UPCOMING EVENTS

The fourth annual birthday celebration in memory and honor of Tywanza Sanders is July 20, 2019 at Second Presbyterian Church. Join us as we come together to honor and remember Tywanza, through celebration and fellowship with family, friends, and supporters.

The fourth annual birthday celebration in memory and honor of Tywanza Sanders is July 20, 2019 at Second Presbyterian Church. Join us as we come together to honor and remember Tywanza, through celebration and fellowship with family, friends, and supporters.


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 fifth year serving as the Downtown Charleston Distribution Center on  August 12th and 13th.  Please  sign up  to help as a volunteer on one of those days. There are lots of opportunities to help as you are able any time between 2:30 and 7:30pm.  A special Hands of Christ offering will be collected June 30, 2019. You can contribute toward that donation to Hands of Christ  online  or by marking your offering for "Hands of Christ" before putting it in the offering plate.

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 fifth year serving as the Downtown Charleston Distribution Center on August 12th and 13th. Please sign up to help as a volunteer on one of those days. There are lots of opportunities to help as you are able any time between 2:30 and 7:30pm.

A special Hands of Christ offering will be collected June 30, 2019. You can contribute toward that donation to Hands of Christ online or by marking your offering for "Hands of Christ" before putting it in the offering plate.


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.


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.


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 the deacons 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 the deacons for more information.

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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.


Next meeting Tuesday, July 16th to discuss  Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng.  It is the story of an ordinary family (with one extraordinary child). They live in a tailored neighborhood that becomes home to a mother and daughter who are very different and are a catalyst for change.

Next meeting Tuesday, July 16th to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

It is the story of an ordinary family (with one extraordinary child). They live in a tailored neighborhood that becomes home to a mother and daughter who are very different and are a catalyst for change.


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.


"This month is all about the awareness of what sustainable medical mission really is. The world is hurting. The healing starts with you. We want to help you better understand what it is that we do together. Help us bring hope through patient care in the name of Jesus to people in the direst of circumstances."

"This month is all about the awareness of what sustainable medical mission really is. The world is hurting. The healing starts with you. We want to help you better understand what it is that we do together. Help us bring hope through patient care in the name of Jesus to people in the direst of circumstances."

Read more about the work and impacts of our partners at Medical Benevolence Foundation →   LifeSavers Clinic Network grew 85% in the first 6 months because of you!    Click to read the impact you have had on the mission church in Malawi.      Click here to read    about lives that are healed- because of you.     Click to learn more about praying    with MBF, and leaving a prayer request.

Read more about the work and impacts of our partners at Medical Benevolence Foundation →

LifeSavers Clinic Network grew 85% in the first 6 months because of you! Click to read the impact you have had on the mission church in Malawi.

Click here to read about lives that are healed- because of you.

Click to learn more about praying with MBF, and leaving a prayer request.


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