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Register for Virtual Interfaith Friendship Camp, Jul. 24-26

Although COVID-19 has prevented us from hosting our traditional Interfaith Friendship Camp, we are excited to announce the dates of our Virtual Friendship Camp later this summer. We hope you will join us for this virtual weekend of faith, friendship … Continue reading

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Mid-week Bible Study Opportunities

Sermon Roundtable, Mondays at 12:00 p.m. Contact Steve Hancock for Zoom information. Men’s Bible Study, Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. Contact Steve Hancock for Zoom information. First & Third Monday Morning Bible Study June 1 & 15, 9:30 a.m. Contact Jeannie … Continue reading

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The Joy of Living and Giving – Using Charitable Gift Annuities

When we look at the volatility in the stock market on a daily basis, we are glad that we purchased charitable gift annuities on behalf of our church through Texas Presbyterian Foundation. A few years ago, we decided that we … Continue reading

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Asking for Help When You Need It

This pandemic season is particularly difficult for many among us. Parents are juggling work-at-home, alongside the online education of their children. Graduates are missing prom and graduation festivities. Many postponed medical care until we can see our providers in person. … Continue reading

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Caring for One Another During Pandemic Times – We Still Need Your Help

During this season, Second Presbyterian members are caring for one another in gracious and generous ways. Gratitude for your recent loving care These are ways you have shared God’s love with neighbors during this season. Members checking on each other, … Continue reading

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Ways to Help One Another

Through Friendship “There is incredible power in a community of people who are together because they care, and who are motivated by the ideals of compassion and creativity.”      —John O’Donohue, from Eternal Echoes During a time of social distancing, it … Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School Jun. 15-19

June 15-19 for completed PreK-4 through 5th grade. You can still expect a scheduled face-to-face gathering time but it will also offer flexibility around the rest of the components. There will be storytelling, art, music, and so much more. We … Continue reading

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SPY End of Year Banquet, June 13-14

Save the date for our SPY End of the Year Banquet Quarantine Edition! This year’s EOYB will be a two-night event on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. Since this event isn’t only for our youth, we’re including the … Continue reading

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Welcome Kristin Orsi

Join us in welcoming Kristin Orsi as this year’s Youth Ministry Summer Intern! Kristin Orsi a recent graduate of Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education and will be returning to BU … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day 2020 – Sustain the Rock Award

The creation care initiatives at our church have been recognized by the City of Little Rock, as we are a winner in the Non-Profit Category for the annual Sustain the Rock Award for 2020! Announced the week of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April, we became the first church to win the award. Continue reading

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Our Endowment at Work – May-Deal Scholarship Opportunity

The May and Deal families blessed our church by giving planned gifts to be used as scholarships for higher education. The Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the May-Deal Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The requirements are as … Continue reading

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Bale Elementary – Second Presbyterian Partnership

Our educational partnership with Bale Elementary is a wonderful opportunity for our congregation to use our time, talents and Outreach resources to support both the students and the entire staff. While our on-campus activities came to an unexpected conclusion this … Continue reading

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Adult Sunday School Zoom Class May 31

May 31: “Severely Neglected Pentecost” Pentecost is one of the most important days in the church calendar, but it is also one of the most neglected! As well as studying what the scripture says about the movement of the Holy … Continue reading

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Children’s Zoom Sunday School May 31

A Zoom Sunday School Class for children will continue through May 31. On Sunday, May 31 we will celebrate Pentecost, so children are invited to wear red and join us for a birthday party for the church! For more details … Continue reading

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Pentecost Offering

Each year on Pentecost, our congregation participates in our denomination’s Pentecost Offering. A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people and address the needs of children who are at-risk. Sixty percent of … Continue reading

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Ferncliff Cookbook

Ferncliff has a fun opportunity that we would love to have your help with. We know there are fantastic cooks in Arkansas Presbyterian churches and we are hopeful you can help us with recipes we can include in a cookbook. … Continue reading

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Time and Talents Covenant

We are invited by Christ to share our time and talents to serve God and others. Please consider prayerfully what you can commit of your time and talents for the coming year. Please either mail your Time and Talents Covenant … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Women Birthday Offering

The Birthday Offering is one of Presbyterian Women’s two offerings. Received in the spring each year, it gives women a tangible way to celebrate the blessings in their lives. The Birthday Offering funds up to five projects each year, in … Continue reading

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Adult Sunday School Zoom Class “Jesus in the Gospel of John” Apr. 19 – May 24

We are excited to extend this class based on the Gospel of John led by one of our well-loved “Sunday School Professors” via Zoom. Jim Hester will lead us in an exploration John’s Gospel, making comparisons with the other gospels … Continue reading

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Holy Week Video Archive

View 2020 Holy Week worship services. Continue reading

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One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

Each Easter Sunday, along with our regular offering, we also participate in the One Great Hour of Sharing, a denominational offering that supports important ministries of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Your gift to this offering allows Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to … Continue reading

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Summer Schedule for Children

Grand Camp! June 1-5: An intergenerational partnership with 3-5th graders and residents of Presbyterian Village Interfaith Friendship Camp, June 8-12: A multi faith-based camp in Central Arkansas sponsored by Interfaith Arkansas Vacation Bible School, June 15-19: Preschool-5th grades with optional … Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School Jun. 15-18

It’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) time in just a few short months! Save the date for June 15-18, 9:00-11:45 a.m. for all PreK4s – 5th grade children. Come join the quest that includes castles and armor! It is going to … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional Materials

Lenten Devotional Materials: Printed copies of several Lenten Devotionals are available on a table in the Narthex: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross from Luther Seminary Lenten Devotional 2020 from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Tread Lightly for Lent: Daily Reflection-Action Calendar … Continue reading

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Families With Young Children Retreat, Apr. 17-19

“Share the Good News!” Our annual Family Retreat will be held at Ferncliff Camp & Conference Center from Friday evening through Sunday morning—a weekend full of faith, family, fun & fellowship (free of cooking & cleaning!). Contact Dania Edwards for … Continue reading

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