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MidWeek Programs

Join us on Wednesday evenings for dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:15pm, followed by classes and small groups. Nursery is provided for ages 3 and under, beginning at 6:00. 

MidWeek Schedule

September 13-November 15*

*September 27 — Mission Memphis Forum


MidWeek Dinner

MidWeek dinner is from 5:15-6:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. 

Ticket prices: Adults-$7, Children-$3
Bundle Prices: 6 Adult tickets-$35, 6 Children's tickets-$15 

Tickets are available in advance at The Bookmark Bookstore.


Adults

Navigating Change Well
Led by Dr. Brent Stenberg and Mike Stokke
6:30-7:30pm, C-310
September 13

As our church transitions into a new ministry year and the ministry of a new senior pastor, we’ll focus on turning to the Lord so that He can prepare our hearts for the opportunities and challenges that come with change.

 

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A Dialogue with Dr. Robertson
6:30-7:30pm, Chapel
September 20

Come and get to know our new senior pastor, Dr. George Robertson, at this informal conversation following dinner.

The format will be a moderated interview, and we will have the opportunity to get to know more about his life and ministry in an “unplugged” context.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to become more familiar with Dr. Robertson as he begins his ministry among us at 2PC.

 

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Series: Understanding the Reformation
Led by Tim Russell & John Hodges
6:30-7:30pm, C-102
October 4-November 15

The month of October marks 500 years since the beginning events which led to the Protestant Reformation.

In this series, we will be reminded about the reasons for the Reformation, some of the leading figures of the Reformation, and the legacy that is left for us as 21st century Christians. We will also consider the influence of the Reformation on culture: art, philosophy, science and music.

Oct 4: The Roots and Reasons for the Reformation: Why did the church need reforming?

Oct 11: Martin Luther and John Calvin, the “Magisterial Reformers” – what does that phrase mean, and what did they do?

Oct 18: The Presbyterian Roots of Switzerland and Scotland. Who was John Knox?

Oct 25: Reformation Catechisms and Confessions and Their Lasting Legacy – why we care about them.

Nov. 1, 8, 15: Topics will focus on how the Reformation was influential in western history, not only theologically, but its influence on the arts, philosophy, science; how the Reformed faith is a passion for God’s glory, not in redemption alone, but in all of creation.     
             

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Breaking Down the Walls
Led by Courtney Humphreys, Blake Lam, Michael Davis, & Todd Erickson
6:30-7:30pm, C-100
September 13-October 25 (excluding September 27)

A couple of years ago during our church assessment, concerns were raised about how our church body fails to reflect the diversity of surrounding communities in Memphis. Breaking Down the Walls will explore how, as a church, we can take steps toward being an ethnically diverse body of believers. The classes are interactive and will include discussions about history, social justice, education, reconciliation, and more. Please note: this class will require registration.

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Good Reading Dinner Group
5:15-6:15pm, C-310
October 4, 11, 18

This fall our topic is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 

October 4 - Robin Gallaher Branch will review Reformation Women: 16th Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth, by Rebecca VanDoodewaard.

October 11 - Alice Howard will review Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation, by Erwin Lutzer.

October 18 - John Robertson will review Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, by Roland Bainton.

Even if you haven't attended the book reviews before now, we'd love to have you bring your dinner tray over to dine while our speakers shed light on this timely topic. Each title is available to check out in the Growing Place Library.

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Mission Memphis Forum 
6:30pm, Fellowship Hall
September 27

The Story of Clayborn Temple - Presentation by Rob Thompson, President of Clayborn Reborn

Future Plans of Downtown Church - Pastor Richard Rieves, Lead Pastor, Downtown Church   

As an introduction to our CityServe weekend events on September 30th/ October 1st, we will hear the story of Clayborn Temple. That story is not only about Clayborn Temple, but it is also about our church --  and our city.  The church was built by Second Presbyterian Church and was our home for over 50 years.  When the church opened in 1892 it was the largest church building south of the Ohio River.   It is anticipated that upon completion of the restoration of Clayborn Temple it will be the worship facility for Downtown Church. 


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Chancel Choir

7:30-9:00pm, Choir Room

As the cornerstone of the Music Ministry at Second, the Chancel Choir’s mission is to bring glory to Jesus Christ through music that reflects our faith through joyful worship and excellence. A non-auditioned group, the choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm and sings each week at the 11:00am worship service.

