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January Short-term Sunday School Class: “Understandings of Christ – Jesus in the Gospels”

Jesus Christ stands at the center of the Christian faith. Without him, there would be no Christian faith. The four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) portray Jesus in a way that is generally consistent. But there are some significant … Continue reading

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Young Adult Eat & Greet, Jan. 23

To kick-off the new year, the Young Adult Ministry Committee will be hosting an Open House during our monthly Eat & Greet on Thursday, January 23, at the home of Director of Young Adult Ministry, Ashley Nipp, 1315 Cumberland, 72202, … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Women January Gatherings

Huldah Evening Circle The Huldah Evening PW Circle will gather on Sunday, January 12, 5:00 p.m. The Bible Study will be “Words of Love: Don’t Kill Each Other, Lesson 5 in the study on the Ten Commandments.” Please contact Sandra … Continue reading

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Be a Mentor at Bale Elementary School

Interested in making a difference in a child’s life? Being a mentor can do just that. Meeting with a student for just 30 minutes once a week can lead to a positive relationship they will remember long after the school … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for Charlie Crow, Mon., Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m.

A memorial service for Charlie Crow will be held in the Sanctuary, Monday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will be held in Second Hall immediately following the service.

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Children’s Music Program

The Children’s Music Program is an integral part of our music ministry at Second Presbyterian Church. We welcome all children, and invite anyone pre-K 4 years old through 5th grade interested in participating to come and visit for a few … Continue reading

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Second Readers, Jan. 15

Second Readers will discuss Tara Westover’s memoir, Educated, her story of growing up in a survivalist household in the mountains of Idaho. Having never been to school or seen a doctor, her eyes were opened after an older brother came … Continue reading

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The Enneagram Journey with Suzanne Stabile

Join us as we begin a nine-week DVD journey with Suzanne. There are two opportunities for you to explore this ancient and fascinating system of self-discovery: Sunday afternoons, 4:00-6:00 p.m. beginning January 12, or Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning January … Continue reading

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Memorial Service for Susan Welch, Mon., Jan. 13, 11:00 a.m.

A memorial service for Susan Welch will be held in the Sanctuary, Monday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will be held in Second Hall immediately following the service.

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A Smart Way to Give Through Your IRA

A giving opportunity for those over 70½: Federal tax legislation allows you to make tax-free distributions from your IRA directly to a charity, such as our church. This gift must be completed by December 31, 2019, to claim the benefit … Continue reading

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Help Support Our Local Mission Partners This Christmas Season

The Warm Heart Tree provides items for residents at Women & Children First, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. This year, they need twin bedding, diapers, cleaning supplies, socks and underwear, trash cans and trash bags, children’s pull-ups, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Offerings

At the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service, the children will lead us in a program entitled The Christmas Story Through the Eyes of the Friendly Beasts. A special offering of dog and cat food will be received to benefit the … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Bethlehem, Dec. 22

Sunday, December 22 at 9:50 a.m. (during the Sunday School hour) in the Great Hall. Children of all ages (preschool through adult) are invited to join in “Bethlehem” to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus. Join us for a … Continue reading

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SPY Kids Christmas Celebration, Dec. 22

Sunday, December 22, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Lots of Christmas fun is planned for all 4th and 5th graders—pizza making, games, and more holiday surprises! Please contact Jeannie Ford for more information or to sign up, jeannieford@secondpreslr.org or (501) 227-0000.

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Short Term Sunday School Class – Advent Perspectives Through the Eyes of C.S. Lewis, Dec. 8-22

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when … Continue reading

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Dealing with Holiday Stress?

Register for the Parent Support Group! The group is designed for parents of young children and youth. We will meet December 11 and 18 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. (during children’s choir rehearsal) in the Library. Childcare will be provided. Registration is … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas Worship, Dec. 19

On Thursday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m., we will gather in the Sanctuary for a Blue Christmas service. This contemplative service is sensitive to those experiencing grief, loss or other difficult emotions. All ages are welcome. Childcare will be provided. … Continue reading

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Christmas Story Time with Miss Jeannie, Dec. 18

Wednesday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. All preschoolers are invited to join in the Children’s Library for Christmas stories, activities, and snacks. Older siblings are welcome as helpers or participants. Plenty of snacks will be served to nourish those who … Continue reading

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Join Us for Worship on Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24

5:00 p.m.
The Christmas Story presented by the Children’s Choir

7:30 p.m.
Traditional Candlelight Communion Service

11:00 p.m.
Traditional Candlelight Communion Service Continue reading

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Advent Meditation Resources Available

Written Advent devotional materials for personal use are available on a table in the Narthex: Moving Towards the Manger: Reflections on the Work of Frederick Buechner If you would like to receive daily Advent meditations on-line, please visit the following … Continue reading

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Sage’s Retirement Celebration, Dec. 15

We are ever grateful for Sage’s 26 years of service as Food Service Manager. Join us Sunday, December 15 as we celebrate her generous service and her retirement. After recognition in the 11:00 a.m. worship service, we will gather in … Continue reading

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First and Third Monday Morning Bible Study for Women

Leaders: Jeannie Ford & Lindy Vogado 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Second Hall If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In her book Grateful, Diana Butler Bass invites readers to understand new dimensions of American spirituality. Although … Continue reading

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River City Men’s Chorus – Holiday! 2019

Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.; Monday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 12, 7:00 p.m. Since 2002, our audiences pack our halls each year to celebrate the season with the men of the River City Men’s Chorus. We honor this … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Women December Gatherings

Day Circles Our daytime PW Gathering will be on Tuesday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. in the Northwest Entry for hot cider and light refreshments before our Christmas Celebration in Second Hall. The celebration will include a Christmas message by Steve … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Orders

Poinsettias are used to decorate the Sanctuary and Second Hall during Advent. You are invited to place a poinsettia in honor and/or memory of a loved one. Funds received in excess of those purchased will be used in benevolent ways … Continue reading

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