UPCOMING EVENTS

On Sunday, August 18 we will have a blessing of the backpacks and end-of-summer celebration!  All students, teachers and other educators are encouraged to bring their bags to be prayed over for the new year! Each person will receive a tag to place on their bag as a daily reminder of the love of God and their family at Second Pres.  Immediately after the service we will celebrate with hotdogs, fruit and snow cones! If you have any questions, please contact  Sarah .

On Sunday, August 18 we will have a blessing of the backpacks and end-of-summer celebration!

All students, teachers and other educators are encouraged to bring their bags to be prayed over for the new year! Each person will receive a tag to place on their bag as a daily reminder of the love of God and their family at Second Pres.

Immediately after the service we will celebrate with hotdogs, fruit and snow cones! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah.


Homecoming Sunday   Join us September 8th for Homecoming Sunday. Lunch immediately following the service. Please bring a side or dessert to share.

Homecoming Sunday

Join us September 8th for Homecoming Sunday. Lunch immediately following the service. Please bring a side or dessert to share.


We ask for the delight in both your encouragement and support in joining other members of Second Church in a 1.8 mile walk promoting love and unity, in the spirit of reflecting that our house, being God’s house, has no borders, bounds or walls, and that truly all are welcome.  Registration is just $15, which goes directly toward church t-shirts and food for a lunch hosted at the church at the conclusion of the parade. Other participating congregations will be invited to the lunch and it will be open to the community, so the meal will be a wonderful time of fellowship.  If you would be so called to join us on the walk, at the lunch, or through your support, please  sign up  by the end of August.   More information  on the 2019 Pride Walk & Lunch here  →

We ask for the delight in both your encouragement and support in joining other members of Second Church in a 1.8 mile walk promoting love and unity, in the spirit of reflecting that our house, being God’s house, has no borders, bounds or walls, and that truly all are welcome.

Registration is just $15, which goes directly toward church t-shirts and food for a lunch hosted at the church at the conclusion of the parade. Other participating congregations will be invited to the lunch and it will be open to the community, so the meal will be a wonderful time of fellowship.

If you would be so called to join us on the walk, at the lunch, or through your support, please sign up by the end of August.

More information on the 2019 Pride Walk & Lunch here


There are volunteer opportunities to join the Habitat build in North Charleston through October. The “Faith Build” is an opportunity to put your faith and love into action to assure that a decent, affordable home is ready for a Habitat family. We’re blessed to have Charleston Habitat for Humanity working right here in our community helping low-income families achieve their dream of homeownership.  Habitat homes are built primarily with volunteer labor. No experience is necessary to build! The build continues Wednesdays through Saturdays through October. If you can’t volunteer all day you can choose either the morning or afternoon shift.  Check the  Volunteer Calendar  for available dates. All volunteers must complete an online  Volunteer Application  and  Volunteer Waiver of Liability  prior to volunteering.  For more information please contact  Sarah Mitchell  or  Sarah (Morton) Stevens .

There are volunteer opportunities to join the Habitat build in North Charleston through October. The “Faith Build” is an opportunity to put your faith and love into action to assure that a decent, affordable home is ready for a Habitat family. We’re blessed to have Charleston Habitat for Humanity working right here in our community helping low-income families achieve their dream of homeownership.

Habitat homes are built primarily with volunteer labor. No experience is necessary to build! The build continues Wednesdays through Saturdays through October. If you can’t volunteer all day you can choose either the morning or afternoon shift.

Check the Volunteer Calendar for available dates. All volunteers must complete an online Volunteer Application and Volunteer Waiver of Liability prior to volunteering.

For more information please contact Sarah Mitchell or Sarah (Morton) Stevens.

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.

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.


The choice for August’s Book Club discussion is  Bread Wine and Chocolate by Simran Sethi - about taste, big agriculture and the decline in diversity of our food products.  Our next meeting will be August 20th at 6:30 at Peter Rupert’s home at 1605 Cristalino Circle, Charleston, SC 29414. Please give him a heads-up as to attendance and what you may bring for supper by calling him at 518-928-2511 or by e-mail at: yankee401@live.com.

The choice for August’s Book Club discussion is Bread Wine and Chocolateby Simran Sethi - about taste, big agriculture and the decline in diversity of our food products.

Our next meeting will be August 20th at 6:30 at Peter Rupert’s home at 1605 Cristalino Circle, Charleston, SC 29414. Please give him a heads-up as to attendance and what you may bring for supper by calling him at 518-928-2511 or by e-mail at: yankee401@live.com.


Journey, our Presbyterian campus mission to the College of Charleston and Citadel, is looking for women's mentors for 2019-20 academic year. The commitment consists of worshiping with the college students on Thursday nights from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm and meeting with one or two assigned mentees once every few weeks at a mutually convenient time. Please consider participating in this incredibly rewarding program. From recent grads to grandmas, all ages are wanted!   If interested, contact the new Director of Campus Ministry,  Kyle Collins  for more information.

Journey, our Presbyterian campus mission to the College of Charleston and Citadel, is looking for women's mentors for 2019-20 academic year. The commitment consists of worshiping with the college students on Thursday nights from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm and meeting with one or two assigned mentees once every few weeks at a mutually convenient time. Please consider participating in this incredibly rewarding program. From recent grads to grandmas, all ages are wanted!

If interested, contact the new Director of Campus Ministry, Kyle Collins 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 .

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.


We partner with the PDA to help serve in times of great need. You can respond to the devastation of both local disasters, like the California fires and recent hurricanes, and those abroad, like the tsunami in Indonesia and earthquake in Haiti, with your prayers and by donating directly through  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance . Give, Act, Pray.

We partner with the PDA to help serve in times of great need. You can respond to the devastation of both local disasters, like the California fires and recent hurricanes, and those abroad, like the tsunami in Indonesia and earthquake in Haiti, with your prayers and by donating directly through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Give, Act, Pray.


RETURNING WITH 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR


The Second Presbyterian Children’s Choir performed wonderfully in the service May 12th. Children will resume practice with the new school year after a summer break.  Contact  Clarissa  for more details or to make sure you’re on the list for children’s choir updates.

The Second Presbyterian Children’s Choir performed wonderfully in the service May 12th. Children will resume practice with the new school year after a summer break.

Contact Clarissa for more details or to make sure you’re on the list for children’s choir updates.

Sunday Lunches will resume on Homecoming Sunday, September 8, 2019.  Join us on the second Sunday of every month for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship following the worship service.

Sunday Lunches will resume on Homecoming Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Join us on the second Sunday of every month for a time of food, fun and intergenerational fellowship following the worship service.


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, Brunch Bunch

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