Dancing on the Edge Women’s Book Group: All are welcome for fellowship and discussion in the Second Cafe each second and fourth Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Remembering Our Pledges: As we scatter for summer, please remember that keeping up with your pledge to Second is as important as ever during the late spring and summer months, when contributions typically decrease. Thanks in advance for staying up to date!

Playground Cleanup Saturday, August 24: Join the Children's Ministry and the Property Committees on August 24 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to help with a playground cleanup to celebrate a new year of ministry with children. Please bring gardening tools such as rakes, shovels, gloves, and wheel barrows. We will provide trash bags.

Summer Socials! It’s summer and there is one more Friday afternoon Summer Social left! We will begin at 5:30 p.m. We hope you will stop by and join us for this fun and relaxed gathering. All are welcome!

August 23 Mike Brown & Pam Koerner

Save the Date for the Church Retreat! Mark your calendars for this year's church-wide retreat on October 19 & 20, 2019! The retreat will be held at Montgomery Bell State Park and our speaker will be Aimee Moiso. More information to come!

Children's Ministry Volunteers Needed! It’s that time of year again! Please consider how you might get involved in Children’s Ministry this year. We have a number of teaching opportunities of all different age groups: the Seedlings, our preschool age children, and the Peaceable Kingdom, elementary ages kindergarten through sixth grade. In the Peaceable Kingdom we have the Peaceable Picnic (cooking), Art in Heaven (art), Peaceable Playhouse (drama), Seeds of Faith (Science), and Let There Be Light (video). We also have the role of Shepherds in each of the classes who help as guides in the classroom. If you’re interested in volunteering this year, please reach out to James at james@secondpresbyterian.net to talk about available spots and roles!

There is still time to enjoy ice cream after worship through Sunday August 25! We will continue receiving donations for Martha O’Bryan until August 25 as well.

Congratulations to Second’s Ice Cream Crankin’ winners:

1st Sam Williams with Orange You Glad It’s Chocolate
2nd Linda Hostettler with Chocolate’s Garden
3rd Georgeanne Chapman with Mousse Mint

1st Richard Exton with Lemon Peppermint Drop
2nd Roger Conner with Lemony Thicket
3rd Daphne Walker with Wildflower Honey

1st Roger Conner with Gold of India
2nd George Blue with Coffee Mocha
3rd Mary Moody with Coffee Nutella Swirl

Thank you to all the generous donors to the Martha O’Bryan Center!

How ya doin’? ️Members of the Congregational Care and Membership Teams will be calling all members and friends over the next six weeks or so, just to check in and see how everyone is doing. So expect a call from a friendly 2PCer in the near future. We’re really just wanting to touch base, to answer any burning questions you may have, and oh yes, to make sure our church records are up to date. We’ll talk soon!

Project Linus workday Saturday August 24

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 August 24 (9:30-2:30 in the Café). If you sew, knit 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 msclee515@aol.com or 615-618-1346.

Notaries Needed! Get Involved with Our Community Partner Conexión Américas!

In these difficult times for immigrant families, Conexión Américas works to bring a sense of hope and calm by helping families know their rights and making sure that they have a plan in place. Part of that plan is creating a power of attorney document for the care of minors.

Families will come to Conexión Américas to sit with a facilitator to fill out a comprehensive Plan Familiar where each family leaves understanding their rights and carrying an emergency plan in case of detention or deportation, complete with notarized powers of attorney for the care of their children if they are separated.

Our greatest volunteer need right now is for a few public notaries to help at our Protecting Our Families event on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills are very helpful, but not required. Please contact andrea@conexionamericas.org if you can volunteer as a notary on August 24!

An Invitation to Join Adult Choir
“He who sings prays twice” --St. Augustine

Are you looking for a new challenge? A community within the church in which to foster meaningful relationships? Did you know that there are proven health benefits from singing in a choir? Are you ready to deepen your faith? Are you ready to respond to God’s unfailing love and grace for you? If so, you should join the choir!

Choral singing can transform worship for both the congregation and the participant. Whether you have sung in choirs your entire life or you consider yourself a “new singer”, I invite you to give choir a try. The only requirement is the ability to sing in tune and nearly everyone does this without even thinking about it! If you do not read music well, through regular singing, you can improve!

Choir rehearsals take place Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. beginning September 4. The choir sings at the 11:00 service throughout the school year. However, we maintain a friendly sign-out system if you need to be away from time to time.

In addition to our weekly rehearsals, the Adult Choir enjoys a Fall Retreat in Monteagle. On Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, the choir will gather at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN where we will sing, hike, play, break bread and worship together. One of our rehearsals will take place at nearby All Saints Chapel, the gorgeous, Gothic church at the University of the South. One of the many benefits of the retreat is the more concentrated time it gives us to prepare for upcoming special services like the All Saints evening choral service as well as for Advent and Christmas. Think of it as a way that we “jump start” our year.

Although we welcome new members at any time during the year, this is a great time to join us. To sign up or for more information, please contact me at 615-292-3343 or by email at Jeanette@secondpresbyterian.org.

Jeanette MacCallum
Director of Music Ministries