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A weekly publication of the Diocese of Pennsylvania's Communication Network. These brief " classifieds" are intended to keep the members of the Diocese abreast of programs and activities in our parishes, share position openings throughout the Diocese, and to let others know if we have excess goods/items they might be able to use. As in many " Classified Ads", articles should not exceed 150 words in length with no graphics and should be submitted to J.D. Lafrance ( jdlafrance@diopa.org) no later than Wednesday 12 p.m. each week for distribution via e-mail to the Diocese on Thursday. Text should be in the body of an email or in an attached Word document. Photos and graphics should be attached separately; no PDFs or documents with embedded photos please. This document may be copied for distribution as desired.

Have a story to tell about your church for the next issue of Caminos? Something that you want to share with the world?  Please contact Jen Tucker,   jenbtucker@diopa.org.

Trinity Episcopal Church in Ambler will hold a Blood Drive on Monday, January 29th from 2 until 7 p.m. The American Red Cross reports a desperate need for blood at this time of year. To sign up, go to  www.redcrossblood.org . Enter sponsor code: Trinity Episcopal Ambler. Trinity is located at 708 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA, easily accessible from the Turnpike and Route 309.


Dr. Rollo Dilworth Choral Workshop and Evensong  on Saturday, January 27, 2018
at the  Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral . Workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. Choral Evensong at 4:00 p.m. For more info: http://www.diopa.org/dr-rollo-dilworth-choral-workshop-evensong/ .


Christ Episcopal Church Media host a Taize Service on January 18.

Rummages/Fairs/Flea Markets
Designer Bag Bingo
to support the Our Little Roses Mission Trip! Join us on Friday, February 2nd from 7-10 p.m. in MacColl Auditorium at St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh. Tickets are $30, which includes 10 rounds of bingo, coffee, and desserts. There will also be raffles and a 50/50. Grab a group of friends and join us!

To purchase tickets please contact Kim Morris - kwmshm@comcast.net . If you're interested in volunteering or donating an item, please contact Kim as well .

Forums/Discussion Groups

You're invited: Values in Action, a Trinity Institute Conference on
Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Attend a live stream of this annual conference at
Episcopal Community Services! We all want to create a better world - and that requires action and connection. Discerning shared values is crucial to forming powerful partnerships and moving forward with courageous intention. Explore how we can set a collaborative course forward at this year's conference.
Come for the speeches, panels, reflection groups, and networking events. Leave with new skills, ideas, inspiration, and a greater capacity to take action rooted in core values and powerful partnerships. This conference takes place in New York City and will be streamed at partner sites around the country.
Speakers include The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, The Rev. Elizabeth M. Edman, author of Queer Virtue; Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow; Padraig O Tuama, poet, theologian, and mediator; Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and undocumented immigrant; and more.

Items Free/For Sale to Parishes
All Saints' Rhawnhurst has changed out their electronic outdoor carillon and has many Schulmerich "Auto Bell Cards" available. They are in perfect condition, and are no longer available from the manufacturer. For a list, please contact Bill Miller, parish musician: miltronix51@verizon.net . Thank you!


Reveal the Artist in You (and have fun at the same time!) at St. Luke's Church, Germantown, 5421 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. On Wednesday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon, you are invited to take a painting class in St. Barnabas Hall on St. Luke's' campus. Try watercolor, oil, acrylics, gouache, charcoal, and more. Cost: fifteen weeks for $180. (Morning coffee always included, and the class gives itself parties on occasion!!)

Your 15 weeks begin when you do! (No classes in the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas, 2017, or Holy Week, 2018, and they are not counted in your 15 weeks.) No previous artistic experience necessary!! Professional instruction. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. For more information, call the church office, (215) 844-8544, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., weekdays.


Choral Evensong at St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, 19 South 10th Street Every Sunday at 6 p.m. Music of William Byrd and Palestrina. Lead by Father Peter Kountz and the St. Stephen's Evensong Choir lead by Matthew Glandorf.

Requests for Items

Attention, Good Samaritans!  St. Mark's, Frankford needs your help in filling these "Blessings Bags" for distribution to those in need. Please help us make these empty bags overflow with kindness, as well as: bottled water, soap, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, individually wrapped 'wet ones', individual snacks, combs, pocket packs of tissues, tampons, sanitary napkins and hand sanitizer.

When a person is faced with housing problems, with troubles and issues that are overwhelming and with nowhere to go...nowhere to turn...they feel lost, misplaced and forgotten. By providing this little bit of comfort, we can make someone feel better. With one little bag, we can offer a glimmer of hope...and joy...and peace.

