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One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

Each year on Easter Sunday, our congregation participates in the One Great Hour of Sharing, a special offering of our denomination that helps people to reclaim and restore their lives. Your gift to this offering allows Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to … Continue reading

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A Service of Healing and Reflection

A Service of Healing and Reflection– To Acknowledge the Lasting Pain of the Pandemic Wednesday, April 27th , 6:00 p.m.  in the Chapel The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement has asked faith communities to hold a special service on April … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday Service Registration

Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6:00 p.m., Great Hall This service will include a simple meal, communion, hymns, scripture, foot washing, and a homily. Since a meal is included in this service, the kitchen staff needs to know how much food … Continue reading

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Refugee Aid for People in Ukraine

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has long-standing mission partners throughout Eastern Europe, and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is already providing funds to organizations who are aiding the millions of people who are fleeing Ukraine. If you would like to make a donation … Continue reading

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Congregational Meeting, Sunday, April 3

A congregational meeting has been called for April 3 following all services and at 12:15 p.m. on Zoom. You will hear the Church Nominating Committee recommendations for members to serve on the Session and the Diaconate.

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray led by Jody Welker

Jody Welker’s Lenten Study Lord, Teach Us to Pray Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 12:00 p.m. (In-person in Second Hall and on Zoom by request) 7:00 p.m. (On Zoom only) Here is the zoom link for the class: … Continue reading

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Easter Lilies

Easter is a time to remember the special people in our lives—those who have gone from us, and those who are still enriching our lives! Place an Easter lily in the Sanctuary in their memory or in their honor. A … Continue reading

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Lenten Newsletter 2022

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Director of Youth Ministries

A search committee has formed to find a new Director of Youth Ministries and they are hard at work. The team includes Sam Byrd, Alex Honeycutt, Tim Hyde, Cade Johnson, Marge Anna Luttrell, Amelia Ross, and Rev. Alisa Secrest. As … Continue reading

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John Youngblood Memorial Service

A memorial service for John Youngblood will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be a reception following the service in The Great Hall.

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Ash Wednesday Service

March 2, 6:30 p.m. Lindy Vogado will be preaching. The service will be held in the sanctuary. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent with the focus on repentance and confession as we acknowledge our sins. On Ash Wednesday, along … Continue reading

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Shrove Sunday Celebration

Shrove Tuesday Celebration will be on Sunday, February 27.  Save the Date for this all-church reception following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  Celebrate the season change into Lent with Mardi Gras beads, king cake and more.  Meet our newest church … Continue reading

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SPY Summer Parent Meeting

Sunday, February 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m. in The Great Hall. Learn all about the plans for the summer including trips to Mo-Ranch and Montreat. Summertime will be here before we know it!

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Vann Smith Memorial Service Video

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Pathways to Generosity Daily Devotional

Stewardship 2022: Pathways to Generosity is the theme for this year’s stewardship campaign. This year we invite you to join the congregation in reading a daily devotional. While you are reading the devotional, reflect and pray about the gift God … Continue reading

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SPY Fireside at Ferncliff

On Sunday, January 23, all middle and high school SPY are invited to Ferncliff for s’mores, and to work together on programming for the New Year. Drop off at the church parking lot at 4:00 p.m. and pick up at … Continue reading

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Virtual Worship on Sunday

The Reopening the Church Task Force has recommended that we meet virtually for worship during the Omicron surge. The statistics are daunting as you may know if you have followed the news. Hospitals are filling and health care workers are … Continue reading

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Welcome Jody Welker!

Please join in welcoming Jody Welker as our Transitional Senior Pastor. Jody and his wife Sharon are traveling this week from their full-time home in Black Mountain, NC, so that he can be with us for January 2 worship and beyond. He … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Worship Videos

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Christmas Joy Offering

Christmas Joy Offering: Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the PC(USA)’s Christmas Joy Offering, we celebrate the gift of Jesus by providing assistance to current … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Offering

On Christmas Eve, the offering during our virtual worship services will go to support the Pastors’ Discretionary Fund which provides help to church and community members who are seeking assistance with needs such as rent, utilities, or medical care. Christmas … Continue reading

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Giving from Your IRA

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) An IRA giving opportunity for those over 70½: Federal legislation allows you to make “Qualified Charitable Contributions” from your IRA directly to a qualified charity, such as our church. This QCD is excluded from your gross … Continue reading

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New Christmas Eve Worship Times!

Celebrate the wonder of God-with-us amidst candlelight and music. Worship with us at new times in 2021!  A Celebration of the Christmas Story Led by the Children’s Choir is at 3:00 P.M. Our Traditional Candlelight Communion Services will be at … Continue reading

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December Children’s Ministry Events

SPY Kids Service Event: On Sunday, December 12, 4th and 5th graders are invited to an afternoon of service, campfire stories, and s’mores!  Carpool gathers at the church at 12:15, with events starting at Ferncliff at 1:00. Or you can … Continue reading

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Congregational Meeting December 19, 2021

The Session voted to call a congregational meeting for the purpose of dissolving the pastoral relationship between Rev. Jen Evans and Second Presbyterian Church.  The congregation will act on the request of Rev. Jen Evans and the Session. When a … Continue reading

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