SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED School Starts August 8 It’s nearly back to school time and the Presbyterian Women would like to help with supplies for students in Staunton City and Augusta County. We ask that you join us so that we can help every student strive to succeed! Basic supplies needed are: 1 bottle Elmer’s Glue Scissors Crayons (24) Tissues Glue Stick Crayola Markers Ziploc Bags (quart) Notebook Paper (wide rule) Ziploc Bags (gallon) Marble Composition Book Pocket Folders Binder (2 or 3 ring) [...]
After twenty years of dedicated service to Second Church, Kay Mader retired from her position as the Director of Christian Education and Administration. During her time here Kay oversaw all details of the education program, including the Sunday School program, furthering the Christian education of all ages. She always worked tirelessly and well to serve the needs of her church. A reception in her honor was held following worship on June 25th.
On Sunday, June 11, the Christian Education/Worship Committee held a reception after to church to recognize our 2017 graduate, Kemper Elise Snyder A “Card Basket” was available at the reception so that we could add our personal wishes to Kemper. Kemper is the daughter of Tim Ellis and Kriston Snyder, and granddaughter of Pam Snyder. She has a brother, Jaidon, and a daughter, Korbyn. Kemper graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, receiving a 4-year academic merit scholarship. While at Lee, Kemper lettered in basketball and ran track.. She received Robert E. Lee’s 2017 Most Valuable Player for Track and Field, placed 4th in the 100 meter hurdles and 10th in the 100 yard dash [...]
Easter Sunday was extra special at Second Church this year, as six new members joined the congregation. Above, Pastor Evan Smith installs new members (L-R) Valerie Simmons, Janet & Joe Witcofsky, Linda Sargent, Linda Queen, and Jim Sargent. The Easter Flower Cross Returns! In a tradition started by (late members) Eunice Wenger and Frances Crickard, a cross with a wire mesh for attaching flowers was erected at the corner of the church's lot. As worshipers arrived Easter Sunday, they attached fresh and silk flowers until this eternal symbol of Christ's victory was covered. Thanks to the Christian Education/Worship Committee for bringing back this marvelous idea! SaveSave
We remember the "Upper Room" In what has become a tradition at Second Church, our Maundy Thursday service becomes a re-enactment of the Apostles' Last Supper with Jesus. Above, the table is set for the Sacrament of Communion. Above, Pastor Evan Smith leads the congregation in remembering Jesus' final meal with his Apostles. Members came forward in groups of 12 to be seated around a "Last Supper" table to actively participate in the sacrament. Those at the table served one another the body and blood of Christ by serving the bread and juice to each other.
On February 25th, members of Session met in a day-long retreat at the Staunton Library's meeting room. The group discussed strategies for the future growth of Second Church. Pictured above, clockwise from the bottom, Linda Lickliter, Sue Gochenour, Mary Rainey, Pam Snyder, Rev. Smith, Andy Easley, Woodie Wimer, Matt Ramsey, Darlene Mason, and Jo Fields. Not pictured - Bob Ridle (taking the photo).