Arlene’s Spring 2019 Itinerary in the United States

Friday, March 15, 9:15am

ARRIVE Dulles Airport, DC

TRANSPORT - Carol Falkes/ Patricia Brown/Dale Bauman

Sunday, March 17. 9:30am

EVENT Coffee Hour Speaker OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Worship at 8:30am)

PLACE Reconciliation Anglican Church, 5501 Third Street, Verona, PA 15147, 412-704-7592,

TRANSPORT & CONTACT - Carolyn Nunnally,, 412-241-1822 (h), 412-519-4607 (c)

Saturday, March 23, 6:00pm

EVENT Pot Luck Dinner and Conversation with the Waverly Presbyterian Urukundo Team, CLOSED MEETING FOR MEMBERS AND SPOUSES

CONTACT: Bill and Mary Vandivier: 7616 Tuscarora Street 15221.

TRANSPORT - Time TBD, Bob and Amy Dove, 406 Burlington Rd. Pgh. PA 15221. Amy: 412-867-8632, Bob: (412) 867-5013

Sunday, March 24, 11:00am

EVENT Arlene is Guest Speaker at Worship - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PLACE Waverly Presbyterian Church, 590 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, 412-242-0643. Free Parking off Forbes Avenue & South Braddock Avenue. Wheelchair accessible. 

CONTACT & TRANSPORT, time TBD - Bob and Amy Dove, 406 Burlington Rd. Pgh. PA 15221. Amy: 412-867-8632, Bob: 412- 867-5013

Monday, March 25: 7:00pm

EVENT Mission Mobilization Team Meeting, Guest Speakers - Mama Arlene and Margie Krogh, HMR Board of Directors member.

PLACE Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 10460 Frankstown Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, 412-371-2307

CONTACT AND TRANSPORT Margie Krogh. 412-268-2472, 412-243-6578, 216 Paris Rd., Pgh, PA 15235,

Tuesday, March 26, 12:30pm

EVENT Luncheon, Wilkinsburg Rotary Club, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

PLACE Biddle’s Escape Coffee House, 401 Biddle Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, 412-999-9009.

CONTACT & TRANSPORT at 12:00 Noon - Bob and Amy Dove, 406 Burlington Rd., Pgh. PA 15221. Amy: 412-867-8632, Bob: 412-867-5013

Wednesday, March 27 - 7:00am

EVENT Forest Hills Rotary. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Breakfast available for purchase.

PLACE Jody B’s Restaurant, 2600 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, 412-823-3340.

CONTACT & TRANSPORT @ 6:45 am, Bob and Amy Dove, 406 Burlington Rd., Pgh. PA 15221. Amy: 412-867-8632, Bob: 412-867-5013

Friday, March 29

TRANSPORT Travel to State College - Transport by Patricia Brown/Dale Bauman, 301 Overdale Road, Pgh, PA 15221, 412-999-1912

CONTACT- Carol Falke, 246 Chateaux Circle, State College, PA 16803. 814-321-1076,

Saturday, March 30, 9:30am - 1:00pm.

EVENT Reception and Presentation by Mama Arlene, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

10:00am - Meet and Greet

10:30 - 11:30am - Presentation with Q & A

11:30 - 12:15 distribute flyers, sign-up for merchandise

PLACE Foxdale Village, 500 E Marylyn Ave, State College, PA 16801 814-238-3322.

TRANSPORT & CONTACT Carol Falke, 246 Chateaux Circle,State College, PA 16803, 814-321-1076,

Saturday, March 30, 4:00 - 6:00pm

EVENT Open House by Invitation

PLACE & CONTACT Carol Falke, 246 Chateaux Circle, State College, PA 16803, 814-321-1076,

TRANSPORT evening from State College to Restless Oaks Restaurant 119 Pine Mountain Rd, McElhattan, PA 17748, 570-769-7385

TRANSPORT: 7:30pm from Restless Oaks Restaurant to Housing Donna Timblin, 570-220-6448, 73 Tri Pond Road, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745

HOUSING - Ruth Lupold, 570-753-3689. (c) 570-295-9678,

Sunday, March 31, 9:00am

EVENT Sunday Worship Service OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,

PLACE Phelps Chapel UMC, 68 Phelps Chapel Road, Jersey Shore, Pa. 17740. 

HOST Pastor Larry Siikanen, 570-898-8710.

CONTACT & TRANSPORT to S Wmspt. - Donna Timblin, 570-220-6448, 570-220-6448.

Monday, April 1 - Saturday, April 6

EVENT Visit in Williamsport and Vicinity

HOUSING & CONTACT - Jerry and Janet Brown, 345 Winthrop St. S. Williamsport PA 17702,, 570-326-9435, 570-971-9616

Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00pm

EVENT United Methodist Women Hosting, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PLACE The United Methodist Church, the BEACON, 146 South Main Street, Hughesville, Pa. 17737

CONTACT & TRANSPORT Jeanne Willis,, 570-447-7486, 570-312-0117

Sunday, April 7. 9:00am & 11:00am.

EVENT Guest Speaker, Worship Service, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PLACE Crossroads Church,1454 S Route 44 Hwy, Jersey Shore, PA 17740, 570-398-5533

CONTACT - George Morton,, PHONE?

TRANSPORT - Jerry Brown,, 570-326-9435, 570-971-9616

Sunday, April 7, Afternoon

TRANSPORT - afternoon Jersey Shore to Harrisburg. - Barbara Downs, 570-447-8443,

HOUSING - Becki Starr, 7652 Patterson Drive, Harrisburg PA 17112,, 570-932-0214

Monday, April 8, Morning

TRANSPORT Katrina Keating from Harrisburg to Philadelphia

HOUSING - 100 Grays Lane, Haverford, PA 19041.

