Around the Church for February 16, 2022

 

Welcome Back Adult Learning Center – OICCulinary Students!
Tri-County OIC is very excited and grateful that Pine Street has welcomed us back to the kitchen for our Introduction to Culinary Arts program. Our program this year serves our English Language Learners. Students who are interested in starting or advancing their work in the food service industry enroll in our ESL classes first, where they get integrated English language and civics instruction. They can then participate in the intensive culinary arts training. A professional chef teaches the history and development of the culinary arts as well as basics in nutrition, health and safety standards, methods of cooking, and basic science principles applied to cooking. At the same time, an ESL instructor continues to help them in language and adult education. After the training, we are committed to supporting the students with getting a job or exploring their path in the culinary world. We would like to extend a huge thanks to Pastor Drumheller, the Pine Street staff and community for the generous offer of your space for our program.

Rachel Rébert
IET Project Supervisor and ESL Instructor
Tri-County OIC

Wednesday Adult Forum TONIGHT at 7pm via Zoom
The current 3-week Adult Forum series will be exploring social justice..

This teach-in series equips folks with the tools to begin engaging the difficult work of uncovering systems of power, domination, and oppression at work within us all. In our three-part series, we address the ways in which systemic racism and white supremacy function, how to address internalized dominance and white fragility, and how to take action in our congregations and communities to decenter whiteness and integrate racial justice tactics in our ministries.

Tonight we will:
• Define white fragility and identify how it shows up in conversations about racial justice
• Look at how white fragility can be triggered even when we aren’t discussing race
• Discuss ways to engage our own fragility and that of the people with whom we are working
The Zoom link for the series is:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/94544371015

Meeting ID: 945 4437 1015

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“Gone For Now But Not Forgotten” And Will Be Back! Sometime……
As many of you are aware, our traditional after church fellowship time is a bit different without refreshments but it still is very much happening. Many of you continue to gather to visit and “catch up” with each other following our church services. Hopefully, as Covid numbers continue to lessen, our Fellowship repast will return.
A big thank you to those of you who generously contributed to our Sunday Fellowship time for the months of October, November and December. Those persons were Barbara Neff, Anna Hall, Deb Gruver, Linda McKillop, Xavia Sheffield, Deanne Sharpe, Angelia Salvadia, Edna Andrews, Jennifer Gardner and Lisa Milletic.

3rd in the Burg is Back! February 18 – 6-9 pm
Visit the church from 6-9 pm to view artwork of Harry Spilker and Glenn Ginder. Harry Spilker is a 27-year old young man with Down syndrome whose artistic medium is photography. He captures images with his iPad or cell phone, often using special effects. He then further manipulates the colors and other aspects of the pictures to create an artistic effect, using various apps on his devices. Harry uses color to evoke a mood in his photographs. He especially likes to photograph everyday objects and scenes and then create boldly colored abstract pieces that evoke an emotional response. Glenn [has] “always been in awe of the wonders of nature – helping unsually shaped “driftwood” (found wood) to become pieces of art.”
We will also have LIVE music from 7-8:30 pm provided by local musician Henry Koretzky on Mandolin and Guitar playing selections of Bluegrass, Folk ,Americana, and Celtic acoustic music.

Pine Street Walkers – Sunday, February 20 – 1:30pm
Everyone, members and non-members alike, are welcome to join Pine Street’s next walk event! Participants will gather at Adams Ricci Park in Enola at 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 20th and enjoy “trekking” on one or more of the Park’s walking trails. The park is conveniently located in Enola. To join the group, please meet in the parking lot immediately past the Park’s easily recognized “Caboose” entrance located off of Park Drive.

Sign up for the walk by emailing Stevi Sharp at [email protected] or by texting her at 717/919-2149. In case of inclement weather and cancellation of the event, Stevi will contact participants on February 19.

This link provides a map of the park and its location:

Musical Trip Planned for February 20 at 2pm
Betty Rader is planning a trip to the Theater Harrisburg performance of A Secret Garden this Sunday at the Whitaker Center. Please call the church office if you plan to attend. The cost is $30 per ticket.

From the daughters of The Reverend Carl Rosenblum:
We are reaching out to let you know of Carl’s passing. He valued the time he spent pastoring the congregation at your church and asked that we notify you.

Carl relocated to Northampton, MA in 2014 to live closer to two of his three daughters and their families. He suffered a stroke in 2015 and was then cared for by family members and eventually by excellent care providers in a local nursing home. His frequent visitors included grandchildren, children, extended family, and friends from near and far. He had become part of the community at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Northampton, and their members and leadership visited him for discussion, prayer, and communion. Carl continued to receive letters and cards from many past parishioners, and we appreciate all those who have kept him in their prayers over the years.

A memorial service is being planned which will include live streaming via Zoom. We will be happy to share the date and Zoom link with you. If anyone in your congregation would like to make a gift in memory of Carl, below are two charities that were meaningful to him and reflect his life and work.

• During his tenure as pastor of Broadway Presbyterian Church, Carl devoted much energy to supporting and growing the church’s Community Lunch Program. Those efforts are carried on today by Broadway Community:
• https://broadwaycommunity.org/how-to-help/donate

• After his move to Northampton, MA, Carl continued to support food access at Manna Community Kitchen, whose head chef, Lee Anderson, became a valued friend:
• https://mannanorthampton.org/donate/

With kind regards,

Karen Bayne, Heather Maynard, and Jenni Haley

Lenten Breakfast – Sunday March 6, 8:45 am
Mark your calendar now! The Lenten Breakfast will return this year provided Covid cases continue to decline in our community. A Signup sheet will be available at the Welcome Center, or call the church office to register. A donation will be taken at the breakfast to help cover the cost.

Current COVID Procedure
We plan to continue in person worship, and encourage continued fellowship with masks before and after the service even though the food and beverage portion of Fellowship Hour is temporarily suspended. In addition, staff will have signs placed at entrances asking those entering the building to “Please wear a mask”. Masks are being made available to anyone who wishes to enter but does not have one.

Dates for your Calendar
Wednesday, February 16 – 7:00 pm Adult Forum via Zoom – Social Justice teach-in week two
Friday, February 18 – 6:00 pm 3rd in the Burg – Artwork of Harry Spilker and Glenn Ginder | Live Music by Henry Koretzky
Sunday, February 20 – 8:45 am Sunday School | 10:00 am Worship – Matt Drumheller Preaching | 1:30 pm Pine Street Walkers meet at Adams Ricci Park, Enola
Wednesday, February 23 – 7:00 pm Adult Forum via Zoom – Social Justice teach-in week three
Sunday, February 27 – 8:45 am Sunday School | 10:00 am Worship – Matt Drumheller Preaching

 

 

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