Purpose is to cultivate beauty, dignity and meaning in the worship experience of the Church, shall continually evaluate the worship of the Church, to provide worship opportunities for the sick and shut-ins through pastoral and lay visitation, using such aids as tape recordings of church services and show a concern for the spiritual growth of the Church. The Commission on Worship and Outreach shall be responsible for maintenance of the Membership Record.
The Monroe Street bethel of the Church of God located on Monroe Street, Harrisburg PA was dedicated to the service of the Lord on Sunday, October 21, 1917. Prior to that time, a few faithful Christians had been meeting in the home of John Fuqua. Brethren in the East Pennsylvania Eldership of the Church of God felt it was time for them to have a building in which they could gather and worship God.
PASTOR WALTER DOCKENS
Pastor Walter Dockens Jr. born on January 7, 1956, in Harrisburg, Pa. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Dockens. A native of Harrisburg, educated in the Harrisburg School System and a graduate of the same in the year 1973. Upon graduation, Pastor Dockens enlisted and served with the U.S. Army as a Finance & Accounting Specialist. As a part of his service to this country, he served a tour of duty, in Fulda, Germany.
Upon returning to his hometown, he found employment with the U.S. Postal Service and the Commonwealth of Pa, retiring from the commonwealth in 1990. He is also currently employed by Wallace Funeral Directors of Steelton, Pa.