UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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


Join us October 25th from 5:30-7:30pm for food and fun at our Fall Festival. There will be a (peanut-free) Trunk-or-Treat in the back parking lot, games in the Fellowship Hall and on the playground, and a cake walk. All are welcome. Don't miss out on the fun!

Join us October 25th from 5:30-7:30pm for food and fun at our Fall Festival. There will be a (peanut-free) Trunk-or-Treat in the back parking lot, games in the Fellowship Hall and on the playground, and a cake walk. All are welcome. Don't miss out on the fun!


WATER MISSION AID IN PUERTO RICO – Water Mission ramping up their response in Puerto Rico as the dire need is being fully realized and the number of requests for help is growing. Water Mission has started deploying staff and equipment capable of providing 60,000 people with safe water every day. Please join us in praying for the people of Puerto Rico and for Water Mission’s staff, partners, and resources to have the greatest possible impact. You can support their disaster relief efforts by visiting watermission.org/puerto-rico today and your gift will be matched by a donor, increasing the impact of your generosity.

WATER MISSION AID IN PUERTO RICO – Water Mission ramping up their response in Puerto Rico as the dire need is being fully realized and the number of requests for help is growing. Water Mission has started deploying staff and equipment capable of providing 60,000 people with safe water every day. Please join us in praying for the people of Puerto Rico and for Water Mission’s staff, partners, and resources to have the greatest possible impact. You can support their disaster relief efforts by visiting watermission.org/puerto-rico today and your gift will be matched by a donor, increasing the impact of your generosity.


You can respond to the devastation of recent disasters with your prayers, by collecting items for the Hygiene Kits our Youth are assembling, and by donating directly through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Text 'PDA' to 20222 to donate $10 to the PC(USA)General Relief account. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to recent hurricane and earthquake disasters as well as other international disaster zones. Give, Act, Pray through pda.pcusa.org.

You can respond to the devastation of recent disasters with your prayers, by collecting items for the Hygiene Kits our Youth are assembling, and by donating directly through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Text 'PDA' to 20222 to donate $10 to the PC(USA)General Relief account. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding to recent hurricane and earthquake disasters as well as other international disaster zones. Give, Act, Pray through pda.pcusa.org.


The book chosen for October is Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, currently at number one on the Best Seller List.  If you are not all that familiar with Quarks and other such sub-atomic particles, the implications in Astrophysics of the Law of Gravity and related subjects, welcome to Dr. Degrasse's love of all things related to his field. It is not a long book and well worth the travel through his short-menu interpretation of space. Book Club will next meet October 10th at the home of Stacy and Anne Abel Hull at 2450 Sylvan Shores Drive in West Ashley.

The book chosen for October is Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, currently at number one on the Best Seller List.  If you are not all that familiar with Quarks and other such sub-atomic particles, the implications in Astrophysics of the Law of Gravity and related subjects, welcome to Dr. Degrasse's love of all things related to his field. It is not a long book and well worth the travel through his short-menu interpretation of space. Book Club will next meet October 10th at the home of Stacy and Anne Abel Hull at 2450 Sylvan Shores Drive in West Ashley.


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.


Fred Feil is the Moderator for the weekend, October 5-8th, and our own Randy Cook and Allyson Carrington are faithfully serving on staff again.

Fred Feil is the Moderator for the weekend, October 5-8th, and our own Randy Cook and Allyson Carrington are faithfully serving on staff again.

The new date for the postponed Charleston Illumination Project Prayer Gathering has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 from 9-10am. The gathering will be held in the Chapel at Bishop Gadsden.

The new date for the postponed Charleston Illumination Project Prayer Gathering has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 from 9-10am. The gathering will be held in the Chapel at Bishop Gadsden.


Now in its fifth year, the Colour of Music Festival offers a musical kaleidoscope highlighting the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture. The annual Colour of Music Festival will take place October 17th-22nd at various venues throughout historic Charleston. Assembling acclaimed black chamber ensemble players and artists to form the Colour of Music Orchestra, the five-day Festival showcases some of the top black classical musicians in the United States, trained at some of the most prestigious music schools, conservatories and universities in the world. Visit www.colourofmusic.org for more information.

