Summer Worship 2017
One Faith, Many Voices

Summer Worship

​One Faith, Many Voices

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

Morning
: Prayers of God's People
Psalm 133 - Dr. John R. Franke
8:15, 9:30, 11 a.m.

Second@Six: Voices of God's People
Revelation 7:9-12 - Dr. John R. Franke
6 p.m. 

ALSO NOTE: Worship hours for Sunday, July 2 have changed. We will worship together at 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m.   There will be no evening services. We will resume our normal hours on Sunday, July 9.


Summer Adult Education
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

Adult Education Classes
​Summer 2017

SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM
 
Summer is a time for a change of pace to refresh the Spirit. We encourage you to participate in one of our Sunday morning adult education classes. Join us as we explore God’s word together. All are welcome.
 
  • Upper Room: Parables of Jesus
    Sunday, 9:30 a.m., PW Room (Room 230)
    The Upper Room is studying the Parables of Jesus.
     
  • Voices of God’s People: Exploring the Psalms
    Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Room 356
    The Voices of God’s People is studying the particular Psalms that are the biblical focus for morning worship. See class schedule here.

VBS 2017
June 26-30

Vacation Bible School - 2017

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 4 PM
Kick-Off Worship, Ice Cream Social and Open House


Everyone is invited to join us for worship in McFarland Hall at 4 p.m. During the week, please pray that this will be a safe, happy and meaningful week for our children, families and volunteers.

 


JUNE 26-30, 9:15 AM - NOON
Vacation Bible School

Age 4 – (rising into) Grade 6 

"With God, all things are possible." Matthew 19:26

Vacation Bible School is about making friends, playing games, singing songs, painting pictures, sharing snacks, helping others and sealing God's story in our hearts. Children ages 4 (by 9/1/2017) – “Rising Into” Grade 6 and volunteers from middle school age to mid-nineties delight in this week of fun. Questions: contact Kat Barden, at 253-6461 or KBarden@SecondChurch.org.

For families needing a longer day of enriching experiences …
VBSXtended Day 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM and Noon – 5:00 PM
Extend your VBS day with VBSXtended. Children and Family Ministries offers an early morning and afternoon of loving care for VBS Particpants. Children have lunch time with a meal brought from home, take a rest, enjoy arts and crafts, quiet and active games, and outdoor play. Questions: contact Kat Barden, at 253-6461 or KBarden@SecondChurch.org.


Guys Nite Out!
Wednesdays in July

Guys Nite Out!

WEDNESDAYS IN JULY, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Multipurpose Room & Youth Suite

Come enjoy an hour of recreation with a variety of games and activities and then relax with an hour of free discussion, led by Dr. Jim Riley, on issues facing men today.


Dinner at the Iron Skillet
Thursday, July 13, 4:30 p.m.

Dinner at the Iron Skillet

Sages

THURSDAY, JULY 13, 4:30 PM
 

Place: Iron Skillet at 2489 W. 30th St.
Cost: $26/person (incl. tax and gratuity)

Please join the Sages for fellowship and some traditional home cooking at the Iron Skillet on July 13. The meal will include fried biscuits, apple butter, salad, cottage cheese, chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and dessert. If your mouth is watering, you really need to make your reservation now.

Deadline for reservations: July 6


Interfaith Habitat Offering and Build
Joining hands to help

Interfaith Habitat Offering and Build 2017

Joining hands to help

"I command you to be open-handed towards your brothers and towards the poor and needy in the land." Deuteronomy 15:11
 
"Whoever saves a life of one human being, it would be as if he save the life of all mankind." Quran, Chapter 5, Verse 32
 
"Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:17
 

Special Offering


Building on our long time partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Second will help build two homes with future Habitat homeowner families this fall. Our goal is to contribute $40,000 to be a matching grant to other congregations in our community. In 2016, a similar initiative brought together over 50 congregations and built two homes. This September, congregations, mosques, synagogues and temples will work together to offer a hand up to two families in our community. We need as much participation from the congregation as we can to ensure its success, including financial contributions.

Special Offering Envelopes are in the pews, or visit SecondChurch.org/e-giving to make a donation.

 
Build

Be a part of the Interfaith Build! Sign up today for the build in September.

