Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania - 3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - (215) 627-6434
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
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 good/items they might be able to use. As in many "Classified Ads", articles should not exceed 150 words in length (total, and no graphics) and may be submitted to J.D. Lafrance ( jdlafrance@diopa.org ) no later than Wednesday 10 a.m. each week for distribution via e-mail to the Diocese later that day. 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.

Holy Spirit, Harleysville , will hold a Four-Week Workshop based on the book, Unexpected Love, God's Heart Revealed in Jesus' Conversations With Women, at 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, which started on November 6 and continues on the 13, & 27 & December 4. Yvonne Caputo will facilitate the program on the book authored by Julie Zine Coleman. The book is essential for any woman eager to understand Jesus' true heart for women. Bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, call the church at 215-234-8020 or view the website at www.churchoftheholyspirit.us .
Forums/Discussion Groups

Managing the holidays: grief, loss, and loneliness. The holidays bring expectations of family, friends, joy and celebration.  Community Event on  November 13, 2016 , 1-3 p.m. at  Trinity Memorial Church , 2212 Spruce Street. When we find ourselves sad or alone at these times it can be difficult to face the demands. Engaging in prayer, ritual and discussion we will make space to explore and share ideas of ways to experience the holidays with less stress. Refreshments provided. Contact: The Rev. Lynn Czarniecki,  revlynn22@gmail.com for more information.


The Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia will be honored to have our Bishop, the Right Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutierrez, as our guest speaker on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. This is a wonderful opportunity for ECCP members and their guests to meet him and listen to the message that he is bringing to the Diocese of Pennsylvania. The luncheon meeting will be at The Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street, Philadelphia. The program will start with social hour at 12 noon, followed by the luncheon at 12:30 and then the presentation. The price for the luncheon is $35 per person. There will be a cash bar for those who wish wine or other refreshments, including non-alcoholic beverages. For further information, call the Luncheon Chair, Robert White, at 610-644-5104 or see the Church Club website at www.episcopalchurchclub.org.

Rummages/Fairs/Flea Markets

Christmas Bazaar, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Holy Nativity, Rockledge, 205 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046-4444. For more info, call 215-968-8284 or  visit:


St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh will Dedicate its New Emily Norris Carey Learning Center on Sunday, November 20. The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez will be the guest preacher at the service from 4 to 6 p.m. in the new chapel, located at Bethlehem Pike, Camp Hill Rd. and Route 73, Fort Washington. GPS - 7020 Camp Hill Rd. The dedication service will begin with outdoor prayers and remarks of gratitude for those who made it possible, singing of the opening hymn under the leadership of the church choir and process into the new chapel that is part of the Emily Norris Carey Learning Center. Bishop Gutierrez will preach and will consecrate the chapel's altar, lectern and pulpit. A reception will follow in MacColl Auditorium. This will be a wonderful day as we dedicate the most significant addition to our church campus in 60 years. This dedication service will replace the usual 5 p.m. Faith at Five worship service. For more information, call the church 215-233-3970 ext. 110.


Five Fridays Benefit Concert at Saint Paul's, Chestnut Hill . Please join us at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11th for the second concert of the season. Danbi Um (violin) and Amy Yang (piano) will present music of Mozart, Enescu, Chausson, Bolcom, and Kreisler. Taking place by candlelight on the labyrinth at Saint Paul's, the audience has the opportunity to enjoy prize-winning young artists in an intimate setting. A convivial reception follows. All proceeds benefit Saint Paul's outreach partners Face-to-Face Germantown and the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network . Individual tickets online or at the door. More at www.fivefridays.org or join on Facebook .

Items Free/For Sale to Parishes

We have a  CONN Organ in good working condition and is free to whomever can give it a good home. Will need to pick up.  St. James Episcopal Church, 732 11th Avenue, Prospect Park, PA 19076. For more information, call 610-464-6698 or email:  stjames732@gmail.com .

St. Peter's, Glenside is excited to launch a new Journey to Adulthood (J2A) youth group, and we invite your youth grades 9-11 to join us. A two-year program, J2A helps teens explore the important topics of Self, Society, Sexuality, and Spirituality. At the end of the program the youth will make a pilgrimage together, allowing them the opportunity to explore and practice their growing faith in a different setting while in the company of their trusted adult leaders. Generally, the group will meet on Sundays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. For more information, please contact J2A Leader, Melissa Guillotin, at stpeter654@gmail.com or 215-887-1765.

Exciting local music is coming to Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church . Starting in September, and running through the fall and winter months, IHS Drexel Hill will be hosting a Coffee House Open Mic and Concert Series. We'll bring in two local musicians to play longer sets and open the rest of the time up for members of the audience to share songs. We will sell refreshments and snacks to help raise money for the church. Please come check one out and tell your friends and loved ones. 3000 Garrett Road Drexel Hill, PA 19026.

