November 17, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

We will not have Wednesday activities or dinner this evening, but we have several updates for you below. We pray that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Holiday Closings
The Church Offices will be closed on November 25 & 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 29.
Sunday Worship
This Sunday we will conclude our “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on Hebrews 11:1-6. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can find last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Grateful Faith: A Thanksgiving Parade” from Tom Mitchell in The Well here and from Pastor Noel Schoonmaker in the Sanctuary Service here.
We are excited to begin a new phase of hospitality with worshippers in our livestream starting Sunday, November 28. A Digital Host will now be interacting with our members and guests through the live chat on YouTube during The Well and Sanctuary services. If you worship virtually with us, join us “live” at 9:00 or 11:00 so we can connect and share with one another.
Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care Signup
Registration for Sunday, November 28 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon TODAY, November 24.
Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9 and Sunday School at 10, etc. Please select all times that your child needs Worship Care for this upcoming Sunday. If you have any problems with registration or questions about the process, please contact Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call 804-740-7101, x1145.
As we return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School our main priority is to have a safe environment for all children and staff. To meet this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have new policies and procedures. You can find more detailed information here.
West Virginia Gifts Due
Gifts are due by November 30 (wrapped, tagged, and delivered to the glass conference room in the FLC Commons). Please contact Bruce Hobart at kb_hobart@aol.com or 804-986-7282 with any questions.
Red Sleigh
Donations are due by November 30.
Drop them off in the sleigh in the Commons.
Contact Margaret Bargatze with any questions at Mbargatze@gmail.com
Poinsettia Dedications
The deadline for ordering is Monday, December 6
If you are interested in giving a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one, please visit our website here to fill out and submit the form online. The price is $12. The poinsettias can be picked up after the 11:00 p.m. worship service on Christmas Eve by those who dedicated them.

 

Spontaneous Nativity 
Join us on Sunday, December 5 at 4 pm in the Sanctuary Courtyard for an event like no other!
This churchwide event will be led by any child willing to show up, put on a costume, and be guided by our narrator and adult helpers to act out the different scenes of the nativity. No preparation or rehearsal is necessary – it will be “holy chaos!”
This precious event will be full of music and carols, scripture, and children bringing the nativity story alive! We hope you’ll make plans to join us to witness the beauty of the nativity story!
After the program, we will enjoy dessert and hot chocolate from Chef Adam.
*Please bring a chair or blanket for you and your family!*
Richmond City and Henrico County Department of Social Services Christmas Party
The event will be outdoors here at Second on Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We need you to join volunteers from other area churches to support over 125 Foster Families from the greater Richmond area this Christmas. The event will include stations sponsored by churches as well as a Christmas “store” where parents will be able to go in and pick out gifts and have them wrapped for all the children in their homes.
There are many ways to get involved in this exciting opportunity:
  • Purchase a gift for a child in care directly from the Amazon wish list that will be directly shipped to the church or purchase your favorite toy and drop it off in The Commons by December 5 as a gift for each biological, adoptive, and foster child in each Richmond City and Henrico Foster Home. The Amazon link can be found here. We hope each child will get a bigger Christmas gift from us or several smaller gifts. We will have children ranging from newborn to 18 years old and will need gifts for all ages!
  • Volunteer for the event! We need a lot of smiling Second Baptist faces to show hospitality and love to Foster Families, Social Workers, and Volunteers from other churches. A list of opportunities can be found on the signup genius here.
  • Give toward the DSS Fund to go towards providing lunch for everyone in attendance or towards gift cards for the foster families! You can do so by following this link and selecting the DSS Fund in the drop-down menu or by sending a check to the church with “DSS Fund” in the memo line.
Please reach out to Rev. Katie Vance or Rev. Tom Mitchell with any questions you may have or to let us know how you’d like to get involved!

 

 

Second Cousins Senior Adult Christmas Luncheon

Save the Date!! Experience a time of fellowship at the Second Cousins Senior Adult Christmas Luncheon. It will be held on December 9, at 12:00 Noon in the FLC Gym. We look forward to “Following the Star” together as we journey towards Christmas. The cost is $15.00 per person. Your entrée selections are beef or pork medallions. Please let Patty know when you call or email what your meat choice is. You must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Please contact Patty at 804-740-7101 or info@secondbaptistrva.org to add your name to the list.