Now in its fifth year, the Colour of Music Festival offers a musical kaleidoscope highlighting the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture. The annual Colour of Music Festival will take place October 17th-22nd at various venues throughout historic Charleston.

Assembling acclaimed black chamber ensemble players and artists to form the Colour of Music Orchestra, the five-day Festival showcases some of the top black classical musicians in the United States, trained at some of the most prestigious music schools, conservatories and universities in the world.

Visit www.colourofmusic.org for more information.


The youth are collecting items to make “Gift of the Heart" kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to send to those affected by recent disasters. They will be putting together Hygiene Kits after supper on Wednesday, October 4th and need the following items: wide-tooth combs nail clippers toothbrushes (in original packaging) Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips bars of soap (in wrapper) hand towels washcloths You can find a box for your donations just outside the Fellowship Hall.

The youth are collecting items to make “Gift of the Heart" kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to send to those affected by recent disasters. They will be putting together Hygiene Kits after supper on Wednesday, October 4th and need the following items:

wide-tooth combs

nail clippers

toothbrushes (in original packaging)

Band-Aids® or other adhesive bandage strips

bars of soap (in wrapper)

hand towels

washcloths

You can find a box for your donations just outside the Fellowship Hall.


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.


Peace & Global Witness Special Offering on October 1st “So he came and proclaimed peace to those who were far off and peace to those who were near.”  Ephesians 2:17 The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus came to proclaim a peace that is universal. While the earthly ministry of Jesus happened in a specific age and place, the peace he shared is limited by neither time nor geography. When violence forced John Khamis to flee South Sudan in 2016 for a refugee camp in Uganda, he did not leave behind his commitment to Christian peacebuilding in a country embroiled in civil war. John lives in the Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp along with 270,000 other South Sudanese. Amid the crowded conditions and heat, he strives to calm anger and heal bitterness among rival ethnic groups as he bears witness to the Christian call to reconciliation. He is an Episcopal clergymen and a trauma specialist with RECONCILE International, a South Sudanese ecumenical organization that works for a healthy, peaceful, and democratic society in South Sudan. He and his colleagues, many of them alumni of the Peace Institute which had been in South Sudan, are teaching members of those rival groups how to engage peaceably with each other and with others in that crowded camp. John told a mission co-worker that life in the camp is “sometimes so overwhelming I find myself asking if this is really me. I once had a comfortable home and plenty of clean drinking water.” Yet he is not giving up; he and his colleagues are determined that the dream of peace for South Sudan will not die. Your gifts to the Peace and Global Witness Offering will help RECONCILE (Resource Centre for Civil Leadership) continue its persistent pursuit of peace. PresbyterianMission.org

Peace & Global Witness Special Offering on October 1st

“So he came and proclaimed peace to those who were far off and peace to those who were near.”  Ephesians 2:17

The letter to the Ephesians tells us that Jesus came to proclaim a peace that is universal. While the earthly ministry of Jesus happened in a specific age and place, the peace he shared is limited by neither time nor geography.

When violence forced John Khamis to flee South Sudan in 2016 for a refugee camp in Uganda, he did not leave behind his commitment to Christian peacebuilding in a country embroiled in civil war.

John lives in the Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp along with 270,000 other South Sudanese. Amid the crowded conditions and heat, he strives to calm anger and heal bitterness among rival ethnic groups as he bears witness to the Christian call to reconciliation. He is an Episcopal clergymen and a trauma specialist with RECONCILE International, a South Sudanese ecumenical organization that works for a healthy, peaceful, and democratic society in South Sudan. He and his colleagues, many of them alumni of the Peace Institute which had been in South Sudan, are teaching members of those rival groups how to engage peaceably with each other and with others in that crowded camp.

John told a mission co-worker that life in the camp is “sometimes so overwhelming I find myself asking if this is really me. I once had a comfortable home and plenty of clean drinking water.” Yet he is not giving up; he and his colleagues are determined that the dream of peace for South Sudan will not die. Your gifts to the Peace and Global Witness Offering will help RECONCILE (Resource Centre for Civil Leadership) continue its persistent pursuit of peace.

PresbyterianMission.org


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.


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.