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Celebrate the Christmas season with us at Second Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, December 16th: Movements from Vivaldi’s “Gloria” with soloists, choir & strings at 11:15 a.m. and Christmas Pageant at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 23rd: Charleston Spiritual Ensemble sings gospel music of the season during the joint service at 11:15 a.m.

Monday, December 24th: Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service with Advent readings and Christmas carols. Music begins at 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25th: Christmas Day Service Casual morning service at 10:00 a.m.

  THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT  is Sunday, December 16th at 5:30 p.m.  The children will lead us in a pageant performance with congregational hymns woven throughout.   A meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the Pageant.  Everyone is invited and all are welcome to join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ.   We only have three rehearsals so please make every effort to bring your child to each on time! We will rehearse after Wednesday Night Suppers from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on November 14th, December 5th & December 12th.

THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT is Sunday, December 16th at 5:30 p.m.

The children will lead us in a pageant performance with congregational hymns woven throughout.

A meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the Pageant.

Everyone is invited and all are welcome to join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

We only have three rehearsals so please make every effort to bring your child to each on time! We will rehearse after Wednesday Night Suppers from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on November 14th, December 5th & December 12th.


 Let's come together for one last Wednesday night of 2018! Come enjoy a Christmas movie, crafts and treats on December 19th from 6-7:30! Bring a friend! Youth are encouraged to come volunteer. We don’t have supper or programming that night but join us for a movie night and fun Christmas snacks.

Let's come together for one last Wednesday night of 2018! Come enjoy a Christmas movie, crafts and treats on December 19th from 6-7:30! Bring a friend! Youth are encouraged to come volunteer. We don’t have supper or programming that night but join us for a movie night and fun Christmas snacks.


  ALTERNATIVE GIVING  – What would it look like if we changed how we looked at Christmas? Instead of putting another “unwanted” sweater in someone’s hands, what if you were able to send a young girl to nursing school, helping her provide for her family and save lives in her community? Through MBF we have a way for you to give gifts that make a lasting difference for people living in desperate conditions. We call it Alternative Giving, and in it holds the power to literally transform circumstances and empower those bound by poverty to learn how to break its chains. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? To learn more about our Alternative Giving Program, or to donate:   Give a gift that lasts   .

ALTERNATIVE GIVING – What would it look like if we changed how we looked at Christmas? Instead of putting another “unwanted” sweater in someone’s hands, what if you were able to send a young girl to nursing school, helping her provide for her family and save lives in her community? Through MBF we have a way for you to give gifts that make a lasting difference for people living in desperate conditions. We call it Alternative Giving, and in it holds the power to literally transform circumstances and empower those bound by poverty to learn how to break its chains. Isn’t that what Christmas is all about? To learn more about our Alternative Giving Program, or to donate: Give a gift that lasts.


 Terry Hamlin's Carolina One office is a designated  Toys for Tots  drop off location. New, unwrapped toy donations are appreciated- no matter how small, how big or how many.   Email Terry  for more information or give him a call at 843-830-3946.

Terry Hamlin's Carolina One office is a designated Toys for Tots drop off location. New, unwrapped toy donations are appreciated- no matter how small, how big or how many.

Email Terry for more information or give him a call at 843-830-3946.


 Join us after the 11:15 service Sunday, December 9th for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship.   Please bring your favorite hors d'oeuvre or holiday party treat for a Christmas reception on Sunday, December 9th.  Instead of a full lunch, this month will feature cookies, holiday sweets, tea sandwiches, dips and a Christmas punch.   If you forget to bring something, join us anyway! All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Join us after the 11:15 service Sunday, December 9th for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship.

Please bring your favorite hors d'oeuvre or holiday party treat for a Christmas reception on Sunday, December 9th.

Instead of a full lunch, this month will feature cookies, holiday sweets, tea sandwiches, dips and a Christmas punch.


If you forget to bring something, join us anyway! All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

 Please come hear beautiful music by Vivaldi (1678-1741) on  Dec. 16th  when our choir sings selections from his  "Gloria"  as their annual Advent offering. The work features soloists, choir, string ensemble and organ.  Then on  Dec. 23rd  the  Charleston Spiritual Ensemble  will sing exuberant and reflective gospel Christmas music.

Please come hear beautiful music by Vivaldi (1678-1741) on Dec. 16th when our choir sings selections from his "Gloria" as their annual Advent offering. The work features soloists, choir, string ensemble and organ.