HOSTS Pierce and Katie Keating, 610-416-4459,’s cell) or 610-585-3052 (Katie's cell). 

Wednesday, April 10 - 7:00pm

EVENT “Paving a Path of Opportunity Through Love” OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PLACE NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia's Hall -,1329 Buttonwood St., Phila., PA 19123, 215-928-0118

CONTACTS Diane Mastrull, Katrina Keating,, 610-368-7571

Saturday, April 13

EVENT FLIGHT from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

TRANSPORT to Phila. Airport Diane Mastrull,

TRANSPORT from Pgh. Airport Jacque Brown, 570-974-5698,

HOUSING Patricia Brown, 301 Overdale Rd, Pgh, PA 15221, 412-999-1912

Tuesday, April 16

TRANSPORT to Williamsport - Jacque Brown Lewis and Sean Lewis, 570-974-5698,

EVENT Williamsport visits with family, friends and supporters.

HOUSING & CONTACT Jerry and Janet, 345 Winthrop St. S. Williamsport PA 17702,, 570-326-9435, 570- 971-9616

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 - 8:00pm

EVENT 5:00pm DINNER with Lenore Hosier and Invited Guests

7:00pm LENTEN EVENT - Presentation by Mama Arlene in the Music Room

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, St John’s Newberry United Methodist Church, Music Room, 2101 Newberry St, Williamsport, PA 17701, 570-326-5569


CONTACT Lenore Hosier, Pastor,, Tom Hershel, 570-506-2670, 570-322-4236

Sunday, April 21 - EASTER SUNDAY - OPEN

Wednesday, April 24. TIME TBD

EVENT Solange Nirere arrives in afternoon from PIT Airport.

TRANSPORT Margie Krogh. 412-268-2472, 412-243-6578, 216 Paris Rd., Pgh, PA 15235,

Friday, April 26

TRANSPORT Williamsport to Pittsburgh

CONTACT Jerry & Janet Brown, (c) 570-971-9616, (h) 570-326-9435

Saturday, April 27, 9:00am

EVENT Travel with Margie Krogh for 9:40am arrival of Tresor at Pgh. Airport.

Saturday, April 27, 6:00 - 9:00pm

EVENT “Building Bridges to Rwanda” OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

“Meet and Greet” with Mama Arlene, Solange Nirere and Tresor Cyubahiro graduates of Urukundo. Local Artists’ Silent Auction, Music, Raffles, African Bazaar, Cash Bar.

PLACE Historic Workmen’s Beneficial Union Building and Spring Hill Brewery, 1958 Varley Street, Pgh.,

For Complimentary Tickets: OR 412-999-1912

Sunday, April 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

EVENT “Building Bridges to Rwanda” Luncheon - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Rwandan Fashion Show, with Mama Arlene, Solange and Tresor, graduates of Urukundo. Local Artists’ Silent Auction, Raffles, Shop the African Bazaar, Cash Bar.


BALAFON DANCERS from West Guinea

PLACE Historic Workmen’s Beneficial Union Building and Spring Hill Brewery, 1958 Varley Street, Pgh.,

FOR TICKETS “Bridging Pittsburgh to Rwanda” OR OR 412-999-1912

Monday, April 29

EVENT Fight from Pittsburgh, PA to Phoenix, Arizona

HOSTS & TRANSPORT : Richard Reckmeyer -, Jan Reckmeyer -, 623-258-5084

Saturday, May 4 - 7:00pm

EVENT Barrett Honors Ceremony for Tresor Cyubahiro

Monday, May 6 - TIME TBD

EVENT Arizona University Graduation Ceremony Reception with Tresor

Friday, May 7

EVENT Flight from Arizona to Pittsburgh, PA


Sunday, May 12, 10:45am - Mother’s Day

EVENT Arlene is not speaking but she will be present at the service.

PLACE Worship with St John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701, 570-326-5569

CONTACT Lenore Hosier, Pastor,


Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 NOON

EVENT United Churches of Lycoming County - Home cooked lunch - $6.

Call United Churches for reservations. Free parking in north church lot. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PLACE Pine Street UMC, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport. PA 17701


CONTACT - Gwen N. Bernstine, 202 East Third Street, Williamsport PA 17701 Office:570-322-1110 Cell: 570-419-1464.,,

Sunday, May 19, 9:00am and After-Worship Brunch/Lunch.


PLACE Oval United Methodist Church, 6796 SR 44 Hwy, Jersey Shore PA  17740, 570-745-3197,

CONTACT & TRANSPORT Pastor Wanda Minnick, 570-745-3197; Kathy

Wednesday, May 22

EVENT Travel from Williamsport to Pittsburgh

TRANSPORT Dale Bauman 412-999-1214 and Jerry Brown, 570-971-9616

Sunday May 26, 11:00am

EVENT Memorial Service PRIVATE

Tuesday, May 28 or 29

TRANSPORT to Reston, Virginia - TBD

CONTACT Mary Jackson,, 703-620-9047, 703-624-3999


Thursday, May 30, 6:30 - 9:00pm

EVENT Come join us in an informal evening of socializing and learning the latest on Urukundo from our friend Arlene. Light food will be available. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PLACE United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive Reston, VA

HOST Kathy Kelly

Friday, May 31