Vacation Bible School will be June 24th-28th from 5:30-8pm. Registration is now open for both volunteers and participants. You can download forms to register now and use the Amazon Wish List link if you'd like to donate supplies. A donation is suggested for families with children participating in VBS. You can pay the $30 suggested donation online (include description: VBS), in the offering plate, or deliver to the church office. Email Liv for more info.
If any children would like to participate in a palm processional please make sure they come 10 minutes prior to the service on Palm Sunday, this Sunday.
Lilies are now available for order! If you would like to make a donation this Easter season for lilies they are $12/each. Download the order form or find one in the service on Sunday. You can make your donation online if you would like.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 31st. Join us for fun, fellowship & games. Doors open at 9:30am and the hunt will start promptly at 10am. We are in need of candy (peanut-free) & small prize donations. All donations can be dropped off at the church office. We will also need volunteers the day of the event to help us hide eggs, set up & clean up. Please email Liv if you are interested in volunteering.
Palm Sunday, March 25th: Services at 9:30 & 11:15am
Maundy Thursday, March 29th: Community Service at 7pm
Good Friday, March 30th: Tenebrae Service at 7pm
Easter Sunday, April 1st: Joint Festival Service at 11:15am
Our special offering for the One Great Hour of Sharing will be given on April 1st. 32% of funds raised goes to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. PDA works alongside communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural and human-caused disasters. They have been in or sent aid to Houston, Puerto Rico, Flint, Syria, South Carolina, and South Sudan, for examples, in the past few years. Find out more at presbyterianmission.org/pda.
We will be participating in the Spirited Brunch event April 22nd from 12:30-3:30pm. The Spirited Brunch is a self-guided snack tour of downtown Charleston congregations.
Held for the first time in 2017, the Spirited Brunch entails houses of worship welcoming residents and visitors interested in learning more about the history, culture and faith of the congregations lining the city's streets. The event is jointly sponsored by Post & Courier and the College of Charleston Religious Studies Department and is free and open to the public.
SAVE THE DATE for our 2018 Tea Room. Join us Fridays and Saturdays, May 25th & 26th and June 1st and 2nd, from 11-2pm for lunch, cake & tea to benefit our missions program.
Volunteer sign up will begin mid-April.
An evening of entertainment SECOND to none! Supper will be from 5:30-6:30pm and the show starts at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 25th.
Open to all ages! Do you sing, dance, play an instrument or enjoy telling knock-knock jokes? Be a part of our Second Annual Talent Show! We would love to have you share your God-given talents with your church family. Don’t have a talent you wish to share? Come, sit back, enjoy the show and good fellowship with your Second family.
To sign up please e-mail Liv or visit the bulletin board located in the hallway of the Education Building.
The new members class will be held Sunday, March 18th at 12:30pm in the Education Building. New members will be received Sunday, March 25th.
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.
Supper is $5 for adults and $3 for children with a $15 family max.
There is no Supper at Second on March 28th or April 4th and it will finish for a summer break with a Talent Show on April 25th.
For March we will continue our exploration of modern fiction with Dan Brown’s Origin. This new novel deals with issues germane to the modern Church as well as some fun AI (artificial intelligence) shenanigans. It features a futuristic digital assistant named Winston and a brilliant odd-ball scientist gone dead. Robert Langdon may prevail against evil forces again. Be sure to check it out.
Tuesday, March 20th we will meet at Carol White's home: 1645 Cristalino Circle 29414 at 6:30pm, as usual. Join us for fun, fine food and conversation.
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 (email@example.com or 630-853-4734) for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 they will be sent directly to the Presbyterian Church in San Juan.
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.
Montreat Youth Conferences for rising 9th-12th graders: June 10th-16th at Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC. Rising 6th-8th graders: July 18th-22nd at Maryville College in Maryville, TN. For more information regarding costs, details, scholarships or questions please email email@example.com. Must sign up by March 1st.