Helena Tour

“The Most Southern Place on Earth”:

Helena’s Past, Present & Future

Historian James C. Cobb called the Mississippi Delta “the most southern place on earth.” This region along both sides of the river tells a story that is both distinctive and representative of the larger American story. Rich fertile soil made the Delta the ideal place for cotton cultivation. Wealthy cotton planters bought enslaved black people in droves to work the land. This combination of race and labor has left its mark on the region. Crushing generational poverty, the cultural cornerstone of Blues music, complex and meaningful religious traditions, and so much more all form a place that cannot be explained, it must be experienced.

On February 16, join us for a tour of historical sites in Helena-West Helena, the county seat and largest town in Phillips County, Arkansas. We’ll make stops at Civil War battle sites, memorials, cemeteries, and churches. Along the way you’ll learn how the past impacts the present, how Together For Hope Arkansas is working towards the future, and why people of faith need to understand the history of a place like the Delta in order to work for justice today.

Our guides will be husband and wife duo, Jemar Tisby and Janee Tisby.

We’ll depart 2BC at 8am and return around 4. The cost will be minimal. If you’re interested in going, please contact Chris Ellis at cellis@2bclr.com




All-Church Retreat

Come Join us for our All-Church retreat March 1-3, at Camp Solgahachia, just north of Morrilton. The theme this year is Ora et Labora, and we’ll be focusing on prayer and the various ways we pray. We’ll also have tons of fun being together. This is the weekend of the Little Rock Marathon, so there will be no services at 2BC that weekend. We want EVERYONE to be able to join us for the retreat. You can register here for the retreat and pay here..

Advent & Christmas Worship

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During this Advent & Christmas season we will worship together and celebrate the new life brought to us through the birth of Christ.

ADVENT

SUNDAYS AT 10:30 AM

All through the month of December we will celebrate the season of Advent in morning worship as we anticipate the birth of Christ.  If you are looking for a church home or just want to get a feel for worship here at Second, this would be a wonderful time to visit.  Childcare is provided for children birth-preK.

 

SERVICE OF CONSOLATION

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
6 PM

This service is designed for people who are hurting in the holiday season, and for those who want to share their pain in these days.  Invite a friend, family member, co-worker, etc. who might be struggling through the holidays.  Anyone who has lost a loved one, endured a divorce, lost a job, battled a disease, etc...will find meaning in this service.

 

CHOIR CANTATA

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Our worship service on Sunday morning will be a special presentation by our worship choir and orchestra.  You will not want to miss it!

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

Monday, DECEMBER 24,
6 pm

This is a special time of worship, we hope you will join!

 

If you have any questions about any of these dates please contact our worship pastor, Suzanne Cain at scain@2bclr.com.

 

 

Get Involved this Christmas

There's no better time than the Christmas season to get involved and make an impact in your community.  We have a number of ways for you to serve -- all are welcome!

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

No doubt you're familiar with the bell-ringing sound outside of stores during the holiday season. Every year Second Baptist volunteers hundreds of hours to ringing bells for our wonderful ministry partner The Salvation Army.  If you'd like to know more please contact Jim Maloch at jmaloch@sbcglobat.net, or check back here soon for a link to sign up online.

Dame

Years ago 2BC bought shoes for a young boy in need who would eventually grow up to be a businessman. After his death, he left an endowment to 2BC to purchase clothes and shoes for kids in need. On December 2nd, 2BC will meet at Target on University at 8am to help MLK Elementary families shop for Christmas gifts. 2BC provides the funds and you provide the shopping expertise. If you’d like to help, please contact Stasia Burk at attyburk@juno.com.

 



Thanksgiving Week

Thanksliving Worship and Lunch

November 19
10:30 am Worship, lunch to follow

Sunday, November 18 promises to be a special day in the life of our church.  Morning worship will be filled with special musical guests as we give thanks for all that God has done in our congregation over the past year.  Immediately following worship, we will gather in Fellowship Hall for a lunch to celebrate the blessings and graces we have experienced in 2017. 

Tickets are on sale now in the back of the worship center Sundays and in Fellowship Hall on Wednesday nights.  Tickets must be purchased to reserve your spot.

Deck the Halls | Sunday, November 18

Worship Center | After Thanksliving Luncheon

We need everyone's help to decorate the church for the Christmas Season! There are jobs from fluffing bows to hanging garlands. This is a great time to come together in order to beautify the Worship Center.

Bright the Night

Our choir will be joining the downtown festivities at 5th & Main as we celebrate the Christmas season. Hope to see you there!

Fall Fest!

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28th
4 -7 PM
LAKE NIXON

Every year we gather at Lake Nixon to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the season! We'll have bounce houses, games, prizes and more for the kids, in addition to a chili dinner, smores roasted on the fire and Trunk n Treat!

Plan to come and bring a friend!

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For more information please contact Deanna Atkinson at datkinson@2bclr.com.

Get Involved!

Whether it's tutoring at a local school, helping serve a ministry to homeless families, purchasing school supplies for kids in need, or supporting wonderful work that is happening across the world in Johannesburg, South Africa, we have a place for you to plug in!  Fall can be a wonderful time to get into a rhythm of service, so

Check out this link to find out more ways to give back

or you can contact our Mission Pastor Chris Ellis at cellis@2bclr.com.  

Wednesday Night Activities

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Wednesday Night Activities will resume on September 5th. 

Dinner: 4:45-5:45pm
Children & Youth Worship and Arts: 6:00-7:00pm
 

Discipleship Academy: 6:00pm
The Kingdome of God is At Hand... Then and Now

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Join us in this 12 week study as Dr. Hulitt Gloer and Dr. Preston Clegg teach the class in tandem on the Kingdom of God from historical, biblical, theological, and practical perspectives.  We hope you’ll join us and bring a friend!

 

 

Back 2 School!

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Back2School Bash

Arkansas Skatium
Saturday, August 11th

2:00pm- 4:00pm
$10.00 per skater

Kicking off the school year with a Back 2 School Bash at the Arkansas Skatium on Saturday afternoon, August 11th, for all kids K-12 and their families!

Promotion Sunday- Prayer Service

Sunday, August 12th

As students prepare for the new school year, some will also change groups. The new 6th graders will join the youth group and the new 1st graders will join the 1st through 5th grade group. During Sunday school, students will play games, have fun and conversation with their groups and learn about why and what they do in their ministries.

During worship, there will be a prayer service where the church will pray for administrators, students, and volunteers returning to schools. Following the service, will be an All-Church Luncheon to celebrate the start of the school year

Kroger Community Rewards: Second Serving Foundation

YOU CAN NOW SUPPORT THE CHILDREN'S MINISTRY AT 2BC THROUGH THE SECOND SERVING FOUNDATION BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR KROGER CARD!

Through the Second Serving Foundation, the children's ministry will receive funds from the Kroger Community Rewards. For this to happen we need your participation! Please use number SG088.

Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions. 

 

 

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