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 13
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 17

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

Sunday, DECEMBER 24,
10:30 am and 6 pm

We will worship as usual on this Sunday morning, and then we will re-gather in the evening for our special traditional candle lighting Christmas Eve service.

 

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

 

 

A Great Time to Serve!

Looking for ways to get involved in your community?

The holiday season is an awesome time to make a difference in the lives of others.  Here are some ways you can do that through Second Baptist:

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Salvation Army Bell Ringing: Every year 2BC raises thousands of dollars to help the ministry of the Salvation Army as they "do the most good." You can be a part of this living giving ministry. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving through Christmas, 2bc will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army.

DAME: Do you love to shop? Sign up for DAME on December 3rd. We will meet at Target on University at 8am to help MLK Elementary families shop for Christmas gifts. 2BC provides the funds through the DAME fund and you provide the shopping expertise.

Angel Tree: Be on the lookout for more info on how you can bless kids in need this year!

Albert Pike Christmas Party: As a part of our mission to be the presence of Christ in our downtown neighborhood we will meet on Sunday, December 17th to throw a Christmas party for the residents of the Albert Pike building.  After caroling and eating cupcakes we will then deliver gift bags to rooms.

Youth Minister Gifts:  When Jesus spoke of the "least of these", most scholars agree he was referring to youth ministers.  If you'd like to make a difference in the life of a special person this holiday season, please contact Logan Carpenter for his Amazon wish list.

For more information on any of these opportunities please contact our Mission Pastor, Chris Ellis at cellis@2bclr.com.

Thanksliving Worship + Lunch

November 19
10:30 am Worship, lunch to follow

Sunday, November 19 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 will be on sale, Sunday. October 29 - Wednesday, November 15 in the back of the worship center Sundays and in Fellowship Hall on Wednesday nights.  Tickets must be purchased to reserve your spot. $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children.

Fall Fest!

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th
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.  

Fall Wednesday Night Series - The Reformation

A Boar in the Vineyard: Martin Luther and the Reformation(s)
Wednesday Nights, Sept. 6 - Dec 6
6 pm

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenburg.  His critique of the church set about a series of reformations that continue to this very day.

In an effort to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther's Theses, Dr. Preston Clegg will lead a Wednesday night series this fall that will be centered on Luther's life and thought, his context, and the series of Reformations that resulted in

However, this will not just be a probing of history.  We will also think of reformations of the church needed in our day.  We will attempt to Luther -- and God -- the chance to post some theses on OUR doors.  All are welcome and please invite friends.

Fall Kickoff!

PROMOTION SUNDAY IS AUGUST 13TH!

All children and youth will move up into their next grade's class, and in worship that morning we will have a special time of prayer for all students and teachersbeginning a new school year.

After worship we will celebrate the start of a new year with an all-church lunch in Fellowship Hall!  Simply bring a side or dessert and come share life with your church family.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS START BACK ON SEPTEMBER 6TH

Starting on Sept 6 we will gather on Wednesday nights for dinner and classes together.  Children and youth participate in worship arts classes, while adults will have an opportunity to hear Dr. Preston Clegg lead a very special class that only comes around every 500 years (check out the other announcement for more info!)

4:45 - Dinner
5:45 - Children & Youth Worship Arts
6 pm - Adult lecture series

We hope you will join us!

For more information on worship arts activities, please contact Suzanne Cain at scain@2bclr.com.

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. 

SIGN UP HERE!

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