UPCOMING EVENTS

The mission of Hands of Christ is to bring PC(USA) congregations together to meet the basic needs of children by showing them Christ’s love, helping them start the school year with uniforms and basic school supplies. Started in 2002 by Zion-Olivet and Westminster Churches, the organization has supported over 48,000 school children in Charleston, Berkley, Dorchester, Colleton, Williamsburg and Orangeburg Counties and at Thornwell. This will be our third year serving as the Downtown Charleston distribution center on August 7th and 8th and you can sign up here to volunteer. You can also help by collecting school supplies for the distribution. Please see the list above and drop off school supplies in the Education Building through August 4th.

The mission of Hands of Christ is to bring PC(USA) congregations together to meet the basic needs of children by showing them Christ’s love, helping them start the school year with uniforms and basic school supplies. Started in 2002 by Zion-Olivet and Westminster Churches, the organization has supported over 48,000 school children in Charleston, Berkley, Dorchester, Colleton, Williamsburg and Orangeburg Counties and at Thornwell. This will be our third year serving as the Downtown Charleston distribution center on August 7th and 8th and you can sign up here to volunteer. You can also help by collecting school supplies for the distribution. Please see the list above and drop off school supplies in the Education Building through August 4th.



What is this S.T.E.P.S. thing anyway?  The acronym stands for Studying, Teaching, Equipping, Praying, and Serving and is the annual faith formation and leader development event sponsored by Charleston Atlantic Presbytery for all members of the 47 churches that make up our presbytery.  Participants have an opportunity to participate in three workshop sessions, worship together, fellowship over lunch, stop by displays of various organizations and institutions to learn about their ministery and shop at the bookstore.  Registration information may be found on the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery website www.capresbytery.org/steps or ask your pastor and clerk of session about getting a copy of the brochure.

What is this S.T.E.P.S. thing anyway?  The acronym stands for Studying, Teaching, Equipping, Praying, and Serving and is the annual faith formation and leader development event sponsored by Charleston Atlantic Presbytery for all members of the 47 churches that make up our presbytery.  Participants have an opportunity to participate in three workshop sessions, worship together, fellowship over lunch, stop by displays of various organizations and institutions to learn about their ministery and shop at the bookstore.  Registration information may be found on the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery website www.capresbytery.org/steps or ask your pastor and clerk of session about getting a copy of the brochure.


June 10th was our final scheduled work day on the Habitat for Humanity home for Teshena Mitchell in the Heritage Oaks neighborhood. Representatives from St. James, Westminster, First Scots, Harbor View, Second and James Island Presbyterian churches worked together on the interior dry-wall projects. Six congregations coming together as one and as the community of faith in witness to God. How awesome! Although this was our final scheduled work day, building needs continue during the summer. Individuals or groups are invited to directly contact Anna Huie, volunteer coordinator for Sea Island Habitat (843-768-0998). Later this fall you will receive an invitation to a gathering to help celebrate the completion of Teshena's home and the presentation of financial support to SI Habitat. Thank you for your support and participation in this C-A Presbytery 'neighborhood' outreach mission. Our goal is for community mission activities, like this, to be the norm for our presbytery.

June 10th was our final scheduled work day on the Habitat for Humanity home for Teshena Mitchell in the Heritage Oaks neighborhood. Representatives from St. James, Westminster, First Scots, Harbor View, Second and James Island Presbyterian churches worked together on the interior dry-wall projects. Six congregations coming together as one and as the community of faith in witness to God. How awesome! Although this was our final scheduled work day, building needs continue during the summer. Individuals or groups are invited to directly contact Anna Huie, volunteer coordinator for Sea Island Habitat (843-768-0998). Later this fall you will receive an invitation to a gathering to help celebrate the completion of Teshena's home and the presentation of financial support to SI Habitat. Thank you for your support and participation in this C-A Presbytery 'neighborhood' outreach mission. Our goal is for community mission activities, like this, to be the norm for our presbytery.


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.

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 will be a gathering of family and friends in the Sanctuary Saturday, July 22nd to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Tywanza Sanders. Tywanza, son of Felicia and Tyrone Sanders, died in the shooting at Mother Emanuel. The prayer service at 9am will be followed by a breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.

There will be a gathering of family and friends in the Sanctuary Saturday, July 22nd to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Tywanza Sanders. Tywanza, son of Felicia and Tyrone Sanders, died in the shooting at Mother Emanuel. The prayer service at 9am will be followed by a breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.


Second Edition Book Club This month's read is a fast one. It's a new novel by Elin Hildebrand, The Identicals, which takes place in Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. It seems the two islands are not, in fact, identical and the tale unfolds when a pair of twins who have been living one on each switch islands. We will meet Tuesday, July 18th at the Schuhs at 6:30pm. Susan will host August, so keep a NEW good book in mind to recommend.

Second Edition Book Club

This month's read is a fast one. It's a new novel by Elin Hildebrand, The Identicals, which takes place in Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. It seems the two islands are not, in fact, identical and the tale unfolds when a pair of twins who have been living one on each switch islands.

We will meet Tuesday, July 18th at the Schuhs at 6:30pm. Susan will host August, so keep a NEW good book in mind to recommend.


We had another wonderful year at VBS! We're already looking forward to next year.

We had another wonderful year at VBS! We're already looking forward to next year.


We had a great Tea Room this year. Thanks for being a part of it!

We had a great Tea Room this year. Thanks for being a part of it!