 

Operation Christmas Child Boxes
Our shoebox collection drive is over, but you can still “Build a Box” online by going here. The deadline for online boxes is December 31, 2021.

 

Generosity Campaign 2022
A New Day: Maintaining Momentum is the 2022 Generosity Campaign. Here is an online pledge card you can fill out at your convenience.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us remember 1 Thessalonians 5:18: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

 

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff

November 17, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

We hope you sense the strength of God empowering you today (Isaiah 40:31). It’s a glorious fall afternoon, and we look forward to seeing you this evening for our outdoor midweek activities. For a full schedule of tonight’s events, click here. Tonight will be the last midweek dinner and activities of 2021, but we will continue the drive-thru meal option from Chef Adam in December. The December menu options can be found here.

 

West Virginia Gift Drop Off Location Change
Gifts are due for drop-off on or before November 30 (wrapped, tagged, and delivered to the glass conference room in the FLC Commons). Please contact Bruce Hobart at kb_hobart@aol.com or 804-986-7282 with any questions.

2BCkids Merch

We have some extra apparel! Random and limited sizes of our 2BCKids sweatshirts/hoodies, 2BCKids tie-dye summer shirts, and 200th-anniversary shirts will be available for the next several Sundays.

Stop by The CMB entrance on Sunday morning if your child needs a new size or never received one!

 

Poinsettia Dedications
If you are interested in giving a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one, please visit our website here to fill out and submit the form online.
The price is $12 and the deadline for ordering is Monday, December 6.
The poinsettias can be picked up after the 11:00 p.m. worship service on Christmas Eve by those who dedicated them.

 

Sunday Worship
This Sunday we will continue our “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on 2 Corinthians 2:14-16. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can find last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Distinctive Faith: Standing in the Rain” from Pastor Noel Schoonmaker here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care Signup
Registration for Sunday, November 21 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, November 19.
Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9 and Sunday School at 10, etc. Please select all times that your child needs Worship Care for this upcoming Sunday. If you have any problems with registration or questions about the process, please contact Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call 804-740-7101, x1145.
As we return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School our main priority is to have a safe environment for all children and staff. To meet this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have new policies and procedures. You can find more detailed information here.
Spontaneous Nativity 
Join us on Sunday, December 5 at 4 pm in the Sanctuary Courtyard for an event like no other!
This churchwide event will be led by any child willing to show up, put on a costume, and be guided by our narrator and adult helpers to act out the different scenes of the nativity. No preparation or rehearsal is necessary – it will be “holy chaos!”
This precious event will be full of music and carols, scripture, and children bringing the nativity story alive! We hope you’ll make plans to join us to witness the beauty of the nativity story!
After the program, we will enjoy dessert and hot chocolate from Chef Adam.
*Please bring a chair or blanket for you and your family!*
Holiday Closings
There are no Midweek activities or dinner pickup on November 24.
The Church Offices will be closed on November 25 & 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 29.
Calling All Neckties
Many of you likely have “retired” neckties taking up space in your closet. You might also have fabrics for projects intended but never completed. Emerge needs them!
They and other sewing supplies will be used by the Afghan refugee women who are participating in ReEstablish Richmond’s Heela Sewing Program. (For the full list of items needed, see here.) There is a collection bin under the porte-cochere labeled “Emerge Heela Sewing Program Supplies” so clean out those unused ties and fabrics and donate them where they can have a new life while helping others.
Operation Christmas Child
Please return your filled shoeboxes by Sunday evening, November 21. Remember that liquids, food products, gum, candy, and/or toothpaste are no longer allowed in shoeboxes. Empty shoeboxes are available in the Commons.
Second Baptist has a 2021 designated “build-a-box” online goal page for folks who would like to virtually fill a shoebox from the safety of their own homes. The “build-a-box” program includes the cost of the shoebox items that a donor selects along with the $9 shoebox shipping donation. The link to our 2021 “build-a-box” page is here.
Go here to print off shipping labels if you would like to know the destination of your shoebox after it leaves one of the processing centers. For a list of drop-off dates and times, please go here.

