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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.

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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