Donations may be dropped off at St. Mark's, Frankford (4442 Frankford Ave., 19124), Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pickups can be arranged. Call Blair Jordan 267-368-0043/Luz Miranda 267-356-3992 or St. Mark's: 215-535-0635.

Church Services

A Recovery Eucharist takes place at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral each Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Cathedral. This is a service devoted to healing, personal transformation, and the sacred space between the Holy Eucharist and 12-Step spirituality. All people seeking connection with a Higher Power of whatever denomination or tradition, or of no affiliation at all are welcome to attend.

A special invitation is extended to those recovering from any addiction and to those who desire to support people in recovery. NOTE: Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church fully supports the privacy of participation in twelve step recovery meetings. For more information, please call (215) 386-0234, ext. 13.

Accommodations/Space for Rent

St. Andrews in-the-Field , 500 Somerton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116, has a spacious, newly remodeled Hall with well-equipped kitchen for rent for conferences, parties, showers, meetings and other events. Private parking lot and convenient to public transportation. Call church office for details: 215-673-5938.

Gift/Thrift Shops

Christ Episcopal Church, Pottstown's "Second Chance' Thrift Shoppe is open with our fall/winter fashions and housewares. Our hours are Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. SCTS serves our community with very affordable items, and if there is a verified financial need, vouchers are available through our clergy.

We operate solely on the generous contributions from our parish family and friends. The income generated for our Church aids in emergency expenses and helps to purchase items that are needed for the church but not covered in the general budget. We are truly blessed to often receive some very "high end" household goods and "designer" clothing. Stop in to see us - we are sure you will be pleased and will perhaps find that "treasure" you are looking for.
Church Staff

St. George's Episcopal Church in Ardmore is seeking a 32 hours/week Parish Administrator. Office Hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with a 30-minute uninterrupted lunch break. Competitive hourly wage and partial benefits. The successful candidate will be friendly with excellent communication skills, experienced in scheduling and document preparation, and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel), Quickbooks and online services (email and social media outlets).

Bookkeeping experience preferred. Confidentiality and pastoral care are also essential as the Parish Administrator may interact with people in difficult or sensitive situations. Reports directly to the Rector. Please send all resumes to Rector's Warden, Catherine Stuart at  stugorm@comcast.net .


Trinity, Gulph Mills , is seeking a flexible Organist able to encourage a growing congregation through imaginative music and to be part of its commitment to discipleship. Sundays 10 a.m., sung Eucharist, hymns and liturgical responses in addition to new opportunities involving the 73-student church school and Sunday School. Competitive fee for the right person.

Call Fr. Stephen (609-516-2004) or frstephen@trinitygulphmills.org by January 21 . Appointment from January 28.



The Trinity Buckingham Academy (http://bit.ly/2xAOpBk), a Department of Education licensed preschool and kindergarten in the care of Trinity Episcopal Church in Buckingham, PA, is looking for a creative, energetic person to become its Full-Time Director beginning in September 2018.

The position will begin as a part time assistant director position in February 2018. Teacher certification required, teaching experience and a background in early education preferred. For more information or to apply please send an email to office@trinitybuckingham.org or call 215-794-7920.  



Volunteers needed at St. Simon the Cyrenian Church's Fellowship Café to serve lunch to our Point Breeze neighbors. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Deacon Barbara Tobin at tbtobin@aol.com or 215-348-7762. Fellowship Café (Second and Fourth Saturday of every month). The church is located at 1401 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146.

Youth/Family Ministries


Children, Youth, and Families Ministry Coordinator - Saint Paul's Church, Chestnut Hill , Philadelphia, PA .

The CYF (Children, Youth, and Families) Ministry Coordinator is a full-time, established position with benefits (insurance, and pension in year 2), and an efficiency apartment on campus if desired. 

Full-time staff include the Rector, Administrator, Music Director, and Capital Campaign Facilitator.

At Saint Paul's we believe that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. Godly Play is a Montessori approach to faith stories, gaining for participants religious language, and enhancing their spiritual experiences through wonder and play (which is children's work).

Youth engage in a lifelong journey of questioning, exploring, and discovering together. Confirmation, Rite 13, service to others, and fellowship all offer an arena to find support and grace in their encounter with each other and God.

The CYF Ministry Coordinator is accountable to the Rector, manages budget responsibilities, and works collegially with other staff, volunteers, teachers, youth group advisors, and parents.  Email all documents to:  ccutler@stpaulschestnuthill.org Website: www.stpaulschestnuthill.org .