UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us Wednesday Nights for Supper at Second in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner is at 5:30pm followed by fellowship and fun for all ages.

Join us Wednesday Nights for Supper at Second in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner is at 5:30pm followed by fellowship and fun for all ages.


Now in its fifth year, the Colour of Music Festival offers a musical kaleidoscope highlighting the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture. The annual Colour of Music Festival will take place at various venues throughout historic Charleston, South Carolina. Assembling acclaimed black chamber ensemble players and artists to form the Colour of Music Orchestra, the five-day Festival showcases some of the top black classical musicians in the United States, trained at some of the most prestigious music schools, conservatories and universities in the world. Visit www.colourofmusic.org for more information.

Now in its fifth year, the Colour of Music Festival offers a musical kaleidoscope highlighting the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture. The annual Colour of Music Festival will take place at various venues throughout historic Charleston, South Carolina.

Assembling acclaimed black chamber ensemble players and artists to form the Colour of Music Orchestra, the five-day Festival showcases some of the top black classical musicians in the United States, trained at some of the most prestigious music schools, conservatories and universities in the world.

Visit www.colourofmusic.org for more information.


This month’s book is Truth Doesn't Have a Side by Dr. Bennet Omalu about the story of his fight against the odds. He grew up in Nigeria amid the civil strife there as a member of the Igbo minority. Nevertheless, he was able to obtain an education and eventually moved to the USA where he was a Neuropathologist. He made the original connection between multiple concussive injuries and the later development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the condition that affects so many sports figures and military veterans. Sharon Hoffman will host September 19th at 6:30 at her new address: 1021 Bowman Woods Dr, Mt Pleasant (843-906-2932).

This month’s book is Truth Doesn't Have a Side by Dr. Bennet Omalu about the story of his fight against the odds. He grew up in Nigeria amid the civil strife there as a member of the Igbo minority. Nevertheless, he was able to obtain an education and eventually moved to the USA where he was a Neuropathologist. He made the original connection between multiple concussive injuries and the later development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the condition that affects so many sports figures and military veterans. Sharon Hoffman will host September 19th at 6:30 at her new address: 1021 Bowman Woods Dr, Mt Pleasant (843-906-2932).


Peace & Global Witness Special Offering on October 1st “So he came and proclaimed peace to those who were far off and peace to those who were near.”  Ephesians 2:17 The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus came to proclaim a peace that is universal. While the earthly ministry of Jesus happened in a specific age and place, the peace he shared is limited by neither time nor geography.   When violence forced John Khamis to flee South Sudan in 2016 for a refugee camp in Uganda, he did not leave behind his commitment to Christian peacebuilding in a country embroiled in civil war. John lives in the Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp along with 270,000 other South Sudanese. Amid the crowded conditions and heat, he strives to calm anger and heal bitterness among rival ethnic groups as he bears witness to the Christian call to reconciliation. He is an Episcopal clergymen and a trauma specialist with RECONCILE International, a South Sudanese ecumenical organization that works for a healthy, peaceful, and democratic society in South Sudan. He and his colleagues, many of them alumni of the Peace Institute which had been in South Sudan, are teaching members of those rival groups how to engage peaceably with each other and with others in that crowded camp. John told a mission co-worker that life in the camp is “sometimes so overwhelming I find myself asking if this is really me. I once had a comfortable home and plenty of clean drinking water.” Yet he is not giving up; he and his colleagues are determined that the dream of peace for South Sudan will not die. Your gifts to the Peace and Global Witness Offering will help RECONCILE (Resource Centre for Civil Leadership) continue its persistent pursuit of peace. PresbyterianMission.org

Peace & Global Witness Special Offering on October 1st

“So he came and proclaimed peace to those who were far off and peace to those who were near.”  Ephesians 2:17

The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus came to proclaim a peace that is universal. While the earthly ministry of Jesus happened in a specific age and place, the peace he shared is limited by neither time nor geography.

