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

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.