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CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - August 10, 2014

There will be a Congregational Meeting during the announcement period at the 10:00 a.m. worship service. The meeting will be held in order to elect the next group of elders to Session - the Class of 2017.

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EARLY WORSHIP has returned to the Chapel on Sunday mornings at 8:45. __________________________________________________________________________

"GOD'S WORKSHOP OF WONDERS!" July 21-24, 2014

It was a great time for 80+ children and the volunteers and staff!

  • Take a look at the activities going on - Monday!
  • Tuesday!
  • Wednesday! Energizers and Musical Chairs
  • Thursday! The Quilts Taking Shape!
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    Bibles & Bricks Mission Trip Blog - Welcome back to our Bibles & Bricks mission team who have recently returned to Roanoke from the Dominican Republic (July 12-19, 2014).

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    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.

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    A PICTORIAL DIRECTORY is a powerful tool to help us get to know our church family better. The 2010 directory is outdated - time for a new one! Remaining Photography Dates: August 4-6. Every family photographed for the directory receives a copy of the directory and one 8" x 10" portrait at no cost. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits at the time of your portrait sitting. Questions . . . contact Deborah Vaughan by email - or call 772-3035. To schedule a sitting; please call CP Photo and Video at 1-866-554-9032.

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    Comments on the Presbyterian Church in the News

    by Dr. George C. Anderson

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

    TRENT GET-AWAY AT MASSANETTA SPRINGS (Harrisonburg, VA) - Our featured speaker will be the Rev. Garrett J. Andrew, Pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City, CA, and a former Trent Symposium participant in the Class of 2010. Trent Get-Away dates are August 15-17. Click on link above for information . . . reservations deadline was Monday, June 23. $100 deposit due with reservation; balance and registration for recreational events are due August 1. (We recommend you use a browser other than Google's "Chrome" or Mac's Safari to access above link.)

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    A Brief Overview of Presbyterian Women's June Meeting

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    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, 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

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    Worship – Food – Fun – Fellowship!

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

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    Upcoming RED CROSS JOINT BLOOD DRIVES with St. John's Episcopal Church and Second Presbyterian Church: Tuesday, August 12 at St. John's ("In Memory of Goldie"); Wednesday, October 8 at Second Pres; Thursday, December 4 at St. John's. 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 Co-chairs: Bill Erwin and Denise Revercomb.

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    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY "APOSTLES' BUILD" CONTINUES - Here are our dates: August 23 and September 13 (you don't have to stay for the entire workday on days you help). Our church will also provide lunch on August 23, and September 13 (volunteers already secured). Please volunteer, as we need many of you to help meet our commitment as a church sponsor. Contact Susan Blose Blaylock by email, or call her at 344-8548 (w) or 977-3922 (h). You may also log on at Habitat's website to sign up there.

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    FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER ROANOKE is one of many service projects Second Pres undertakes through the year. 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. Our current hosting week: July 20-27, 2014. Diana and Rick Harvey are coordinating the schedule (call 977-4437).

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    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, we will offer 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).

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    DR DINNER and SILENT AUCTION in Fellowship Hall to Help Support Bibles & Bricks Mission held Saturday, April 5. This special event, presented by the 2014 Bibles & Bricks Team, raised $10,722 for DR mission expenses and included an anonymous matching gift.

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    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!

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    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

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    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!

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    Read about the DR Missions! Solid Rock blog SPC blog (older posts)

    The twelfth g for Updates DR MEDICAL MISSION TRIP (March 1-8. 2014) is complete and we welcome back the team. As always, this was a combination Medical/ Construction Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. Thanks to Bob Williams for supplying a team picture (see slide show at left), and to all the team members! bobjoe9134@aol.com or 774-8933.

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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 begins around the 33-minute mark.)

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    TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS FOR 2014 (March 21-26)

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    Youth Club Calendar for Spring 2014

    Senior Highs Calendar for Spring 2014

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    Twelfth Annual GALS Gathering Scheduled!

    The Rev. Donna Hopkins Britt will be our retreat leader on November 7-8, 2014, at Alta Mons. Put it on your calendar now!

    Eleventh Annual GALS Gathering Enjoyed!

    November 8-9, 2013, the Annual GALS Gathering featured the Rev. Elizabeth N.H. Link as Retreat Leader. "At the Well" - stories of women from the New Testament. See December's Second Sheet for a recap of the event, and photos! 11th Annual GALS Gathering 2013 - SLIDE SHOW!

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    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy

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    Browse our CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BROCHURE for 2013-2014. There are classes and studies for all ages, and many opportunities for fellowship within the church family. For program updates, check This Sunday at Second, found on submenu above.

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    The BIBLES & BRICKS Team blogged about the latest Mission Trip in July 2013 to the Dominican Republic (great photos on Facebook) OR the blog: http://www.secondpresyouthministry.blogspot.com.

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

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    The YOUTH MINISTRY MISSION TEAM returned from their Summer Work Camp in FL with great enthusiasm! Twenty-two youth and adults spent a week (July 12-19, 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?"

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    2013 TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS Listed Here

    The sixth 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!

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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 Gerald Carter, Pastor for Congregational Care; gerald@spres.org.

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

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    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! The original cost was $20 per book, get one book FREE if you purchase a case of 10. Many thanks to the organizers, contributors and everyone who created 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.

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    Have you made your 2014 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.

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