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


Children's VBS (register online or volunteer using link below) :

2017 Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through rising 5th graders! NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR 4 Y.O. Preschool Class is FULL.

"Water You Doing to Serve God?" - July 24-27 (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)

Learn stories from the Old and New Testaments, especially stories surrounding water and the theme of God's mercy and grace. Four-year-old class is limited. For more information, contact Elizabeth Link ( or Kathy Gilchrist (


All about the Trent Youth Rally this October 1!


Note to Parents of High School Seniors / Graduates’ News - We want to collect information on our church’s graduates (high school, college, grad school, technical training, etc.) which we plan to include in the August issue of Second Sheet. Please send your graduation information and future plans to by July 12. Students may submit their own information if desired.


Transportation to Church - If you can offer another transportation to our church, please notify John Stafford through the church office, 343-3659, or email John Stafford is spearheading this program and he wants to collect names and information from those willing to drive. Please fill out the form in current bulletins or July's Second Sheet and you'll be contacted as needs arise. Thank you for answering the call to make getting to church a possibility for someone needing a ride.

Or supply the following information to the office . . .


Yes, I can help! Name ____________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________

Phone number ___________________ Email Address ________________________

I can transport # ____ people in my vehicle.

I can help on a ____ regular basis or an ____ occasional basis.

Any questions you may have for John? __________________________________ .


We thank Hayden Hollingsworth for sharing his lecture from May 7, 2017, Pop-Up Sunday School Class entitled "Transition and Transformation." Printed copies can be found alongside the sermons in the rack, or simply click here.


Habitat for Humanity - A wall-raising and prayer ceremony on Saturday, April 22 started off the project. We had a volunteer group from Second Presbyterian to work and provide refreshments on May 6 to help kickoff the Apostles Build with a group of adults and a team of youth! Good participation was reported by Anna McLean. More building opportunities exist. For more information, contact Anna McLean or Rebekah Gunn.


Time to register! Sign up for Second Presbyterian's TRENT GET-AWAY at Massanetta Springs! August 11-13, 2017 (Click here for the brochure - registration has been extended. You may choose to sign up for a waiting list or possible cancellation slot. Or you may register online at: Join us for this special annual tradition: a weekend of recreation and renewal. Families and individuals are welcome, programs for all ages. Questions may be directed to Kevin Connelly (537-9449) or Featuring keynote speaker, the Rev. Lori Raible of Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. Retreat Theme: The Trip of a Lifetime: An Old Testament Journey for all families, tent dwellers, and wanderers.


Second Presbyterian Church PRESCHOOL Presents 2017 SUMMER CAMPS!

Registrations can be made through the Preschool office. _________________________________________________________________________


We welcomed participants and teachers to the Kittye Susan Trent Symposium on March 24-29, 2017; this was the 10th consecutive year of the program. See photo of group on the Chancel steps in slide show at left. Click here to meet 2017's participants!


Roanoke College - Visit to learn about the series of special academic events leading into their anniversary year 2017 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Free public lectures (click here). Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Featured: Dr. Michael DeJonge analyzes of famous German martyr's relationship to Reformation legacy. Date | Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Location: Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center, Roanoke College


2016 Annual Report - Quick link to our latest Annual Report!


FAMILY PROMISE of Greater Roanoke -

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


Welcome Preschool Families! Resource booklet: Bedtime with Children: Writing on the Tablets of Their Hearts" was first presented by Dr. Anderson on Preschool Sunday.


A REVOLUTION UPDATE - Second Presbyterian Church's missionary to the Dominican Republic through Solid Rock International, Ken Potter, continues to share his DR experiences with us through this blog: visit


WILLS EMPHASIS BROCHURE - Read for more information on how to Plan a Legacy, In Your Will. __________________________________________________________________________

Various Radio Spots Promoting the Church and Church Programs:

Click here to listen to CHURCH MISSION WORK in DR on radio

Click here to listen to CHURCH DIVERSITY PROMO on radio

Click here to listen to CHURCH CONNECTEDNESS PROMO on radio

Click here to listen to EDMUNDS LECTURES PROMO on radio


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


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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    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.


    KEN POTTER - For the next two-to-three years (starting in 2014), Ken (and wife Stacy) 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. Follow ongoing activities on Ken's blog where he posts updates/videos:


    PRESCHOOL 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. Contact Molly Simpson (Preschool and Mother's Morning Out Director) for information (342-6405) or visit their website (click here).


    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy


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


    You can make or manage your pledge on-line, just "Launch the Form" at the bottom of the "pledge on-line" page.


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