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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.


Sign up for Second Presbyterian's TRENT GET-AWAY at Massanetta Springs! August 11-13, 2017 (Click here - Registration is due by Sunday, May 7) Join us for this special annual tradition: a weekend of recreation and renewal. Families and individuals are welcome, programs for all ages. Questions may be directed to Kevin Connelly (537-9449) or Featuring keynote speaker, the Rev. Lori Raible of Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. Retreat Theme: The Trip of a Lifetime: An Old Testament Journey for all families, tent dwellers, and wanderers.


A Forum on Social Discourse: “ Can We Even Talk?: What is the Role of Fossil Fuels in the Face of 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: Katherine Fralin, Founding Director of Batten Leadership Institute, Hollins University; Dr. George Anderson, Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church

Sponsors: Second Presbyterian Church; 101.5/102.5 The Mountain fm


Second Presbyterian Church Preschool Presents 2017 Summer Camps!


Enjoy a Weekend of Spiritual Growth with Carl McColman (April 28-29)! Extended deadline to RSVP for Saturday's luncheon is April 24. Contact office (343-3659); lunch cost is $15.


Children's VBS (register online or volunteer using link below) :

2017 Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 through rising 5th graders!

"Water You Doing to Serve God?" - July 24-27 (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)

Learn stories from the Old and New Testaments, especially stories surrounding water and the theme of God's mercy and grace. Four-year-old class is limited. For more information, contact Elizabeth Link ( or Kathy Gilchrist (



We welcomed participants and teachers to the Kittye Susan Trent Symposium on March 24-29, 2017; this was the 10th consecutive year of the program. See photo of group on the Chancel steps in slide show at left. Click here to meet 2017's participants!


Roanoke College - Visit 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


Habitat for Humanity - A wall-raising and prayer ceremony on Saturday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m. starts off the project. We’re scheduling a volunteer group from Second Presbyterian to come out on Saturday, May 6, to help kickoff the Apostles Build with groups of adults and a team of youth! For more information, see the Sunday bulletins for more information.


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


* 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 in the March 2017 Second Sheet.

* On January 15, a Reception to honor Phil Boggs.


FAMILY PROMISE of Greater Roanoke -

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


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


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


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


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


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.


    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:


    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).


    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy


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


    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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