Archive for 2017

Thursday, May 25

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalms 121: 1- 2


Messiah Dining Services Bakery was awarded 1st place honors in the 2nd Annual Harrisburg Baking Championship – Sweet Bites for Better Sight, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. Proceeds from the event benefit the development and installation of an eye clinic at the Hamilton Health Center. The award winning dessert created by Messiah’s Kathy Eberly and Beverly Spangler was a chocolate chip cookie dough tartlet with cream cheese and salted caramel, finished with a hand-piped chocolate garnish inspired by the rotary club logo. Congratulations!


On May 16, Dr. Gene Chase, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science, spoke to a pastor’s conference at Valley Bible Church in Middlebury, Vermont on the topic Loving Gays. Dr. Chase gave two talks, each followed by discussion. His first talk focused on the social—encouraging pastors to welcome gays in their congregation, using the “belong, believe, behave” model, and encouraging them to have “centered-set” thinking instead of “bounded set” thinking (to borrow from Paul Hiebert’s insights). His second talk focused on the theological—encouraging them to agree with Jesus and St. Paul about what they say about sexual minorities.


Bringing back students early in August

If you plan to sponsor students for early arrival (before Sun., Aug. 27), please complete the online early arrival request form or if you have a large group of students, please contact for a spreadsheet to fill out and return by Tues., Aug. 1. The earliest students may return this year is Mon., Aug. 14, but we ask that you bring your students back as late as possible. Please note that the meal plan for returning students will not be active until Fri., Aug. 25 at lunch. If you need meal cards for the students you are bringing back early, please make these arrangements through the Falcon Exchange. There is no charge for students to stay on campus. However, any additions received between Aug. 2 – Aug. 16 will be charged $25/person and between Aug. 17 – 30 will be charged $50/person.

Summer academic camps for high school students

Do you have a rising 9th-12th grader who will be sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs, the week after school lets out? Send them to a summer academic camp sponsored by the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences, June 25-29. We will be offering Biz Academy, Know the FACS Camp, Sustainability Camp, Teach U, and Psychology Camp. Give your student a week that will not only be fun, but may help shape their future by showing them the varied directions a college education in these majors would take them. Messiah employees receive a 5% discount! To learn more visit or contact Val Drobel at ext. 5068.

Falcon Exchange summer hours

The Falcon Exchange has implemented summer window hours. Falcon Exchange will be open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These summer hours are in effect through Fri., Aug. 11. Questions or business outside these hours may be directed to or ext. 7245. We will return your email or phone call as soon as we are able.

Summer conferences and camps

Please welcome the following group to campus:

  • June 1-2, Lutheran Synod, 600 attendees in the High Center
  • June 5-9, field hockey mini falcons


Job opportunities:

The Faculty Development department has an opening for a part-time administrative assistant to the Director of Faculty Development. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Rhonda Jacobsen at

The Development Office has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research and planned/leadership gifts. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job related questions may be directed to Bob Feil at

For sale:

Ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. 3- bedroom, 2-bath, detached 1,591 sq. ft. ranch home in Winding Hills for sale. Maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, 2 car garage, attic storage above garage, walking paths, community pool and more. List price $259,900. Purchase interest; call 717-484-9968. Renter interest will be entertained. Renters can call Kim at 717-608-0953.

Five-bedroom home for sale. 5-bedroom, 2 bath home for sale. Listing price $191,000. To see pictures, visit . To view the property, call our realtor, Ruth Ann Zimmerman at 717-512-8676. We hope that our home will be filled with love as it has been for the past 40 years. – Gene and Emily Chase

Love seat, excellent condition, $65; 2 complete sets of inside shutters that will cover two windows, a total of 4 shutters, each shutter is 28″x 16″, $20 for all. Contact Pictures available.

For rent:

Furnished 4 bedrooms, 2 baths home for rent in Camp Hill Borough available 6/1/17 through 7/31/18. No smoking, prefer no pets. Rent and utilities are negotiable. Contact


House/dog sitter. In search of a house/dog sitter July 19 through August. House is located in Etters, Pennsylvania. During your stay, we would need you to take care of our black lab, Doolin, as well as stay at the house in the evenings. Please contact Abby Love at

Reliable used car. Seeking to buy a very reliable used car for my teens. Must be in good condition with airbags and relatively low mileage for the age of the car. Contact Mike at


Roundtop Mountain Adventure – The Beat Goes On


Sat., May 27, Roundtop Mountain Resort, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

OGO balls, alpine traverse, canopy crawls, cedar maze, tree house zips, the woods, bumper boats, scenic chair lift rides, switchback tower, mini vertical trek/zip line*, corn hole, caricature drawings, food, music, and more, including the new SUPER SLIDE which looks like a ton of fun!

Ticket prices:

$25 each; $85.00/family four pack *mini vertical trek/zip line tour tickets: +$10/each (limited availability) Online ticket sales and details at

The Beat Goes On benefits The Peyton Walker Foundation. Peyton was a 2012 Trinity High School graduate that passed away at the age of 19 from sudden cardiac arrest. The Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness and survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest incidents through education, screenings, and training. For more information contact: or Ramona Fritschi at