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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?

A soup kitchen, shelter, and services for the hungry and homeless.

We Believe

No one should go hungry or without shelter.

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Happening Now at DDB

Last night, more than 30 men found warmth, safety, and sleep in our winter season Night Shelter. By 7 a.m., our Soup Kitchen opens. Usually, more than 60 women, men, and children come in for a warm breakfast. People like you make this possible with a one-time or monthly contribution. Donate today and help someone improve their life daily.







Note: DDB is a mission project of Pine Street, a 501(c)(3) organization, and so the PayPal donation form has the Pine Street Presbyterian Church logo and says Donate to The Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg. All gifts go directly to DDB programs.

We Operate under the belief that...

No one should go hungry or without shelter. Addressing basic needs is the first step in helping our clients.

It is not enough to address basic needs. It is also necessary to build personal relationships with clients in order to connect them to community services.

Assessing needs and giving clients education, emotional support, and access to county, medical, and housing assistance will improve the quality of their lives.

Assessing needs and giving clients education, emotional support, and access to county, medical, and housing assistance will improve the quality of their lives.

Our Programs

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Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Daily

A warm, nutritious lunch is served every day of the year to the hungry and homeless. Our cooks prepare the meal and teams of volunteers assist to serve it. Most food is from the Central PA Food Bank, and during the summer season, we receive fresh produce from a few community gardens. Each day, an average of 100 people eat lunch here.

2

Night Shelter

December 2019–March 2020

The Night Shelter offers 40 warm, safe beds to homeless men who would otherwise be unsheltered during the winter season. When the shelter is full, individuals are transported to Bethesda Mission and Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven, a program of Christian Churches United. Last winter, over 200 men benefited from this new community resource.

3

Client Assistance

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekdays

Each weekday, homeless individuals come to Downtown Daily Bread to meet their basic needs –having access to clean bathrooms and shower facilities, new undergarments and clothing, lockers to store their belongings, and secure mail delivery. In addition to lunch, clients can receive transportation assistance, laundry tokens, and food vouchers.

4

Counseling Services

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekdays

Counselors are available to listen and help clients connect with community assistance groups, including county, medical, career, and housing. Our goal is to help individuals improve their quality of life.

5

Day Shelter

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Daily

Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day of the year, the Day Shelter is a unique and essential program in the Harrisburg community. It is a safe place for homeless individuals to rest, relax, connect with services, and access to electronics. On an average day, 70 clients use the Day Shelter.

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Our Services

Downtown Daily Bread serves the hungry and homeless of Harrisburg, providing a daily lunch, counseling services, showers, lockers, mail delivery, and a safe and secure environment to rest and access a variety of other assistance. Lunch is served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every day, and other services are available on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Downtown Daily Bread is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church and has been operating for more than 35 years.

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