UPCOMING EVENTS

  Join us on September 19th* 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 26th.  Supper is $5 for adults and $3 for children with a $15 family max.  *postponed a week due to Hurricane Florence

Join us on September 19th* 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 26th.

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

*postponed a week due to Hurricane Florence


 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.


 There will be a  Parents’ Night Out  Fundraiser on Friday, October 5th from 6-8:30pm. Parents can enjoy an evening child-free and all money raised will go to offset costs for youth attending the Montreat Youth Conferences. Cost is $15 for the first child, $10 for each addition child, $30 family max. Dinner will be served. Email  Liv  to sign up. Must sign up by October 3rd.

There will be a Parents’ Night Out Fundraiser on Friday, October 5th from 6-8:30pm. Parents can enjoy an evening child-free and all money raised will go to offset costs for youth attending the Montreat Youth Conferences. Cost is $15 for the first child, $10 for each addition child, $30 family max. Dinner will be served. Email Liv to sign up. Must sign up by October 3rd.


 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.

  “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!


  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.


 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.


 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.


  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.


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