UPCOMING EVENTS

 All are invited as we come together for a  Community Thanksgiving Service  and Supper on Tuesday, November 20th. The service will start at 7pm and supper will follow.  This is an annual time of community as area churches come together in our sanctuary in a collaborative evening of thanksgiving and worship.   Invite your friends and neighbors!

All are invited as we come together for a Community Thanksgiving Service and Supper on Tuesday, November 20th. The service will start at 7pm and supper will follow.

This is an annual time of community as area churches come together in our sanctuary in a collaborative evening of thanksgiving and worship.

Invite your friends and neighbors!


 Advent Craft Workshop  Wednesday, November 28th  Supper starts at 5:30 followed by Christmas hymn sing-along, family-friendly craft stations, and the option to make live advent wreaths ($20 each).

Advent Craft Workshop

Wednesday, November 28th

Supper starts at 5:30 followed by Christmas hymn sing-along, family-friendly craft stations, and the option to make live advent wreaths ($20 each).


 Parents can tackle some last-minute Christmas shopping KID-FREE!  On Saturday, December 8th from 9 a.m. till noon, children will enjoy Christmas crafts, movies and a special snack!  Cost is $15 for the first child, $10 for each addition child, $30 family max.  Email Liv to sign up by December 3rd.  All money raised will go to offset costs for youth attending the Montreat Youth Conferences.

Parents can tackle some last-minute Christmas shopping KID-FREE!
On Saturday, December 8th from 9 a.m. till noon, children will enjoy Christmas crafts, movies and a special snack!
Cost is $15 for the first child, $10 for each addition child, $30 family max.
Email Liv to sign up by December 3rd. All money raised will go to offset costs for youth attending the Montreat Youth Conferences.


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 Terry Hamlin’s Mount Pleasant North office of Carolina One Real Estate is a designated Toys for Tots drop off location.  We all know the reason for the season, but sharing the caring by helping a child open their eyes to a gift or two on Christmas morning is part of the celebration of the love of the Lord and the birth of His son. I hope you can find it in your heart to drop off a new, unwrapped toy. No matter how small, how big or how many- any donation is equally appreciated.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and to see a child smile is always a good thing.  We are at 2713 Hwy 17, North in Mount Pleasant. The office is just one hundred feet north of the intersection of 17 and Hamlin Road. Just pull in between the two green buildings and turn left onto our parking lot. We are open 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday and we are also open from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.  If you would like me to pick up your donation, please  email , call or text me at 843-830-3946.  -Terry

Terry Hamlin’s Mount Pleasant North office of Carolina One Real Estate is a designated Toys for Tots drop off location.

We all know the reason for the season, but sharing the caring by helping a child open their eyes to a gift or two on Christmas morning is part of the celebration of the love of the Lord and the birth of His son. I hope you can find it in your heart to drop off a new, unwrapped toy. No matter how small, how big or how many- any donation is equally appreciated.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and to see a child smile is always a good thing.

We are at 2713 Hwy 17, North in Mount Pleasant. The office is just one hundred feet north of the intersection of 17 and Hamlin Road. Just pull in between the two green buildings and turn left onto our parking lot. We are open 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday and we are also open from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

If you would like me to pick up your donation, please email, call or text me at 843-830-3946.

-Terry


  Higher Ground  A Wednesday Night Environmental Stewardship Study     Are you concerned about the increase in sunny day flooding as well as the more intense storms that we are experiencing? Would you like to address the root cause of environmental damage and be a part of the solution? Join a study of  Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds , a guide to participants of an accessible step-by-step program for personal CO2-reduction that leaves you empowered and inspired at the difference you can make toward this issue of our time. Environmental change pioneer and author David Gershon will take us through every step of the carbon-reduction process, from calculating our current CO2 footprint to tracking progress and measuring impact. By making simple changes to actions taken every day, we will learn how to reduce our annual household CO2 output by at least 15%. Other benefits are a satisfaction in caring for creation, saving money from reduced energy bills, and leaving a better world for future generations.  God entrusted the world to humans. It is our job to be better stewards of God’s creation. Join us as we walk through this study discussing CO2 reduction, spirituality and environmental stewardship.  The group will meet at 6:30pm on Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17th and November 7 & 14th.  Supper will be served beforehand starting at 5:30pm and childcare is available.  For more information on the study please email  Marion . To RSVP for the study and/or to sign up for childcare please email  Liv .

Higher Ground
A Wednesday Night Environmental Stewardship Study


Are you concerned about the increase in sunny day flooding as well as the more intense storms that we are experiencing? Would you like to address the root cause of environmental damage and be a part of the solution? Join a study of Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds, a guide to participants of an accessible step-by-step program for personal CO2-reduction that leaves you empowered and inspired at the difference you can make toward this issue of our time. Environmental change pioneer and author David Gershon will take us through every step of the carbon-reduction process, from calculating our current CO2 footprint to tracking progress and measuring impact. By making simple changes to actions taken every day, we will learn how to reduce our annual household CO2 output by at least 15%. Other benefits are a satisfaction in caring for creation, saving money from reduced energy bills, and leaving a better world for future generations.

God entrusted the world to humans. It is our job to be better stewards of God’s creation. Join us as we walk through this study discussing CO2 reduction, spirituality and environmental stewardship. The group will meet at 6:30pm on Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17th and November 7 & 14th. Supper will be served beforehand starting at 5:30pm and childcare is available.

For more information on the study please email Marion. To RSVP for the study and/or to sign up for childcare please email Liv.


