UPCOMING EVENTS

We will have one service at 10am on August 27th for Homecoming Sunday. Lunch to follow; please bring a side and dessert to share. Sign up here to bring a dish or help.

We will have one service at 10am on August 27th for Homecoming Sunday. Lunch to follow; please bring a side and dessert to share. Sign up here to bring a dish or help.


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


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.


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.

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.


Sonia and Steve Dettweiler have spent over three decades, primarily in Nigeria, in Bible translation ministry with Wycliffe Bible Translators, an interdenominational mission organization. We will have the opportunity to hear about their work on Sunday, August 20th, as we gather in the Fellowship Hall after the worship service. Sonia grew up in Brazil as the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. Their son Joel is a member of Second, a treasured baritone in the choir, and a help in the Journey.

Sonia and Steve Dettweiler have spent over three decades, primarily in Nigeria, in Bible translation ministry with Wycliffe Bible Translators, an interdenominational mission organization. We will have the opportunity to hear about their work on Sunday, August 20th, as we gather in the Fellowship Hall after the worship service. Sonia grew up in Brazil as the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. Their son Joel is a member of Second, a treasured baritone in the choir, and a help in the Journey.


The Riverdogs' All Faiths Night is Sunday, August 20th at 5:05pm. This night serves as a display of togetherness and the Riverdogs are hoping to fill the ballpark with community members of all faiths.

The Riverdogs' All Faiths Night is Sunday, August 20th at 5:05pm. This night serves as a display of togetherness and the Riverdogs are hoping to fill the ballpark with community members of all faiths.


FIRST SCOTS' INSTALLATION OF REV. DR. HOLTON SIEGLING – Holton grew up at Second, the son of Mary Helen and Lanneau Siegling, who were active members for many years. He is being installed at First Scots on Sunday, Aug. 20th at 5:00pm. Some of our choir members will sing in the choir for the installation service.

FIRST SCOTS' INSTALLATION OF REV. DR. HOLTON SIEGLING – Holton grew up at Second, the son of Mary Helen and Lanneau Siegling, who were active members for many years. He is being installed at First Scots on Sunday, Aug. 20th at 5:00pm. Some of our choir members will sing in the choir for the installation service.

Wednesday night kicks-off on September 13th with a church-wide, intergenerational Game Night. Dinner is at 5:30pm and Game Night starts at 6:30pm. Join us for an intentional, structured night of games, fellowship and fun for all ages. We are looking for board games—if you or your family are willing to let the church borrow board games for this event please drop them off at the church office before September 6th with your name and phone number on them. These games will be returned and we are grateful to you for letting us borrow them. We will end the evening with several games of bingo. It is sure to be an evening you will not want to miss. If you have questions please contact Liv. 

Wednesday night kicks-off on September 13th with a church-wide, intergenerational Game Night. Dinner is at 5:30pm and Game Night starts at 6:30pm. Join us for an intentional, structured night of games, fellowship and fun for all ages.

We are looking for board games—if you or your family are willing to let the church borrow board games for this event please drop them off at the church office before September 6th with your name and phone number on them. These games will be returned and we are grateful to you for letting us borrow them. We will end the evening with several games of bingo. It is sure to be an evening you will not want to miss. If you have questions please contact Liv. 


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.


Second Edition Book Club The book this month is The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Bell about a happily married woman who believes her husband is going to a conference in Orlando. She comes to find he has gone to Seattle and we follow along on her search for the truth. We will meet at Susan Lovell's on Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30pm. As usual, feel free to bring a friend or three.

Second Edition Book Club

The book this month is The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Bell about a happily married woman who believes her husband is going to a conference in Orlando. She comes to find he has gone to Seattle and we follow along on her search for the truth.

We will meet at Susan Lovell's on Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30pm. As usual, feel free to bring a friend or three.


The 2017 Distribution Season has come to a close. This week, with 11 distributions at seven sites in five counties, we served 2555 children. Add to that we packed bags to take to 48 children at Thornwell next Saturday. That brings our total this year to 5256 and since 2003 we have served 52,647 children, one child at a time. Thanks be to God for our hundreds of volunteers, the financial support of our congregations and granting agencies, and the gentle spirits of the guests we serve. Thanks especially to the many volunteers who helped serve 371 children here at Second. Christ's helping hands, reaching out to support each other and the children of the Lowcountry at its finest!

The 2017 Distribution Season has come to a close. This week, with 11 distributions at seven sites in five counties, we served 2555 children. Add to that we packed bags to take to 48 children at Thornwell next Saturday. That brings our total this year to 5256 and since 2003 we have served 52,647 children, one child at a time. Thanks be to God for our hundreds of volunteers, the financial support of our congregations and granting agencies, and the gentle spirits of the guests we serve.


Thanks especially to the many volunteers who helped serve 371 children here at Second. Christ's helping hands, reaching out to support each other and the children of the Lowcountry at its finest!


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.


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!