Around the Church for February 9, 2022

Wednesday Adult Forum Resumes 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 racism and white supremacy
• Discuss the ways in which white supremacy shows up in our everyday contexts, and distinguish white supremacy from projected notions of racism
• Connect the ways in which race and gender are linked, and why it is essential that conversations about gender are also conversations about racism.
Contact the church at 717-238-9304 if you would like registration information.


MAPS Notice:

If you could not attend the concert featuring pianist Eric Fung, you may view the concert by clicking the following link or copying and pasting the link in your browser.


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.

Musical Trip Planned for February 20 at 2pm

Betty Rader is planning a trip to the Theater Harrisburg performance of A Secret Garden at the Whitaker Center.
Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle Archibald, whose invalid son Colin has had to bear the guilt of his mother Lily’s death. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily’s hidden garden, locked shut and overgrown with vines, Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the estate, showing us the power that a single individual can have to bring light into darkness.

Please sign up at the welcome center or call the church office if you plan to attend. The cost is $30 per ticket.

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.

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 9 – 7:00 pm Adult Forum via Zoom – Social Justice teach-in
Sunday, February 13 – 8:45 am Sunday School | 10:00 am Worship – Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching
Wednesday, February 16 – 7:00 pm Adult Forum via Zoom – Social Justice teach-in
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
Sunday, February 27 – 8:45 am Sunday School | 10:00 am Worship – Matt Drumheller Preaching



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