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At its May 2020 meeting, the session of Second Presbyterian church approved a plan to allow both on-site and online worship beginning on June 14, 2020. We ask for both understanding and cooperation as we work our way through what will certainly be a long season of transition. RSVPs are requested for those planning to attend on-site worship. Visit our WORSHIP TIMES page to learn more.

The church, like businesses and social activities, will have to be innovative and adaptive to changing circumstances. However, no matter what we become, the church’s calling is to be what is has always been: the church of Jesus Christ. The great ends of the church as illustrated in Acts 2 and 4 must be pursued even if by different means.

Whether near or far, the church will continue to . . .

Worship:
  • We will continue to worship together even while physically apart through live streaming and by preserving the services on various platforms (church website, Second on the Mount podcasts, YouTube channel, Facebook).
  • For information on and safety protocols regarding the reopening of on-site worship, please visit our WORSHIP TIMES page. For the time being, the sanctuary capacity has been set at 70 attendees and RSVPs for on-site worship are requested.
Show compassion and care for children of God:
  • We will continue to stay connected to each other. Great efforts are being made to stay in contact with all members, and particularly with those who are most vulnerable and isolated. For questions, prayer requests, and more, contact the church.
Seek truth through education:
  • Weekly Sunday School lessons and Small Group studies are offered for all ages on a variety of platforms included Zoom and YouTube. New episodes continue to be produced for the Child of God with The Rev. Elizabeth Link podcast. Contact the church for more information.
  • View the 2020-2021 Christian Education Booklet HERE.
Provide a witness of God’s kingdom to the world:
  • We will be proactive in responding to the needs of Roanoke and beyond. We recognize that right now a priority will be to respond to crisis needs that arise because of fallout from the pandemic. The Service and Outreach Committee is regularly communicating with key ministries and strategically will channel funds where most needed.
  • Local Relief Fund: Although we are not able to “pass the plate,” we hope to continue our plate offering benevolences through congregational donations to our Local Relief Fund. To donate, designate a check or online gift to “Local Relief.”

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