Summer Worship 2017
One Faith, Many Voices

Summer Worship

​One Faith, Many Voices


Morning: Prayers of God's People
Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23 — Dr. David A. Chaddock 
8:15, 9:30, 11 a.m.

Second@Six: Voices of God's People
Luke 10:25-37 — Rev. Anna G. Owens
6 p.m.

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

Adult Education Classes
​Summer 2017


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 312
    The Voices of God’s People is studying the particular Psalms that are the biblical focus for morning worship. See class schedule here.


Deacons Shoe Drive
Sundays in July

Deacons Shoe Drive

Help provide school shoes for children in Washington Township. This is part of a larger event to supply Back-to-School clothes, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies on July 29 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
Your donation of $20 will buy a pair of shoes for a K-12 student. All donations will be matched by a generous donor up to $10,000. The Deacons will be in McFarland Hall during Coffee Hour the month of July to accept donations. Donate online or write a check to Second Presbyterian Church with “Deacons Shoe Drive” in the memo line.

Recalibrate Weekend
August 18 & 19

'Being in God for the World'



Event Leader and Speaker: Rev. B.J. Woodworth, Pastor of the Open Door Church

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Does your community involvement reflect your spirituality?
Maybe it's time to recalibrate!

The Christian life is a wonderfully collaborative life that draws us together in a wide variety of activities that are diverse and much needed to be the “community of faith where Jesus Christ transforms lives.” Christians tend to be drawn into either of two ways – the way of the contemplative life, learning more about our faith and growing spiritually, or the way of the community involvement, reaching out in service to those in need. We mistakenly look at these two as polar opposites. They are not adversaries but allies in our Christian life. Both are part of our growing into the Image of Christ. One without the other is incomplete.

Rev. B. J. Woodworth is the pastor of an innovative congregation in Pittsburgh that has attracted people to come and learn together and seek creative ways to bring the contemplative life and community involvement together. Members are challenged to live according to a way of life that draws from both streams of the Christian life and that allows for a fuller understanding of what it means to follow Christ. B.J. will lead us in activities, which can enable us to experience how spiritual practices from both streams of the Christian life can be brought to flow together to enrich our lives and expand our effectiveness in serving Christ. 

Friday Noon Luncheon, Common Room
12:00 pm – 1:30 p.m.

Friday Evening Program, Community Room
6:30 pm – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning Program, Community Room
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost for the Noon Luncheon is $15.
Cost for the Friday evening and Saturday event with a Luncheon is $40.

Guys Nite Out!
Wednesdays in July

Guys Nite Out!


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.

Help in the Community Garden

Help in the Community Garden

Help plant and tend the community garden at Second. A garden guide is onsite Tuesday and Thursday mornings (9-noon) and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to dark. Or you can stop by anytime and follow the notes left in the garden box.

Details Here

Interfaith Habitat Offering
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 to make a donation.


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.

Concert on the Canal
Thursday, July 20, 6 p.m.

Concert on the Canal


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Date & Time: Thursday, July 20- 6-8 p.m.

Place: Downtown Canal, 450 W. Ohio Street

Cost: $5.00

Come for fellowhip and beautiful music under the stars as we listen to some of our favorite musicians, Laura Hammer Erhart, David Mannell, Becky Barton, and Heather Hinton . 
Deadline for Reservations: July 10 noon

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.

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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
Little Things that Turned Out BIG!

Books for Families

Little Things that Turned Out BIG!

Summer 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!