Market Square Presbyterian Church


20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Announcements - page 8 & 9


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  • April 22 - Earth Sunday
    Details in April newsletter , pages 8-9

  • April 29 - Music Sunday


Movie Night at MSPC

Our next movie night will feature Whale Rider, a 2002 film directed by New Zealander Niki Caro that takes place in a Maori Community on the east coast of New Zealand in Whangara.  This film explores challenges we face when tradition meets new change and it explores themes about acceptance, rejection, community, and personal power that can used or abused. According to tradition, the Whangara Chiefs always have been first born males.  When the time comes to prepare for a new chief the first born male dies in childbirth leaving his twin sister who is named Paikea.  Paikea's grandfather is bound by the tradition and his pride and suffers with the loss of his grandson.  Paikea, loves her grandfather but even as a young girl she is able to sense her strength and destiny and realizes she must go up against hundreds of years of tradition to bring a new vision for her people into the world.

Market Square Movie Night will be held on Friday, May 11.  Lori Sweet will introduce the film at 6:45 p.m. and it starts at 7:00 p.m.  The evening should conclude at 9:15 p.m. Snacks are provided and the parking garage is open and available for attendees. 


LGBT& Allies Sponsors Exhibit

The LGBT and Allies Committee of Market Square Presbyterian Church recognizes the full breadth of gender identity expression and supports education and awareness to this end.

From Friday, May 4, through Sunday, August 5, Susquehanna Art Museum at The Marty and Tom Philips Family Art Center will present Identity Spectrum, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and Vault on the Museum’s first floor.

Dr. Christine Fillipone, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at Millersville University, was the juror for Identity Spectrum.

As one of the fundamental aspects of personal identity, gender has been examined by artists throughout history. Society is experiencing the increased politicization of identity expression while contemporary boundaries and norms are constantly shifting. Works selected for this exhibition provide unique perspectives on individual expression and the definition of gender, both visually and conceptually. The selected works include a variety of media.

Alice Anne Schwab, Trustee


Baseball Picnic July 15

The weather outside may be frightful, but by July 15, it should be delightful —a perfect day for Market Square's sixth annual baseball picnic outing on City Island. The Harrisburg Senators will be playing the Hartford Yard Goats. So mark the date on your calendars. If you like baseball, good food and pleasant company, you won't want to miss it.

Want to know a secret about the opening of this baseball game?  Check here.