Market Square Presbyterian Church

20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101


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Top Stories

  • March 24 - March for Our Lives
    Market Square Bus Trip departs from
    church at 8 a.m.

  • March 31 - Decorating Sanctuary
    12 noon
    Gather in sanctuary
    See NEWS for more information

  • April 8 - Open Loft Sunday
    10 a.m. Music Room  -  Practice

"MARCH FOR OUR LIVES" – March 24, 2018

Part of being a “community of resistance,” a growing part of Market Square’s self-understanding, is to protest the inadequacy or absence of laws to protect life, people, and societies. The current inadequate and absent gun laws require sustained and studied action by our lawmakers.  Oftentimes, it is the citizenry that must direct and lead our leaders.

“March for Our Lives” is a call to action. Market Square has reserved a 56-passenger bus for the “March of Our Lives” in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24. 

Our bus will leave the Market Square Church at 8:00 a.m. and will leave to return from Washington at 6:00 p.m. with an ETA in Harrisburg of 8:30 p.m. The cost of the bus is $33 per person and each participant will bear his or her own expense for meals.  There are ONLY 1 seat remaining. (Checks may be made payable to “Market Square Presbyterian Church” with the notation “Bus” on the memo line.)  Contact Nancy Sheets to see if there are any seats remaining.


Chantal Atnip, a candidate to become the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) meeting this year in mid-June in St. Louis, has agreed to speak at Market Square during the Adult Forum on Sunday, June 3 at 9:30 a.m.  Not only will we be able to meet the prospective next Moderator of our church, but there is nobody better to preview the upcoming Assembly and its issues than Chantal.

Chantal is the treasurer of the Synod of the Trinity and is a ruling elder at the Pine Street Presbyterian Church.  Chantal was endorsed by the Presbytery of Carlisle at its December 2017 meeting.  She has had an interesting path to her candidacy and loves the church.  She combines head and heart in her approach to opportunities and problems and, if elected, will serve the church creatively and well.  More details to come but save the date and plan to be present.

Within this program year, Market Square will have been visited by a former Moderator of the General Assembly, Rick Ufford-Chase, who preached here last November and by the potential next Moderator of our church.  (TAS)