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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, February 1 - PW Blanket Sunday

Sunday, February 8 - Youth Sunday

Sunday, February 22 - Annual Meeting, after 11:00 a.m. worship service.

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LENTEN SERVICES - Wednesdays, beginning Ash Wednesday, February 18 and continuing through March 25 - services in the Chapel at noon.

Culminating on Maundy Thursday, April 2 - service in the Chapel at noon, followed by optional luncheon in Fellowship Hall.

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KAIROS SERVICES - Wednesdays, February 18-March 25

Kairos Evening Worship Services - services in Kirk Hall at 6:15 p.m.

Kairos Classes follow at 7:00 p.m.

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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. On February 14 (earlier date), the movie will be Happy Feet 2. On March 21, Dolphin Tale 2 will be shown. We'll have great refreshments each time. We'd love to have the youngsters come, and parents are always welcome. Thanks to Sharyn and Chris Pugh for partnering on this program! RSVP to Linda and Phillip Markley.

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GALS Gathering Meditation - Delivered 11/8/14 by Rev. Elizabeth T. Smith at the retreat at Alta Mons. Click link to access print version.

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DR. STANLEY HAUERWAS was scheduled to be the 2015 Edmunds Lecturer.

He accepted an assignment to lead the Ethics Department at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He has had to withdraw as the Edmunds Lecturer this year. We will resume the Edmunds Lectures in 2016.

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FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER ROANOKE - Families who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless channel through this organization which helps keep them in stable housing situations via a network of local churches and sponsors. Coordinators: Lauren Ellerman (meals),

Lucinda Hancock (evening hosts), Shelby Bingham (overnight hosts). We will next be hosting in March 2015. Contact the church for email or phone contacts.

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Praying in the City (Wednesdays at Noon) - Click link at left to access the January-April schedule. Greene Memorial UMC again hosts their popular noontime service and luncheon. Come to pray and sing and hear the Word from area clergy. The 25-minute services begin at 12:05 and offer messages of faith and hope. With the home-cooked lunch that immediately follows (suggested donation, $6), you can be back to your office in less than an hour. The GMUMC is at 402 Second Street at Church Avenue; Roanoke.

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John Knox Lectures by Hayden Hollingsworth:

Deconstructing the Apostles' Creed

Week One - November 2, 2014

Week Two - November 9, 2014

Week Three - November 16, 2014

Week Four - November 23, 2014

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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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KEN POTTER - For the next two-to-three years, 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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Click here to see the action at the DRAGON BOAT RACE held at SML on October 5, 2014! Link to another clip from Cox 9 TV's "Round Roanoke."

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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. We have returned to services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome.

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PACK-A-SNACK - Old Southwest Congregations in Action serves 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 - individual servings of: granola bars; peanut butter or cheese crackers; raisins or other dried fruit; trail mix; applesauce; Jell-O® ; puddings; boxed drinks; Capri-Sun® drinks; protein/ meals like mac and cheese, Chef Boyardee® , soup, breakfast bars. If you can contribute such items, please bring them to the church closet. Thank you for making a big difference in the lives of these children!

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Mary Chandler Pruette's Blog (11-month mission experience) -

Embarking on The World Race (11n11) participating in missions in 11 countries over an 11-month period. (11/16/14 note: Due to a medical situation requiring surgery, Mary Chandler will have her mission experience interrupted for a bit. Watch her blog for updates.)

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A PICTORIAL DIRECTORY is a powerful tool to help us get to know our church family better. Production is nearly complete, and we look forward to having our new directories soon! Special thanks to Deborah Vaughan for orchestrating this project.

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Upcoming RED CROSS JOINT BLOOD DRIVES with St. John's Episcopal Church and Second Presbyterian Church: (click here to enter time you can donate). Dates: To be announced. Hours: 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. Location: Donation sites alternate between St. John's Episcopal Church and Second Presbyterian. See pictures from our first joint drive in September 2012! SPC Blood Drive Co-chairs: Dr. Bill Erwin and Denise Revercomb.

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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

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MONTREAT WORSHIP AND MUSIC CONFERENCE - "Rise, O Church, Like Christ Arisen." SPC participants attended Week 2 (June 22-28, 2014).

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A Brief Overview of Presbyterian Women's Meeting last June

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PRESCHOOL announces new program opportunity!

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. Fall 2014, after three years of continued expansion, is offering for the first time an "AFTER-CARE" PROGRAM so families needing an all-day option may participate. Contact Molly Simpson (Preschool and Mother's Morning Out Director) or Stacy Potter (Assistant Director) for more information (342-6405) or visit their website (click here).

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AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION AND DEDICATION - APRIL 27, 2014

Online Program Booklet

Online compilation of Service Documents

The Audio is available on our Sermons page - in multiple files.

More views of Second Presbyterian Church in 2014

Click here for a brief slide show by John Robinson!

More slides to view below are thanks to Broaddus Fitzpatrick.

Reception - Arrival, Departure, and In-Between

Celebration - in Fellowship Hall - History and Recognitions

Call to Worship - in Kirk Hall Service of Dedication - in the Sanctuary

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Worship – Food – Fun – Fellowship!

2014 Annual Church Picnic at Boxtree Lodge . . . Photos from June 1 event!

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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 the Rev. Elizabeth Smith from SPC. Follow along on her trip blog!

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Read about the DR Missions! Solid Rock blog SPC blog (older posts)

The thirteenth g for Updates DR MEDICAL MISSION/CONSTRUCTION TRIP is coming up soon: February 28-March 7. 2015. Thanks to Bob Williams for supplying the 2014 team picture for slide show at left. For more information, contact him at bobjoe9134@aol.com or 774-8933.

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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 begins around the 33-minute mark.)

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Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy

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The BIBLES & BRICKS Team blogged about the latest Mission Trip in July 2014 to the Dominican Republic (great photos on Facebook; scroll down to July 12-19) and the blog: http://www.secondpresyouthministry.blogspot.com.

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Have a look at this summer's slide show - MONTREAT WORSHIP AND MUSIC CONFERENCE - June 23-29, 2014. Find special videos at this link!

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The YOUTH MINISTRY MISSION TEAM returned from their Summer Work Camp in FL filled with great enthusiasm! Twenty-two youth and adults spent a week (June 14-21, 2014) on a mission trip to the Beth-El Farmworker Ministry in Wimauma, FL. Click here for information/reflections on the youth blog. 9: "What Matters?"

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7th TRENT SYMPOSIUM FOR NEWLY ORDAINED MINISTERS (March 21-26, 2014); activities throughout the week made this another great opportunity for Newly Ordained Ministers to learn and grow. Check back for a slide presentation of their week!

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2013 TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS Listed Here

The 6th annual symposium was held March 15-20, 2013, co-sponsored by Union Presbyterian Seminary as a part of their continuing education program, and by Second Presbyterian Church through the Kittye Susan Trent Fund.

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Meet the 2012 TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS! 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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SECOND SERVING

The first cookbook written by Second Presbyterian Church members was a hit! All profits go to support programs of the Presbyterian Community Center in Southeast Roanoke! Many thanks to the organizers, contributors, and everyone involved. More than a cookbook, Second Serving features church history and information about the beautiful stained glass windows and art produced by church members over the years. On Rally Day (2012), Stacy Potter and Kathy Gilchrist of the cookbook committee presented a check for $10,000 to Karen McNally, PCC Executive Director, and Dr. Randy Rhea, PCC Board member, to benefit the Presbyterian Community Center.

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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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