UPCOMING EVENTS

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A Charleston vigil will be held in solidarity with the people of Christchurch, New Zealand.  Members of the public are invited to attend a vigil in observance of those slain and injured during the recent attacks at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the mosque of the Islamic Council of Charleston.  In accordance with the Islamic tradition inside mosques, Vigil attendees will be asked to remove their shoes upon entry of the worship room of the mosque, before the Vigil begins.  Join us tonight at 6 p.m. as we come together with our community at the mosque of the Islamic Council of Charleston, 1117 King Street.

A Charleston vigil will be held in solidarity with the people of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Members of the public are invited to attend a vigil in observance of those slain and injured during the recent attacks at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the mosque of the Islamic Council of Charleston.

In accordance with the Islamic tradition inside mosques, Vigil attendees will be asked to remove their shoes upon entry of the worship room of the mosque, before the Vigil begins.

Join us tonight at 6 p.m. as we come together with our community at the mosque of the Islamic Council of Charleston, 1117 King Street.


"I AM" SERMON DISCUSSION SERIES   Everyone is invited for a time of fellowship and conversation on Wednesday evenings. Supper is served each Wednesday from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. at which time we will come together to discuss the "I am" Lenten sermon series until 7:00 p.m.  Young children are invited down to the nursery room at 6:15 p.m. Children, elementary age and up, are invited upstairs to choir practice at 6:00 p.m. followed by a time of discipleship activities in the youth room.   Choir rehearsal and other bible studies will still meet, but the whole congregation is encouraged to make the commitment to join us for these five Wednesdays during Lent.   Wednesdays, March 13th & 20th and April 3rd, 10th & 17th

"I AM" SERMON DISCUSSION SERIES

Everyone is invited for a time of fellowship and conversation on Wednesday evenings. Supper is served each Wednesday from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. at which time we will come together to discuss the "I am" Lenten sermon series until 7:00 p.m.

Young children are invited down to the nursery room at 6:15 p.m. Children, elementary age and up, are invited upstairs to choir practice at 6:00 p.m. followed by a time of discipleship activities in the youth room.

Choir rehearsal and other bible studies will still meet, but the whole congregation is encouraged to make the commitment to join us for these five Wednesdays during Lent.

Wednesdays, March 13th & 20th and April 3rd, 10th & 17th


The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday,  April 20th .  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.  In keeping with tradition, our neighbors from First(Scots) will join us for this morning of fellowship and fun.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 20th.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the hunt will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.

In keeping with tradition, our neighbors from First(Scots) will join us for this morning of fellowship and fun.


With a nod to St. Patrick’s Day and the luck of the Irish, our Second Sunday Lunch on March 10th will be a “Pot luck  Lunch.” Bring your favorite casserole, side dish, salad, or dessert. All are welcome — even if you can’t bring anything!   Join us on the second Sunday of every month for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship following the worship service. The March 10th lunch will also be a welcome reception for our new members.

With a nod to St. Patrick’s Day and the luck of the Irish, our Second Sunday Lunch on March 10th will be a “Potluck Lunch.” Bring your favorite casserole, side dish, salad, or dessert. All are welcome — even if you can’t bring anything!

Join us on the second Sunday of every month for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship following the worship service. The March 10th lunch will also be a welcome reception for our new members.


Join us for Wednesday Night Suppers starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by bible studies, rehearsals and activities.   Wednesday Nights are all about fellowship, discipleship & growing in our faith at Second. Join the midweek fellowship in 2019! We split into groups at 6:15, so you can join in a book study even if you aren't able to make it to supper.  We have study groups for all ages, including adults.  We hope you will join us!   All children & youth are invited up to the Youth Room or downstairs to the nursery at 6:15. We will start our evening of discipleship with a recreational activity that relates to our lesson. From there we will break off into our age-appropriate studies. Each week our  youth  put their faith into action through study, art & service. Our  elementary  students learn about the powerful, miraculous and awesome ways God works in the stories of our faith. Our  preschool  students even take part in learning the Bible stories.   Supper is $5 for adults and $3 for children with a $15 family max.

Join us for Wednesday Night Suppers starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by bible studies, rehearsals and activities.

Wednesday Nights are all about fellowship, discipleship & growing in our faith at Second. Join the midweek fellowship in 2019! We split into groups at 6:15, so you can join in a book study even if you aren't able to make it to supper. We have study groups for all ages, including adults. We hope you will join us!

