Inquirers Class on August 26: If you are interested in learning more about Second and have considered membership or just getting more involved, you’re invited to a class August 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Oscar Nelson room, on the second floor of the education wing - upstairs and to the right at the end of the hall. These are lively conversations about all things related to faith, doubt, Second, different religious traditions, you name it! If you would like to come but can’t be here that day, just contact Mary Louise, marylouise@secondpresbyterian.net. Hope to see you there.


Adult Ed Film and Discussion: Join us at 8:45am on Sunday, September 2 in the Activity Center. Nolan Huizenga will introduce and show a 45-minute film called The Genesis of Exodus Violence, Poverty and Social Disintegration: The Root Causes of Central American Migration. The film, produced by the PC(USA), traces the reasons for the flow of immigrants up from the south and into the US. All are invited for the viewing and discussion.


Be a Secret Saint! Support our college students with anonymous cards and small packages during the school year. It’s fun! (The identity of Secret Saints is revealed in May.) If you are a college student who likes surprises (or the parent of one), sign up online (2PC web site under Grow, Connect, Learn) or pick up a form on the Membership table at church. If you are led to become a Secret Saint to support and encourage a student, follow the same link to complete the online form or pick up a form at the Membership table. Matches between the Saints and the students will be made by the end of August. Saints will be provided with information supplied by the student, along with everything you need to get started. Have questions?  Contact Mary Sue Moore: msuemoore@aol.com.


Save the Date for the All Church Retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park October 20-21! Mark your calendars for the All Church Retreat!  We will be headed back to beautiful Montgomery Bell State Park for a few days of fun and fellowship and enjoying being in the woods. The official schedule includes great thought provoking discussion sessions by Melissa Tidwell, fun music by Mary and Bob Ritter, relaxing time in the woods, at least one evening by the campfire, and plenty of great conversations with friends, old and new. The retreat committee is hard at work finalizing details and would love a few more helping hands to pitch in. If you are interested in joining the committee or just have questions about the retreat, contact Burkley Allen at burkley.allen@gmail.com. Registration forms will be out soon. 


Summer Socials: It’s summer and time for the Friday afternoon Summer Socials to begin. Please stop by and join us for these fun and relaxed gatherings that will begin 5 p.m. each Friday.

                  August 17                  Martha Trammel

                  August 24                 Lynda Miller            

                  August 31                  Marietta Shipley and David McMillan


Dancing on the Edge Womens Book Group: Our reading for August is The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah. All are welcome for fellowship and discussion in the Second Cafe each second and fourth Monday evening at 7 p.m.