Lake Nixon Friends & Family Days

June 18th and July 23rd
1-5 pm

For most of the summer Lake Nixon is in use by our hundreds of day campers and counselors, but twice we will open it up to all friends and family for a free day of swimming!

Bring the whole family out to jump off the diving board, go down the slide, swim around, play in the sand, ride a paddle boat and have a blast together out at the lake.  Lifeguards will be on duty and you are welcome to bring your own snacks for the kids!

VBS!

June 25 - Kickoff Party
June 26-29 - VBS from 5:45-8 pm nightly

Second Baptist Church, on the corner of 8th & Cumberland in downtown Little Rock

Get ready for an awesome week of VBS at the Maker Fun Factory, where kids learn they are CREATED BY GOD FOR A PURPOSE!

Our week of VBS will include music, games, Bible study, crafts, recreattion and more as kids from all across the city join together for an incredible time together. 

check back soon for a sign-up link!

Sweet Justice

Wednesday Nights this Summer
6 pm

During the summer we will be looking at justice issues on Wednesday nights during Discipleship Academy time. Join us for this time while we address important issues surrounding justice and the kingdom of God.

June 7 -   "Reframing Poverty: What's Hope Got to Do With It?"
Dr. Jason Coker, Together For Hope National Coordinator

June 14 - "Race and Housing in Little Rock"
Dr. John Kirk, UALR Center for Race & Ethnicity

June 21 - "Black and Blue: Policing in the African American  Community"
Retired Assistant Little Rock Police Chief Eric Higgins

July 5 -   "The Girl Effect: The Importance of Education for Girls in the Majority World"
Dr. Chris Ellis, 2BCLR Missions Pastor and Christina Smith, Education Advocate

July 12 -   "The Current Status of Education in Arkansas"
Dr. John Kuykendall, UALR Department of Education

Youth & Children's Programs

Youth-Led Worship
May 7th, 10:30 am

Our church recognizes that our young people are not just the church of tomorrow, but the church of today. On Sunday morning, May 7th our teenagers will lead us through an entire morning of worship utilizing all of their gifts God has given them.  Every Giant Will Fall promises to be a special time together as we worship through song, readings, drama, dance and more.  Plan to be here for this special service!

Children's Program
May 21st, 6 pm

Then later this month our children will present their year-end musical, Unplugged.  Our children have been practicing all year on their drama, songs and choreography and this is going to be an awesome experience to see their presentation.  Don't miss it!

Meal & Deal - South Africa Fundraiser

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Sunday, April 30th
4 pm at Second Baptist, Fellowship Hall
$7 adult, $4 child, $25 Household max

Enjoy a great meal and go home with some incredible items, supporting a fantastic cause in the process!

This July Second Baptist will continue its longstanding partnership with a wonderful South Africa organization called Refilwe by sending 12 teenagers and 5 adults to work, learn and fellowship with them for a week.  

This auction is our primary way of raising extra funds to make this trip happen and we need you there!  We will have a fun time bidding during the live auction on the "big ticket" items and there will also be plenty of time for you to peruse the many silent auction items.  Tickets cover the cost of the barbecue meal -- 100% of the auction money raised goes directly to support this trip!

Easter Weekend

We have lots going on during Easter weekend, we hope you can join us for this special time!

Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday, April 13th at 7 pm
First United Methodist Little Rock (Map)

We are partnering with FUMC for this special service as we reflect on the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples.  

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 14th at 6 pm
Lake Nixon Outdoor Center (map)

We hope you can join us for this special outdoor service as we remember and reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus.

Downtown Community Egg Hunt

SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH
10 AM - NOON
MACARTHUR PARK FRONT LAWN (map)

Plan to join our annual Community Egg Hunt on the front lawn of Macarthur Park (right by 9th St).  All age children are welcome for fun with crafts, games, bounce houses and of course the egg hunt which will begin around 11 am.  Come and invite a friend to this wonderful time!

Easter Worship

Sunday, April 16th
10:30 am
Second Baptist Downtown

We hope to see you for worship on Easter morning to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!  This is a wonderful time to visit if you are new to the area or are looking for a church home.

Family Retreat

March 3-5, 2017

All children and youth families are invited to join us for this wonderful weekend away at the Ozark Conference Center in Solgohachia, AR.  We'll get away from our regular surroundings to enjoy time together with God and with one another.  We hope you can join us! Click the image below to sign up online!

Brooks Hays Award on Heritage Sunday

Sunday, February 12th

Brooks Hays Award

Join us as we honor the legacy of those who have come before us and made our church what it is today, as well as those who have made a significant impact in God's kingdom around the world.  We'll present the Brooks Hays Award to our special guest for the day: Ruth Shepherd of Just Communities of Arkansas. 

Ruth began her career in Little Rock as an English teacher at Hall High School.  After taking more than a decade from full-time employment to raise her children, Ruth served as Communications Vice President of United Way of Pulaski County for 9 years, each year winning local and national awards.  In 2000, Ruth accepted the position of Executive Director of Just Communities of Arkansas.  In addition to her leadership of JCA, she is the lead trainer for JCA and has worked with many groups including Central Arkansas Water, Little Rock Police Department Officers and Recruits, Entergy Arkansas, Laman Library, and numerous other organizations.  
Ruth has been recognized with awards by many organizations, including UALR College of Professional Studies, the Stonewall Democrats, Pulaski County Youth Services, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Central Arkansas Pride, and Arkansas Business magazine.

 

All Church Lunch to Follow

After a special time of worship that morning, we will gather in Fellowship Hall for an all-church lunch together.  We hope you can join us for this wonderful Sunday.