 

When violence forced John Khamis to flee South Sudan in 2016 for a refugee camp in Uganda, he did not leave behind his commitment to Christian peacebuilding in a country embroiled in civil war.

John lives in the Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp along with 270,000 other South Sudanese. Amid the crowded conditions and heat, he strives to calm anger and heal bitterness among rival ethnic groups as he bears witness to the Christian call to reconciliation. He is an Episcopal clergymen and a trauma specialist with RECONCILE International, a South Sudanese ecumenical organization that works for a healthy, peaceful, and democratic society in South Sudan. He and his colleagues, many of them alumni of the Peace Institute which had been in South Sudan, are teaching members of those rival groups how to engage peaceably with each other and with others in that crowded camp.

John told a mission co-worker that life in the camp is “sometimes so overwhelming I find myself asking if this is really me. I once had a comfortable home and plenty of clean drinking water.” Yet he is not giving up; he and his colleagues are determined that the dream of peace for South Sudan will not die. Your gifts to the Peace and Global Witness Offering will help RECONCILE (Resource Centre for Civil Leadership) continue its persistent pursuit of peace.

PresbyterianMission.org


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.


There will be a Fall Gathering BBQ and Bake Off for Cursillo/Pilgrimage at Peace Presbyterian September 9th from 4-6pm. Please join us for food, music, fellowship, and a chance to introduce potential participants to our Fourth Day. We’ll have BBQ and fixin's. Please bring a side dish or your best dessert to share. – Now is the time to send in applications!  Fred Feil is the Moderator for the weekend, October 5-8th, and our own Randy Cook and Allyson Carrington are faithfully serving on staff again. Applications are available on the website and scholarships will be given out at the September 9th BBQ.

There will be a Fall Gathering BBQ and Bake Off for Cursillo/Pilgrimage at Peace Presbyterian September 9th from 4-6pm. Please join us for food, music, fellowship, and a chance to introduce potential participants to our Fourth Day. We’ll have BBQ and fixin's. Please bring a side dish or your best dessert to share.

– Now is the time to send in applications!  Fred Feil is the Moderator for the weekend, October 5-8th, and our own Randy Cook and Allyson Carrington are faithfully serving on staff again. Applications are available on the website and scholarships will be given out at the September 9th BBQ.

Our Youth are putting together “Gift of the Heart" kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to send to those affected by recent disasters. They are making the Hygiene Kits on September 27th and need the following items: hand towels washcloths wide-tooth combs nail clippers bars of soap (in wrapper) toothbrushes (in original packaging) Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips You can find a box for your donations just outside the Fellowship Hall.

Our Youth are putting together “Gift of the Heart" kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to send to those affected by recent disasters. They are making the Hygiene Kits on September 27th and need the following items:

hand towels

washcloths

wide-tooth combs

nail clippers

bars of soap (in wrapper)

toothbrushes (in original packaging)

Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips

You can find a box for your donations just outside the Fellowship Hall.


You can respond to the devastation of recent disasters with your prayers, by collecting items for the Hygiene Kits our Youth are assembling, and by donating directly through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Text 'PDA' to 20222 to donate $10 to the PC(USA)General Relief account. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to recent hurricane and earthquake disasters as well as other international disaster zones. Give, Act, Pray through pda.pcusa.org.

You can respond to the devastation of recent disasters with your prayers, by collecting items for the Hygiene Kits our Youth are assembling, and by donating directly through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Text 'PDA' to 20222 to donate $10 to the PC(USA)General Relief account. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to recent hurricane and earthquake disasters as well as other international disaster zones. Give, Act, Pray through pda.pcusa.org.


