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2.22.20

Sat.

  • Presbytery Meeting – Paxton Presbyterian Church

2.23.20

Sun.

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

2.24.20

Mon.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Joint Board Meeting – Fellowship Hall

2.25.20

Tues.

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

2.26.20

Wed.

  • Ash Wednesday Service – Sanctuary
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Ash Wednesday Service

2.27.20

Thurs.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Choir Rehearsal

2.29.20

Sat.

  • Set-up Lenten Breakfast – Fellowship Hall
  • Non-member Wedding

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?

February 21

MAPS Event – Four Hand Piano Concert featuring Stacy Rodgers and Diane Wang

Recently retired from the University of Mississippi, Diane Wang and Stacy Rodgers have extensive performance careers. Countless students owe their music careers to this dynamic duo. Mr. Rodgers has performed with soprano Kallen Esperian, members of the New York Philharmonic, the University of Michigan wind faculty, violinist Scott St. John, and Rolf Smedvig, founder and the lead trumpet of the Empire Brass Quintet, and many others. In a typical year Mr. Rodgers performs more than twenty different full-length programs.

Ms. Wang, a native of the San Francisco Bay area, has an impressive record of performances on both piano and flute. She has given performances throughout the United States as well as China and Mexico, appearing as a solo recitalist and as a soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. As a collaborative pianist and flutist, she has performed regularly with several professional ensembles, including the Sara Isom Trio, The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet, and the Wang-Rodgers Piano duo.

March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25, 2020

Happy Hour Concerts in Lent

March 4, 2020 – Pianist Anne Guenin

March 11, 2020 – Pianist Caleb Flick

March 18, 2020 – Tenor Timothy Lupia

March 25, 2020 – Organist Joseph Garrison

HORS D’ŒUVRES SERVED BEFORE AND AFTER THE CONCERTS IN THE GATHERING PLACE OF THE CHURCH. THESE CONCERTS ARE A PRESENTATION OF MUSIC AT PINE STREET (MAPS).

CONCERTS BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE SANCTUARY.

FREE ADMISSION. FREE PARKING IN THE SOUTH STREET GARAGE. DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29, 2020

Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

The Bible narrates a story of an abusive and violent world in which God’s people—and God—are involved. Two outstanding scholars will explore with us these dimensions of the biblical story.

March 8th: The Exclusivity of the Cross: Is it Good News? –
In this session we will explore traditional theories of atonement and what they say about God. Our teacher, Dr. Sharon Lynn Baker, is Professor of Theology and Religion at Messiah College. She works in the areas of atonement, peace and reconciliation, interfaith theologies, and methods of biblical interpretation. She is the author of Razing Hell and Executing God. Dr. Baker lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where her husband is Professor of Philosophy at Samford University. She has a love/hate relationship with jogging to stay in shape!

March 15th: How Art Redeems Abused Women of the Hebrew Bible: The Story of Hagar
Dr. Susanna Bede Caroselli, a retired art professor from Messiah College, will examine the biblical story of Hagar through the lens of art. Dr. Caroselli received her Ph.D. in art history from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Gregory, a religious community of the Episcopal Church.

March 22nd: How Art Redeems Abused Women of the Hebrew Bible: The Story of Jephthah
Dr. Caroselli explores the story in the book of Judges of another abused woman, Jephthah.

March 29th: The Inclusivity of the Cross: It is Good News!
Dr. Baker will explore with us an alternate theory of atonement based upon biblical texts and God’s hope for the world. We will discuss why these theological ideas matter to us.

March 13, March 14, and March 15, 2020

Women’s Retreat at Camp Hebron

Sign up and information about the Women’s Retreat are available in the Gathering Place today. Our retreat leader is the Rev. Heather Sigler, and the theme is All My Relations: Family and Friendships in the Book of Ruth.

March 21

MAPS Event – Beethoven Concert: A Tribute to Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

The combined choirs of Grace United Methodist Church, Market Square Presbyterian Church, and Pine Street Presbyterian Church present Beethoven’s Mass in C  with orchestral accompaniment. Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman will perform The Piano Concerto No. 5 in E major, Op. 73, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto, on the church’s Fazioli concert grand piano.

FREE ADMISSION. FREE PARKING IN THE SOUTH STREET GARAGE. DONATIONS APPRECIATED.

 

May 15

MAPS Event – Michael Hey Featuring Michael Hey, organist

Described as “scintillating” and “tremendously virtuosic” (The Straits Times, Singapore), concert organist Michael Hey has been increasingly visible on U.S. and international stages. He has performed organ concertos with the San Francisco Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, and New York City Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Hey has appeared at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.

In 2015, Mr. Hey was appointed Associate Director of Music and Organist of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where one of his first major tasks was to perform for the first U.S. visit of Pope Francis. He plays for over 700 services a year at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, many of which can be heard on Sirius XM radio, television, and online.

Not exclusively a solo organist, Mr. Hey enjoys collaborating with other artists. He has performed with Renée Fleming, Matthew Polenzani, and Isabel Leonard. He performs duo recitals with violinist Christiana Liberis.

Mr. Hey is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he received his B.M. and M.M. degrees in organ performance under Paul Jacobs. He is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

This recital is presented in partnership with The American Guild of Organists, Harrisburg Chapter.

FREE ADMISSION. FREE PARKING IN THE SOUTH STREET GARAGE. DONATIONS APPRECIATED.

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.

We Believe

Psalm 46:1

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

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