Summer - Save the Dates

We'll have a lot going on around the church this summer, so put these dates on your calendar and check back for more info soon!

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June 6, 13, 20 & July 11, 18: Sweet Justice Summer Series

June 13-15: CBF General Assembly in Dallas

June 17-22: Grade school kids at Camp Second

June 24-28: Vacation Bible School

June 17 & July 15: Lake Nixon Friends and Family Days

July 9-15: Youth at Passport Mission Camp

July 29: Family Gathering & 2BC Follies

 

Year End Programs

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YOUTH-LED WORSHIP
MAY 6TH, 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 6th our teenagers will lead us through an entire morning of worship utilizing all of their gifts God has given them.  Point to You 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!

We will also recognize our senior graduates this day and have an all-church lunch in their honor following worship that day.
 

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CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
MAY 20th, 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!

 

Free Health Clinic

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Baptist Health Clinics

FOR MEMBERS AND THE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY
2nd Mondays of the Month
9-11am
2nd Place - 8th & Cumberland

Baptist Health will be holding free clinics at Second Place on the second Monday of the month from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. with trained professionals available to help. You and your friends, as well as the downtown community, are invited to take part in these services. Screenings and services include: blood pressure screening, blood sugar screening/A1C, body mass index/waist circumference, care coordination, cholesterol screening, community referrals, diabetes education, diabetes risk assessment, health education, tobacco education, and weight management education.

Easter Weekend

WE HAVE LOTS GOING ON DURING EASTER WEEKEND, WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL TIME!

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Maundy Thursday Service

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 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.  

 

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Good Friday Service

FRIDAY, MARCH 30 AT NOON
SECOND BAPTIST DOWNTOWN

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

 

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Downtown Community Egg Hunt

SATURDAY, MARCH 31
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!

 

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Easter Worship

SUNDAY, APRIL 1
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.

Brooks Hays Award

Heritage Sunday & Brooks Hays Award
Sunday, February 11
10:30 am

Please join us on Sunday, Feb 11th for a special day as we award civil rights leader Dr. John Perkins the Second Baptist Brooks Hays Award.  We will hear from him about the work he has done towards racial reconciliation and about how each of us can play our part in this kingdom work.

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John M. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, the son of a sharecropper. He fled to California when he was 17 after his older brother was murdered by a town marshal.  Although Dr. Perkins vowed never to return, in 1960 after he accepted Christ, he returned to his boyhood home to share the gospel of Christ with those still living in the region. 

Today, Dr. Perkins is president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi. He is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. He is also an internationally known author, speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development.

Despite dropping out of school in the third grade, Dr. Perkins is an author and international speaker and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development. For his tireless work, he received honorary doctorates from Wheaton College, Gordon College, Huntington College, Geneva College, Spring Arbor University, North Park College, and Belhaven College.  He is the author of nine books including A Quiet Revolution, Let Justice Roll DownWith Justice For AllBeyond CharityHe’s My BrotherResurrecting Hope, and A Time to Heal. 

Women's Conference

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There will be door prizes, fellowship around the dinner table and we'll put together "Welcome Home" baskets for Family Promise families as well as a gift for 2BC shut ins on Saturday.  

Cost $25 - includes Friday night dinner and Saturday continental breakfast

Friday only/$15, Saturday only/$10

Childcare provided with reservation

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We will be led during the weekend by Rev Julie Pennington-Russell - Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. Julie joined the staff of First Baptist in January of 2016.  She has served and led three churches in Decatur, GA; Waco, TX; and San Francisco.  She earned her B.A. from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and her M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, CA. 

This event is sure to be a great time -- you can sign up on Sunday mornings or by visiting this link.  Be sure to come and invite a friend!

 

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.