To volunteer during national drop-off week or for questions related to filling your shoebox, please contact Cathy Pate at cpate@imb.org.

Generosity Campaign 2022
A New Day: Maintaining Momentum is the 2022 Generosity Campaign. Here is an online pledge card you can fill out at your convenience. Weekly Generosity Campaign email updates are on Friday.
Richmond City and Henrico County Department of Social Services Christmas Party
The event will be outdoors here at Second on Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We need you to join volunteers from other area churches to support over 125 Foster Families from the greater Richmond area this Christmas. The event will include stations sponsored by churches as well as a Christmas “store” where parents will be able to go in and pick out gifts and have them wrapped for all the children in their homes. There are many ways to get involved in this exciting opportunity click here to find out more!
Scripture
As we walk with Christ this week, let us recall his words in Matthew 5:16: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
In Christ,
Your Ministerial Staff

 

November 10, 2021

Dear Church Family,

We hope this email finds you running the race of faith with perseverance (Heb 12:1-2). It’s a beautiful autumn afternoon, and we look forward to seeing you this evening for our outdoor midweek activities. For a full schedule of tonight’s events, click here.

 

Poinsettia Dedications
If you are interested in giving a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one, please visit our website here to fill out and submit the form online.
The price is $12 and the deadline for ordering is Monday, December 6.
The poinsettias can be picked up after the 11:00 p.m. worship service on Christmas Eve by those who dedicated them.

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on John 17:14-19. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can find last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Active Faith: Faith that Works” from Pastor Noel Schoonmaker here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care Signup

Registration for Sunday, November 14 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, November 12.

Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9 and Sunday School at 10, etc. Please select all times that your child needs Worship Care for this upcoming Sunday. If you have any problems with registration or questions about the process, please contact Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call 804-740-7101, x1145.

As we return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School our main priority is to have a safe environment for all children and staff. To meet this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have new policies and procedures. You can find more detailed information here.

 

Holiday Closings

There are no Midweek activities or dinner on November 24.

The Church Offices will be closed on November 25 & 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 29.

 

West Virginia needs
Secret Santa Volunteers
West Virginia needs Secret Santa volunteers to “adopt” and provide Christmas gifts for 100 needy children! To sign up, contact Bruce Hobart at kb_hobart@aol.com or 804-986-7282 for details. This is the only Christmas celebration many of these kids can look forward to. Gifts are due for drop-off on or before November 30 (wrapped, tagged, and delivered to the Education Building, Room 104-105).

 

Operation Christmas Child
Please return your filled shoeboxes by Sunday evening, November 21. Remember that liquids, food products, gum, candy, and/or toothpaste are no longer allowed in shoeboxes. Empty shoeboxes are available in the Commons.
Second Baptist has a 2021 designated “build-a-box” online goal page for folks who would like to virtually fill a shoebox from the safety of their own homes. The “build-a-box” program includes the cost of the shoebox items that a donor selects along with the $9 shoebox shipping donation. The link to our 2021 “build-a-box” page is here.
Go here to print off shipping labels if you would like to know the destination of your shoebox after it leaves one of the processing centers. For a list of drop-off dates and times, please go here.
To volunteer during national drop-off week or for questions related to filing your shoebox, please contact Cathy Pate at cpate@imb.org

Calling All Neckties!

Many of you likely have “retired” neckties taking up space in your closet. You might also have fabrics for projects intended but never completed. Emerge needs them!

They and other sewing supplies will be used by the Afghan refugee women who are participating in ReEstablish Richmond’s Heela Sewing Program. (For the full list of items needed, see here.) There is a collection bin under the porte-cochere labeled “Emerge Heela Sewing Program Supplies” so clean out those unused ties and fabrics and donate them where they can have a new life while helping others.

 

Family Missions Day!
Saturday, November 20
9:30am-12:30pm
We will be working outside in the morning, finishing by noon, and then have lots of space for you to bring a family lunch to enjoy afterward! Email Katie to sign up as space is limited!

