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.


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


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


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


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



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.



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.




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



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



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:


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

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!


4 -7 PM

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!


For more information please contact Deanna Atkinson at

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  

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!


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.


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