 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?   At 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:    Click here to give a gift that lasts.

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?

At 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:

Click here to give a gift that lasts.


 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.   There were a total of 1144 Citizens/Police Officers participated in 2017.   Download  a detailed description of 2017 Listening Sessions as a PDF.

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.

There were a total of 1144 Citizens/Police Officers participated in 2017. Download a detailed description of 2017 Listening Sessions as a PDF.


 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 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 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.

 Join us on the second Sunday of each month for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship following the 11:15 a.m. worship service.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share on Sunday, December 9th. Even if you forget to bring something, join us anyway! All are welcome!  We are so excited about this renewed opportunity for you to get to know and spend time with your church family.  We hope to see you there!

Join us on the second Sunday of each month for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship following the 11:15 a.m. worship service.

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share on Sunday, December 9th. Even if you forget to bring something, join us anyway! All are welcome!

We are so excited about this renewed opportunity for you to get to know and spend time with your church family.

We hope to see you there!


  Join us for Wednesday Night Suppers starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by bible studies, rehearsals and activities at 6:15 p.m.    Wednesday Nights are all about fellowship, discipleship & growing in our faith at Second! Join us for supper starting at 5:30. All children & youth are invited to join us on the playground starting at 6:15, weather & light dependent. 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 in action through study, art & service. Our elementary students are currently learning about the powerful, miraculous and awesome ways God uses water in the stories of our faith. Our preschool students even take part in learning the Bible stories.  We have study groups for all ages, including adults.  We hope you will join us!   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 at 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday Nights are all about fellowship, discipleship & growing in our faith at Second! Join us for supper starting at 5:30. All children & youth are invited to join us on the playground starting at 6:15, weather & light dependent. 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 in action through study, art & service. Our elementary students are currently learning about the powerful, miraculous and awesome ways God uses water in the stories of our faith. Our preschool students even take part in learning the Bible stories. We have study groups for all ages, including adults. We hope you will join us!

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


 Come work on a HABITAT FOR HUMANITY home build on James Island on Friday, Nov. 30th and Saturday, Dec. 1st. Any and all help welcome. No experience necessary! Half day (8am-noon or noon-4pm) or full day shifts available. Email  Trish Milner  with any questions and to sign up.

Come work on a HABITAT FOR HUMANITY home build on James Island on Friday, Nov. 30th and Saturday, Dec. 1st. Any and all help welcome. No experience necessary! Half day (8am-noon or noon-4pm) or full day shifts available. Email Trish Milner with any questions and to sign up.


  Check back for the next "Beautify the Yard" date.    Bring your family, cleaning tools, and enjoy the sun as we beautify the church’s yard!   Contact Debra J. Gammons (864-386-0005) with any questions.

Check back for the next "Beautify the Yard" date.

Bring your family, cleaning tools, and enjoy the sun as we beautify the church’s yard!

Contact Debra J. Gammons (864-386-0005) with any questions.


 A new men’s book study/bible study is meeting on Wednesday nights as an addition to other activities on  Mid Week Church Night at 2nd . Come join others this week for supper stating at 5:30. Then break out to get to know each other better. The first book is biblically grounded, culturally pertinent and will provide a platform for us to begin the next leg of the journey here. A five or six week study. Come when you can.  The first book is by Bill Hybels, the founding and former senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. His was one of the most attended churches in North America, with an average attendance of nearly 24,000 as of 6 years ago. He is now disgraced. The church he founded is in turmoil. The people he shepherded and worked with are in shock. A number of years ago he wrote:  Who Are You When No One’s Looking?   Why are we reading a book written by a megachurch pastor who has resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations? We look forward to some interesting discussion considering the author’s fall from grace, the #metoo movement, and how this book can still provide the message and guidance it was intended to.

A new men’s book study/bible study is meeting on Wednesday nights as an addition to other activities on Mid Week Church Night at 2nd. Come join others this week for supper stating at 5:30. Then break out to get to know each other better. The first book is biblically grounded, culturally pertinent and will provide a platform for us to begin the next leg of the journey here. A five or six week study. Come when you can.

The first book is by Bill Hybels, the founding and former senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. His was one of the most attended churches in North America, with an average attendance of nearly 24,000 as of 6 years ago. He is now disgraced. The church he founded is in turmoil. The people he shepherded and worked with are in shock. A number of years ago he wrote: Who Are You When No One’s Looking?

Why are we reading a book written by a megachurch pastor who has resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations? We look forward to some interesting discussion considering the author’s fall from grace, the #metoo movement, and how this book can still provide the message and guidance it was intended to.


 Second Edition Book Club will next meet December 4th to discuss  Three Sisters, Three Queens.  This novel of Tudor England and the intrigue of the Tudor court, spies in the government of Queen Elizabeth I and the inter-twined lives the Tudor princesses.  The meeting will be at the home of Carol White, 1645 Cristalino Circle in West Ashley, December 4th at 6:30pm.  *The November and December meetings will be combined on December 4th in anticipation of the busy holiday season.

Second Edition Book Club will next meet December 4th to discuss Three Sisters, Three Queens. This novel of Tudor England and the intrigue of the Tudor court, spies in the government of Queen Elizabeth I and the inter-twined lives the Tudor princesses.

The meeting will be at the home of Carol White, 1645 Cristalino Circle in West Ashley, December 4th at 6:30pm.

*The November and December meetings will be combined on December 4th in anticipation of the busy holiday season.


 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.


 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.


 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.


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

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