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SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Come see us at our church home at 214 Mountain Avenue, SW; Roanoke, VA 24016. For questions or directions, call (540) 343-3659.

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Upcoming Congregational Meeting

A Congregational Meeting will be held at the 10:00 a.m. service (during the Announcements period) on Sunday, August 2, for the purpose of electing Elders to the Class of 2018.

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FAMILY PROMISE of Greater Roanoke - Many of you are familiar with Family Promise, a local nonprofit providing shelter for homeless families. Family Promise’s mission is to mobilize faith communities to return homeless families to independence by providing temporary housing and skills development. Family Promise includes 31 congregations (including Second Pres) and over 1,000 volunteers in our area who provide temporary housing and meals for families with children.

Family Promise guests will next be at Second Pres:

August 9-16November 15-22

If you'd like to help, contact one of the 2015 Coordinators: Lauren Ellerman, Shelby Bingham, Lucinda Hancock

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Click here to visit the Second Presbyterian YOUTH MINISTRY blog, now with postings from the 2015 BIBLES & BRICKS Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic!

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25th Year of SUPPER CLUBS

Supper Clubs are a special way for church members to enjoy fellowship in each other’s homes, restaurants, and theaters. Getting to know new folks and to renew relationships with folks you know is a blessing and great fun.

Requests should be turned in no later than September 22. Questions? Contact Sara McGhee (sara.mcghee@cox.net or 342-3376) or Sharon Jones (bjones2225@cox.net or 343-6005). Register now through September 22!

Supper Clubs Sign-Up: 2015-2016 (click here for printable form)

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MONTREAT WORSHIP AND MUSIC CONFERENCE (views from 2014).

This year's theme is "You Are My Beloved: Baptism to Transfiguration." Several SPC participants attended Week 2 (June 28-July 4, 2015), and are pictured at left.

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This summer, the Broad Street Mission in Philadelphia, PA, was the destination for our 2015 Senior High Mission Trip. The team served from June 14-20, 2015. Some posts can be found on Second Presbyterian Church's Youth Facebook page!

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SLIDE SHOWS! - Click links to view!

  • Children's Choirs sing with Chancel Choir (3rd-5th grades)
  • Preschoolers learn the Game of Soccer!
  • Flowers in Worship
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    TRENT GET-AWAY @ Massanetta Springs, August 14-16, 2015

  • Registration Brochure (*Registration is full, but there are occasionally a few cancellations along the way due to schedule changes. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ann Sheehan to ask if there are any openings. We'd love to add you to our group if ble!)
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    CONCERNS - Members of Second Presbyterian and their loved ones are asked to inform the church staff if you are aware of any illnesses, hospitalizations, scheduled surgeries, deaths, or other pastoral concerns. We ask your help so we can be attentive to needs of the congregation and their extended families.

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    Second Presbyterian Church's MEDICAL AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM

    for Dominican Republic Mission - February 28 - March 7, 2015

    Full report submitted by Martha and Bill Sando who joined the team this year. They are from Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN. Also included is note by Bob Williams, Second Pres Trip Manager, and Charlie Coulter with Doug Call, Prosthetic Specialists.

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    This year's Dominican Republic Mission and Construction Trip, February 28-March 7, 2015, was very successful! Follow the developments on:

    http://sriclinic.blogspot.com (clinic construction, blog by Ken Potter);

    http://solidrockinternational.org;

    http://revolution.solidrockinternational.org/posts/uncategorized/involvement-opportunities-and-updates/.

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    KEN POTTER - For the next two-to-three years (starting in 2014), Ken will be living in San Juan de la Maguana overseeing construction of the new Solid Rock Clinic to be located in a flood-safe area. He was commissioned as our missionary to the Dominican Republic on December 21, 2014. If you would like to support him in this exciting ministry, you may donate online at the SPC website or by check made payable to "Second Presbyterian" and please note: "Ken Potter, missionary support" in the item line. Here is a clip from the groundbreaking on 11/18/14! Follow ongoing activities on Ken's blog: http://sriclinic.blogspot.com

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    KIDS' FELLOWSHIP - For ages four through fifth grade, meeting the third Saturday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The Intersection. They are on break until fall. Questions, contact: Linda and Phillip Markley.

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    EDMUNDS LECTURES will resume on February 28-29, 2016. DR. BRIAN K. BLOUNT will speak. He is president and professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA, and Charlotte, NC.

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    The Mary Bickford Steinway Recital was held in Kirk Hall on November 7, 2014. Photos and video clips: click here.

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    ProCLAIMing the Story

    (Click to view video about Adult Christian Education opportunities at Second Presbyterian Church/Roanoke.)

    Browse our 2014-2015 Christian Education brochure. During the school year, we return to services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.

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    PACK-A-SNACK - During the school year, Old Southwest Congregations in Action serves (LY - 92 children each week) in the Highland Park Pack-A-Snack program. Usual Pack-A-Snack items are nutritious foods children can take home for after-school snacks they might not otherwise be able to afford. Thanks for making a big difference in the children's lives!

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    A glimpse into the new LEMON LIBRARY! introduced Second Presbyterian Church to the mission ministry in San Juan de la Maguana of the Dominican Republic. Dr. Anderson was asked to be the preacher for their "Mission Sunday." He took the opportunity to tell the story of how the partnership between the congregations developed as a thank you, but even more as a parable of how we can remain Presbyterian in mission connections even in an era

    Adjacent to the library is the new LEMON Reading Room.

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    PRESCHOOL'S new program opportunities!

    Second Presbyterian Church, in conjunction with the Kittye Susan Trent Fund, has generously supported, both actively and financially, continued growth of the Preschool and Children's Garden program. For the second year in fall of 2015, after four years of continued expansion, the Preschool is again offering its "AFTER-CARE" PROGRAM so families needing an all-day option may participate. Contact Molly Simpson (Preschool and Mother's Morning Out Director) for information (342-6405) or visit their website (click here).

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    Worship – Food – Fun – Fellowship!

    2015 Annual Church Picnic at Boxtree Lodge . . . Photos from June 7 will be posted soon!

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    THE ISRAEL EXPERIENCE, co-sponsored by Temple Emanuel and Second Presbyterian, March 18-27, 2014, is over! But you can review and enjoy the experience by reading the blog kept by former Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults, Elizabeth Smith. Enjoy her trip blog!

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    Interested in becoming a MEMBER of Second Presbyterian Church? We invite you to meet with a minister to discuss your interest. Feel free to contact any of the pastors by calling 343-3659.

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    First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg SC, introduced Second Presbyterian Church to the mission ministry in San Juan de la Maguana of the Dominican Republic. Dr. George Anderson was asked to preach for their "Mission Sunday." He took the opportunity to tell the story of how the partnership between the congregations developed as a thank-you, but even more as a parable of how we can remain Presbyterian in mission connections even in an era when denominations are weakening. http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1414987/events/2737409/videos/43268655 (His message on February 23, 2014, begins at the 33-minute mark.)

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    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy

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    8th TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS - March 13-18, 2015

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    7th TRENT SYMPOSIUM FOR NEWLY ORDAINED MINISTERS (March 21-26, 2014).

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    6th TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS Listed Here

    The 6th annual symposium was held March 15-20, 2013.

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    • 5th TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS from Year 2012! Slide show!

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    Click on MEMORIAL SERVICES and WEDDINGS to receive guidance about these services at Second Presbyterian Church.

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    Have you made your 2015 pledge to Second Presbyterian Church? You can do it easily on-line, just "Launch the Form" at the bottom of the "pledge on-line" page.

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