Then on Dec. 23rd the Charleston Spiritual Ensemble will sing exuberant and reflective gospel Christmas music.


 Poinsettias are now available for order! If you would like to order please  fill out the form    and submit along with $15*/poinsettia in the offering plate on Sunday, deliver to the church office, or pay  online *.  *Online payments $16/poinsettia

Poinsettias are now available for order! If you would like to order please fill out the form and submit along with $15*/poinsettia in the offering plate on Sunday, deliver to the church office, or pay online*.

*Online payments $16/poinsettia


 Advent devotionals are now available in the Sanctuary and Education Building.  This is a busy time of year for most of us. It is also the time of year when we want to talk with our loved ones about the real meaning of Christmas. But, where do we start? We want to partner with families to encourage ways to have simple, but meaningful conversations about Christ’s birth.  These five devotions walk through the story of the birth of Christ and bring to life the characters of the story, along with the traditional themes of hope, peace, joy and love using Luke 2:1-20 divided up into the 5 weeks. The devotionals also come with coloring sheets, “create-your-own-nativity,” and an Advent calendar.  Don’t have children? We encourage you to still take one of these devotionals to help you as we journey through this Advent season.  Come, let us adore Him!

Advent devotionals are now available in the Sanctuary and Education Building.

This is a busy time of year for most of us. It is also the time of year when we want to talk with our loved ones about the real meaning of Christmas. But, where do we start? We want to partner with families to encourage ways to have simple, but meaningful conversations about Christ’s birth.

These five devotions walk through the story of the birth of Christ and bring to life the characters of the story, along with the traditional themes of hope, peace, joy and love using Luke 2:1-20 divided up into the 5 weeks. The devotionals also come with coloring sheets, “create-your-own-nativity,” and an Advent calendar.

Don’t have children? We encourage you to still take one of these devotionals to help you as we journey through this Advent season.

Come, let us adore Him!


  Christmas Joy Special Offering   The Christmas Joy Special Offering will be received on December 23.   THE PERFECT GIFT   Every generous act of giving ... is from above. — James 1:17  In the lead up to Christmas, many of us spend time in search of the perfect gift — the gift that communicates to friends and family how much we know and love them. We search our memories for indications of what gift might cause the faces of our loved ones to light up on Christmas morning. We scour the stores and shops, hoping to come across the thing that will communicate a depth that our words cannot.  For those of us gathered together in Advent expectation, we know that the only perfect gift ever given was the one we received in Jesus Christ. At the Incarnation, we celebrate God who came to dwell among us, bringing light into darkness, and reconciliation to God and to one another. A perfect gift from a gracious God. Although we cannot give the perfect gift, we can give generously, knowing, as the New Testament letter of James says, “every generous act of giving ... is from above.” And, as important as gifts to loved ones are, the Church rejoices and gives in special ways, drawing us back, again and again, to a manger scene with bowed shepherds and joyous angels, and the truth of God’s perfect gift to us.  We can never match God’s perfect gift in Jesus, but through the Christmas Joy Offering, we can testify to who we have known God to be. Our perfect gift comes from above. Our gifts reflect our generous God. Our gifts support leaders in our Church and world — past, present and future.

Christmas Joy Special Offering

The Christmas Joy Special Offering will be received on December 23.

THE PERFECT GIFT

Every generous act of giving ... is from above. — James 1:17

In the lead up to Christmas, many of us spend time in search of the perfect gift — the gift that communicates to friends and family how much we know and love them. We search our memories for indications of what gift might cause the faces of our loved ones to light up on Christmas morning. We scour the stores and shops, hoping to come across the thing that will communicate a depth that our words cannot.

For those of us gathered together in Advent expectation, we know that the only perfect gift ever given was the one we received in Jesus Christ. At the Incarnation, we celebrate God who came to dwell among us, bringing light into darkness, and reconciliation to God and to one another. A perfect gift from a gracious God. Although we cannot give the perfect gift, we can give generously, knowing, as the New Testament letter of James says, “every generous act of giving ... is from above.” And, as important as gifts to loved ones are, the Church rejoices and gives in special ways, drawing us back, again and again, to a manger scene with bowed shepherds and joyous angels, and the truth of God’s perfect gift to us.

We can never match God’s perfect gift in Jesus, but through the Christmas Joy Offering, we can testify to who we have known God to be. Our perfect gift comes from above. Our gifts reflect our generous God. Our gifts support leaders in our Church and world — past, present and future.