Market Square Art Gallery
March and April
Artists are among prophets in our society, helping us to understand who God is and how God is calling us in fresh ways. We rely on artists to stretch our imaginations and keep us in awe of the largeness of God. We are committed to supporting artists in our congregation and community by providing a gallery space. The gallery is located in the atrium beside the sanctuary and in Geneva Hall, on the fourth floor of the church. A new artist or group of artists are displayed every two months. If you are interested in purchasing any of the works, please speak directly to the artist as the church does not handle any sales or receive any fees.
Refugee and Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories
Pennsylvania has been home to people seeking economic betterment, political asylum or religious freedom since its founding. According to the U.S. Department of State, nearly 30,000 refugees and immigrants made Pennsylvania their home between 2000 and 2015. Just as those who have come before, these groups bring with them a rich cultural heritage, which has shaped the face of the state and contributed to Pennsylvania’s growth and development. Unfortunately, many of these new neighbors have had to face discrimination and even hate crimes they thought they were leaving behind.
This exhibit, filled with the stories and portraits of real people, gives a face and a voice to our new neighbors: neighbors with the same dreams of safety, freedom, and prosperity we all share. We are invited to listen to their voices through excerpts drown from interviews conducted over the past three years and look into the faces of courage and hope.