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2.18.18

Sun.

  • Worship – Word & Sacrament – Sanctuary

2.19.18

Mon.

  • Church & Boyd Offices Closed – President’s Day
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

2.20.18

Tues.

  • Trustees Meeting
  • Lenten Recital Series
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Adult Learning Center
  • DDB Fundraiser – Midtown Cinema

2.21.18

Wed.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Lenten Lecture Series featuring Dr. Meg Ramey

2.22.18

Thurs.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Choir Rehearsal

2.25.18

Sun.

  • Church School Classes
  • Worship – Word & Sacrament – Sanctuary

2.26.18

Mon.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Session Meeting – Fellowship Hall

2.27.18

Tues.

  • Lenten Recital Series
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Adult Learning Center

2.28.18

Wed.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Lenten Lecture Series featuring Dr. Meg Ramey

January 07

Bagels & Belief

Come join in some tasty bagels as we discuss belief and how those beliefs call us into action in the world.

January 15

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Church & Boyd Offices Closed

If there’s anything we can do for you, please leave us a voicemail or an e-mail and we’ll return your message as soon as possible.

February 04

Bagels & Belief

Come join in some tasty bagels as we discuss belief and how those beliefs call us into action in the world.

February 11

MAPS Event – Bravo, Bravissimo! – Jonathan Hays

Hometown favorite Jonathan Hays presents a captivating recital with the beautiful singing we have all come to know and love. The New York Times said of Jonathan: “the nobility of his voice matched the nobility of his bearing and his singing was consistently strong, lucid, direct and bang on the note. His was a magnificent performance,” and Opera Magazine stated “he has a lovely baritone, nicely placed and warmly resonant but capable of taut edginess.” He will be joined by pianist Brett A. Terry. A reception will follow the concert.

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February 14

Ash Wednesday Services

Please join us for our Ash Wednesday Services at 12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

February 19

President’s Day – Church & Boyd Offices Closed

If there’s anything we can do for you, please leave us a voicemail or an e-mail and we’ll return your message as soon as possible.

February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, and March 20

Lenten Recital Series

All Lenten Recital Series are at 12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

February 20 – PC King, trumpet

February 27 – First Four Trombone Quartet

March 6 – Ruth Hunter, harp

March 13 – The Wednesday Club

March 20 – Marcus Solemsky and Christopher Para, violin-viola duets

February 20

DDB Fundraiser – Midtown Cinema

You are invited to a private showing of the movie “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Learn how Bourdain and other celebrity chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Following the screening, Dr. Daniel R. George, Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine, will give some perspective.

Please join us to learn more about how you can help Downtown Daily Bread continue to feed the hungry and homeless in Harrisburg. Lunch is served every day of the year, and more than 28,000 meals were served last year. Visit downtowndailybread.org to contact us about volunteer opportunities and donations.

Donations will be accepted at this free movie event! Register to attend at eventbrite.com. Use password Downtown Daily Bread. Seating limited to the first 110 friends and supporters of DDB.  This event is sponsored by “Provisions”, your neighborhood grocery, located in Strawberry Square.

February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21

Lenten Lecture Series featuring Dr. Meg Ramey

“A Lenten Journey through the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation” Wednesday nights in Lent at 7:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.

March 16, March 17, and March 18

Women’s Retreat – Camp Hebron

Deepen your relationship with God…Get away for rest and relaxation…Visit with old friends…Make new friends.

The theme is……On the Road with Jesus led by our speaker, Alison Siewert.

Come spend the weekend exploring the lives of the people who followed Jesus during his lifetime, and find out how their stories challenge and change our lives today.

Questions? Contact Joann Smith at dsmith2607@comcast.net or 717-497-3854. Sign-up at the Welcome Center. An information sheet is also available at the Welcome Center.

March 18

MAPS Event – the LVC Concert Choir

The 65 members of the Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir will perform a diverse program of selections around the theme of family. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Erpelding, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education at LVC, the choir continues its long-standing history of musical excellence. The ensemble is composed of both vocal and non-vocal majors. Later this spring, members of the choir will take this concert on tour throughout the Northeast, a tradition started in 1936.

March 29

Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Maundy Thursday Worship Service is at 7:30 pm

March 30

Tenebrae Worship Service

The Tenebrae Worship Service is at 7:30 pm

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.

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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.

We Believe

Psalm 46:1

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

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