Joseph's People 8th Annual Retreat Is Feb. 16

Joseph’s People 8th Annual Retreat Is Feb. 16

By Kate Rainey

Professional employment guidance, fellowship and free sit down Italian dinner will be available for those who attend 8th Annual Joseph’s People Retreat on Feb. 16. This year’s retreat is titled “Advancing Your Career in a Stressful Job Market”. The event, which is highlighted by two experts in their field, is 1:30-6:30 p.m. in the McShain Conference Center at the Malvern Retreat House, 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern. Enter the property by the upper entrance A.

Harriet Stein, a “mindfulness” specialist, and Ed Samuel, a senior Executive Career Coach, will be the speakers. 

Ms. Stein, who has taught mindfulness for a decade at Johnson & Johnson, will demonstrate how to integrate this skill into daily life when searching for a job. She will teach how to build a practice into the day with formal and informal activities, improve awareness which will enable increased clarity and foster greater decision making. Ms. Stein learned mindfulness from Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also completed advanced teacher training at the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Ed Samuel, a senior Executive Career Coach and founder of SamNova, Inc, will lead a discussion on the best practices to optimize your job search. Ed will touch on key actions that have made a difference in clients landing jobs, including resume tips, LinkedIn Profiles, engaging in the hidden job market, combating ageism and interviewing musts. He will explain the best practices for each and talk about client success stories. Mr. Samuel has led over 150 executive networking forums with more than 2,750 executives over the last 12 years. He is a summa cum laude graduate from Wilmington University. 

Joseph’s People is the Philadelphia Region’s largest pro bono job search group. The retreat is offering complimentary job search education, motivation, meal and an optional Catholic mass. 

Please RSVP to this event through www.JosephsPeople.org. Space is limited. Joseph’s People is a non-denominational and ecumenical non-profit group that serves unemployed and underemployed people of the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Joseph's People 8th Annual Retreat Is Feb. 16
Joseph’s People 8th Annual Retreat Is Feb. 16

Personal Journeys At JPCD

Personal Journeys At JPCD

By Kate Rainey

Lauren Barlow, a certified career services professional, will lead an interactive presentation about personal journeys 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 4, at Media Presbyterian Church’s Hassler Chapel, 30 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063. The chapel can be accessed from Baltimore Avenue, to the left of the main door, or around back on East Franklin Street. All are welcome, without regard to religious affiliation.

Attendees will reflect on their professional journey, learn how to incorporate their story into a LinkedIn profile and interview answers to attract the right type of employer. 

Ms. Barlow, who is a Senior Career Counselor at Widener University and has a private practice, is a Certified Myers-Briggs Practitioner and Global Career Development Facilitator. As a career coach, Lauren’s goal is to help job seekers find meaningful careers by exploring personal attributes, learning about different industries, developing a networking strategy and utilizing effective job search techniques. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master’s in Education from Salisbury University.

JPCD is a joint program of Media Presbyterian Church and St. Laurence Church, Upper Darby and is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guidance and support to unemployed and underemployed workers. 

JPCD also has an active, free forum on LinkedIn. To become part of it, search for “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” through the LinkedIn directory. Shared on the page are job postings; information about upcoming meetings and events; tips and strategies, to increase the effectiveness of the search; strategies to deal with stress; and success stories from “graduates” who share their first-hand experience. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.Come to the meeting of the Central Delaware County Chapter of Joseph’s People.

Personal Journeys At JPCD
Personal Journeys At JPCD

Ernie Russom Presents Perfecting Job Search Plan

Ernie Russom Presents Perfecting Job Search Plan

By Kate Rainey

Ernie Russom, Joseph’s People President, will present “Perfecting Your 2020 Job Search Plan” 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 21, at Parish Hall of St. Laurence Church, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby. The entrance to Parish Hall is from the rear church driveway, off St. Laurence Road. All are welcome to the free event, without regard to religious affiliation. There is free parking in the well lit parking lot, adjacent to the meeting site. 

Russom, who owns executive search firm The Westview Associates, will introduce unique and highly effective strategies that allow job seekers to carry out a plan. This session will become the roadmap to a new career.

There is an old saying “If you Fail to Plan, you Plan to Fail.” The updated version is: “If you don’t know where you are going, you will never know how to get there.”

These “Words of Wisdom” speak to the need of completing a task. Successful job search planning will produce a more efficient process with a more desirable outcome.

JPCD is a joint program of Media Presbyterian Church and St. Laurence Church, Upper Darby and is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guidance and support to unemployed and underemployed workers. 

JPCD also has an active, free forum on LinkedIn. To become part of it, search for “Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County-Free Job Search Group” through the LinkedIn directory. Shared on the page are job postings; information about upcoming meetings and events; tips and strategies, to increase the effectiveness of the search; strategies to deal with stress; and success stories from “graduates” who share their first-hand experience. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.

Come to the meeting of the Central Delaware County Chapter of Joseph’s People.

