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• DEDICATION AND CELEBRATION OF THE CHURCH'S RENOVATION/ CONSTRUCTION PROJECT "Faith in the Future" -

Sunday, April 27 (5:30 p.m.). > An Invitation to You!

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TRENT GET-AWAY AT MASSANETTA SPRINGS now accepting registrations!

The dates are August 15-17, 2014. Massanetta Springs is located in Harrisonburg, VA. Click on link above for information and to register!

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2014 LENTEN SERVICES and HOLY WEEK (click here to view full schedule)First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg SC, 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 http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1414987/events/2737409/videos/43268655 (copy and paste link in browser)

For meditation texts, click highlighted links.

"Where Goodness Is Done, Christ Is Present" - Dr. William R. Klein

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FAMILY PROMISE HOSTING SIGN-UPS! April 27-May 4, 2014

Click here to sign up on the form to help host!

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Morning VBS Registration sign-ups are now open!

Dates: July 21-24, 2014 (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)

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DR DINNER and SILENT AUCTION in Fellowship Hall to Help Support Bibles & Bricks Mission - Saturday, April 5 (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

A Fundraiser presented by the 2014 Bibles & Bricks Team!

It was a great evening with authentic dining based on the Guesthouse fare, plus an exciting silent auction! Stay tuned . . . April's Second Sheet will report on the results!

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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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2014 KAIROS EVENING WORSHIP (6:00-6:30 P.M.) and

2014 KAIROS EVENING BIBLE STUDY (6:45-7:30 P.M.)

(click here for in-depth description - titles and themes)

March 5-April 16 - Print out and save for your calendar!

NEW! Following the Kairos Service on Wednesday, April 16, an impromptu Potluck Dinner will be held in Fellowship Hall (starting at 6:45 p.m.)

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A look inside 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); activities throughout the week made this another great opportunity for Newly Ordained Ministers to learn and grow.

___________________________________________________________________________KIDS' FELLOWSHIP (ages 4 through 5th grade) for April is cancelled. So, watch for an extra-special, end-of-the-year gathering in May!

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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 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 when denominations are weakening. (His message begins around the 33-minute mark.) http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1414987/events/2737409/videos/43268655

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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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"JEREMIAH SPEAKS TO US"

(John Knox/Prism Sunday School Class presented by Dr. William R. Klein)

Lesson One (February 2, 2014) The World of the Prophets

Lesson Two (February 9, 2014) Jeremiah's Life

Lesson Three (February 16, 2014) Temple Sermon

Lesson Four (February 23, 2014) Jeremiah's Confessions __________________________________________________________________________

TRENT SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS FOR 2014 (March 21-26)

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GALS Gathering 2013 Slide Show

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FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER ROANOKE is one of many service projects Second Presbyterian undertakes through the year. Families who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless channel through Family Promise which helps keep them in stable housing situations via a network of local churches, sponsors. Our next Host Week: April 27-May 4, 2014.

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HYMNAL DEDICATIONS

Over 600 hymnals were dedicated in memory and in honor of loved ones. (Click on the link above if you'd like to review those honored.) The Hymnbook (red) from 1955 was retired on Sunday, January 5, 2014, and the new hymnal, Glory to God, was introduced into use on Sunday, January 12!

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wsMEN'S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST - This group meets at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship at The Roanoker Restaurant on Colonial Avenue. Scheduled for April 2 (7:30 a.m. at The Roanoker Restaurant); speaker to be announced. All are invited; no reservations needed!

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Our next joint RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES with St. John's Episcopal will be held on: Monday, April 14 at SJ (click here to register); Thursday, June 11 at SPC; Thursday, August 12 at SJ ("In Memory of Goldie"); October 8 at SJ; December 4 at SJ. Hours are 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. Location: The donation sites will begin to alternate between St. John's Episcopal Church and Second Presbyterian in June. The first Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE held jointly by St. John's Episcopal Church and Second Presbyterian was in September 2012. See the activities! To schedule an appointment, call 343-3659 or email your name and desired time here. You'll receive an email appointment confirmation from Red Cross prior to the date. Co-chairs are Bill Erwin and Denise Revercomb of Second Presbyterian.

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Youth Club Calendar for Spring 2014

Senior Highs Calendar for Spring 2014

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WEDNESDAY NOONDAY SERVICES - Greene Memorial United Methodist Church is honored to host the Wednesday Noonday Services: 25-minute services begin at 12:05 and offer messages of hope and faith from Roanoke's area clergy. An optional home-cooked lunch follows (suggested donation, $6). Click link for January 8-April 30 schedule.

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Eleventh Annual GALS Gathering Enjoyed!

On November 8-9, 2013, the Annual GALS Gathering featured the Rev. Elizabeth N.H. Link as Retreat Leader. She is Second's Associate Pastor for Christian Education, and her theme was "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 current 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 last summer's slide show - MONTREAT WORSHIP AND MUSIC CONFERENCE - June 23-29, 2013. 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! Nineteen youth and seven adults spent a week (June 14-21, 2013) on a mission trip to the Beth-El Farmworker Ministry in Wimauma, FL. Click here for information/reflections on the youth blog.

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ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC was June 2, 2013, at Boxtree Lodge in Vinton.

Click here for the slide show!her on June 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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