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7.22.18

Sun.

  • Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall
  • Worship – Word & Sacrement – Sanctuary

7.23.18

Mon.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

7.24.18

Tues.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting

7.25.18

Wed.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

7.26.18

Thurs.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

7.29.18

Sun.

  • Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall
  • Worship – Word & Sacrement – Sanctuary

7.30.18

Mon.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

7.31.18

Tues.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting

June 24, July 1, July 8, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26, 2018

Summer Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

June 24 – “Inside the Music” – Brett Terry and the Chancel Choir give us an inside look at how they prepare the music they sing in worship, and you’ll be temporarily drafted to be part of the choir as we make music together!

July 1 – Heather Sigler, and Russell Sullivan will share with us the events and highlights of General Assembly.

July 22 – “Experiencing the Power of Jesus’ Parables” -Michael R. Cosby, Ph.D. Michael Cosby, retired professor of Biblical Studies, compares parables with jokes: you either get the joke or you do not. Laughter erupts spontaneously when an unexpected twist in a story takes us by surprise. But we must know the background of a joke to get the humor. If someone has to explain why a joke is funny, it loses its punch. In the same way, we must understand the cultural background of Jesus’ parables to feel their impact. Join us again on July 22 to encounter parables and experience their power as stories told to transform people’s lives.

July 29 – “Barnabas: How Traditions transformed a Peacemaker into a Warrior Saint”. Michael R. Cosby, Ph.D. Barnabas, one of the most influential leaders of the early Christian movement, mentored the Apostle Paul and led the first multi-ethnic church in Antioch. Although the New Testament depicts Barnabas as adept at mediating ethnic conflicts among Christians, today in his homeland of Cyprus he is a symbol of Greek Cypriot nationalism. Greek Orthodox Christians pray to Barnabas to expel the Turks from the island. On July 29, Michael Cosby, who conducted research in Cyprus as a senior Fulbright Fellow, will explain how church traditions transformed a peacemaker into a warrior saint. This session will challenge us to consider the lens through which we perceive biblical figures and help us to ponder how we might be using them to advance our own political agendas.

August 5, 12, 19, and 26 – Dr. Lee Barrett, Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, will lead our forums. The topic is to be determined.

July 15

Worship Service – Adams Ricci Park (Picnic to follow service)

Worship, a picnic, and games will take place at the Northeast Pavilion at Adams Ricci Park in East Pennsboro Township. Plentiful parking will be available with a drop-off steps from the pavilion, which is completely walker and wheelchair accessible.

Plan to bring a dish to share. Hamburger barbeque and hot dogs, beverages, plates, etc., will be provided. Sign up at the Welcome Center beginning June 17 or by e-mailing office@pinestreet.org. There will be no worship at Third and Pine that morning.

August 26

Security Training

On Sunday, August 26, at 11:30 a.m., the Harrisburg City Police will be conducting threat response training for interested members of the congregation.  The tactics and strategies presented can be utilized by everyone in any type of environment. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up at the Welcome Center in the Gathering Place or e-mail your reservation to office@pinestreet.org.

ALC

In October 2014, Pine Street Presbyterian Church opened the Adult Learning Center (ALC), its community outreach mission program to serve adult learners in the greater Harrisburg area. The ALC at Pine Street is housed on the main floor of the Boyd Memorial Center at 234 South Street, down from the corner of Third and South Streets.

Designed

To provide personalized, student-centered education to adults over the age of 18.

This includes

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language
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computer
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literacy
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An Educational Cooperative

The ALC at Pine Street operates in collaboration with Tri-County OIC, located at 5th and Maclay Streets in Harrisburg. Tri-County OIC has offered courses and other training to adults in the Harrisburg community since 1965. Visit them at www.tricountyoic.org. The ALC functions as a much needed “rapid response re-entry” program offering targeted, individualized instruction based on each student’s own specific learning needs.

Enrollment & Classes

Adults who feel this educational approach would benefit them should first contact Tri-County OIC at (717) 238-7318 for more information and to apply for admission to the program. Those recommended for enrollment at the ALC at Pine Street will be identified by the Tri-County OIC staff and then will be assigned to the downtown campus. No one can be admitted directly into the ALC program without being referred by Tri-County OIC. The ALC at Pine Street offers classes from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

The ALC at Pine Street is equipped with a computer lab and instructional areas designed to accommodate students in settings and configurations that facilitate student-centered teaching and learning. All textbooks, computer software, and other necessary instructional materials are provided free of charge.

Arrangements have been made for free parking. For students using public transportation, there is a CAT bus stop located at Third and South Streets. The ALC is not able to provide childcare.

ALC

Offering classes from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

ALC

Offering classes from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

What Will be Taught at the ALC?

Core Subjects

The Adult Learning Center offers instruction and tutoring in the core subject areas of Mathematics and Language Arts (including English Usage and Reading Comprehension) at the level needed by each student and in a variety of teaching formats, including:

  • one-on-one
  • in pairs or very small groups
  • on occasion, all together and
  • in a more formal classroom setting

The ALC at Pine Street also includes a heavy emphasis on computer literacy through:

  • introductory instruction in computer skills using specially designed software for beginners
  • use of a software program that focuses on the application of math and language skills
  • independent time to practice using computers

Computer Skills

Additional Skills Development

In addition to a concentration on the core academic subjects and technical competency in using computers, the ALC at Pine Street is intended to help these adult students develop the “soft skills” which are so important in achieving both educational and workplace success, including:

  • focusing on goal setting, learning, and strategic study skills
  • listening to and understanding instructions
  • organizing materials and time management
  • developing situation-appropriate communications skills

Qualified volunteers from Pine Street Presbyterian Church and other community-minded institutions provide the instruction in their roles as “learning facilitators” or coaches. Their emphasis is on supportive personal interactions and student-centered learning. The instructional approach taken by the learning facilitators at the ALC at Pine Street centers on:

  • recognizing, valuing, and using each student’s personal interests, talents, life experiences, and learning goals
  • teaching not only the core subject knowledge but also:
    – critical thinking skills
    – problem-solving skills
    – dialogue and collaborative learning techniques
  • preparing students to integrate and transfer learning in the core subject areas to new situations
  • independent time to practice using computers

Instruction

ESL (English as a Second Language)

The ALC at Pine Street offers learning experiences for English as a Second Language (ESL) adult students. All classes are learner-centered with instruction directed at students’ short-term and long-term goals. Conversational English, grammar, reading, and listening comprehension are emphasized.

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Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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