All children & youth are invited up to the Youth Room or downstairs to the nursery at 6:15. We will start our evening of discipleship with a recreational activity that relates to our lesson. From there we will break off into our age-appropriate studies. Each week our youth put their faith into action through study, art & service. Our elementary students learn about the powerful, miraculous and awesome ways God works in the stories of our faith. Our preschool students even take part in learning the Bible stories.

Supper is $5 for adults and $3 for children with a $15 family max.


Elementary aged children are invited to join the Children’s Choir.  Clarissa Rider, our soprano section leader, leads  practice on Wednesdays  at 6:00 p.m. Practice will last about 20 minutes after which the choir children will be able to join in the regular discipleship programming in the Youth Room.

Elementary aged children are invited to join the Children’s Choir.

Clarissa Rider, our soprano section leader, leads practice on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Practice will last about 20 minutes after which the choir children will be able to join in the regular discipleship programming in the Youth Room.


Contact Debra J. Gammons with any questions (864-386-0005 or  dgammons@charlestonlaw.edu)

Contact Debra J. Gammons with any questions (864-386-0005 or dgammons@charlestonlaw.edu)


Montreat Youth Conference   Conference held June 9-15th for all current 8th-12th graders.  Contact the church office to sign up.

Montreat Youth Conference

Conference held June 9-15th for all current 8th-12th graders.

Contact the church office to sign up.


We partner with the PDA to help serve in times of great need. You can respond to the devastation of both local disasters, like the California fires and recent hurricanes, and those abroad, like the tsunami in Indonesia and earthquake in Haiti, with your prayers and by donating directly through   Presbyterian Disaster Assistance   .   Give, Act, Pray.

We partner with the PDA to help serve in times of great need. You can respond to the devastation of both local disasters, like the California fires and recent hurricanes, and those abroad, like the tsunami in Indonesia and earthquake in Haiti, with your prayers and by donating directly through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Give, Act, Pray.

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Young adults & families are invited to come for brunch & fellowship the 1st Sunday of each month. The group will meet at the front door of the Education Building after the 11:15 service and walk/drive to our restaurant of choice.  March 3rd we’ll walk to Bay Street Biergarten.  For more information contact  Lee Lingle .

Young adults & families are invited to come for brunch & fellowship the 1st Sunday of each month. The group will meet at the front door of the Education Building after the 11:15 service and walk/drive to our restaurant of choice.

March 3rd we’ll walk to Bay Street Biergarten.

For more information contact Lee Lingle.


SHAW CENTER VOLUNTEERS  – Homework helpers are needed at the Shaw Center on Mary Street. The children are mostly lower and middle elementary level and they arrive about 2:45 and work on homework until about 4:00. For more information and to volunteer, call Ms. Williams at 843-478-8743 or Delonza "Flip" Simmons at 843-252-1130. The Shaw Center receives support from our mission budget and this is a hands-on way to be involved.   THE NAVIGATION CENTER  is the new name for the Day Resource Center that provides a wide range of daytime services for our homeless brothers and sisters, operated by Military Community Connection. The Navigation Center is located at 529 Meeting Street, 29403.

SHAW CENTER VOLUNTEERS – Homework helpers are needed at the Shaw Center on Mary Street. The children are mostly lower and middle elementary level and they arrive about 2:45 and work on homework until about 4:00. For more information and to volunteer, call Ms. Williams at 843-478-8743 or Delonza "Flip" Simmons at 843-252-1130. The Shaw Center receives support from our mission budget and this is a hands-on way to be involved.

THE NAVIGATION CENTER is the new name for the Day Resource Center that provides a wide range of daytime services for our homeless brothers and sisters, operated by Military Community Connection. The Navigation Center is located at 529 Meeting Street, 29403.


Second Edition Book Club on Tuesday March 19th, 6:30 p.m.  This month we are reading  The Reckoning , a John Grisham novel and a change of pace. It is somewhat different from earlier works of his that we have read. It deals with betrayal, anger, and retribution. The central character is a survivor of the Bataan Death March, and it is detailed (some think interminably, though it is interesting in historical perspective).  Anne and Stacy Hull will host the March meeting at 2450 Sylvan Shores Dr., Charleston, SC, 29414.

Second Edition Book Club on Tuesday March 19th, 6:30 p.m.

This month we are reading The Reckoning, a John Grisham novel and a change of pace. It is somewhat different from earlier works of his that we have read. It deals with betrayal, anger, and retribution. The central character is a survivor of the Bataan Death March, and it is detailed (some think interminably, though it is interesting in historical perspective).

