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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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Worship hours returned to 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on RALLY DAY, September 10. Click the following link to view the annual Christian Education booklet.

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  • Visit the SERRV Shop for Christmas gifting. It will be open 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Sundays, through December 17.
  • Christmas Eve Services - December 24 (11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. (There will not be a 9:00 a.m. service on Christmas eve. There will be a nursery available during the 11:00 a.m. service.) The Manger Offering collected at each service will go to support Family Promise.
  • SPECIAL THANKS to Shelley Lyons who managed bulletin production several weeks in November and December, and compiled the December issue of Second Sheet.
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    CHURCH CALENDAR

    December 25 - Christmas Day (church office closed; reopens December 26).

    Sunday, December 31 (9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services, and Sunday School)

    Monday, January 1, 2018 - Happy New Year! Church office closed for holiday.

    Tuesday, January 2 - Church office reopens.

    Save the Date - Sunday, January 7, 2018 - Pancake Breakfast.

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    Summer 2018 for Youth!

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    YEAR-END NOTICES ON CONTRIBUTIONS

    - Important Notice: To insure the deductibility of your church contribu-

    tions, please do not file your 2017 income tax return until you have received a written acknowledgment of your contributions from the church. You may lose a deduction for some contributions, if you file your tax return before receiving this written acknowledgment.

    Timing of Contributions:

    In order for your contributions to the church to be deductible in 2017, they must be brought to the church no later than noon on Sunday, De-

    cember 31, or postmarked by December 31, 2017. If the office is closed, please put your contributions in Mark Wigginton’s mailbox in the Staff Work Room.

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    Can We Even Talk? A Forum on Social Discourse - Thursday, October 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian. HEALTHCARE: Universal Need and Economic Reality (click here for promotional link.)

    LISTEN TO THE FORUM on HEALTHCARE (click here)

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    SECOND PRESBYTERIAN TALKS - Volume 1

    Hear from our pastors about what is going on with the church!

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    Presbyterian Women's Gathering of the PC(USA) 9-23-17

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    Hayden Hollingsworth shares his lecture from the October 1, 2017, Pop-Up Sunday School Class - "Eight Pillars of Joy." Printed copies can be found alongside the sermons in the rack, or simply click here._

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    All about the Trent Youth Rally on October 1.

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    Please join us each month for "Men's Breakfast." We meet every first Wednesday (September-May), 7:30 a.m. at the Roanoker Restaurant. No advance reservations are required. Bible study will be led primarily by Dr. George Anderson. We order from the menu; ladies are welcome to join in!

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    Presbyterian Women's Thank Offering - November 14, 2017

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    Here's the link to use for Gwyn Loftin's blog on her Mission Work

    through The World Race organization! http://gwynloftin.theworldrace.org/

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    Transportation to Church - If you can offer another transportation to our church, please notify John Stafford through the church office, 343-3659, or email stacy@spres.org. 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 . . .

    TRANSPORTATION TO CHURCH

    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? __________________________________ .

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

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    FAMILY PROMISE of Greater Roanoke -

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

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

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    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 http://sriclinic.blogspot.com.

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    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

    ADVENT SEASON 2017 on radio

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

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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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    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: http://sriclinic.blogspot.com

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

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    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy

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

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    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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