 

 

Spontaneous Nativity 
Join us on Sunday, December 5 at 4 pm in the Sanctuary Courtyard for an event like no other!
This churchwide event will be led by any child willing to show up, put on a costume, and be guided by our narrator and adult helpers to act out the different scenes of the nativity. No preparation or rehearsal is necessary – it will be “holy chaos!”
This precious event will be full of music and carols, scripture, and children bringing the nativity story alive! We hope you’ll make plans to join us to witness the beauty of the nativity story!
After the program, we will enjoy dessert and hot chocolate from Chef Adam.
*Please bring a chair or blanket for you and your family!*
Generosity Campaign 2022
A New Day: Maintaining Momentum is the 2022 Generosity Campaign. Here is an online pledge card you can fill out at your convenience. Weekly Generosity Campaign email updates are on Friday.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on his words in John 15:16: “I appointed you to go and bear fruit.”

 

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff

November 3, 2021

Dear Church Family,

We hope this beautiful Wednesday afternoon finds you well. We look forward to seeing you this evening for our outdoor midweek activities. For a full schedule of tonight’s events, click here.

 

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on James 2:14-26. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can find last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Reasonable Faith: An Intellectual Defense of Christian Belief” from Pastor Noel Schoonmaker here.

 

Worship Night

November 6

Join us Saturday, November 6 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary courtyard. We will focus on seeking God and praising Him for His faithfulness. We can’t wait to worship through prayer and song with you! Dinner and fellowship will follow after worship. The deadline to register your meal option is November 4. Please register your meal option here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

Registration for Sunday, November 7 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, October 29. Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9 and Sunday School at 10, etc. Please select all times that your child needs Worship Care for this upcoming Sunday. If you have any problems with registration or questions about the process, please contact Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call 804-740-7101, x1145. As we return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School our main priority is to have a safe environment for all children and staff. To meet this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have new policies and procedures. You can find more detailed information here.

 

Generosity Campaign 2022

A New Day: Maintaining Momentum is the 2022 Generosity Campaign. Here is an online pledge card you can fill out at your convenience. Weekly Generosity Campaign email updates are on Friday.

 

Red Sleigh Church Hill Christian Wellness Center Christmas Store

Make a child’s wish come true by sponsoring a child and purchasing items from their wish list. On November 7, Margaret Bargatze will be in the Commons before the Well service, between the Sunday school hour and after 11:00 worship. She will help you select your wishlist and give you the information you will need for your selected child or family. Please drop off your donations in the Red Sleigh in the commons by November 30. Contact Margaret Bargatze at Mbargatze@gmail.com with any questions.

 

West Virginia needs Secret Santa Volunteers

West Virginia needs Secret Santa volunteers to “adopt” and provide Christmas gifts for 100 needy children! To sign up, contact Bruce Hobart at kb_hobart@aol.com or 804-986-7282 for details. This is the only Christmas celebration many of these kids can look forward to. Gifts are due for drop-off on or before November 30 (wrapped, tagged, and delivered to the Education Building, Room 104-105).

 

Operation Christmas Child

Please return your filled shoeboxes by Sunday evening, November 21. Remember that liquids, food products, gum, candy, and/or toothpaste are no longer allowed in shoeboxes. Empty shoeboxes are available in the Commons.

Second Baptist has a 2021 designated “build-a-box” online goal page for folks who would like to virtually fill a shoebox from the safety of their own homes. The “build-a-box” program includes the cost of the shoebox items that a donor selects along with the $9 shoebox shipping donation. The link to our 2021 “build-a-box” page is here. Go here to print off shipping labels if you would like to know the destination of your shoebox after it leaves one of the processing centers. For a list of drop-off dates and times, please go here.

To volunteer during national drop-off week or for questions related to filing your shoebox, please contact Cathy Pate at cpate@msnpath.com.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Galatians 5:6: “The only thing that counts is faith working through love.”

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff

 

 

October 27, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

We hope this beautiful Wednesday afternoon finds you well. We look forward to seeing you this evening for our outdoor midweek activities. For a full schedule of tonight’s events, click here.

 

Sunday Worship
This Sunday we will continue our “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on 1 Peter 3:15-16. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can find last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Generous Faith: Elementary Stewardship” from Pastor Noel Schoonmaker here.

