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Welcome to Pine Street Presbyterian Church

Pine Street Presbyterian Church is deeply rooted in the traditions of our faith, while growing and evolving to meet the needs of our members and our community. We offer educational programs for all ages, a variety of service opportunities, and programs and ministries for many interests. There’s something for everyone at Pine Street Presbyterian Church!

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Worship

We are OPEN and hope that you can join us in-person in our beautiful sanctuary. We are also broadcasting a live stream service on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.

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Pastor Search Process Timeline

July, 2021

Interim Search and Transition teams formed

The first job of the interim search team was to create and post a job description for an interim pastor to guide the worship life of the congregation and administration of the church during transition to a new called pastor.

August/September, 2021

Work begins with PneuMatrix Consulting

Working directly with Michelle Snyder of PneuMatrix, the transition team administers the Holy Cow! Consulting Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) which is taken by over 100 members of the congregation.

The CAT is an assessment instrument that is used to:

  • Measure the level of satisfaction and energy in the congregation
  • Identify the critical success factors for improving organizational climate
  • Pinpoint the strengths of the congregation’s culture
  • Discover where members would like to go in the future
  • Gauge the congregation’s readiness for change
  • Uncover potential resources that may be missing
  • Prepare for a search for the new called pastor

 October, 2021

Update from the Interim Search Team

Follow-up Zoom interviews were held with several candidates over the past week. In the next few weeks, we will be bringing candidates to visit Pine Street and meet the staff.  The committee is encouraged by the caliber of the candidates that we have followed through the interview process to this point.

Next Step

Using the information learned from the CAT assessment, and through the PneuMatrix process, a Pastor Nominating Committee with be elected to begin the search for our next called Pastor.

 

Interim Pastor Search

The Church is currently seeking an interim pastor who will provide spiritual leadership, administrative oversight, organizational direction, and pastoral care to the congregation of approximately 250 members. The prospective interim pastor will be a member of Carlisle Presbytery, taking an active role in its ministry and will oversee our broad program of worship, preaching, music, Christian education, community ministry, mission support and fellowship.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Plan, prepare, and conduct all services of worship deemed appropriate by the Session. This leadership shall include preaching and celebration of the sacraments. Leading worship will include serving as the primary preaching minister, preparing and preaching biblical sermons oriented to the life of the congregation during the time of transition to a new called Pastor.
  • Provide biblical-based preaching and teaching ministry consistent with the Reformed tradition.
  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership to the congregation, seeking to incarnate the gospel and all that it commands in the life, witness, and internal affairs of the congregation, its members, and the church staff.
  • Ensure that pastoral care is provided for the congregation including calling upon the sick and the shut0ins on a regular basis, and counseling for all who seek guidance through the church.
  • Serve as Head of Staff, supervising all full-time and part-time professional and support staff.

For additional information please review the full  Interim Pastor Job Description HERE.

 

Transition Team

Beth Alwine
Amy Chick
David Colestock
Audrey Light

Interim Search Team

David Colestock
Keith Perago
Alicia McDonald
Kenneth Hays

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.  Proverbs 3: 5-6

Latest News & Updates

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A Soup Kitchen and Programs for the Hungry and Homeless

Downtown Daily Bread is a soup kitchen and shelter located in the Boyd Building of Pine Street Presbyterian Church in downtown Harrisburg. It offers meals (breakfast and lunch), shelter (day and seasonal night), and personal assistance for the hungry and the homeless of the city. Downtown Daily Bread is a mission project of Pine Street Presbyterian Church, and it is supported by the church and a generous and caring community.

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Adult Learning Center

Downtown Daily Bread and Pine Street Presbyterian Church partner with Tri-County OIC to provide adult education in our community. Some of these programs are located at Downtown Daily Bread in the Boyd Memorial Building at 234 South Street, and others take place inside Pine Street Presbyterian Church, located at 310 N. Third Street, Harrisburg.

This partnership has benefitted adult learners in the Harrisburg community for more than six years. Students have prepared to take their high school equivalency exams, learned English as a Second Language (ESL), gained important life skills such as culinary and nurse’s aide training, and received instruction in computer and digital literacy.

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New to Pine Street?

No worries! Pine Street Presbyterian is a welcoming church, and we are a diverse group of believers that are always open to new members. If you have any questions about the church or our services, please reach out. We look forward to chatting with you!