May 3 (Sunday) – BAGELS AND BELIEF
May 4 (Monday) – 7TH ANNUAL COMMONWEALTH INTERFAITH SERVICE FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE
May 8 (Friday) – VOLUNTEER AT MISSION CENTRAL
May 10 (Sunday) – MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION
May 30 (Saturday) – 5K to EDUCATE RUN/WALK- Entrants, Sponsors and Volunteers and Needed
The ALC is an education re-entry program designed to provide highly personalized, student-centered instruction to adult learners over the age of 18 from the Harrisburg area who would like to improve in one or more academic areas of study before they enroll in a formal GED or other classroom-based program. The Center offers individualized instruction in: • basic math skills, • basic reading and language skills, • basic computer skills • study skills, • test taking skills, and/or • skills needed to make the transition from ESL/ELL to basic English literacy. The ALC is a community based project in collaboration with Tri-County Occupational Industrialization Center (OIC).
The ALC receives financial support from grants, individuals and in-kind contributions including space in the Boyd building and utilities. These funding sources paid for start-up costs and partially support ongoing expenses. Now, we need your support too.
Register now! You, your family, friends and pets are needed to run or walk on the day of the ALC 5K race. The fee for preregistered participants 12 years of age and older is $25. Registration on the day of the race is $30. Please include “ALC 5K” on the memo line of all checks and on the mailing envelope.
All participants who register before May 1 will receive a t-shirt and a goodie bag. Brochures with the registration form are available at the Welcome Center, or you can download it online by clicking the following link (the brochure), or you can register via a credit card (plus a $3 processing fee) online at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Harrisburg/ALC5KtoEducate.
The 5K to Educate walk/run will be one lap around City Island, over the walking bridge with a loop along Riverfront Park then back across the walking bridge finishing on the island.
Prizes: There will be cash awards for the race winners:
- 1st Place: $75 to a male & a female
- 2nd Place: $50 to a male & a female
- 3rd Place: $25 to a male & a female
Volunteers are needed to assist with preparation for and activities on Race Day. Every volunteer who signs-up before May 1 will receive a race day T-shirt.
Sit, stand or walk. Volunteers are needed to do many things. These details also are available in the Welcome Center. Here are some things that volunteers may do:
- Advertise the race to family, friends and co-workers
- Flyers are available at the Welcome Center
- Hand out or post in the work place so others will know about the race
- Stuff the participant bags each entrant will receive
- Procure promotional giveaways for the participant bags
- Perhaps your company has things that could be given for this purpose – like key chains, kitchen magnets, etc.
- Help on the day of the race
- Assist with registration
- Hand out packets and t-shirts
- Hold signs at race turns and encourage the entrants
- Hand out cups of water at the half-way point
- Pass out fruit and bottled water at the end of the race
- Assist with clean-up when the race is over
- Contact a business to donate or make a personal financial contribution to purchase fruit and/or bottled water for the entrants.
Contributions and Sponsorship Opportunities are:
Personal financial contributions for individuals not wishing to walk/run may be made:
- $25 Friends
- $50 Patrons
Larger financial sponsorship opportunities are also available:
- Big = $100
- Bigger = $250
- Biggest = $500
Plus opportunities for specific sponsors will be offered:
- Goodie Bag Sponsor
- T-shirt Sponsor
Sponsor names will be listed below in recognition of their financial support of the ALC.
Thank you for supporting the Adult Learning Center (ALC). Please include “ALC 5K” on the memo line of all checks made payable to Pine Street Presbyterian Church and, and include “ALC 5K” on the mailing envelope addressed to Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
Planning Committee: If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate member of the planning committee: Jose Sastre, Race Organizer, Chris Ewing, Contributions and Sponsorship Opportunities, Joan Hays & Debbie Olson, Volunteers, Sue Black, Printed Materials and Steve McMullen, Marketing/Publicity.
To keep members and friends of Pine Street Church aware of our history, architectural heritage and of the Biblical foundation and symbolism found in our stained glass windows, Kenneth Hays will be offering private tours of the church. The Pine Street church’s current architecture dates to the 1920s. It was designed after the great Anglican Cathedrals of Europe by Ralph Adams Cram, the architect also responsible for the massive Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and many other ecclesiastic buildings throughout the United States.
Our stained glass windows were designed and completed by some of the most notable glass artists of the Twentieth Century, including Charles J. Connick of Boston who also was responsible for the Rose Window at St John’s (America’s Largest), and Harry Wright Goodhue of New York.
These customized tours will be by appointment only for individuals, couples, families, and friends of all ages. The tours will be offered during weekday hours when the sanctuary is open and available, from 10 to 3. The length of each tour is flexible and will be determined to fit your request and needs. To schedule a tour please contact Ken Hays. His contact information is in the Church Directory located in the Member’s Section or you can call the Church Office.
Volunteers will be asked occasionally to prepare and deliver a meal to those in need of some food assistance. The volunteers will be called on a rotating basis. Meals do not have to be elaborate. Those who benefit from this service will be called to arrange for convenient delivery times.
If you have any questions, or would like to be a volunteer, please sign up in the Gathering Place or call Sondra Fertig.
This is very rewarding, not only to the recipient, but also to the volunteers. Please consider being part of our team. Thank you.
The Shawl Ministry knits shawls for those who need a bit of warmth and comfort. Members of the Shawl Ministry pray over each shawl, asking that the one using the shawl will feel the love of Christ.
Shawls are available for worshipers to use each Sunday. You can pick up a shawl in the Narthex and on the pew running along the side of the church near the Lectern. At the end of the service, please leave the shawl at the end of the pew and a member of the ministry will pick it up for laundering.
Shawls are also distributed to shut-ins and members who are ill. For more information, contact Cheryl Goode at (717) 238-9304 or email@example.com.
Volunteering starts at DDB at 12:15pm (or after 11am service), and includes donning an apron, and working with DDB’s energetic staff for 90 minutes. It is a worthwhile experience. Please help in one or two ways: 1) Join a specific group on an assigned Sunday in 2014 (See dates posted in Gathering Place); 2) Sign- up as a volunteer substitute. Please give your contact information to Cheryl Goode at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 238-9304 or John H. Jewett on Facebook.
Any member who needs help with minor work inside or outside their home may sign up to receive helping hands from the mission committee. Members are required to pay for any supplies needed. Please sign up at the Welcome Center.
Any persons willing to provide the hands to complete the labor required for our members may sign up at the Welcome Center also. If you would like to participate in the Helping Hands Ministry, contact Cheryl Goode at (717) 238-9304 or email@example.com.
The Food Pantry is located at the Lutheran Church on the corner of Forster and 6th Streets. Delivery takes only 15 to 30 minutes – gather the items from the food barrel into your vehicle, call the pantry to tell someone you are making a delivery, drive to the pantry and unload the items from your vehicle. Ideally, several members of Pine Street will volunteer to do this and the effort can be shared month to month.
With so many more people using the pantry every day, this is an extremely important mission of Pine Street Church. If you are interested in knowing more, call Debbie Olson. Her contact information is located in the church directory. We’re not asking you for more money – just some of your time.