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You can check our openings/closings here as dictated by the weather and road conditions. We may update and use Facebook groups to notify you. Also, we'll communicate with the two local TV stations (WDBJ and WSLS) with any announcements regarding activities.

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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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EDMUNDS LECTURES will take place February 28-29, 2016 (lectures at 7:00 p.m., followed by receptions). DR. BRIAN K. BLOUNT will speak at the evening lectures and preach at both Sunday morning services. He is president and professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA, and Charlotte, NC.

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KAIROS and more

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Ken Potter with recent update (1/19/16) on Clinic Project in the Dominican Republic! Outlining all the clinic walls with block two high.

  • Here is the first day of work - January 20, 2016
  • Nature's Bath Shop - January 24, 2016
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    YOUR PLEDGED SUPPORT of Second Presbyterian Church matters. Pledge cards are still available in the pews and in the literature racks. You may continue to drop off your pledge cards at the office, in the offering plate, or pledge online.

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    PW, SPC, and Church World Service - Together - we help support Blanket Sunday and its programs! This year Blanket Sunday is on February 14!

    See the video stories below:

  • CWS Blankets, Tools, and So Much More
  • As Simple as a Blanket
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    Men's Fellowship Breakfast This group meets at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship at The Roanoker Restaurant on Colonial Avenue. 2015-2016 series focuses on "Those Who Have Inspired." Men and women both are welcome to attend! Elizabeth Link will present on March 2, 2016.

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    Assorted videos from Second Presbyterian:

  • The Nativity Story rehearsal as enacted by the Second Presbyterian Preschoolers.
  • The 2015 Advent Workshop - Making Advent Calendars
  • The GALS Gathering 2015! Thirteenth annual event: "Connected in Christ."
  • What's Been Happening "This Summer at Second!"
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    LEARNING TO LEAD FOR CHANGE Jen Brothers offers her program during Lent following Kairos Worship on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 6:40 p.m. This program begins on Wednesday, February 17. Click on link above for information! Register now by calling the church office, 343-3659.

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    Second Presbyterian/Roanoke is happy to present the following Minister Information Form for the open position of an Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults. Anyone interested is invited to review this form.

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    The Tenth Anniversary of the Goulding & Wood Organ installation was held November 15, 2015. Here is the Program Booklet from the recital.

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    "This Is Our Story" - Rally Day Theme for 2015-2016

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

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    Take a look at the 2015-2016 Christian Ed brochure!

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    TRENT YOUTH RALLY - OCTOBER 4

    The theme was "Everywhere: God in Unexpected Places." We were pleased to have about 180 youth in attendance!

    Trent Youth Rally at Second Pres (October 4, 2015) - click for poster.

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    PRAYING IN THE CITY - Noontime services at Greene Memorial UMC

    featuring a rotation of ministers from around the Valley -

    12:05-12:30 p.m., followed by luncheon onsite ($6 donation). Coming next: February 10 (Ash Wednesday) - Gary Heaton, Pastor, Greene Memorial United Methodist

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    VOLUNTEER FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILDS! Second Pres supports this effort and encourages you to sign up for a time convenient for you. Since we cannot guarantee a large number of workers for a designated build date, we urge you to volunteer as individuals or as a small group on your own. Go to their website (click on this link) and follow the instructions to sign up! It is a wonderful hands-on mission for our members! All individuals, 16 years and older, are welcome! You may contact Habitat's Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Alls, (amy@habitat-Roanoke.org) with any questions. __________________________________________________________________________

    FAMILY PROMISE of Greater Roanoke - Schedule for 2016 - 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 hosted at Second Pres: March 6-12, 2016. If you'd like to help, please contact one of the SPC Coordinators: Lauren Ellerman, Shelby Bingham, Lucinda Hancock

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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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    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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    MONTREAT WORSHIP AND MUSIC CONFERENCE (views from 2014).

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

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    Last 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. And now plans are being made for summer 2016! 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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    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 where he posts newest videos: 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. Questions, contact: Linda and Phillip Markley. Parents are always welcome to join us.

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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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    PACK-A-SNACK - During the school year, Old Southwest Congregations in Action serves over 60 children each week through the Highland Park Pack-A-Snack program. Usual Pack-A-Snack items are nutritious foods in individual size-servings that 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 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 the 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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    THE ISRAEL EXPERIENCE, co-sponsored by Temple Emanuel and Second Presbyterian, March 18-27, 2014. Enjoy the experience by viewing the blog kept by former Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults, Elizabeth Smith.

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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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    • 9th TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS - March 11-16, 2016

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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 completed 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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