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 50,000 school children in Charleston, Berkley, Dorchester, Colleton, Williamsburg and Orangeburg counties and at Thornwell.  This will be our fourth year serving as the Downtown Charleston Distribution Center on  August 13th and 14th.   Students 3K through 8th grade are invited to receive 2 free school uniforms and grade-related school supplies. Each child may attend ONLY ONE SITE each year! To be served: Your child must be present and accompanied by an adult with a DRIVERS LICENSE or OFFICIAL ID from any government.   Sign up to volunteer   List of Supplies Needed   Full Schedule

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 50,000 school children in Charleston, Berkley, Dorchester, Colleton, Williamsburg and Orangeburg counties and at Thornwell.

This will be our fourth year serving as the Downtown Charleston Distribution Center on August 13th and 14th.

Students 3K through 8th grade are invited to receive 2 free school uniforms and grade-related school supplies. Each child may attend ONLY ONE SITE each year! To be served: Your child must be present and accompanied by an adult with a DRIVERS LICENSE or OFFICIAL ID from any government.

Sign up to volunteer
List of Supplies Needed
Full Schedule


 Join us Sunday, August 19th for worship as we “bless the backpacks.”  Teachers and students of all ages, bring your backpack to worship with you for Second Presbyterian’s “Blessing of the Backpacks.”  Join us as we send these children and educators into a new school year with prayers and blessings, knowing that “God has your back!”

Join us Sunday, August 19th for worship as we “bless the backpacks.”

Teachers and students of all ages, bring your backpack to worship with you for Second Presbyterian’s “Blessing of the Backpacks.”

Join us as we send these children and educators into a new school year with prayers and blessings, knowing that “God has your back!”


  Back to School Carowinds Trip!     Calling all rising 6th-12th graders! Join us for the second annual, fun-filled, day trip on August 15th to Carowinds as we celebrate the end of summer and gear up for another school year. To sign up or for more information, please email Liv. The cost is $40.

Back to School Carowinds Trip! 
 
Calling all rising 6th-12th graders! Join us for the second annual, fun-filled, day trip on August 15th to Carowinds as we celebrate the end of summer and gear up for another school year. To sign up or for more information, please email Liv. The cost is $40.


  Second Sunday Lunch returns September 9th  Starting in September, join us on the second Sunday of every 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!

Second Sunday Lunch returns September 9th
Starting in September, join us on the second Sunday of every 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!


 Our August read is  Life and Death in Shanghai  by Cheng. Cheng was born in China in 1935 and grew up during WWII. After the transition to Communism she went to England before returning to China and marrying. This is her autobiography and the story of her surviving 6 years of imprisonment through her faith and her insistence on her innocence.  All from the church are welcome to come and join us as we talk about this inspiring life and share food and fellowship. We will meet at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 21st, at Peter Rupert's home: 3530 Verdier Blvd, #1003, West Ashley. 

Our August read is Life and Death in Shanghai by Cheng. Cheng was born in China in 1935 and grew up during WWII. After the transition to Communism she went to England before returning to China and marrying. This is her autobiography and the story of her surviving 6 years of imprisonment through her faith and her insistence on her innocence.

All from the church are welcome to come and join us as we talk about this inspiring life and share food and fellowship. We will meet at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 21st, at Peter Rupert's home: 3530 Verdier Blvd, #1003, West Ashley. 


  Mission   Trip Announcement   Léogâne, Haiti    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)  P.S.  Click here  if you would like to be sent future emails about available mission trips. 

Mission Trip Announcement
Léogâne, Haiti


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)

P.S. Click here if you would like to be sent future emails about available mission trips. 


 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.

  Join us on September 12th as we kick off Wednesday Night Suppers with our 2nd Annual Game Night!    Supper at 5:30pm followed by a church-wide, intergenerational Game Night at 6:15pm. This is a wonderful chance for fun and fellowship. We will start regular Bible studies and programming on Wednesday, September 19th.   Supper is $5 for adults and $3 for children with a $15 family max.

Join us on September 12th as we kick off Wednesday Night Suppers with our 2nd Annual Game Night! 

Supper at 5:30pm followed by a church-wide, intergenerational Game Night at 6:15pm. This is a wonderful chance for fun and fellowship. We will start regular Bible studies and programming on Wednesday, September 19th. 

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


 Join us August 26th for Homecoming Sunday at 10am. Lunch immediately following. Please bring a side or dessert.

Join us August 26th for Homecoming Sunday at 10am. Lunch immediately following. Please bring a side or dessert.


 What is this S.T.E.P.S. thing anyway?  The acronym stands for  S tudying,  T eaching,  E quipping,  P raying, and  S erving 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 ministry and shop at the bookstore.  Registration information may be found on the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery  WEBSITE  or ask your pastor and clerk of session about getting a copy of the brochure.  Join us August 25 at the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.  Register by July 15 and attend for only $25.  (Small Church Members, Youth, and Young Adults check out the special registration fee established for you!)

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 ministry and shop at the bookstore.  Registration information may be found on the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery WEBSITE or ask your pastor and clerk of session about getting a copy of the brochure.  Join us August 25 at the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.  Register by July 15 and attend for only $25.  (Small Church Members, Youth, and Young Adults check out the special registration fee established for you!)


 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 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 sent directly to the Presbyterian Church in San Juan.


 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.


 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.


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