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Sunday Morning Bulletins

  • Early service at 8:45 a.m.
  • Late service at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 21, was the last day for Sunday school! Many thanks to all of the volunteers who have made 2016-2017 such a special year! Thank you, CE Volunteers!

    Sunday Mornings @ Second (June-August)

    Worship (8:45 a.m.) in the Chapel

    Worship (10:00 a.m.) in the Sanctuary (June 4 - Picnic Sunday,

    10:00 a.m. worship will be at Braeloch Pavilion in Vinton, VA)

    (September-May)

    Worship (9:00 a.m.) in the Sanctuary

    Sunday School (10:00 a.m.) (No SS or CWW on May 28, Memorial Day Weekend)

    Worship (11:00 a.m.) in the Sanctuary

    A nursery is available each Sunday morning.

    *Note: CWW will meet during the 11:00 a.m. service.

    Christian Education Brochure for 2016-2017

    Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy - Second Presbyterian Church

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    Sunday School Offerings September-May...

    For Children and Youth

    2's & 3's Sunday School:

    Teachers: Millie Anderson, Peggy Baynton, & Poo Wyche

    Children enjoy age-appropriate faith-based learning. Teachers lead the class in Bible stories, music and craft based on the God Loves Me curriculum.

    4 Year Old Preschool Sunday School:

    Teachers: Anne Horton & Susan Lancaster

    Teachers work with children using age-appropriate lessons and play, through art, music, and storytelling. This class will explore key Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories each year.

    Kindergarten-3rd Grade: The River

    River Coordinator: Maria Blackshaw

    Using the Spark Rotation curriculum, kindergartners through third graders will spend four weeks on a Bible story, and visit different workshops each week in order to experience the same story from different perspectives. The workshops include "MArts" (Music & Arts), "God's Table" (Cooking), "Holy Word, Holy Motion" (Bible Storytelling through games and drama), and "Holy Explosion" (Science).

    4th & 5th Grade: Faith in Action

    Teachers: Russell Bailey, Paula English, & Robyn Johnsen

    Each week during Sunday school, these grades will gather together to learn about God's Word for their lives using the Connect curriculum, engaging videos, Bible exploration, and hands-on projects. Throughout the church school year, they will have the opportunity to put God's Words to action, as they join together in mission as the 4th & 5th Grade Faith in Action Mission Club!

    6th-7th Grade: Meets in The Intersection

    Teachers: Jim Baynton & Judi Anderson

    Studying the "Compass Points" of faith, these young people explore ways to put their faith into practice, discerning the ways they are called to be disciples on their Christian journey.

    8th Grade Confirmation Class: Meets in The Intersection

    Teachers: Paul Anderson, Ken Lyons, Christal Pearson, & Sarah Ludwig

    Each Sunday, this class explores God's Living Word, as they study and discuss together the ways these ancient stories still hold truth have meaning for our lives today. Each confirmation student also has a faith mentor to help guide them on this yearlong journey.

    Sr. High Class: Meets in The Intersection

    Teachers: Jeff Smith, & Carolyn Sharpe

    This year, the class will be following the popular study Echo 36, a survey of 36 major themes and stories from the Old and New Testaments.

    For Adults

    Wired Word (Young Adult Class): Cafe Room (Lower Level)

    Facilitators: Miranda Eggleston, Scott, Vaughan, David Wardell, & Donna Wardell

    Join a diverse group of adults for a meaningful look at topics pertinent to Christian life today. Using The Wired Word, facilitators will help the class explore current events in light of scripture and faithful dialogue.

    The Journey Class: The Trent Classroom

    Facilitators: Bill Blaylock, Dick Hodges, Edie Naughton, John Saunders, & George Wilson

    Discover why Romans is called "the most inspirational letter ever written." Appreciate why these words to the Church in ancient Rome echo still with energy and power. Encounter theology in the making as Paul wrestles with enduring issues: justification and grace, sin and salvation, a vision of unity, and the faithfulness of God—the same issues that believers, old and new, have contemplated throughout the history of the church.

    Open Door: The Session Room

    Facilitators: Barry Holman, Therry Neilsen-Steinhardt, Mike Sisk, & Bruce Stockburger

    Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left? Join for a new study and conversation around Saving Jesus Redux, exploring the relevance of Jesus for the 21st Century, beginning on Jan 29.

    A Covenant Conversation: Library Reading Room

    Facilitator: Cindy Appel, Jeff and Robin Hobbs, & Cindy Waters

    Christian beliefs are the foundation to Christian living. So… .what do Christians believe? Join Covenant Conversation as they continue their study of Christian theology. Following this study of the tenets of Christian faith, the class will explore Jesus’ last week on earth as told in Scripture.

    POP UP Sunday School: Fellowship Hall (1st Sundays)

    POP UP is a class for adults that meets on the 1st Sunday of the month in Fellowship Hall.

    *Children, Worship, & Wonder (CWW)

    (During the 11:00 a.m. Service, Sept-May)

    Children ages pre-K through first grade enjoy their own special time of worship and wonder at CWW. Following the children’s time during the 11:00 a.m. worship service, children are excused to the temporary River Gathering Room on the second floor. There they learn the stories of our faith and worship God in a setting and style geared toward their needs and stages of development. Biblical stories are told in the context of a worship experience that includes singing, response time, and “the feast.” We hope that this program will nurture children’s innate sense of wonder, as they develop a sense of awe and reverence for worship.

    Any questions about Sunday Mornings @ Second, or other opportunities for education, please contact elizabeth@spres.org

    Sunday Evenings @ Second, Sept-May:

    Children's Choir Dinner & Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.)

    Parenting Book Study (5:00 p.m.)

    Youth Choir Rehearsal (an element of the Youth Groups program)

    Youth Club (middle school) & Sr. High Youth Group (See Calendar for up-to-date information)

    For any questions about the Children's Choir or Youth Choir and Instrumental Ensemble, please contact Children's Choir Director Kristen Smith.

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