Requests for Items

St. Mark's Church, Frankford is looking for Donations of Both Hard Backed and Soft Covered Books of Common Prayer (new or used). We are working hand in hand with a number of Recovery Houses in our area, and we have been giving new members and those newly accepted into local recovery houses these books - and they are graciously accepted and used on a daily basis. This is becoming a financially unsustainable action, however, and we sure could use some help. If you have Books of Common Prayer that you can donate, please call St. Mark's, Frankford at 215-535-0635 or email the secretary at imaeormaeknot@gmail.com . We can make arrangements for pick up.
Church Services

St. James Episcopal Church, Prospect Park Services - Holy Eucharist Rite I - first Sunday of the month. Holy Eucharist Rite II - second and third Sunday of the month. Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist Rite II, 4th Sunday of the month. Sunday School every Sunday which coincides with the service. Healing Service Thursday Evening @ 6 p.m. Congregational meeting every first Sunday of the month. Pastor Christina Nord Officiating. The church is located at 732 11th Avenue, Prospect Park, PA 19076. For more information, call 610-461-6698 or visit the website:  stjamesprospectpark.org or email: stjames732@gmail.com .
Accomodations/Space for Rent

Christ Church and St. Michael's , Germantown, 29 W. Tulpehocken Street, has A Conference Room also a roomy hall with warm atmosphere and the use of a well-equipped kitchen for rent to use for meetings, showers, parties, conferences and other events. It has a parking lot and is convenient to public transportation. For information, call 215-844-7274 week days 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gift/Thrift Shops

Trinity Thrift Shop @ Trinity Episcopal Church Swarthmore . Housewares, linens, small appliances, furniture, books, clothing (vintage & otherwise), toys, jewelry, vintage items and fine collectibles. November Sale Date: ½ Price Sale: Friday, November 18th from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services (ECS), a Philadelphia non-profit social services agency located in Society Hill, is seeking a seasoned Development professional to fill its opening for Director, of The ECS Fund (EFD). The Director of the ECS Fund reports to the Chief Development Officer and is primarily responsible for supporting the annual budget by developing and managing solicitation strategies for a significant population of annual giving donors. We offer a very competitive salary and excellent benefits package; medical/dental, 401(k), short/long term disability, transportation subsidy, tuition reimbursement, student loan forgiveness, adoption assistance, first time home owner assistance and generous vacation allotment. For a more comprehensive overview of our benefits package, or to complete an online application; 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/EFD, 225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106; FAX 215.351.0294 EOE.


Saint Michael's Episcopal Church in Yeadon, PA (just southwest of Philadelphia) is seeking a talented, joyful, engaging and industrious Part-Time Minister of Music (5 to10 hours/weekly) to develop further, lead, and grow our music program. Music is an integral part of Saint Michaels' identity, worship, and ministry. Our approach embraces the spectrum from our rich religious heritage of hymnody and choral music to expansive expressions such as spirituals, gospel music, and an embracing of musical expression from the African Diaspora. We are a vibrant and growing community of faith (60/average Sunday attendance) committed to being welcoming to all people, creating relevant and authentic worship that engages the heart and mind, and letting service to others transform who we are in the world. We are looking for one person to fill the (organist and music director) position. The perfect candidate will be excited by being part of Saint Michaels' and the responsibilities and opportunities. Please send cover letter and resume/CV to rector@stmichaelsyeadon.com . More information about Saint Michael's Episcopal Church can be found at http://stmichaelsyeadon.homestead.com .

Volunteers needed at the Cathedral Food PantryEvery Monday the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral Food Pantry distributes nourishing food to 150 households. We need help with food distribution on Mondays and help with receiving the food on alternate Wednesdays. If you are interested in participating in this vital ministry, please contact Archdeacon Pam Nesbit -
PamelaMNesbit@gmail.com  or 267-374-6952.


St. Paul's Elkins Park , a multicultural and inclusive Episcopal Church, is looking for Two Paid Sunday School Teachers to teach two classes - Ages 5 to 10 and ages 11 to 15. Present attendance is 4-5 per class but we are growing. Syllabus & all material is online ( www.weavinggodspromises.org ), augmented with our own multicultural material. Hours 10 a.m. to about 12 noon Sundays till end of May, days off by arrangement, no Sunday School on major feast days. Up to $50 per session (including any meetings) depending on experience. This is an exciting spirit-led opportunity at a unique parish. www.stpaulselkinspark.org . Call Rev. Paul Reid 610-937-9801 or email paul@stpaulselkinpark.org .

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