Second Presbyterian Church logo

What's Happening

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Check the office phone (343-3659), or the website, for developing weather conditions and opening status.

________________________________________________________________________

THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 1 (11:00 a.m. service), during the Announcement period, there will be a CONGREGATIONAL MEETING to concur with the request for Dissolution of the Pastoral Relationship by the Rev. Elizabeth Smith, effective March 12, 2015. (The vote was to have taken place last Sunday, but due to the snowstorms and resulting low attendance, a quorum was not present.) See Elizabeth's letter linked below. She and husband Rev. Bart Smith are moving to Tucson, AZ, so that he may assume the pastorate at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church.

_________________________________________________________________________

The Rev. Elizabeth Smith prepares to move to Tucson, AZ, in March with her husband, the Rev. Bart Smith, as he answers a call to be solo pastor of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church there.

A Letter to the Congregation from the Rev. Elizabeth T. Smith.

*** Mark your calendars and plan to attend a time of celebration for the Revs. Elizabeth and Bart Smith on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. (note new time). We invite everyone to be a part as Elizabeth and Bart prepare for their transition and calling in Arizona. There will be refreshments and time for gifts and stories.

___________________________________________________________________________

Please join us Wednesdays for the 2015 NOONTIME LENTEN SERIES which began on Ash Wednesday (February 18) with Dr. William R. Klein presenting the homily in the Chapel. Note: There will not be luncheons this year, except after Maundy Thursday's service on April 2. More details to come.

Where available, written texts will be linked for each week's service:

Ash Wednesday, February 18 - "God of My Yearning" - Dr. William R. Klein

February 25 - "Did He Really Just Say That?" - Dr. Carl Utley

___________________________________________________________________________Saturday, March 21 - The Bibles & Bricks DR Trip fundraiser dinner has been cancelled. However, the church is most grateful to receive any donations you might like to make to support the mission trip on July 11-18. Note: Please write Bibles & Bricks in the item line of your check so that it will be earmarked specifically for that purpose. And, thank you!

_________________________________________________________________________

Sunday, March 22 - ANNUAL MEETING for review of the annual report covering the year 2014.

_________________________________________________________________________

YOUTH SUNDAY was Sunday, February 8, 2015.

  • Early Service Bulletin
  • Late Service Bulletin
  • Link to page with February 8 late service recording on Youth Sunday.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    CONGREGATIONAL LIFE SPECIAL INTEREST SEMINARS - Our first offering for 2015 will be a "Grief and Loss Support Group" to help provide comfort and strategies for dealing with personal loss. Lynda Starr, LPC, MT-BC, a member of Second Presbyterian, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Music Therapist. This group is free and open to anyone who feels they could benefit. It will begin Monday, March 2 (5:30-7:00 p.m.), and continue for six sessions, every other week. If interested, call Lynda Starr at 520-1474 or leave a message and your contact information with the church office (343-3659).

    _________________________________________________________________________

    TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS

    March 13-18, 2015

    TRENT DINNER on Tuesday, March 17. Dr. William L. Lee of Loudon Avenue Christian Church will be the keynote speaker. Cost of meal: $10.

    Call the office at 343-3659 for a reservation.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    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 March 21, Dolphin Tale 2 will be shown. Great refreshments! We'd love to have the youngsters come (friends welcome), and parents are always invited to stay. Thanks to Sharyn and Chris Pugh for partnering with us! RSVP to Linda and Phillip Markley.

    _________________________________________________________________________

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

    _________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER ROANOKE - You're invited to an Information Meeting/Volunteer Training on Tuesday, February 17 (6:00-7:00 p.m.) in Fellowship Hall. 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). Next hosting dates: March 22-29; May 24-31; August 9-16; November 15-22, 2015. Contact the church for email or phone contacts.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    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. GMUMC; 402 Second Street at Church Avenue; Roanoke.

    _________________________________________________________________________

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

    _________________________________________________________________________

    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

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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."

    ___________________________________________________________________

    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. Everyone is welcome.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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!

    _________________________________________________________________________

    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.)

    __________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

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

    ___________________________________________________________________

    A Brief Overview of Presbyterian Women's Meeting last June

    _________________________________________________________________________

    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).

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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

    _______________________________________________________________________

    Worship – Food – Fun – Fellowship!

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

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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!

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    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.)

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy

    __________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

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

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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?"

    __________________________________________________________________________

    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!

    __________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Meet the 2012 TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS! Slide show!

    ___________________________________________________________________________

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

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    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.

    _______________________________________________________________________

    renovations movie

    ArrowIcon BloggerIcon AimIcon DeliciousIcon PaperIcon EtsyIcon FacebookIcon FilmStripIcon FlickrIcon CameraIcon LaunchIcon GooglePlus2Icon GooglePlusIcon HeartIcon InformationIcon InstagramIcon LastfmIcon FrontCameraIcon LinkedInIcon EmailIcon MoneyIcon ItunesIcon MyspaceIcon OpenTableIcon PayPalIcon PencilIcon PersonIcon PhotoIcon PicasaIcon PinterestIcon PodcastIcon RssIcon ShoppingCartIcon SoundCloudIcon StarIcon TableProjectIcon TheCityIcon TumblrIcon Twitter2Icon TwitterIcon TypepadIcon VideoIcon VimeoIcon WordPressIcon YelpIcon YoutubeIcon