Summer Worship 2017
One Faith, Many Voices

Summer Worship

​One Faith, Many Voices

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

Morning: Prayers of God's People
Psalm 100 — Dr. Lewis F. Galloway
8:15, 9:30, 11 a.m.

Second@Six: Voices of God's People
Acts 2:1-12 — Rev. Anna G. Owens
6 p.m.

Click here to see what is happening this Sunday@Second.


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

 


Sing with the Summer Choir
Thursday Rehearsals

Sing with the Summer Choir!

THURSDAY REHEARSALS, 7 PM • SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:30 & 11 AM

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 Rehearsals: 8/10, 8/17, or 8/24
     
  • Sunday Worship, 8/13, 8/20, or 8/27

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
August Orientations

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Decrease Stress and Improve Your Health and Wellbeing

Benefits of the Program
  • Cultivate inner calm
  • Keep things in perspective
  • Bring awareness to our habits
  • Create a sense of spaciousness in our lives
  • Notice negative thoughts and their effects on stress
  • Build up emotional and mental reserves for stressful times
  • Live in the present moment (not lost in anxiety about the past or future)
What's Included
  • Gentle stretching and mindful movement
  • Daily home assignments (45 minutes)
  • Readings, hand-outs and other materials to support your practice
  • Guided instruction on mindfulness meditation practices
  • Group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness
Highly Encouraged Orientation in Room 356: (Choose One)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:30 PM
Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:30 AM
Friday, August 25, 2017 1:30 PM
Wednesday, August 30 at 3:30 PM
 

8-Week Class (Choose One)

Wednesdays 3:30 - 6 p.m. (starting September 13, 2017)
Thursdays 8:30 - 11 a.m. (starting September 14, 2017)
Fridays 1:30 - 4 p.m. (starting September 15, 2017)
 
All Day Silent Retreat
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

More information available from CenterPoint Counseling.


Children's Circle Preschool Turns 50!
Reunion Sunday, September 10

Children's Circle Preschool

Celebrating 50 Years!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Since 1967, Children’s Circle Preschool has been serving young children and families by providing wonderful learning experiences in a loving, Christian environment.
 
All are welcome to join us as we celebrate 50 years of planting seeds of creativity, friendship, trust, curiosity, and faith on Sunday, September 10 during Coffee Hour in McFarland Hall. There will also be a “reunion” on the 10th on the East playground from 3 - 5 p.m. with refreshments, an open house and memories to share.

Greenbriar Elementary
Seasonal Volunteer Opportunity

Put Your Faith into Action

Help students and teachers at Greenbriar Elementary.

WEEKDAYS DURING SCHOOL

The bright students and motivated teachers at nearby Greenbriar Elementary School need some helping hands to read with children, help in the classroom, go on field trips and host PTO events, like book fairs and Grandparents Day. Sign up to help every week or once in a while.

Contact Jan Millholland for more information.


 


Young Adult Pyoca Retreat
September 22-24

Young Adult Retreat

Pyoca Camp & Conference Center

September 22-24, Brownstown, IN
 

Register Now

YoungAdults@Second will gather at Pyoca Camp and Conference Center in Brownstown, IN, from September 22-24, for a weekend of fellowship and renewal. Cost for the retreat is $75/person if you sign up before August 15th, and $90/person after. Registration includes food, lodging, and all activities. Partial financial assistance is available upon request.

Contact Lake Fellows Anna Owens or Joshua Stanley for more information. Registration for this event closes Monday, September 18.


Help in the Community Garden
2017

Help in the Community Garden

Help plant and tend the community garden at Second. A garden guide is onsite Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 noon and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Or you can stop by anytime and follow the notes left in the garden box.

Details Here


Interfaith Habitat Build
Joining hands to help

Interfaith Habitat 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
 
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.