 

Women

A Mother's Heart — Small Group
6:30-7:30pm, N106 (Nursery)
Fall study: Philippians, written by Jennifer Wilson
Led by Paige Baker

A Mother's Heart seeks to equip mothers of young children in their walk with Christ. We believe that rooting ourselves in God's love for us enables us to better love our husbands and our children. In this study, we focus on Gospel-centered parenting, marriage, friendship, and personal spiritual growth through an encouraging time of fellowship, lecture and small groups. 

The cost is $40 (covers the full year)


Children

Nursery (Infant-3 years)

6:15-7:45pm
Contact: Kirsten Scheel, ext. 159

Care for children, infant to 3 years, whose guardian is participating in a program on our campus.

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Connect

2nd - 5th graders
6:15 – 7:30pm; September 17-November 15
Meet in the Youth & Recreation lobby, and pick up in the PDS lobby or by carpool

Meet in the Youth and Recreation Lobby and pick-up in the PDS Lobby or by carpool.

Parents must register new participants and sign a waiver. Registration is available online.

Music, games, and Bible lessons!

For questions or to volunteer, contact Jennie Brooks at or 901-531-6178

 

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Children's Choir

6:15–7:30pm

  • Transition Choir (3 years by April 30, 2017) – D-107
  • Jr. Cherub (4 years old, or currently enrolled in a pre-K program) – D-102
  • Sr. Cherub (currently enrolled in a kindergarten program) – D-101
  • 1st Grade Choir – D-100

A creative, fun-filled hour of music, movement, and story time!

Cherub and 1st Grade Choirs will sing on December 3 a the Hanging of the Green service. 2nd-6th Grade Choirs meet Sunday evenings beginning September 10, 4:30-6:00pm. 

If you have questions, please email music@2pc.org.

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Jumping for Jesus/Shine (Special Friends)

Wednesday nights, September 17-November 15
6:15-7:30pm, Rooms N100 and N101

Special friends are invited to join us for a time of exercise, music, crafts, and stories from the book of Matthew. 

If you have questions, please email Estelle Curtis or call her at 857-0018. 


Youth

Junior High Small Groups 
7th-8th grade
6:00-7:15pm, Youth Building
September 13-November 26
Contact: Dean Franklin, dean.franklin@2pc.org

We believe that our relationship with Jesus is the single most important one we have in this world. We have small group time on Wednesdays in order to make this relationship with Him even deeper through studying His Word and spending time in prayer. We desire to live life together, wrestle through hard topics and learn how to engage the world we live in as followers of Christ.

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Sr. High TRUE NORTH 
9th-12th grade
7:30-9:00pm, Youth Lounge
August 16-December 6
Contact: Kevin McQuillen, kevin.mcquillen@2pc.org

Dig into His Word, join in fellowship with other believers, and participate in the Great Commission by reaching out to their friends who need to know Jesus.

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Quest
6th grade (fall only)
6:00-7:15pm, E-2121
September 13-November 15
Contact: Alyssa Champion (919-696-1272)

Games, hanging with friends, reading God's word together, and growing in community.


Support Ministries

Fresh Start (Divorce Recovery)
September 13-November 15
6:15-7:30pm, C-101

Our Divorce Recovery program offers an environment in which people can deal openly and honestly with the issues that come with the end of a marriage. The topics include: self-esteem, discouragement, anger, children and divorce, coping with an ex-spouse, and letting go of the past. There is a registration fee of $30. Register online at 2pc.org/support.

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Caregivers Network 
Wednesdays, September 13, 20 | October 4, 11, 18, 25
6:30-7:30pm, Room B-100
Leader: Sam Barry

Caregivers Network is a six week class, facilitated by Sam Barry, designed for those who desire to be proactive with the complex issues of caregiving while finding encouragement and support from others. For more information email Donna.Sanders@2pc.org

September 13: "Managing the Burden of Caregiving," by Dr. Paul Neal (psychologist)

September 20: "Legal Issues," by Price Morrison (attorney)

October 4: "Caring for the Caregiver," by Pat Smith (aging life care specialist)

October 11: "Managing Finances and Financial Planning," by Randy Flatt (financial advisor)

October 18: "ABCs of Memory Loss," by Laura Pate (TN Alzheimer's Association)

October 25: "Caring for Loved Ones at Home" by Beth Dunn



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Grief Recovery
Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25 | November 1
6:30-7:30pm, B-101
Leader: Dr. Paul Neal

Grief Recovery is a four week series and is open to anyone experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one.  Earl Grollman said, “Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” Come join others and learn effective strategies for navigating through loss. For more information email


Resources

Bookmark Bookstore
Open until 8:00pm 

Second Cup
Open until 7:30pm