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10.17.17

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Trustees Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Adult Learning Center

10.18.17

Wed.

  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

10.19.17

Thurs.

  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Choir Rehearsal

10.20.17

Fri.

  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour

10.21.17

Sat.

  • Presbytery Women’s Group Meeting
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Breakfast – Fellowship Hall

10.22.17

Sun.

  • Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall
  • Worship Word & Sacrament

10.23.17

Mon.

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

10.24.17

Tues.

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

10.25.17

Wed.

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

10.26.17

Thurs.

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

10.27.17

Fri.

  • MAPS Event – Sound the Trumpet! – The Philadelphia Brass

10.29.17

Sun.

  • Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall
  • Worship Word & Sacrament

10.30.17

Mon.

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

10.31.17

Tues.

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

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 7:15 P.M., SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27, AND OCTOBER 4

“TERRORISM AND NUCLEAR SECURITY ISSUES” – FELLOWSHIP HALL

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 office@pinestreet.org. 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 office@pinestreet.org. 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.

Choirs

The musical ensembles at Pine Street present a broad mixture of classical, gospel, and even jazz every Sunday from September–May to help us lift our hearts and voices in praise to God. Rehearsing for two hours every Thursday evening, the choir’s dedication to great music in rehearsals, services, and performances, is inspirational to all who hear them.

The Church School Singers

Children in grades K through 5 are encouraged to make Church School Singers a part of their regular Church School experience each week. A group of dedicated adult volunteers rotate to teach the children our best-loved church and Bible songs, like Jesus Loves Me, Father Abraham, Hallelu Hallelu Hallelujah, and more. These songs were a part of many of our faith formation, teaching us about the church, the Bible, and the world. We want to pass these songs down to the next generation, so each teacher spends time each week making this music part of the children’s lives. All children are welcome!

Meets at 8:45 a.m.
Sunday Mornings

For Grades k-5

The Chancel Choir is Pine Street’s primary choral organization and leads worship each Sunday morning from September through May. They also lead special services such as the annual Christmas Music Sunday, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday Tenebrae, Easter, and more. They often collaborate with other area choirs as well. They take on challenging repertoire that enhances worship at Pine Street each week. The Choir is like a family and have a lot of fun together, working on repertoire, vocal technique, musicianship, and spending time together outside of rehearsal as well.

Meets from 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings

gathers to warm up 9:15 a.m.
on Sundays

For High School And adults

The Chancel Choir

The Handbell Ensemble

The Handbell Ensemble plays an eclectic repertoire of handbell music which is both fun and challenging. High Schoolers and adults are warmly welcome to play in this group. It is an evening of good music and good fellowship around the bells. They play in worship about once a month.

Meets at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday evenings

For High School And adults

The All-Church Orchestra plays on Christmas Eve. Additional instrumental opportunities are available for players of all levels. You might see an instrumentalist playing on a hymn, playing a prelude, or playing with the choir. All are welcome in all our musical activities. For more information, or to try out a particular ensemble, contact Brett A. Terry, Minister of Music & Worship.

Orchestra & Instrumentalist

The Central Pennsylvania Oratorio Singers

CPOS is an Ensemble in Residence at Pine Street. Under the direction of Brett A. Terry, artistic director and conductor, they present one monumental concert each fall featuring some of the world’s most famous oratorios. The rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. for about 10 weeks leading up to the concert.

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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