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UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas 2014 Poinsettia Memorials and Celebrations

Dates to note:

  • SERRV Shop open with fair trade items in the Library on December 21 (9:30-11:00 a.m.)
  • Monday, December 22 - Early Bulletin Deadline for Christmas Eve services and for Sunday, December 28)
  • Wednesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Services with special Manger Offering:
  • * 12:00 noon - Worship with Communion (Chapel)

    * 5:00 p.m. - Family Worship Service with Baptism (Sanctuary)

    * 10:00 p.m. - Worship with Communion (Sanctuary)

  • Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day (office closed)
  • Monday, December 29 - Early Bulletin Deadline for January 4 services
  • Thursday, January 1 - New Year's Day (office closed)
  • Call 343-3659 if you have questions about this schedule.

  • Sunday, January 4, 2015 (10:00 a.m.) - Pancake Breakfast - Say “Thanks!” to a Sunday School Teacher and “Welcome!” to 2014’s New Members
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    FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER ROANOKE - 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. Diana and Rick Harvey are coordinating the schedule (call 977-4437). Our next hosting dates: January 1-3.

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    John Knox Lectures by Hayden Hollingsworth:

    Deconstructing the Apostles' Creed

    Week One - November 2, 2014

    Week Two - November 9, 2014

    Week Three - November 16, 2014

    Week Four - November 23, 2014

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    KIDS' Fellowship - for ages four through fifth grade, and we meet on the third Saturday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The Intersection. It will be "Movie Night" on January 17, and the movie playing will be

    Planes 2: Fire & Rescue. We'll have pizza, popcorn, and popsicles as refreshments. We'd love to have the youngsters come, and parents are always welcome. RSVP to Linda and Phillip Markley.

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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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    KEN POTTER has been on location in the Dominican Republic overseeing construction of the new Solid Rock Clinic to be located in a flood-safe area. Here is a clip from the groundbreaking on November 18! Follow ongoing activities on Ken's blog: http://sriclinic.blogspot.com

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    A Letter to the Congregation from Gerald Carter, CRE, former Pastor for Congregational Care.

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    Click here to see the action at the DRAGON BOAT RACE held at SML on October 5! Link to another clip from Cox 9 TV's "Round Roanoke."

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    ProCLAIMing the Story

    (Click to view video about Adult Christian Education opportunities at Second Presbyterian Church/Roanoke.)

    Browse our 2014-2015 Christian Education brochure! We have returned to services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome.

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    PACK-A-SNACK - Old Southwest Congregations in Action serves 92 children each week in the Highland Park Pack-A-Snack program. Usual Pack-A-Snack items are nutritious foods children can take home for after-school snacks they might not otherwise be able to afford - individual servings of: granola bars; peanut butter or cheese crackers; raisins or other dried fruit; trail mix; applesauce; Jell-O® ; puddings; boxed drinks; Capri-Sun® drinks; protein/ meals like mac and cheese, Chef Boyardee® , soup, breakfast bars. If you can contribute such items, please bring them to the church closet. Thank you for making a big difference in the lives of these children!

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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. (11/16/14 note: Due to a medical situation requiring surgery, Mary Chandler will have her mission experience interrupted for a bit. Watch her blog for updates.)

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    A PICTORIAL DIRECTORY is a powerful tool to help us get to know our church family better. Production is underway, and we look forward to having it soon! Questions? Deborah Vaughan by email - or call 772-3035.

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    PRAYING IN THE CITY (Wednesdays at noon) is held at Greene Memorial UMC (402 Second Street, SW), 344-6225). A rotation of area clergy participate; service is from 12:05-12:30 p.m., followed by a homecooked lunch immediately afterwards ($6 donation). Click on link to view the fall/winter schedule.

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    Upcoming RED CROSS JOINT BLOOD DRIVES with St. John's Episcopal Church and Second Presbyterian Church: (click here to enter time you can donate). Dates to be announced. 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 Blood Drive Co-chairs: Dr. Bill Erwin and Denise Revercomb.

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

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    A Brief Overview of Presbyterian Women's June Meeting

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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, is offering 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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    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 below are 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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    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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    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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    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; call 343-3659.

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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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    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy

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    The BIBLES & BRICKS Team blogged about the latest Mission Trip in July 2014 to the Dominican Republic (great photos on Facebook; scroll down to July 12-19) and 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 filled with great enthusiasm! Twenty-two youth and adults spent a week (June 14-21, 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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    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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    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.

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    Meet the 2012 TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS! 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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    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! Many thanks to the organizers, contributors, and everyone involved. 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 2015 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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