well as, the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. For a comprehensive overview of our benefits package or to apply online please visit our employment home page; at www.ecsphilly.org/about-ecs/employment. For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: hr@ecs1870.org or mail to ECS, Attention: HR/VC, 225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; FAX 215.351.0294 EOE.

Looking for Outreach Opportunities? St. Gabriel's Church, a mission parish in Philadelphia, offers hands on outreach ministry opportunities for youths and adults. Make a difference by calling Vicar Nancy at 215-329-3807.

St. James School
– located at 3217 W. Clearfield Street in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Philadelphia – is looking for your help! Administrative assistance, librarians, homework partners, and many more volunteer positions are waiting for you. Ready to make a difference? Please contact Jessi Krumrei, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at 215.226.1276 or jkrumrei@stjamesphila.org. For information on our school and directions to our campus, kindly visit our website: www.stjamesphila.org.

Youth Group Director, All Hallows Church, Wyncote.
This position provides general oversight and direction of the Christian Education program for the parish youth group (6th- 12th graders). The primary responsibility of this part-time position (10-15 hrs. per week) is to provide direction to a Christian Education program specific to adolescents, identifying, implementing and supervising weekly activities of the group that aims to lead youth into becoming faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.Please contact the Rev. Mark Ainsworth if interested. rector@allhallowswyncote.orgor 215-885-1641.

Marketing Manager
. Biblical Seminary, 200 N. Main St., Hatfield, PA 19400. (215) 368-5000x158. Requires excellent writing skills and the ability to develop and implement effective promotional material and tactics. 24 hours per week. Inquiry rec’d at Church House.


GOODS TO SHARE

The new "Items available listing" is partially complete. If interested please contact carl.knapp@verizon.net.

Weight Watchers at Calvary St. Augustine
: We are on a mission to get healthy at Calvary St. Augustine and you’re invited to join us. We’d like to start an onsite weekly Weight Watchers group and are in need of at least 20 people to register. If you are interested in joining or would like additional information please contact the church at 215-222-2070.

Free Canon Image Runner C5035 Toners:
Trinity Memorial Church has updated there copier/printer and has a supply of unopened/unused toner cartridges for a Canon Image Runner C5035. If you would like them and come pick them up, they are yours. Please contact the church office at (215)732-2515 or email admin@trinityphiladelphia.org  if you are interested.

Free 12' Conference Table
. If interested please contact Christ Church, Ithan at 610-688-1110.

Washington Memorial Chapel
has an extensive amount of choral music that is available for purchase. There are approximately 2,800 choral titles representing about 65,000 separate pieces of music. To search for available titles, go to www.wmchapelstore.com. Music is sold at face value however to minimize our retrieval labor costs there is a minimum total purchase of $50.00. Shipping and handling is a flat charge of $5.00. Look for a Saturday date when the inventory will be available for inspection and sale at the Chapel at Valley Forge National Park. Contact: Neal Basile at 610-783-0120.

The Gift Shop at St. David's
is able to offer the opportunity to all churches in our parish and beyond services such as ordering Prayer books for Confirmation or your pews, Bibles, Hymnals, other books, Wall Kalendars, desk calendars, inspirational gifts for all occasions and many fair traded goods from around the world. We have been open for 13 years and although not on the web as yet you can read about us at www.stdavidschurch.org or call 484-580-8486. We are open most days but Monday but if we are not here please leave a message and we will be happy to return your call and help you.

The Free Church of St. John
, 3089 Emerald Street, Philadelphia, is in need of large metal storage cabinets for storing teaching materials, art & craft materials, etc. If you have such a cabinet, (or 2 or 3!) that you can donate, please contact Fr. Hank White at 484-883-7213, or leave a message on the office phone, (215-425-2933).

St. Alban’s, Newtown Square, offers parish hall as “Alban’s Garden” for party rental space, Friday nights and Saturdays.
Accommodates a maximum of 130 for sit-down or buffet meal. Adjoining kitchen is commercial facility enjoyed by many a caterer. French doors open from hall onto patio onto country setting of expansive grounds with shrubs and trees…lovely and green late spring through early fall. Contact Patti Carr, 610-356-0459, x21, parish.associate@verizon.net.

 
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