Anne and Stacy Hull will host the March meeting at 2450 Sylvan Shores Dr., Charleston, SC, 29414.


2019 Charleston  Walk for Water  March 30, 2019 | 9:00 AM Riverfront Park, North Charleston  On March 30, thousands will rally together in Charleston to give hope to those who lack access to safe water.  It’s more than a Walk.  It’s an event that will impact people around the world forever by providing solutions that save lives. Join us as we Walk so others won’t have to.

2019 Charleston Walk for Water
March 30, 2019 | 9:00 AM
Riverfront Park, North Charleston

On March 30, thousands will rally together in Charleston to give hope to those who lack access to safe water. It’s more than a Walk. It’s an event that will impact people around the world forever by providing solutions that save lives. Join us as we Walk so others won’t have to.


Help us stock the church freezer with meals that we can take, as needed, to church members who have lost a loved one, had a baby, been sick, had surgery, etc.  Contact the deacons for more information.

Help us stock the church freezer with meals that we can take, as needed, to church members who have lost a loved one, had a baby, been sick, had surgery, etc.

Contact the deacons for more information.


A new Travel Club will meet once a month for people to gather to talk about travel experiences, future plans, and hopefully even take some weekend trips together. Contact Nicole (nschuerman@yahoo.com or 630-853-4734) for more information.

A new Travel Club will meet once a month for people to gather to talk about travel experiences, future plans, and hopefully even take some weekend trips together.
Contact Nicole (nschuerman@yahoo.com or 630-853-4734) for more information.


The Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation was created to honor Tywanza, son of Felicia Sanders, who was one of the victims of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church next door. The foundation is on a mission to give youth opportunities to pursue their education and entrepreneurial dreams.  Find more information and ways to donate through their  website .

The Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation was created to honor Tywanza, son of Felicia Sanders, who was one of the victims of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church next door. The foundation is on a mission to give youth opportunities to pursue their education and entrepreneurial dreams.

Find more information and ways to donate through their website.


Check back for upcoming events in relation to our ongoing involvement with the Illumination Project. The faith community's mission is to plan and implement an ongoing community-wide effort wherein people of various races, cultures and faith traditions regularly pray together for the success of the Illumination Project, and deepen their own understanding across groups so they are more able to collaborate in community-wide good works.

Check back for upcoming events in relation to our ongoing involvement with the Illumination Project. The faith community's mission is to plan and implement an ongoing community-wide effort wherein people of various races, cultures and faith traditions regularly pray together for the success of the Illumination Project, and deepen their own understanding across groups so they are more able to collaborate in community-wide good works.


LIFE OF THE CHURCH

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Early Morning Kickboxing & Power Lifting, Young Professionals Fellowship Groups, Young Families Group, Women’s Bible Study Group, 2nd Presbyterian Men’s Society, Youth Fellowship Gatherings, Annual Oyster Roast, Second Edition Book Club, Second Presbyterian Travel Club, Seersucker & Fancy Hat Sunday, “Seconds Please” Tea Room, “Supper at Second” Wednesday Night Fellowship, Game Night, Talent Show, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Vacation Bible School, Summer at Second (summer camp), Community Thanksgiving, Food Drives for Lowcountry Food Bank and Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation, Parents’ Night Out Youth Fundraiser, Souper Bowl Sunday, Operation Christmas Child, Journey (Campus Ministry), Advent Workshop, Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat, Christmas Pageant, Brunch Bunch

ENGAGING OUR COMMUNITY

PARTNERSHIPS

Easter Egg Hunt with First Scots, 1st Wednesday Men’s Luncheon at St. Philips, Gospel Choir & Spiritual Ensemble, Community Worship Service at Thanksgiving, Community Worship Service on Maundy Thursday, MUSC Camp Communication, Hands of Christ, Sisters in Serenity, The Shaw Center, Charleston Illumination Project, Sophia Institute's Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, Beth Heyward Missions, Bible Foundation Shipping, Loving America Street, Laundry Matters, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, Colin McKay Grant Home, Coward-Bolivia Service, One80 Place, Feeding of the Multitude, Florence Crittenton Home, G.O.A.L., Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Help for Haiti, Kai Dutton Fund, LEAP, Medical Benevolence – Congo, Medical Missions, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Communities of SC, Presbyterian Student Association, Rural Mission, Star Gospel Mission, Thornwell Home, Tywanza Sanders Legacy Foundation, Water Mission