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1.23.20

Thurs.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Choir Rehearsal

1.25.20

Sat.

  • Doris Lego Graveside Memorial Service – Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens

1.26.20

Sun.

  • Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall
  • Church School – All Ages
  • Worship – Word & Sacrament – Sanctuary
  • Potluck Luncheon – Fellowship Hall

1.27.20

Mon.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Personnel Committee Meeting
  • Session Meeting – Fellowship Hall

1.28.20

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Staff Meeting
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd

1.29.20

Wed.

  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

1.30.20

Thurs.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Choir Rehearsal

December 24

Christmas Eve Services (Please note time change)

Our Christmas Eve services this year are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The 6:00 p.m. Family Service features story, candle lighting, and communion served by intinction. The 9:00 p.m. Festival Service will feature choir, sermon, candle lighting, and communion served in the pews.

January 5, January 12, January 19, and January 26, 2020

Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

January 5  – “How to Help” (Bagels and Belief)
The Rev. Ruth Moore will prepare us to help those with a mental illness cope, dispelling common myths, shar­ing valuable resources, and supplying statistics. She’ll also preach at the 10 o’clock service. Rev. Moore is the Direc­tor of Business Development and Ad­missions at the Pennsylvania Psychia­try Institute.

January 12 –  “Suicide & its Prevention”

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, but you can help, and Govan A. Martin III will show you how. Mr. Martin is the Exec­utive Director of Prevent Suicide PA.

January 19 –  “Overcoming Addiction”

William Milchak, MSW, will educate us on addiction, why people often strug­gle in silence, and treatment options such as faith-based care. Mr. Milchak is the Senior Instructor for the Depart­ment of Psychiatry at Penn State Her­shey Medical Center.

January 26 – Dr. Rachel L. Levine, Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania

We’re honored to have Dr. Levine speak about her work and the health concerns affecting the Commonwealth.

January 26

Potluck Luncheon – Fellowship Hall

EXTENDING GOD’S LOVE CORE TEAM POTLUCK

Sign up at the Welcome Center to attend the Mission Potluck on Sunday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. The team will provide a brief overview of its 2019 mission activities and plans for 2020. Just bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided.

February 2, February 9, February 16, and February 23, 2020

Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

Antisemitism: the World’s Oldest Hate Crime

Recent events show antisemitism has raised its ugly head in our society. On the first three Sunday of February, join Neil Leifert, the Director of the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Penn State Harrisburg, as he explains its origins. Dr. Russell Sullivan, Pastor of Pine Street, will conclude the series on February 23.

February 2 – “Overview of Antisemitism” – What are the origins of Christian and-Judaism? How id this develop into racial antisemitism in the 19th century? As we journey into the 20th century, we’ll note the significance of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the work of Henry Ford and his antisemitic publication, The International Jew.

February 9 – “The Jewish Enemy” – Nazi propaganda vilified “World Jewry” as a “clear and present danger” to German survival. What was their motive for genocide and the Holocaust?

February 16 – “Lingering Ideology” – Jewish conspiracies and the Holocaust denial abound in our world, and antisemitism masks in the guise of anti-Zionism. How can we understand these phenomena?

February 23 – “Does God Only Have One Blessing?” – Dr. Sullivan will propose that we have read the relationship between Christians and Jews incorrectly for centuries. Can we read the Christian story in a new way? How can we counteract antisemitism?

ALC

In October 2014, Pine Street Presbyterian Church opened the Adult Learning Center (ALC), its community outreach mission program to serve adult learners in the greater Harrisburg area. The ALC at Pine Street is housed on the main floor of the Boyd Memorial Center at 234 South Street, down from the corner of Third and South Streets.

Designed

To provide personalized, student-centered education to adults over the age of 18.

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An Educational Cooperative

The ALC at Pine Street operates in collaboration with Tri-County OIC, located at 5th and Maclay Streets in Harrisburg. Tri-County OIC has offered courses and other training to adults in the Harrisburg community since 1965. Visit them at www.tricountyoic.org. The ALC functions as a much needed “rapid response re-entry” program offering targeted, individualized instruction based on each student’s own specific learning needs.

Enrollment & Classes

Adults who feel this educational approach would benefit them should first contact Tri-County OIC at (717) 238-7318 for more information and to apply for admission to the program. Those recommended for enrollment at the ALC at Pine Street will be identified by the Tri-County OIC staff and then will be assigned to the downtown campus. No one can be admitted directly into the ALC program without being referred by Tri-County OIC. The ALC at Pine Street offers classes from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

The ALC at Pine Street is equipped with a computer lab and instructional areas designed to accommodate students in settings and configurations that facilitate student-centered teaching and learning. All textbooks, computer software, and other necessary instructional materials are provided free of charge.

Arrangements have been made for free parking. For students using public transportation, there is a CAT bus stop located at Third and South Streets. The ALC is not able to provide childcare.

ALC

Offering classes from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

ALC

Offering classes from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.

What Will be Taught at the ALC?

Core Subjects

The Adult Learning Center offers instruction and tutoring in the core subject areas of Mathematics and Language Arts (including English Usage and Reading Comprehension) at the level needed by each student and in a variety of teaching formats, including:

  • one-on-one
  • in pairs or very small groups
  • on occasion, all together and
  • in a more formal classroom setting

The ALC at Pine Street also includes a heavy emphasis on computer literacy through:

  • introductory instruction in computer skills using specially designed software for beginners
  • use of a software program that focuses on the application of math and language skills
  • independent time to practice using computers

Computer Skills

Additional Skills Development

In addition to a concentration on the core academic subjects and technical competency in using computers, the ALC at Pine Street is intended to help these adult students develop the “soft skills” which are so important in achieving both educational and workplace success, including:

  • focusing on goal setting, learning, and strategic study skills
  • listening to and understanding instructions
  • organizing materials and time management
  • developing situation-appropriate communications skills

Qualified volunteers from Pine Street Presbyterian Church and other community-minded institutions provide the instruction in their roles as “learning facilitators” or coaches. Their emphasis is on supportive personal interactions and student-centered learning. The instructional approach taken by the learning facilitators at the ALC at Pine Street centers on:

  • recognizing, valuing, and using each student’s personal interests, talents, life experiences, and learning goals
  • teaching not only the core subject knowledge but also:
    – critical thinking skills
    – problem-solving skills
    – dialogue and collaborative learning techniques
  • preparing students to integrate and transfer learning in the core subject areas to new situations
  • independent time to practice using computers

Instruction

ESL (English as a Second Language)

The ALC at Pine Street offers learning experiences for English as a Second Language (ESL) adult students. All classes are learner-centered with instruction directed at students’ short-term and long-term goals. Conversational English, grammar, reading, and listening comprehension are emphasized.

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Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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