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11.23.17

Thurs.

  • Church & Boyd Offices Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

11.24.17

Fri.

  • Church & Boyd Offices Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

11.26.17

Sun.

  • Insight Forum – Fellowship Hall
  • Worship Word & Sacrament
  • Wreath-making Project

11.27.17

Mon.

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

11.28.17

Tues.

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

11.29.17

Wed.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

11.30.17

Thurs.

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

November 10

TENET Performs “Uno + One”

Free parking is available in the South Street Garage. This is a free concert with no tickets and no admission charge. For more information, visit click here.

November 11

CPOS Performs “Bruckner and Beyond”

Artistic Director and Conductor Brett A. Terry leads choir and orchestra in a performance of Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor, Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, and more. This concert is a ticketed event. They are $20 and available at the door. For more information, click here.

November 12

Insight 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 26

Insight 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.

December 05

Hanging of the Greens

We need help to prepare our church for the Advent/Christmas season. Hanging of the Greens will be Tuesday, December 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a light dinner of pizza and salad in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up at the Welcome Center. There will be a variety of tasks in the sanctuary, fellowship hall, outdoors, and the Boyd Center.

A soup kitchen and programs for the hungry and homeless.

We Believe

That people deserve second chances and the opportunity to succeed.

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Welcome

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

1

Lunch

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

Drop-in-Center

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.

5

Emergency Shelter

December 2017–March 2018

A new Emergency Night Shelter will open at Downtown Daily Bread from December 1, 2017—March 31, 2018. There will be 30 beds available for homeless men who would otherwise be unsheltered. Planning, programming, and fundraising for the shelter is supported by ongoing collaboration with Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness, Bethesda Mission, Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven, Christian Churches United, and the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.
Downtown Daily Bread seeks donations of $50,000 to assist with the cost of running this shelter, which will be staffed by professionals and volunteers.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Gzehoviak at (717) 238-9304 (ext. 105).

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