Lake Fellow Celebration
Sunday, June 4

Lake Fellow Celebration 
Sunday, June 4

´┐╝On June 4, Chelsea Benham and Jon Reinink will be preaching at all four services. Following the 11 a.m. service, we will honor them at a reception in McFarland Hall with refreshments and a few gifts.
One of those gifts is a basket of notes and cards from you, sharing your thoughts and words as they move on to another chapter in their lives. You may place your notes in the Lake Fellow box in the atrium on the Welcome table, mail them to the church--c/o Angie Collins, or e-mail your message to Angie Collins.
Deadline for all notes: May 28

PW Summer Sale
Saturday, June 3, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

PW Summer Sale
Saturday, June 3, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

“And he answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’’ 
Luke 10:27

Get involved in Second Presbyterian Women’s biggest fundraising event of the year and help us make a difference in our world both locally and abroad.

Proceeds from our Summer Sale/Bazaar support Presbyterian Women's mission projects such as:
• Westminster Neighborhood Ministries
• CenterPoint Counseling Samaritan Fund and New Day
• Global Interfaith Partnership
• Second Presbyterian Vacation Bible School
• Greenbriar Elementary School, Indianapolis
• Second Presbyterian Youth Mission Trips

Enjoy fellowship with other women from Second while helping our neighbors. If you have any questions, please contact Maura Hoff at Volunteers are needed to set up, staff booths, and clean up. 

There are many opportunities through the week and during the sales to volunteer. To see how you can help, please view the opportunities and help us serve our community on Sign-up Genius.

Donations are always needed, and shopping is strongly encouraged! Please bring your donated items to the northeast entrance of the church (under the awning) through May 20.

Easley First Baptist Youth Choir
Sunday, June 11, 6 p.m.

Easley First Baptist Church Youth Choir
This Changes Everything

Easley (SC) First Baptist Church’s One Voice, a 45-voice touring youth choir, will present a musical entitled This Changes Everything. The musical shares the love of God and its power to transform lives. Hearing these students sing with heart and skill is powerfully affirming and will inspire you to a deeper walk with Christ. Admission is free.


Congregational Summit
Saturday, June 10

Congregational Summit

The Listening Project 2017

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 8:30 AM to 2 PM, Community Room

Thanks to the 951 members/attenders who responded to the survey! The Listening Project Task Force is sifting through the survey responses – including over 7,700 comments and free-form responses – to identify key themes, illustrative quotes and immediate opportunities. One notable highlight: Among the top three reasons cited for choosing to attend Second was “welcoming / sense of community.” Well done, Second Church! Keep up the good work!


951 members/attenders responded to the Congregational Survey.  It has taken some time, but the Listening Project Task Force has been sifting through the survey responses – including over 7,700 written comments and free-form responses!

Thank you for your interest and dedication to our church!

Now it is time for the next level of conversation about our future as a congregation.  On Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room, we will hold a Congregational Summit. During this highly interactive session, we will share some of the major findings from the survey.  More importantly, there will be plenty of time for us to reflect on the survey results and explore together short- and long-term priorities for action and further study.

The survey was just the beginning of the Listening Project.  Come prepared to be more fully engaged in planning for the future of our congregation (see the agenda below)!

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Childcare is available, but you must register for it.

To help us plan for food and materials, please RSVP to Gail Barber  by Friday, June 2, 2017.

If you need childcare, you must register your children by June 2, 2017 by going on line to and completing the registration form. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Congregational Summit and to a lively conversation!


Listening Project 2017 Task Force

  • Anne Nobles, Chair
  • Charles Bolton
  • Kathy Dannels
  • Mandy Ernest
  • Lewis Galloway
  • Steve Haigh
  • John Koppitch
  • Keith Phelps
  • Jim Purcell


*Preliminary Agenda*



8:30 a.m.

Gathering, continental breakfast, fellowship

9:00 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks

Introduction of task force members

Opening prayer

9:10 a.m.

Summit objectives and format

9:15 a.m.

Research findings

·        Respondent profile

·        Key themes and illustrative quotes

Table exercise #1 instructions

10:00 a.m.

Table exercise #1: research reflections

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Table reports and group discussion

11:30 a.m.

Table exercise #2 instructions

11:45 a.m.


12:00 p.m.

Table exercise #2: action priorities

12:45 p.m.

Table reports and group discussion

1:30 p.m.

Next steps

Closing remarks


1:45 p.m.

Individual exercise: short-term priorities and action team interest

2:00 p.m.



Interfaith Hospitality Network
June 11-18

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Welcoming the Stranger

JUNE 11-18

It’s time again for us to host homeless families who are part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) program. Four families will be with us the week of June 11 (Sunday evening) through June 18 (Sunday morning). Willing servants are needed to drive the van, play/do activities with the children and spend the night. Your participation will ensure that we truly show the love of Christ to families in our community who have no place to call home. To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Dianne Berry at (317) 848-5715 or email, or sign up online. Please prayerfully consider giving your time to welcome the stranger with open arms and hearts.


Vacation Bible School 2017
June 26-30

Vacation Bible School - 2017

JUNE 26-30, 9:15 AM - NOON

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

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

Sing with the Summer Choir
Thursday Rehearsals

Sing with the Summer Choir!


No matter what your level of ability is, if you love to sing and have a heart for worship, but need a flexible schedule, Summer Choir is the perfect ministry for you. A one-hour rehearsal prepares you for participation in Sunday music leadership. Open to high school students and above.
  • Thursday, June 8 & Sunday, June 11
  • Thursday, June 22 & Sunday, June 25


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

Five Good Books on Church and Society
May Recommendations

Five Good Books on Church and Society


  1. Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World, Charles J. Chaput (Holt, 2017)
  2. The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christian in a Post-Christian Nation, Rod Dreher (Sentinel, 2017)
  3. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America, Darrell L. Guder, ed. (Eerdmans, 1998)
  4. Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, 25th anniversary edition, Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon (Abingdon, 2014)
  5. The End of White Christian America, Robert P. Jones (Simon & Schuster, 2016)


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!

Collecting Winter Items Now

Collecting Winter Items for Christmas Benevolence

As you put away winter clothing, help us plan ahead for our Christmas Benevolence families who will need warm jackets, gloves, hats, and clothing. Bring your gently worn, outgrown items to the collection center near the mission suite. The entry to this room is under the awning from the north (lower) parking lot, and the door is unlocked during the hours the church building is open.
Thank you for your donation!

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

Make a Difference
While You Shop

Make a Difference While You Shop

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
Books that Make Us Laugh

Books for Families

Books that Make Us Laugh

May Recommendations from Cara Paul
Barry the Fish with Fingers, Sue Hendra
Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
No David!, David Shannon
Duck! Rabbit!, Amy Crouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld