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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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TRENT YOUTH RALLY - OCTOBER 2

This year's theme is "what happens when the world stops spinning? a look into a differently-timed kind of life."

Trent Youth Rally at Second Pres (October 2, 2016) - click for poster.

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Take a look at our educational opportunities for 2016-2017: Christian Education at Second. We hope you will join us!

Link following is the Christian Ed print booklet (click here).

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Rally Day and 125th Anniversary Celebration took place September 11, 2016. From here on out until next summer, both the early service and late service are held in the Sanctuary, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. (Please note, on November 6, Daylight Saving Time ends). Church bulletin from 9/11/16.

Radio focus (September 6, 2016) on church's 125th celebration - http://1015tvmp.com/downloads/community-spotlight-september-2016

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A REVOLUTION UPDATE - See poster in slide show at left. Enjoy Santo Domingo coffee and Dominican treats on Wednesday, October 12 (7:00 p.m.) in Fellowship Hall. Second Presbyterian Church's missionary to the Dominican Republic through Solid Rock International, Ken Potter, will share some of his DR experiences and present a full project update!

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KIDS’ FELLOWSHIP -

Saturday, October 15, Kids’ Fellowship will gather in Fellowship Hall for their annual Pumpkin-Carving Party! Please bring your own pumpkin; other needed materials will be provided. This is designed for children ages 4 through 5th grade, and we meet each third Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be provided, and treats are welcomed at this fun evening. Parents are always invited and encouraged to attend. Your children’s friends are welcome too. RSVP so we will know how many to prepare for that night.

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Installation Service for RACHEL CLAIRE THOMPSON was Sunday, August 21 (6:00 p.m.), Sanctuary - Audio Version.

Meet the Rev. Rachel Claire Thompson, our new Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at Second Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, VA. Click on her name above to read a two-page introduction. Click here for video presentation. Ordained as a PCUSA Minister of Word and Sacrament in Durham, NC, on May 8, 2016, Rachel's first day in the office was June 6, 2016! Send her a personal word of welcome: rachel@spres.org.

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GREENE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH

announces speakers for their long-standing series, "Wednesdays at Noon."

This fall they are not making lunch available, but will present a 25-minute spiritual uplift through music, prayer, and the message, beginning at 12:05 p.m. Our two associates will be taking part: October 26 (The Rev. Elizabeth Link); November 16 (The Rev. Rachel Thompson).

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Trent Get-Away @ Massanetta Event Brochure

August 12-14 at Massanetta Springs for annual churchwide retreat! Co-chairs: Mary Brown (314-9564) - mairheart@gmail.com and

Kevin Connelly (537-9449) - kconnelly@landscapesupplyva.com.

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Congratulations to PATRICK McELWAINE who grew up in Second Presbyterian Church/Roanoke. Click here for a video depicting his June 4 graduation from Union Presbyterian Seminary. He is now serving as the Associate Pastor of Clemmons Presbyterian Church in Clemmons, NC.

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Senior High Work Camp - June 12-18, 2016 Broad Street Ministry (Philadelphia, PA) - A slideshow of the activities of the week!

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Morning VBS Complete! This year's theme was "God’s Heroes!"

(July 25-28) https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=33023

Ages 4k-5th grade participated along with a cadre of adult and youth volunteers who carried it through to a great conclusion on Thursday. For information about next year, contact Elizabeth Link.

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CHURCHWIDE PICNIC 2016 - With special thanks to church member Lawrence I'Anson who took these photos this year! __________________________________________________________________________

MONTREAT WORSHIP AND MUSIC CONFERENCE (views from 2014).

This year's theme was "Grace and Gratitude," and a group of 15 from SPC attended Week Two: June 26-July 1, 2016. They were led by Beth Vaught-Jenkins, Visit the Montreat site; see the brochure.

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CONGREGATIONAL LIFE SPECIAL INTEREST SEMINARS

More seminars are being organized, so watch this space!

Handouts are available in the literature rack; special class material and lectures can also be found there.

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Every year, 6th and 7th graders take a Photo Trek through the church. Click on the link above to view their handiwork.

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

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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

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Remember reading about the mission work that our youth groups undertook along with other Presbyterian youth from around the Valley? They gathered at Covenant Pres for the March Mystery Mission Madness on Sunday, March 6. The SWOCO section of our daily newspaper printed a follow-up story and photo on April 6, 2016, based upon a submission posted March 11 by Mary MacMichael, Director of Youth Ministries/Church Activities at Covenant. Click on this link to read The Roanoke Times article.

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WE WELCOMED PARTICIPANTS AND TEACHERS TO THE KITTYE SUSAN TRENT SYMPOSIUM on March 11-16, 2016. This was the 9th consecutive year of this program. Click here to meet participants!

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EDMUNDS LECTURES took place February 28-29, 2016 (lectures at 7:00 p.m., followed by receptions). DR. BRIAN K. BLOUNT spoke at the evening lectures and preached at both Sunday morning services. He is president and professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA, and Charlotte, NC. Recordings can be found on the listing of Worship, Music & Sermons tab above.

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2016 Annual Report for Year 2015 (read here)

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George Anderson speaks at 2016 National Gathering of NEXT CHURCH (February 22-24, 2016) held at First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA.

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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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ASSORTED VIDEOS from Second Presbyterian:

  • 6th and 7th graders Photo Trek
  • 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 2015!"
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    The Tenth Anniversary Recital of the Goulding & Wood Organ installation was held November 15, 2015. Here is the Program Booklet from the event.

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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: Change in date!! September 4-11, 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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    Last summer, the Broad Street Mission in Philadelphia, PA, was the destination for our 2015 Senior High Mission Trip. This year, a new team served from June 12-18, 2016. Take a look at activities posted and 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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    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 updates/videos: http://sriclinic.blogspot.com

    In 2015:

    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 for 2015. 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. Follow the developments:

    http://sriclinic.blogspot.com (clinic construction, blog by Ken Potter)

    In 2016:

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

    Here is the first day of work - January 20, 2016

    Nature's Bath Shop - January 24, 2016

    Visit Ken Potter and see the latest at sriclinic.blogspot.com.

    BOB WILLIAMS led the MEDICAL MISSION TRIP to the Dominican Republic, and reports they arrived without a hitch (2/29/16). They experienced a busy week, February 27-March 5. Their focus was to provide medical help to the people, and support to the building component.

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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 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 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 third year in the fall of 2016, after five years of continued expansion, the Preschool is again offering the "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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    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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