UPCOMING EVENTS

  Join us for supper starting at 5:30pm followed by bible studies, rehearsals and activities at 6:15pm.    There are women’s bible studies to join, a new men’s bible study led by Cress, and activities for children. Come when you can, even if you can’t make it every week.  Supper is $5 for adults and $3 for children with a $15 family max.

Join us for supper starting at 5:30pm followed by bible studies, rehearsals and activities at 6:15pm.

There are women’s bible studies to join, a new men’s bible study led by Cress, and activities for children. Come when you can, even if you can’t make it every week.

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


  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 study will begin on October 3rd and continue each Wednesday evening in the month of October at 6:30pm. 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 study will begin on October 3rd and continue each Wednesday evening in the month of October at 6:30pm. 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.


 Join us for food, fun and fellowship on Wednesday, October 24th   for our  Community Trunk-or-Treat  event.  Supper starts at 5:30 then games and trunk-or-treating will be from 6:00-7:30pm.  Halloween costumes encouraged! Friends, neighbors, family - everyone is invited.

Join us for food, fun and fellowship on Wednesday, October 24th for our Community Trunk-or-Treat event.

Supper starts at 5:30 then games and trunk-or-treating will be from 6:00-7:30pm.

Halloween costumes encouraged! Friends, neighbors, family - everyone is invited.


  Second Edition Book Club  will meet in October to discuss a fabulous novel from the Best Seller list,  A Gentleman in Moscow  by Amor Towles. We can definitely recommend the audio book for those of you who enjoy them. The focus of the story is a Russian Count who runs afoul of the new regime after the Revolution. He is placed on house arrest in a luxury hotel, where he remains, observes and adapts in wonderful ways to what life brings.  We will meet again on Tuesday, October 16th, at 6:30 at Susan Lovell's home.

Second Edition Book Club will meet in October to discuss a fabulous novel from the Best Seller list, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. We can definitely recommend the audio book for those of you who enjoy them. The focus of the story is a Russian Count who runs afoul of the new regime after the Revolution. He is placed on house arrest in a luxury hotel, where he remains, observes and adapts in wonderful ways to what life brings.

We will meet again on Tuesday, October 16th, at 6:30 at Susan Lovell's home.


 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.


 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.


 MBF believes that relationships are at the forefront of sustainable health care. So even short term mission trips are steeped in years of trust and partnership. We have two new opportunities in November 2018 and March 2019 that have come up and we are excited with how God is going to use your ministry for Haiti.  To find out more  click here . Thank you for your interest in partnering with us.  Blessings,  E. Andrew Mayo  CEO, Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF)

MBF believes that relationships are at the forefront of sustainable health care. So even short term mission trips are steeped in years of trust and partnership. We have two new opportunities in November 2018 and March 2019 that have come up and we are excited with how God is going to use your ministry for Haiti.

To find out more click here. Thank you for your interest in partnering with us.

Blessings,

E. Andrew Mayo

CEO, Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF)


 Give. Act. Pray.  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance  is responding to recent disasters at home and internationally.

Give. Act. Pray. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to recent disasters at home and internationally.

 "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways" - 2 Thessalonians 3:16   The  Peace & Global Witness Special Offering  encourages the church of our time to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our reconciling God's mission with those around the corner and around the world, as   active   peacemakers. As journalist Walker Knight wrote, "Peace is active, not passive; peace is doing, not waiting... Peace, like war, is waged."   This offering will be received on Sunday, October 7th, World Communion Sunday.  Our congregation will keep 25% of the offering to further our participation in local reconciliation efforts.

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways" - 2 Thessalonians 3:16


The Peace & Global Witness Special Offering encourages the church of our time to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our reconciling God's mission with those around the corner and around the world, as active peacemakers. As journalist Walker Knight wrote, "Peace is active, not passive; peace is doing, not waiting... Peace, like war, is waged."

This offering will be received on Sunday, October 7th, World Communion Sunday. Our congregation will keep 25% of the offering to further our participation in local reconciliation efforts.


  “Shareholders of the Faith” Fundraiser   As we prepare for this new year, we are reminded that what matters in our faith is not just the fun things we do and the stories that we learn, but also the people who are our shareholders, those who have committed their time, love, and care to us.  We are asking our church family to consider being “shareholders of the faith” of our young people. As our children and youth ministries grow here at Second, so does the need for financial resources to cover these events, trips, and activities.     So, how can you, our shareholders, help?   In the Education Building are 120 envelopes. Each envelope has a dollar amount from $1 to $120. Please consider taking an envelope and donating the specified amount to our fund. No amount is too great or too small — an envelope for every age and season of stewardship is available. The money collected will help subsidize the cost of Christian Education activities and events. The envelopes will be on the wall between the Chapel and the Fellowship Hall for the next few weeks.  You can place your envelope in the secure drop box, in the offering plate, or even contribute  online . Reach out to  Liv  with any questions.    Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration of generous partnership!

“Shareholders of the Faith” Fundraiser

As we prepare for this new year, we are reminded that what matters in our faith is not just the fun things we do and the stories that we learn, but also the people who are our shareholders, those who have committed their time, love, and care to us.

We are asking our church family to consider being “shareholders of the faith” of our young people. As our children and youth ministries grow here at Second, so does the need for financial resources to cover these events, trips, and activities.

So, how can you, our shareholders, help?

In the Education Building are 120 envelopes. Each envelope has a dollar amount from $1 to $120. Please consider taking an envelope and donating the specified amount to our fund. No amount is too great or too small — an envelope for every age and season of stewardship is available. The money collected will help subsidize the cost of Christian Education activities and events. The envelopes will be on the wall between the Chapel and the Fellowship Hall for the next few weeks.

You can place your envelope in the secure drop box, in the offering plate, or even contribute online. Reach out to Liv with any questions.

Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration of generous partnership!


 Join us on the second Sunday of each month for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship following the 11:15am worship service.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Forgot your dish to share? No problem, join us anyways! 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 11:15am worship service.

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Forgot your dish to share? No problem, join us anyways! 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!


  Come beautify the churchyard with us. The next "Beautify the Yard" Day is October 27th from 10am-2pm.    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.

Come beautify the churchyard with us. The next "Beautify the Yard" Day is October 27th from 10am-2pm.

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.


 Middle School Presbytery Retreat  Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center  November 9-11, 2018   And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had done.  -Genesis 2:2

Middle School Presbytery Retreat

Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center

November 9-11, 2018

And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had done. -Genesis 2:2


 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!


 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.


 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.


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