One by One

Coordinators: Grace Knight

One by One is an important ministry effort designed to connect under-resourced pregnant mothers with women who can guide them through their pregnancies and early years of motherhood.

Each year in Memphis thousands of babies are born to unwed mothers who themselves have never been properly parented, resulting in an astonishing infant mortality rate as well as the cycle of poverty and crime that plagues our inner-city. Every baby needs love and nurture during the critical window of development – prenatal through three years. Expectant and new mothers benefit from support and encouragement, and this is exactly what One by One provides. We are commanded in Scripture to care for the needy by following Jesus’ example of serving others. This is a great opportunity for us to show the love of Jesus while meeting the physical needs of those close to home.

Second will work alongside Divine Life church in the Alcy Ball area, one of our Shalom Ministry partner churches, in equipping women to become One by One mentors and prayer partners. Volunteers will be trained to educate new and expectant mothers about the growth and development of their babies, introduce parenting skills and baby care, and most importantly, reach the family for Christ.

If you are interested in learning more about One by One at Second, please contact the Women in Ministry Office at or (901) 531-6159.

World Missions

Here at Second we share a common interest with our partners around the world in seeing non-believers come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We believe that God will spread His Kingdom through indigenous leaders reaching their own country with the Gospel, and it is our privilege to partner with them.

Now is a good time for you to consider what your involvement in future trips will be. Some may be called to go, others to pray, others to give. Ask the Lord what He would have you do with missions around the world in the coming year. If you feel called to participate, please contact the WIM office to let us know of your interest.

Second Commitment

Second Commitment is committed to the service of others through hands-on projects that provide valuable support to a variety of Second Presbyterian ministries, the Memphis community, and overseas missions.  A few of Second Commitment’s activities include creating and constructing favors for nursing home residents, making blankets for patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and cutting, sorting and mailing grocery coupons to overseas military families. Second Commitment provides a wonderful opportunity for growth, outreach, fellowship and service.  Don’t miss it!  


Contact: Judy Leake, (901) 683-2781

Dates: Second Tuesday of each month September through May, excluding December

Time: 10:00am – Noon 

Location: Room C-310


Harbor View

Join us for visits to the residents of Harbor View Nursing Home in Memphis. While we’re there, we deliver favors to the residents and provide them with a devotional, music, refreshments and the love of Jesus. For more information, please contact Ginny Moss, 681-9145.

Dates: Fall Dates: October 18 and December 20, 2018| Spring Dates: February 28 and April 25, 2019

Time: 12:45 – 2:30pm

Location: Meet in the west parking lot of Second near the west doors.