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  • Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall
  • Worship Word & Sacrament
  • Called Session Meeting – Fellowship Hall



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



  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Presbytery Meeting – Falling Spring, Chambersburg



  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Wednesday with John Ricca – Terrorism & Nuclear Security Issues – Fellowship Hall



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

September 10

Rally Day

Let’s rally back to church school on September 10! Plan also to attend the “ants-free” picnic in the fellowship hall following worship. No sign-up required; just show up with an appetite! Take home with you the education brochure that the deacons are distributing this morning

September 10, 2017, September 17, 2017, September 24, 2017

Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall

Basic Christian Doctrine – Dr. Lee Barrett, Professor of Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary.

One of our most popular teachers, Lee Barrett, will present key points of Christian doctrine and thinking. “Truth is in order to goodness,” we say!

September 13, 2017, September 20, 2017, September 27, 2017 and October 4, 2017

Wednesday Night Series: Terrorism and Nuclear Issues



Our teacher for this event, John Ricca, has more than 30 years of experience as a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) counter-terrorism analyst.  John will bring us a fresh perspective on these important conflicts in our world.

September 13 – Islam, Part 1

September 20 – Islam, Part 2

September 27 – Al Qaeda and ISIL

October 4 – Nuclear Issues: Iran and North Korea

Sign-up at the Welcome Center, or email your attendance plans to Pick up a full description of this event at the Welcome Center.

October 1, 2017, October 8, 2017, and October 15, 2017

Adult Forum – Decoding ‘The Da Vinci Code’

The Rev. Dr. Russell C. Sullivan, Jr., Pastor, Pine Street Presbyterian Church

Dan Brown’s popular book, The Da Vinci Code, was a publishing phenomenon several years ago. An exciting thriller, the book proposes several conspiracies based on church history. What’s truth and what’s fiction? Did the Emperor Constantine compile the Bible? Was Jesus married? Was Jesus divine? Did the church conspire to hide the truth? What you’ll get out of this forum is a ride through church history and the real basis of our beliefs. Purchase your own copy of The Da Vinci Code at the Welcome Center at the church.

October 05

DDB Fundraiser – ‘An Iliad’ – Production of True North Theatre (performing at DDB)

A fundraiser to benefit DDB. ‘An Iliad’ a production of True North Theatre – performing at DDB.

October 16, 2017, October 17, 2017, October 18, 2017, October 19, 2017, and October 20, 2017

Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tours

Please join us for our Open House Week if you would like to learn how YOU can help. Tours of Downtown Daily Bread will take place October 16-20, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A breakfast will be on October 21 at 9:00 a.m.

October 22, 2017, October 29, 2017, and November 5, 2017

Adult Forum – Rendering to Caesar: Christ, Culture, and Public Life

Dr. Dean C. Curry, Professor of Politics, Messiah College 

For two thousand years Christians have wrestled with the dilemma of what it means to be “in the world but not of the world.” In this three-part series, we will examine the different ways Christians have understood what it means to be a citizen of God’s kingdom as well as a citizen of the world. We will also see why a faithful presence in the world requires that we not remain silent about the connection between our most deeply held beliefs and the common good. Related issues to be explored include: the connection between Christianity and democracy, the blessing and limits of politics, the right and wrong way for individual believers and the Church to engage public life. Dr. Curry’s published writings include books and articles addressing issues related to global politics, war and peace, religion and public life, and  …  Wilt Chamberlain.

November 12

Adult Forum – The State of Hate in PA … And the Good News!

Anne Van Dyke, The Community Responders Network

Recently retired from the Pennsylvania Human Resources Commission, Ms. Van Dyke is an expert on extremist groups operating in Pennsylvania. Who are they? How do we respond?

November 18

Introduction to the Enneagram

The enneagram is an ancient system that can help us understand human behavior. Having been used by spiritual guides for over 2000 years, this system describes nine personality styles with many variations. Although it is first and foremost a journey of self-discovery, learning this model can also increase understanding and harmony in our family relationships and with our work colleagues. It explores what motivates us, what we tend to avoid, how we react to stress, and when we are at our best. It challenges us, shows us our strengths and weaknesses, and offers a path for personal and spiritual growth.

Our presenters for this workshop are Ellen Kanagy, LCSW, and Rhonda Myers, LPC. Both are therapists at Samaritan Counseling Center in Lancaster, PA. Both have studied and learned from the enneagram for many years and found it to be a helpful tool personally and relationally. Ellen is also a former staff member of Kairos: School of Spiritual formation in Wernersville, PA, and a certified spiritual director through Kairos.

There is a $15.00 charge for the workshop. Register at the Welcome Center, or e-mail the church at Mail your check to Pine Street and annotate it “Enneagram Workshop.”

November 19

Adult Forum – Policing in Harrisburg

Thomas Carter, Harrisburg Police Chief

Chief Carter will share with us his vision of compassion and policing in our city.

November 26

Adult Forum – Gospel Overture: The Christmas Story According to Matthew

The Rev. Dr. Russell C. Sullivan, Jr., Pastor, Pine Street Presbyterian Church

Themes found in the infancy narrative in Matthew are restated and reinforced throughout the body of the Gospel. As a result, the Christmas story can be understood as an overture to the Gospel, in much the same way that the music at the beginning of an opera introduces the themes that will be repeated in the body of the opera. Find out in Matthew’s version of Jesus’ birth what his main purpose is.

A soup kitchen and programs for the hungry and homeless.

We Believe

That people deserve second chances and the opportunity to succeed.



Downtown Daily Bread serves the hungry and homeless of Harrisburg, providing a daily lunch, counseling services, showers, lockers, mail delivery, and a safe and secure environment to rest and access a variety of other assistance. Lunch is served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every day, and other services are available on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Downtown Daily Bread is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church and has been operating for more than 30 years..

We Operate under the belief that...

No one should go hungry. Addressing basic needs is the first step in lifting our clients out of homelessness.

That it is not enough only to address basic needs, but it is also necessary to build personal relationships with clients in order to connect them to community services to break the cycle of poverty.

That assessing needs and giving clients education, emotional support, and access to county, medical, and housing assistance will improve the quality of their lives.

That it is not enough only to address basic needs, but it is also necessary to build personal relationships with clients in order to connect them to community services to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Programs



12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Daily

A hot lunch is served every day of the year to the hungry and homeless. Our cooks prepare the meal and teams of volunteers assist to serve it. Most food is purchased, but donations are always welcome. Our clients enjoy the generosity of those who bake cakes to those who send in the harvests from their gardens.


Client Assistance

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Weekdays
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs Life Skills Classes

In addition to lunch, clients can access services during the morning hours, including lockers, mail delivery, transportation assistance, showers, phone, clothing, laundry tokens, and food vouchers, among others. In the afternoons, clients can participate in life skills classes.


Counseling Services

Counselors are available as a means to connect with mainstream assistance, including county, medical, career, and housing. A mental health outreach counselor works in the field in an effort to build relationships, encouraging the mentally ill and those with addictions to come to Downtown Daily Bread.



8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily

A warm and welcoming environment is available on weekdays for our clients to rest, relax, connect with services, and be in fellowship with each other. The Drop-in-Center is a safe and secure space, a shelter from the outdoors and from the streets, a respite for our homeless clients.

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We Believe

Proverbs 22:9

Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor.


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