Ernie Russom Presents Perfecting Job Search Plan
Relax like a cat with a good job search plan
Ernie Russom Presents Perfecting Job Search Plan

Slavic Christmas Lunch Is Dec. 15

Slavic Christmas Lunch Is Dec. 15 — Holy Myrrh-Bearers Slavic Christmas lunch is noon, Sunday, Dec. 15, following the 10 a.m. service at the church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

On the menu are stuffed cabbage, pierogies, halushki (cabbage with noodles), kielbasi and sauerkraut, ham, beverages and lots of homemade desserts.

Tickets are $15 for adults, and $8 for children between eight and 12. Seven and under eat free and can be purchased by calling 610-544-1215 or emailing HMBCHURCH@Verizon.NET.

There will be no take out and no tickets sold at the door.

Slavic Christmas Lunch Is Dec. 15

Dom’s 7 Fish Feast Benefits FOP Survivor’s Fund

Dom’s 7 Fish Feast Benefits FOP Survivor’s Fund — Dom Giordano’s annual Feast of the 7 Fishes is 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 16 at Gallo’s Seafod, 8101 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19152.

The event based on the traditional Italian American Christmas Eve feast will include seven unique fish dishes and wine. Ticket prices range from $75 to $750. All proceeds benefit the Fraternal Order of Police’s Survivor’s Fund.

Guests of honor will be US Attorney Bill McSwain, FOP President John McNesby and Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairwoman Liz Preate Havey.

For tickets and information visit here.

Dom’s 7 Fish Feast Benefits FOP Survivor’s Fund
Dom's 7 Fish Feast Benefits FOP Survivor's Fund -- Dom Giordano's annual Feast of the 7 Fishes is 5:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 16 at Gallo's Seafod, 8101 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19152.

Gateway Spaghetti Fundraiser Benefits Night To Shine

Gateway Spaghetti Fundraiser Benefits Night To Shine — Gateway Community Church of Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pa. is among the participants in the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine on Feb. 7. It is having a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in preparation, 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven, PA 19015.

Saturday’s event also includes raffle baskets, a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Takeout is available. Contact Joan Baker at VisitGateway@comcast.net for information.

Gateway Spaghetti Fundraiser Benefits Night To Shine
Gateway Spaghetti Fundraiser Benefits Night To Shine -- Gateway Community Church of Middletown Township, Pa. is among the participants in the Tim Tebow Foundation's Night to Shine on Feb. 7. It is having a spaghetti dinner

Stuffed Cabbage Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Parish is having a Christmas- time Stuffed Cabbage Sale.  The traditional Stuffed Cabbage is made with beef, pork, rice, spices, and tomato sauce.  Cost is three rolls for $12.  Also available will be Halushki (cabbage and noodles) at $7 per quart or $4 a pint. 

Please place orders by Sunday, Dec. 1 by calling the Pierogie Hotline at 610-544-1216 or emailing HMBChurch@verizon.net

Pick up is 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at the parish hall, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.   

Stuffed Cabbage Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers
Stuffed Cabbage Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Dom Hosts Brian Kilmeade

Dom Hosts Brian Kilmeade — Author and Fox News Channel Host, Brian Kilmeade joins Dom Giordano, Wednesday, Nov. 13, for discussion of his latest book Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American. This Speaker Series event is 7 p.m. at the Zlock Theatre at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road Newtown, Pa. 18940.  Tickets are $22 and include a signed copy of Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers. For tickets CLICK HERE!

Dom Hosts Brian Kilmeade
Dom Hosts Brian Kilmeade

Ladies Who Lynch With Mary Gay

Ladies Who Lynch With Mary Gay
Is she sane? Seriously?

Ladies Who Lynch With Mary Gay — Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, the divisive Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 5th District, is holding a town hall 3 p.m., Sunday (Oct. 20) at Strath Haven High School, 205 S. Providence Road, Wallingford, Pa., 19086.

Maybe next week she can look into Russia’s other LOL assets Jill Stein and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).

Apparently she will be attempting to drum up support to impeach President Trump, well, just because.

Don’t be surprised if most of those attending Mary Gay’s ladies-wh0-lynch event to be defenders of the President and democracy.

Lynch With Mary Gay

Ukraine Subject Of Events At Manor College

Ukraine Subject Of Events At Manor College — Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046, will host this month’s, Ukrainian Dialogue series, 6 p.m., Oct. 10. It features U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (D-Pa4), member of the U.S. Congress’s Ukrainian Caucus, and Myroslava Gongadze, chief of the Ukrainian Service at Voice of America who will have a conversation regarding the emerging political role of women in Ukraine. Manor College President, Jonathan Peri, PhD, JD, will facilitate the discussion.

It’s free and open to the public but registration is requested and can be done here.

The college will host 6 p.m., Oct. 16 at its Basileiad Library, a screening of Baba Babee Skazala (Grandmother Told Grandmother), an award-winning documentary that brings to light the stories of what happened to Ukrainian children caught in the throes of WWII.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with director Matej Silecky. The event is also free and open to the public but registration is also requested. It can be done here.

Ukraine Subject Of Events At Manor College
Ukraine Subject Of Events At Manor College -- Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046,  will host this month's,  Ukrainian Dialogue