Building on our long time partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Second Presbyterian will help build two homes alongside future Habitat homeowner families this fall. Our goal is to contribute $40,000 which will act as a matching grant to other congregations in our community. In 2016, a similar initiative was done that brought together over 50 congregations and built two homes. This September, congregations, mosques, synagogues and temples will work alongside each other to offer a hand up to two families in our community.

 
 
In addition to building the homes, we will have several events and opportunities to be involved in the Interfaith Build.
 
Building on the Interfaith Homes  Pick up a paint brush or hammer and join us. No construction experience or personal tools are necessary! In addition to building the homes, one of the goals of the build is to assemble diverse groups of people to build together. We have volunteer spots and need your help. 
 
Devotions  We hope to start each day with a devotional, prayer, meditation or inspirational message. This will be a great opportunity to share each of our unique perspectives and learn from one another. This will be done before the start of each build day and we would love for you to join us. 
 
Lunch  Are you more comfortable with a spatula or crock pot than a hammer? Sign up to bring a meal for a group of volunteers! This is a fun way that volunteers of all ages can participate. An important part of the building process will be lunch. Each day volunteers will pause and share a meal together.
 

Middle School Summer Service Trip
June 26-30

Middle School Summer Service Trip

West Lafayette, IN

 

JUNE 26-30
 
Registrations are now open for the Middle School Summer Service Trip to West Lafayette. Come experience serving alongside your friends and grow in your faith on this awesome week-long trip!
 
All students in grades 6-8 are welcome! Register at SecondChurch.org/MS.

High School Summer Service Trip
July 16-22, Sandusky, OH

High School Summer Service Trip

Sandusky, OH

JULY 16-22
 
Who: High school students
What: Summer mission and service trip
Where: First Presbyterian Church, Sandusky, OH
When: July 16-22, 2017
Why: Serving in the community and having fun at Cedar Point!

Samaritan Fund
2017 GOAL: $218,500

Samaritan Fund
2017 GOAL: $218,500

Through kindness and generosity, the Good Samaritan restored a person in need to the life God intends for them to enjoy.

I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the Samaritan Fund made available to CenterPoint Counseling and their counselors. Without the availability of these funds, I quite possibly may not even be here to share my experience.” CenterPoint Client ~ Robin
 

We invite you to prayerfully consider contributing to the Samaritan Fund. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Click here to watch the Moment for Discipleship.

Donate online at CenterPointCounseling.org/give-today.


Make a Difference
While You Shop

Make a Difference While You Shop

WHEN YOU GET GROCERIES
 
Did you know that many grocery stores, such as Kroger, offer some type of community rewards program? These programs donate a percentage of each of your purchases to your favorite local organization. It’s usually just a matter of logging in to your online account and choosing the organization you would like to support. Several organizations that are affiliated with our church participate in Kroger’s Community Rewards Program, including Greenbriar Elementary School and Westminster Neighborhood Services.
 
Sign up today and help ensure that your shopping dollars help support not only your family, but our wider community.

Books for Families
Little Things that Turned Out BIG!

Books for Families

Little Things that Turned Out BIG!

June Recommendations from Kat Barden
 
Get a head start on the VBS theme, Little Things that Turned Out BIG, with these books for children, families, and the young at heart.
 
“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce." ~ Jeremiah 29:5
 
Saving the Ants by Ruth Gilmore 
This is a collection of children’s sermons about the Gospel of Matthew. Use it as a summertime devotional for the garden parables and stories of the Bible. 
 
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Compare the Carle text and illustrations to the plants in the community garden at church.  Watch how they change as we provide nutritional fresh vegetables for our Northside Ministries friends. 
 
Children of God Bible Storybook by Desmond Tutu 
 

 


PW Summer Bible Study
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.

PW Summer Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Room 356

Would you like to learn more about your faith through study and fellowship? Join us! The Presbyterian Women Wednesday Morning Bible Study will hold five summer meetings studying the first seven chapters of The Parables of Jesus by William Barclay. The only reference you will need for this homework-free study is your Bible. Because each lesson is independent, you do not need to attend all five meetings. Come when your schedule allows!
 
Wednesdays: 6/14, 6/21, 7/12, 7/19, and 7/26.
 
A summer pitch-in luncheon will be held on 8/2. All women are welcome!