PARISH EVENTS - August 20, 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.

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.   f 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

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.

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. Final Concert This Season - Wed. 8/27 James Brinson from Mercersburg, PA. Further info: 610-783-0120, 610-265-5211; www.wmchapel.org.

Jazz and Joe at Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville
on Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, PA 19438 (215 234-8020). Cost: The event is free, but a voluntary offering is received. This Jazz & Joe Event is part of the Church of the Holy Spirit Music Series. Appearing at this event: Alan Segal Quintet - sitting in for Alan Segal: Michael Etkins.

Our 5th Annual Health Fair will be on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Calvary St. Augustine Episcopal Church between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All are welcome. Some of our presenters are: Aids Funds, City of Philadelphia Recycling Department, City of Philadelphia Fire Department, City of Philadelphia Police Department doing children identification finger printing, Independence Blue Cross, Lowes Home Improvement Kids Clinic, PNC Bank, Spectrum Health Service and Temple Dental School. Moon Bounce for the kids, music and entertainment, loads of information and gift bag to all with lots of goodies.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
begins the new school year and welcomes fall by holding a community flea market on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 September 20, 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.

Barn rummage Second Saturday Sale Days
at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh. 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.

Jazz and Joe at Church of Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham
on Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham is located at Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham, PA, 18912 (215-794-7921). Parking is Available. Cost: a suggested donation of $5.00 to help defray the cost would be appreciated. Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided.

 

Philadelphia Ujima Coalition for a Healthier Community in partnership with Calvary St. Augustine Episcopal Church of Philadelphia Presents:  Philly Ujima Lay Health Worker Training. The training is sponsored by the National Office on Women’s Health and designed to give individuals and organizations a crash course on overall wellness. The 10 week training series is held every Thursday, starting September 18, 2014 to November 20, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Calvary St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 814 N 41st St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. To register, contact Sharon Congleton at 215-222-2070 or office.calvary@comcast.net.

Jazz and Joe at Church of Gloria Dei Church
on Thursday, September 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Gloria Dei Church is located at Christian and Columbus Ave. (916 South Swanson St., Philadelphia, PA, 19147 (215-389-1513). Parking is Available. Cost: a donation to help Gloria Dei defray the cost would be appreciated. Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided. BYOW (bring your own wine if you choose). Paula Johns – vocals.

Calvary
St. Augustine Episcopal Church is planning a trip to attend the Acolyte Festival at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Tickets will include the Festival at the Cathedral, time to tour the Cathedral, lunch, time at the Lincoln Memorial & New Martin Luther King Bust, Dinner at the Golden Coral in Maryland, transportation and snacks. Cost is approximately $80.00 or less. Please call 215-222-2070 to reserve your spot as soon as possible. We need 40 people to make this happen. For additional information call Burhedita Gonzalez at 215-888-0052.

Jazz and Joe at Church of Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham
on Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham is located at Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham, PA, 18912 (215-794-7921). Parking is Available. Cost: a suggested donation of $5.00 to help defray the cost would be appreciated. Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided.

Jazz and Joe at Church of Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham
on Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Buckingham is located at Routes 202 & 413, Buckingham, PA, 18912 (215-794-7921). Parking is Available. Cost: a suggested donation of $5.00 to help defray the cost would be appreciated. Joe (coffee/tea) & sweets provided.

Join the Episcopal Church Women of St. Andrew & St. Monica for the presentation of: Moses at Sight & Sound Theatres on January 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Payment Schedule: Deposit of $45 due ASAP, Half of Balance due September 21, 2014. Final payment Oct 19, 2014. Bus Leaves: Church of Ss. Andrew & Monica, 3600 Baring Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more information please contact: Delphine Simpson (215-477-0807) or Andrea Simpson (267-278-3075).

 

JOB OPENINGS

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church is seeking an experienced Interim Minister of Music to both play for services and direct our choir. The Interim will last for approximately nine months, beginning October 20th and continuing through Pentecost (May 24th, 2015). The position is 15-18 hours per week to be negotiated with the successful candidate. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send their CV and salary requirements via email to sainttimothys@comcast.net or via mail to: Ms. Jean McConnell, C/O St. Timothy's Church, 5720 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19128

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
in Center City Philadelphia is looking for a church school teacher to teach grades 1-6 on Sunday mornings from 10-10:50 a.m. using the Weaving God's Promises curriculum. In addition to time teaching, compensation will include 1 1/2 hours of prep time per week. Passion for children's Christian formation and experience teaching children necessary. Background checks and Safe Church training are required. Position reports to the Associate Rector. Please send all resumes/inquiries to the Rev. Claire Nevin-Field, 313 Pine St. Philadelphia PA 19106 or nevin-field@stpetersphila.org.

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. 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.

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

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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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