UPCOMING EVENTS

Easter Sunday, April 21st at 11:15 a.m.  Join us for the flowering of the cross and a festival communion service featuring contemporary and traditional hymns.

Easter Sunday, April 21st at 11:15 a.m.

Join us for the flowering of the cross and a festival communion service featuring contemporary and traditional hymns.


Flowering of the Cross April 21st  Please bring a flower clipping for the flowering of the cross on Easter Sunday.

Flowering of the Cross April 21st

Please bring a flower clipping for the flowering of the cross on Easter Sunday.


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ANNUAL MEETING  –  The Annual Meeting of the Congregation and the Corporation of the Second Presbyterian Church will be held Sunday, April 28th at 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary to elect the  Elder Class of 2021 & Class of 2022, the Deacon Class of 2020 & Class of 2022, and the Nominating Team members 2021-2022; and to receive the Annual Report, the 2019 Budget, and the 2018 Statistical Report.

ANNUAL MEETING The Annual Meeting of the Congregation and the Corporation of the Second Presbyterian Church will be held Sunday, April 28th at 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary to elect the Elder Class of 2021 & Class of 2022, the Deacon Class of 2020 & Class of 2022, and the Nominating Team members 2021-2022; and to receive the Annual Report, the 2019 Budget, and the 2018 Statistical Report.


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  Illuminate Charleston  discussion at the  Central Mosque of Charleston event  will explore how and/or why major faith groups are dealing with discrimination, internally/externally. Several forms of discrimination may be up for examination: race, gender, gender identity, color, creed, nationality, class, etc.   Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jaye Goosby-Smith, Associate Professor of Management and Director of Graduate Programs in Leadership at The Citadel.   An Interfaith Dialogue on Discrimination   Wed., April 24, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:45 p.m. Charleston Central Masjid 1082 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403  Add to Calendar

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 Illuminate Charleston discussion at the Central Mosque of Charleston event will explore how and/or why major faith groups are dealing with discrimination, internally/externally. Several forms of discrimination may be up for examination: race, gender, gender identity, color, creed, nationality, class, etc.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jaye Goosby-Smith, Associate Professor of Management and Director of Graduate Programs in Leadership at The Citadel.

An Interfaith Dialogue on Discrimination
Wed., April 24, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:45 p.m.
Charleston Central Masjid
1082 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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The Colour of Music Festival and the Charleston Gospel Choir present a  tribute  in honor of a dear friend and an extraordinary Production Manager of our events for nearly fifteen years. There is no admission fee for this event.  Saturday, April 27th 3:00 p.m. Second Presbyterian Church

The Colour of Music Festival and the Charleston Gospel Choir present a tribute in honor of a dear friend and an extraordinary
Production Manager of our events for nearly fifteen years. There is no admission fee for this event.

Saturday, April 27th
3:00 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church


SEERSUCKER SUIT AND FANCY HAT SUNDAY   Join us on Mother’s Day,  May 12  for lunch in the park.   Sign up online    to provide sides and desserts to accompany the fried chicken lunch.

SEERSUCKER SUIT AND FANCY HAT SUNDAY

Join us on Mother’s Day, May 12 for lunch in the park.

Sign up online to provide sides and desserts to accompany the fried chicken lunch.


Join us May 24, 25 & 26 for lunch, cake & tea. We would love to see you there enjoying our delicious fare. Spread the word to family and friends to come join us for FUN, FOOD & FELLOWSHIP!  The Second Please Tea Room has been put on by volunteers at Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Charleston in conjunction with the Spoleto Festival since 2006. The event has grown each year and proceeds go to benefit our missions program.   Everyone is welcome.

Join us May 24, 25 & 26 for lunch, cake & tea. We would love to see you there enjoying our delicious fare. Spread the word to family and friends to come join us for FUN, FOOD & FELLOWSHIP!

The Second Please Tea Room has been put on by volunteers at Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Charleston in conjunction with the Spoleto Festival since 2006. The event has grown each year and proceeds go to benefit our missions program.

Everyone is welcome.


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.

Second Presbyterian Church is co-sponsoring and hosting a screening and discussion of the new film,   Backs Against the Wall   :    The Howard Thurman Story   on Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m.   The film explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. Born the grandson of slaves, Thurman became a “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis.  Find more info and watch the trailer at  www.2ndpc.org/batw

Second Presbyterian Church is co-sponsoring and hosting a screening and discussion of the new film, Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story on Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m.

The film explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century. Born the grandson of slaves, Thurman became a “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis.

Find more info and watch the trailer at www.2ndpc.org/batw


Financial Peace University  begins May 1st  Join our  Financial Peace University  group and we’ll learn how to beat debt and make a plan for the future . . . together! Interested?   Chris Mai is leading this group navigating Dave Ramsey's  Financial Peace University  on Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. starting May 1st.  This program is based on biblical principles of handling money, avoiding debt, and being good stewards of what God has given us to manage.  Do you want to get out of debt? Buy a house? Go to college or send kids to college? Plan for retirement? Together we'll learn how to : -Build an Emergency Fund -Learn How to Budget -Pay Off All Debt -Invest for the Future and Build Wealth  Please  email Chris  to join and ask questions or sign up at  www.financialpeace.com !

Financial Peace University
begins May 1st

Join our Financial Peace University group and we’ll learn how to beat debt and make a plan for the future . . . together! Interested?

Chris Mai is leading this group navigating Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University on Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. starting May 1st.

This program is based on biblical principles of handling money, avoiding debt, and being good stewards of what God has given us to manage.

Do you want to get out of debt? Buy a house? Go to college or send kids to college? Plan for retirement? Together we'll learn how to :
-Build an Emergency Fund
-Learn How to Budget
-Pay Off All Debt
-Invest for the Future and Build Wealth

Please email Chris to join and ask questions or sign up at www.financialpeace.com!


Second Edition Book Club  Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.   This month we are reading  We are the Lucky Ones  by Georgia Harper. It is a novel and again returns us to WWII and its consequences. It is inspired by the ordeals of a family affected by the War in its European zone, as family members try to escape, endure and survive following the invasions of 1939.   We will meet on the *fourth* Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Carol White, 1645 Christalino Circle, Charleston 29414.

Second Edition Book Club

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

This month we are reading We are the Lucky Ones by Georgia Harper. It is a novel and again returns us to WWII and its consequences. It is inspired by the ordeals of a family affected by the War in its European zone, as family members try to escape, endure and survive following the invasions of 1939.

We will meet on the *fourth* Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Carol White, 1645 Christalino Circle, Charleston 29414.


All elementary age children are invited to join the  Children’s Choir !  Children now meet for  practice before the service on Sunday mornings  at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Clarissa Rider, our soprano section leader, leads the children’s choir in preparation for a performance in the Mother’s Day service on Sunday, May 12th.  Contact Clarissa at clarissa.rider@gmail.com for more details.

All elementary age children are invited to join the Children’s Choir!

Children now meet for practice before the service on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Clarissa Rider, our soprano section leader, leads the children’s choir in preparation for a performance in the Mother’s Day service on Sunday, May 12th.

Contact Clarissa at clarissa.rider@gmail.com for more details.


Young adults and families are invited to come for brunch and fellowship the 1st Sunday of each month. The group will meet at the front door of the Education Building after the 11:15 service and walk/drive to our restaurant of choice.  For more information contact  Lee Lingle .

Young adults and families are invited to come for brunch and fellowship the 1st Sunday of each month. The group will meet at the front door of the Education Building after the 11:15 service and walk/drive to our restaurant of choice.

For more information contact Lee Lingle.


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

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


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.


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.


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