One Worship Service for Earth Day: On April 22, we will be joined by our sister church, Nueva Vida, for a joint service and celebration of Earth Day, organized by the Children's Ministry, Environmental Stewardship Committee, Outreach Committee and Youth Ministry. The event will be held, rain or shine, but outdoors if the weather permits. Please join us!
Project Linus Workday Saturday April 21: Do you have a compassionate heart for a sick child? Project Linus is an international non-profit organization that makes blankets and quilts for children in crisis. The Middle Tennessee chapter distributes them to local hospitals, fire halls, and police stations, as well as Ronald McDonald House, Ft. Campbell, DCS and other agencies. 2PC will host a work day on Saturday April 21 (9:30-2:30 in the Cafè). If you sew, knot or crochet you are welcome to join us. If you can count or sort blankets you are also welcome to join us! If you just want to see what we are doing, come share the fun! For more information, contact Clee Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-618-1346.
Dancing on the Edge Women’s Book Group: Our reading for April is Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. All are welcome for fellowship and discussion in the Second Cafe each second and fourth Monday evening at 7 p.m.
Adult Education April 15 and 22: Vanderbilt History professor Joel Harrington will continue to lead a class on his latest book, Dangerous Mystic: Meister Eckhart's Path to the God Within. Meister Eckhart preached a personal, internal path to God at a time when the Church could not have been more hierarchical and ritualistic. Then and now, Eckhart’s revolutionary method of direct access to ultimate reality offers a profoundly subjective approach that is at once intuitive and pragmatic, philosophical yet non-rational, and, above all, universally accessible. This “dangerous mystic’s” teachings challenge the very nature of religion, yet the man himself never directly challenged the Church.
Adult Christian Ed is offering two different classes on April 29:
· Sissy Gardner is the curator of the Spirituality/ Religion section of Parnassus Books in Green Hills, and she will discuss her recommendations for current Christian/ religion books and older favorites from that category (Session Room upstairs).
· Continuing the message of caring for creation from Earth Day, the Environmental Stewardship Team at Second will host a composting workshop given by Metro Public Works. Metro will discuss simple ways to start composting in your own backyard, a proven way to reduce waste and improve soil health. When added to soil, compost enhances water retention, controls erosion, and protects the climate by sequestering carbon in the soil while reducing methane emissions from landfills. Please attend this workshop learn how to start this miracle process in your own backyard (Activity Center).
Lectionary Classes: Meet us at 9:30 a.m. in the Session Room each week. The list of Lectionary passages and leaders each class are below.
· April 15 — Carly Misenheimer Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48
· April 22 — Ashley McFaul Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18
· April 29 — Martha Gillis Acts 8:26-40; Psalms 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8
One-Anothering: If you’re looking for a group that cultivates community and spiritual growth, come visit the One-Anothering Sunday School class. We are a group of women who share joys and concerns, pray together, grow spiritually and show up for each other. This spring we’re reading Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Come see if this class is for you. We meet Sunday mornings at 9:25 in the Adult Education Wing. For more information contact Laura Hileman (email@example.com) or St. Clair Blue (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Creation Care Recycling Day on May 12: Second is co-hosting a recycling event scheduled for May 12 from 9am to 12pm. The event will take place at West End United Methodist Church located at 2200 West End Avenue and will be held rain or shine. Bring your shredding, old computers, medications and more to be properly recycled at our Creation Care Recycling Day! Find out more about what is accepted and what is not accepted here.