 

Annual Business Meeting October 31
We will hold our Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, October 31 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. The reason for the Zoom format is to enable the widest possible participation. The agenda will include the following items: Opening Prayer, Approval of the Book of Reports, Election of BGAV Messengers, 2021 Year to Date Financial Update, Vote on the Proposed 2022 Budget, Approval of the Nominating Committee Recommendations, Report from the Generosity Committee, and Closing Prayer. All church members are welcome to participate in the meeting. We will send the zoom link to church members soon.

 

2BC Students Friendsgiving
November 19-21
Registration is open now, and we need students to register before Nov 1. We need to estimate the size of our group for our mission experience and for our fun activity on Saturday. There are some supply chain issues that will cause us to order our sweatshirts to ensure they’re in hand by November 19.
The schedule here is still tentative, but this shares about the general activities for our weekend together. The cost is set at $75/student, and we’ve secured former student ministry intern, Chris Wondree, as our musician and worship leader for the weekend.
Click here to learn more.
Registration is now open here.

 

Worship Night
November 6
Join us Saturday, November 6 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary courtyard. We will focus on seeking God and praising Him for His faithfulness. We can’t wait to worship through prayer and song with you!
Dinner and fellowship will follow after worship. The deadline to register your meal option is November 4. Please register your meal option here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup
Registration for Sunday, October 31 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, October 29.
Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9 and Sunday School at 10, etc. Please select all times that your child needs Worship Care for this upcoming Sunday. If you have any problems with registration or questions about the process, please contact Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call 804-740-7101, x1145.
As we return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School our main priority is to have a safe environment for all children and staff. To meet this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have new policies and procedures. You can find more detailed information here.

 

Generosity Campaign 2022
A New Day: Maintaining Momentum is the 2022 Generosity Campaign. Here is an online pledge card you can fill out at your convenience. Weekly Generosity Campaign email updates are on Friday.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on his words in John 9:4: “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff

 

October 20, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

We hope this email finds you abiding in the love of Christ (Jn 15:9). We look forward to seeing you this evening for our outdoor midweek activities. For a full schedule of tonight’s events, click here.

 

Sunday Worship
This Sunday we will continue our “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on Psalm 24:1-2. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can find last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Believing Faith: Passing from Death to Life” from Ben Brown in The Well here and from Pastor Noel Schoonmaker in the Sanctuary Service here.

 

Ordination Service for Tom Mitchell
An ordination service for Tom Mitchell will be held this Sunday, Oct 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Rev. Dr. Craig Sherouse will be the preacher for the service and all are welcome to attend. We hope you can join us as we lay hands upon Tom to set him apart for ordained gospel ministry.

 

200th Anniversary Videos
If you missed any of our Anniversary videos during the celebration on October 10th they are now available on our youtube page. Follow the titles below to watch each video.

 

Annual Business Meeting October 31

We will hold our Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, October 31 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. The reason for the Zoom format is to enable the widest possible participation. The agenda will include the following items: Opening Prayer, Approval of the Book of Reports, Election of BGAV Messengers, 2021 Year to Date Financial Update, Vote on the Proposed 2022 Budget, Approval of the Nominating Committee Recommendations, Report from the Generosity Committee, and Closing Prayer. All church members are welcome to participate in the meeting. We will send the zoom link closer to the date.

 

Generosity Campaign 2022
A New Day: Maintaining Momentum is the 2022 Generosity Campaign. Here is an online pledge card you can fill out at your convenience. Weekly Generosity Campaign email updates start this Friday.
Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup
Registration for Sunday, October 24 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, October 22.
Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9 and Sunday School at 10, etc. Please select all times that your child needs Worship Care for this upcoming Sunday. If you have any problems with registration or questions about the process, please contact Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call 804-740-7101, x1145.
As we return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School our main priority is to have a safe environment for all children and staff. To meet this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have new policies and procedures. You can find more detailed information here.
Worship Night
November 6
Join The Well team Saturday, November 6 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary courtyard. We will focus on seeking God and praising Him for His faithfulness. We can’t wait to worship through prayer and song with you!
Dinner and fellowship will follow after worship. Please register your meal option here.