Dear Partners in Mission, This has been a busy time for the PCOSS/S education community. As the social and economic climates continually fluctuate, we are called upon to make many adjustments and rethink strategies. The pressure this places upon our learners, teachers, administrators and parents is not unnoticed. We thank you for your continued perseverance. As we look at the future educational needs in country and the diaspora, our focus is shifting from construction towards what happens inside the school’s “walls.” Thus, we will continue to engage in the training of the Education Board, Parents Council and School Management Committee members as well as head teachers and their deputies. Our goal is to increase their capacity so that they will be able to support their schools financially, morally, and administratively. An instrumental part of many trainings for these groups and our classroom teachers has been and will continue to be trauma healing, especially as it relates to working with traumatized children and communities. We will also seek to provide great-er inputs to address the critical shortage of basic teaching and learning aids, sanitation, and classroom furniture. We still call upon parents to contribute to their children’s school success by paying the small school fees so that teachers may receive incentives and purchase basic supplies like chalk, pens and exercise books. Thanks to our dedicated school communities as we continue to do our best. To our partners, your support is a great blessing. "One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world." -Malala Yousafzi You can download the full Newsletter from Presbyterian Church of South Sudan/Sudan. Prayer cards for Leisa Wagstaff, our mission co-worker with the people of South Sudan, are available in the information racks in the church foyer and to the right of the door exiting the Education Building. Please pick one up for your home bulletin board to remind you to keep her and the people she works with in your prayers.

Dear Partners in Mission,

This has been a busy time for the PCOSS/S education community. As the social and economic climates continually fluctuate, we are called upon to make many adjustments and rethink strategies. The pressure this places upon our learners, teachers, administrators and parents is not unnoticed. We thank you for your continued perseverance.
As we look at the future educational needs in country and the diaspora, our focus is shifting from construction towards what happens inside the school’s “walls.” Thus, we will continue to engage in the training of the Education Board, Parents Council and School Management Committee members as well as head teachers and their deputies. Our goal is to increase their capacity so that they will be able to support their schools financially, morally, and administratively.
An instrumental part of many trainings for these groups and our classroom teachers has been and will continue to be trauma healing, especially as it relates to working with traumatized children and communities.
We will also seek to provide great-er inputs to address the critical shortage of basic teaching and learning aids, sanitation, and classroom furniture. We still call upon parents to contribute to their children’s school success by paying the small school fees so that teachers may receive incentives and purchase basic supplies like chalk, pens and exercise books.
Thanks to our dedicated school communities as we continue to do our best. To our partners, your support is a great blessing.

"One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world." -Malala Yousafzi

You can download the full Newsletter from Presbyterian Church of South Sudan/Sudan.

Prayer cards for Leisa Wagstaff, our mission co-worker with the people of South Sudan, are available in the information racks in the church foyer and to the right of the door exiting the Education Building. Please pick one up for your home bulletin board to remind you to keep her and the people she works with in your prayers.


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 Liv at olivia.cappelmann@2ndpc.org 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 Liv at olivia.cappelmann@2ndpc.org for more information.


There is a mission opportunity to serve partners in Haiti with Medical Benevolence Foundation. This trip is October 7–14 and MBF is extending an invitation to those at Second Pres to join this trip to serve partners in Haiti. If you are unable to go on the trip you can still participate by being a “Sender”! Senders pray for and encourage others as they prepare for the trip and as they serve. Senders are critical to the success of any mission trip. Contact Sarah Mitchell or visit www.mbfoundation.org for more information.

There is a mission opportunity to serve partners in Haiti with Medical Benevolence Foundation. This trip is October 7–14 and MBF is extending an invitation to those at Second Pres to join this trip to serve partners in Haiti. If you are unable to go on the trip you can still participate by being a “Sender”! Senders pray for and encourage others as they prepare for the trip and as they serve. Senders are critical to the success of any mission trip. Contact Sarah Mitchell or visit www.mbfoundation.org for more information.


The next Prayer Gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 13th from 9:00-10:00am at Bishop Gadsden Facility. The faith community's mission with the Illumination Project Prayer Gatherings 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.

The next Prayer Gathering will be held on Wednesday, September 13th from 9:00-10:00am at Bishop Gadsden Facility.

The faith community's mission with the Illumination Project Prayer Gatherings 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.