UPCOMING EVENTS

On Dec. 3rd, members of the Charleston Gospel Choir will sing gospel music of the season in the 11:15 service; On Dec. 17th for our annual Advent Presentation, movements from Handel's "Messiah", featuring soloists, choir and strings, will be presented in the 11:15 service.

On Dec. 3rd, members of the Charleston Gospel Choir will sing gospel music of the season in the 11:15 service; On Dec. 17th for our annual Advent Presentation, movements from Handel's "Messiah", featuring soloists, choir and strings, will be presented in the 11:15 service.


A new Travel Club is forming and will meet once a month so people can gather to talk about their travel experiences, future plans, what to do and not to do in each country, etc. Hopefully even take a weekend trip together. There will be a "Get to Know You" Meeting in January. Please contact Nicole Schuerman (630-853-4734) for more information or to signify your interest.

A new Travel Club is forming and will meet once a month so people can gather to talk about their travel experiences, future plans, what to do and not to do in each country, etc. Hopefully even take a weekend trip together. There will be a "Get to Know You" Meeting in January. Please contact Nicole Schuerman (630-853-4734) for more information or to signify your interest.


Come enjoy the beauty of Christmas and a time of fellowship and good food at the Mixed Adults Sunday School Christmas Party on December 14th from 6-8pm. Hosted by Debbie & Patterson Smith at 929 Parrot Creek Way on James Island. Please bring a dish to share.

Come enjoy the beauty of Christmas and a time of fellowship and good food at the Mixed Adults Sunday School Christmas Party on December 14th from 6-8pm. Hosted by Debbie & Patterson Smith at 929 Parrot Creek Way on James Island. Please bring a dish to share.


The youth are invited to meet for a time of Bible study and fellowship in room 209 at 10am two Sundays a month: December 3rd & 17th.

The youth are invited to meet for a time of Bible study and fellowship in room 209 at 10am two Sundays a month: December 3rd & 17th.


The children’s Christmas Pageant will be Sunday, December 17th at 5pm. Following the pageant a meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Practices will be on Wednesday November 15th and December 6th & 13th from 6:15-7:30. If any children are interested in participating that do not normally attend Wednesday night programming please email Liv (olivia.cappelmann@2ndpc.org).

The children’s Christmas Pageant will be Sunday, December 17th at 5pm. Following the pageant a meal will be served in the Fellowship Hall. All are invited to join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

Practices will be on Wednesday November 15th and December 6th & 13th from 6:15-7:30. If any children are interested in participating that do not normally attend Wednesday night programming please email Liv (olivia.cappelmann@2ndpc.org).


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.

Zion Olivet's Annual Oyster Roast in our park is tomorrow, December 9th from noon to 4pm. $15 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

Zion Olivet's Annual Oyster Roast in our park is tomorrow, December 9th from noon to 4pm. $15 for adults and $5 for children under 10.


Join us as we host the Illumination Project Prayer Gathering on Wednesday, December 6th at 9am as part of 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.

Join us as we host the Illumination Project Prayer Gathering on Wednesday, December 6th at 9am as part of 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.


Join us Wednesday Nights for Supper at Second in the Fellowship Hall. Supper is at 5:30pm followed by fellowship and fun for all ages. The last 2017 Supper at Second is December 13th and we will meet again in 2018 on January 10th.

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

The last 2017 Supper at Second is December 13th and we will meet again in 2018 on January 10th.


The youth (thanks to the generosity of this congregation) packed 52 kits to send to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. They filled each bag full, complete with notes of hope and encouragement. Each bag was prayed for and they will be sent directly to the Presbyterian Church in San Juan.

The youth (thanks to the generosity of this congregation) packed 52 kits to send to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. They filled each bag full, complete with notes of hope and encouragement. Each bag was prayed for and they will be sent directly to the Presbyterian Church in San Juan.


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.


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.


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

Water Mission is providing water and meeting needs in Puerto Rico.