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On Monday, September 1, the church offices will be closed for Labor Day.

ProCLAIMing the Story

RALLY DAY is coming - Sunday, September 7. Watch the mail for your 2014-2015 Christian Education brochure! On Rally Day, we return to services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Everyone will meet at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall to learn more about what the year has in store! Children and confirmands will be dismissed at 10:15 a.m. to designated areas.

  • Sunday School kickoff (Kirk Hall and Fellowship Hall)
  • Children, Worship, and Wonder program resumes at late service
  • Four-week class "Children-At-Worship" for 2nd and 3rd graders
  • Meet & Greet resumes in Kirk Hall
  • Children and Youth Choirs begin
  • Chancel Choir returns
  • Youth Groups' Kickoff Dinner
  • Weekday Bible Study classes resume that week.
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    DRAGON BOAT RACES to benefit Presbyterian Community Center!

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    The races will be held this year from the Parkway Marina (16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, VA). If you would like to participate either by racing or supporting the racers with a financial pledge, we welcome you! We hope to have two boats, one for youth (Second Wind) and one for the young-at-heart (Second to None).

    For further information, contact Elizabeth Smith or click on the DRAGON BOAT RACES link above! It is a great event for a great cause!

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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. The usual Pack-A-Snack items are nutritious foods the children can take home for after-school snacks they might not otherwise be able to afford. We can use individual servings of: cereal; granola bars; peanut butter or cheese crackers; raisins or other dried fruit; trail mix; applesauce; Jell-O®; puddings; boxed drinks; Capri-Sun® drinks; or anything of this nature that is healthy. Additional items suggested: protein/meals like mac and cheese, Chef Boyardee®, soup, and breakfast bars. If you can contribute such items, please bring them to the church. Thank you for making a big difference in the lives of these children!

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    Edmunds Lecture Series (March 22-23,2015) - Dr. Stanley Hauerwas

    Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law

    Duke Divinity School

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    TRENT GET-AWAY AT MASSANETTA SPRINGS (Harrisonburg, VA) - Our featured speaker was Rev. Garrett J. Andrew, Pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City, CA, a former Trent Symposium participant in the Class of 2010. The Trent Get-Away took place August 15-17, 2014. The Rev. Andrew's topic was "Sacraments, The Sacramental Imagination, and God Moving in the World."

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    "GOD'S WORKSHOP OF WONDERS!" July 21-24, 2014

    It was a great time for 80+ children and the volunteers and staff!

  • Take a look at the activities going on - Monday!
  • Tuesday!
  • Wednesday! Energizers and Musical Chairs
  • Thursday! Quilts Taking Shape!
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    Bibles & Bricks Mission Trip Blog - Welcome back to our Bibles & Bricks mission team who recently returned to Roanoke from a week in the Dominican Republic (July 12-19, 2014). Youth and adults participated!

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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.

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    A PICTORIAL DIRECTORY is a powerful tool to help us get to know our church family better. Every family photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and one 8" x 10" portrait at no cost, while having the opportunity to purchase additional portraits at the time of your sitting. Questions? Contact Deborah Vaughan by email - or call 772-3035.

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    PRAYING IN THE CITY (Wednesdays at noon) is held at Greene Memorial UMC (402 Second Street, SW), 344-6225). A rotation of area clergy participate; service is from 12:05-12:30 p.m., followed by a homecooked lunch immediately afterwards ($6 donation). Click on link to view the fall/winter schedule.

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    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY "APOSTLES' BUILD" - Our remaining date: September 13 (you don't have to stay for the entire workday on days you help). Our church will also provide lunch on September 13. Please volunteer, as we need you to meet our commitment as a church sponsor. Contact Susan Blose Blaylock by email, or call her at 344-8548 (w) or 977-3922 (h). __________________________________________________________________________

    Upcoming RED CROSS JOINT BLOOD DRIVES with St. John's Episcopal Church and Second Presbyterian Church: Wednesday, October 8; Thursday, December 4. 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: Bill Erwin and Denise Revercomb.

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    Comments on the Presbyterian Church in the News

    by Dr. George C. Anderson

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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 June Meeting

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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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    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. Our next hosting week: October 12-19, 2014. Diana and Rick Harvey are coordinating the schedule (call 977-4437).

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    Youth Club Calendar

    Senior Highs Calendar

    New Schedules will be posted soon, so please check back!

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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, we will offer 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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    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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    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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    Read about the DR Missions! Solid Rock blog SPC blog (older posts)

    The twelfth g for Updates DR MEDICAL MISSION TRIP (March 1-8. 2014) is complete and we welcome back the team. As always, this was a combination Medical/ Construction Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. Thanks to Bob Williams for supplying a team picture (see slide show at left), and to all the team members! bobjoe9134@aol.com or 774-8933.

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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 begins around the 33-minute mark.)

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    TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS FOR 2014 (March 21-26)

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    Twelfth Annual GALS Gathering Scheduled!

    The Rev. Donna Hopkins Britt will be our retreat leader on November 7-8, 2014, at Alta Mons. Put it on your calendar now!

    A Look back at the Eleventh Annual GALS Gathering!

    November 8-9, 2013, the Annual GALS Gathering featured the Rev. Elizabeth N.H. Link as Retreat Leader. "At the Well" - stories of women from the New Testament. See December's Second Sheet for a recap of the event, and photos! 11th Annual GALS Gathering 2013 - SLIDE SHOW!

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    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy

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    Browse our CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BROCHURE for 2013-2014. There are classes and studies for all ages, and many opportunities for fellowship within the church family. For program updates, check This Sunday at Second, found on submenu above.

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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 sixth 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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    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 Gerald Carter, Pastor for Congregational Care; gerald@spres.org.

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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 2014 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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