Archive for 2016

June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

Ephesians 2:8


Brandon Hoover, director of sustainability, recently published a chapter titled “Spatial and Economic Sovereignty: Reclaiming Space and Building Community in Philadelphia One Vacant Lot at a Time.” The chapter is part of a two volume book series from Springer titled “Sowing Seeds in the City.” Hoover reviews the work of the Haddington community, a small neighborhood in west Philadelphia, as they reshape their neighborhood through community collaboration, vacant lot reclamation and fresh produce.



Account payable reminder

Accounts payable would like to remind all buyers and approvers for the One Source System to please update the invoices on your receiving/approval list prior to our fiscal year end June 30. If you have not physically received the items you were expecting on your order, contact the supplier and request the status of the items that are missing. Let them know items should be shipped and received no later than June 30 to meet our fiscal year end processing. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 Summer workshops

Summer workshops on digital proficiency, student engagement and other technology related topics are held Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. in Hoffman’s Innovation Zone. Learn more and register through the Training Channel in MCSquare found at the bottom of the Educator’s tab. Registering through MCSquare allows you to add the workshop to your Outlook calendar with a single click. If you are interested in one of these topics, but are unable to attend the scheduled session, please contact Learning Technology Services at with a time and date that is convenient to you.

Fifteen passenger van seats

Because of the complexity and the amount of time it takes to remove seats from the newer 15 passenger vans, we will no longer remove seats if requested. If you have any questions please call Brad Markley at ext. 3500.

Summer crimes

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, summer has the highest rate of household property crimes than any other season. Avoid becoming a victim by following some preventive safety tips:

  • If you’re going on vacation, don’t spread the word. Avoid posting your plans on social media (i.e., Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and don’t share vacation pictures until after you return.
  • Have someone collect your mail or have it held at the post office until you return. Suspend newspaper deliveries while you’re away. If you expect a package delivery, ask a neighbor or friend to watch for it.
  • Set a timer for your lights to turn on and off; this will give the impression someone is home.
  • Be sure all doors and window are locked, including garage doors.
  • If you will be away for an extended time period, have someone take care of your lawn. Overgrown grass is a sign that owners may be away.
  • Give a spare key to a trusted friend and have him/her check on your house while you’re away. Be sure s/he knows how to reach you while you’re on vacation or check in with him/her occasionally.


For sale:

Trampoline. 17′ x 15′ oval trampoline with safety enclosure. Asking $150.00. If interested please contact Emily Lint at

Several used household items for sale. Moving, everything must go!

  1. NordicTrack Treadmill with Intermix Acoustics 2.0
  2. ClosetMaid 36″ wall-mounted wire utility shelves – white (5 total)
  3. Wood dining room table, extends, with 3 wood chairs
  4. Small wood table
  5. Wood bookcases small (2)
  6. Antique 1963 Magnavox stereophonic hi-fidelity floor unit — unit includes FM/AM radio, automatic record player, high fidelity internal speaker system (original), terminals for external speaker and stereo amplifier. Record player needs a new eedle. All original operating instructions, factory inspection card, warranty registration and instrument installation record cards included. Pictures attached.
  7. Twin box spring and metal frame

Best offer. For more information, please contact

Job openings:

The Athletics Department currently has an opening for the position of interim aquatics coordinator. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Jack Cole, athletics director, at

College Ministries is accepting applications for the position of administrative assistantcollege pastor/chapel attendance. For additional information and to apply, please see:  Job-related questions may be directed to Don Opitz, college pastor, at