Friday Food Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Holy Myrrh-Bearers Ukrainian Catholic Church is holding a Friday food sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 10.

Available will be perogies at $10 per dozen; stuffed cabbage 3 for $10; kielbasa at $9 per ring; Ukrainian kraut at $3 per 8 ounces; platters for two of kielbasa, perogies and kraut for $12 and other home-cooked food.

Pre-orders can be made by calling 610-544-1216 and will be reserved until 1 p.m.

The church is at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

Masks are required to enter. Final products are non-contact and prepackaged.

Friday Food Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers
Friday Food Sale At Holy Myrrh-Bearers

Free Beekeeping Lessons From Penn State Extension

Free Beekeeping Lessons From Penn State Extension — For those tired of streaming television and video games as we await another 27 days of imposed inactivity, Penn State Extension has waived through April 30 its $159 fee for Beekeeping 101. That’s right, you can learn to beekeep for free. Sign up here. Beekeepers are desperately needed. Be cool. Beekeep.

Penn State Extension is affiliated with Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and provides science-based information to people, businesses, and communities. It has an office in every county in Pennsylvania.

Free Beekeeping Lessons
Be cool, beekeep
Free Beekeeping Lessons
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Ed Hunter Explains Grit

Ed Hunter Explains Grit

By Kate Rainey

Ed Hunter, a certified Career and Executive Coach, will lead an interactive presentation titled “True Grit: Resilience in Times of Change” on April 7 from 7 -8:30 p.m., 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 EastFranklin Street. All are welcome, without regard to religious affiliation.

Change is with us constantly. It’s guaranteed in all aspects of life. We can’t control the changes in our lives, but we do have some control over how those changes affect us.  Whether you feel fear or excitement, anxiety or hopeful anticipation… you have choices!  

At this program, you will partake in a discussion about how change can affect your career journey and wellbeing. Job loss or job change due to layoffs, firing, reorganizations, restructures, new management and adjustments to job roles can bring feelings of uncertainty and potentially…. stress, anxiety and even depression. You will come away with practical ways to not only manage, but overcome, unexpected obstacles. Re-energize yourself to take some bold steps forward with renewed confidence!

Ed Hunter is an experienced Career and Executive Coach with a private practice on the Main Line. He specializes in the exploration of meaning and purpose in career decisions. He is dedicated to helping others feel happy, healthy and whole in their career. And he loves his job!

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.

Ed Hunter Explains Grit
Ed Hunter Explains Grit

Pysanky Workshop At HMB Church

Pysanky Workshop At HMB Church –Pysanky, which is the ancient art of Ukrainian Egg Decorating, will be taught at a four-hour workshop, Saturday, March 7 at Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore, Pa. 19081.

Cost is $20 and covers all materials. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot call 610-544-1215 by March 1 or email HBMChurch@verizon.net.

Pysanky Workshop

Assess Skills For Better Pay Workshop

Assess Skills For Better Pay

By Kate Rainey

Elaine Herbert, who is Pathways PA coordinator for the Back to Work Program serving residents over 40, will present “Find Your Worth By Assessing Your Skills” 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 18, 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 parking in the well lit lot, adjacent to the meeting site. 

Learn how you can identify your skills and gain a better understanding of your personal and professional worth in the workplace. Skill identification plays an important role in career choices, writing resumes and preparing for job interviews. Attend this workshop to discover how you can utilize various resources and make this process easy while attaining confidence in your goal of securing employment in your field of expertise.

Prior to Pathways PA, Ms. Herbert worked at DeVry University in the Career Services as the Senior Career Advisor. She is gifted with helping others achieve their goals in finding satisfying employment.

Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County is affiliated with Joseph’s People, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers. Local, affiliated chapters provide networking opportunities, guidance and emotional support to job seekers and career changers. For more information, send a message through the LinkedIn group listed above, visit www.josephspeople.org or email contactus@josephspeople.org.

Assess Skills For Better Pay
Assess Skills For Better Pay

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.