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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 SYMPOSIUM (March 24-29, 2017) - On Tuesday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m., church members are invited to join participants in the Trent Symposium for a dinner meal and program. The after-dinner program will be offered by Dr. William L. Lee, the retired Senior Pastor of Loudon Avenue Christian Church. If you did not RSVP before the deadline, you are still welcome to come hear Dr. Lee speak. Just arrive around 6:45 p.m. and we’ll provide you seating.

We will welcome participants and teachers to the Kittye Susan Trent Symposium on March 24-29, 2017; this is the 10th consecutive year of the program. Click here to meet 2017's participants!

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Second Presbyterian Church Preschool Presents 2017 Summer Camps!

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To benefit the Roanoke Rescue Mission, the Roanoke College Choir and Oriana Singers, under the direction of our choirmaster Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg, will present Welcome Spring! on March 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m., at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke. Admission is free, and an offering will be received to support the Rescue Mission.

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Can We Talk?: Climate Change and Economic Reality”

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 7:00- 8:30 p.m.

Location: Second Presbyterian Church

Presenters: Mark Dempsey, Vice President, External Affairs, Appalachian Power/AEP; Joe Lovett, Executive Director, Appalachian Mountain Advocates

Facilitators: George Anderson, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church; Katherine Fralin, Founding Director of Batten Leadership Institute, Hollins University

Sponsors: Second Presbyterian Church; WVMP (FM 101.5, 102.5)

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

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2017 Vacation Bible School for children is coming!

"Water You Doing to Serve God?"

July 24-27 (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)

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Enjoy a Weekend of Spiritual Growth with Carl McColman (April 28-29)!

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HOLY WEEK . . . . .

Palm Sunday

April 9 – 9 and 11 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Dr. George C. Anderson, Senior Pastor

Second Presbyterian Church; Roanoke, VA

Maundy Thursday

with Communion

April 13 at Noon (Chapel)

The Rev. Rachel C. Thompson, Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults; Second Presbyterian Church; Roanoke, VA

Good Friday

April 14 – 8:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Dr. George C. Anderson, Senior Pastor

Special service of readings, music, and silence.

The stained glass windows will be illumined.

Second Presbyterian Church; Roanoke, VA

Easter Sunday

April 16 – 9 and 11 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Dr. George C. Anderson, Senior Pastor

Second Presbyterian Church; Roanoke, VA

Lenten Series at Second

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Roanoke College - Visit roanoke.edu to learn about the series of special academic events leading into their anniversary year 2017 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Free public lectures (click here). Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Featured: Dr. Michael DeJonge analyzes of famous German martyr's relationship to Reformation legacy. Date | Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:00 PM

Location: Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center, Roanoke College

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* On January 29, we introduced the new Church Business Administrator to the congregation at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services. His name is Mark B. Wigginton, and he is eager to get to know you all. There is a profile posted online, and more in the March 2017 Second Sheet. Please welcome Mark to Second Pres!

* On January 15, a Reception to honor Phil Boggs (take a look) for his 18 years of dedicated service as Church Business Administrator was held. Phil and Rebecca have relocated to Little Rock, AR, and look forward to welcoming a second grandchild, a boy, in April.

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Youth Sunday - February 5, 2017 - Senior Sermons on the theme of "Peacemakers" by Olivia Smith and Gwyn Loftin

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GREENE MEMORIAL UMC Church - speakers and services during Lent, followed by Lunch ($5 suggested donation) and Conversation: Click here

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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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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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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

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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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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 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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    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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    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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