 

2BC Students Friendsgiving
November 19-21
We’ve explored many options for our middle and high school fall retreats and the options are far from watertight. As such, we are unfortunately not going to be able to travel for the middle or high school fall retreat this year.
In the spring of 2022, we were planning to host a disciple now weekend. So we are flipping the script. In the place of these retreats, we’ll host a local, disciple now type retreat during the weekend of November 19-21. Students will stay in their respective homes overnight, but we’ll offer fun, fellowship, worship, and good times all weekend.
Click here to learn more.
Registration is now open here.
Scripture
As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on John 3:8: “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
In Christ,
Your Ministerial Staff

 

 

October 6, 2021

Dear Church Family,
We look forward to seeing you this evening for our outdoor midweek activities.
For a full schedule click here.
We thank God for our wonderful 200th Anniversary Celebration last Sunday! It was a truly marvelous day with uplifting worship in the sanctuary followed by joyful fellowship at the reception! We encourage you to click here to view the livestream of last Sunday’s service, which begins with a 20-minute series of outstanding 200th anniversary videos. To hear last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Prospective Faith: God’s Potential,” click here.

 

Special Called Business Meeting on October 17
In 2017, our church licensed Tom Mitchell to preach the gospel. Tom joined our church staff in 2020 and currently serves as our Director of Discipleship and Missions. In view of Tom’s calling and gifts for Christian ministry, Dr. Noel Schoonmaker called an Ordination Council and appointed Rev. Welford Orrock as chair. The Council met with Tom on September 26 and unanimously decided to recommend Tom for ordination to the gospel ministry.
Therefore, we will have a special called business meeting on Sunday, October 17 at the conclusion of our 9:00 a.m. Well service and at the conclusion of our 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary service for the sole purpose of voting on the recommendation to ordain Tom Mitchell to the gospel ministry. The recommendation reads: “The Ordination Council brings the recommendation that Second Baptist Church proceed with the ordination to the Gospel Ministry of Tom Mitchell.”
If the church votes affirmatively to proceed with ordaining Tom, an ordination service would be held on Sunday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to read Tom’s essay expressing his testimony, calling, and beliefs here. Copies are also available on the Welcome Desk in the commons.

 

Annual Business Meeting October 31
We will hold our Annual Business Meeting on Sunday, October 31 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. The reason for the Zoom format is to enable the widest possible participation. The agenda will include the following items: Opening Prayer, Approval of the Book of Reports, Election of BGAV Messengers, 2021 Year to Date Financial Update, Vote on the Proposed 2022 Budget, Approval of the Nominating Committee Recommendations, Report from the Generosity Committee, and Closing Prayer. All church members are welcome to participate in the meeting. We will send the zoom link closer to the date.

 

Generosity Campaign 2022 starts this Sunday!
A New Day: Maintaining Momentum is the 2022 Generosity Campaign. Here is an online pledge card you can fill out at your convenience.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

 

Soar in Prayer
Please join us on Sunday, October 17 from 5-6:30 pm as we equip ourselves to better communicate with God through Prayer. Bev Carroll, Jamie Mitchell, and Virginia Moore will lead us in examining prayer examples from the Bible, guide us in prayers for specific situations/ people/ groups, and give us an opportunity to communicate individually with God on our own. We’ll have some time for catching up with one another, for learning about a new women’s prayer ministry at SBC, and for worship as well. Our goal is to open our prayer lives so that God may speak directly to our hearts and provide us with a fresh perspective on prayer. We will meet in Room 246 in the FLC. Please remember masks are required. Please register for this event here so we can plan for room set up based on headcount.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup
Registration for Sunday, October 17 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, October 15.
Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9 and Sunday School at 10, etc. Please select all times that your child needs Worship Care for this upcoming Sunday. If you have any problems with registration or questions about the process, please contact Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call 804-740-7101, x1145.
As we return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School our main priority is to have a safe environment for all children and staff. To meet this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have new policies and procedures. You can find more detailed information here.

 

Election of Messengers to the Baptist General Association of VA Meeting,
November 9-10, 2021. This will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom. To be a messenger, please contact Kathy Driver by Sunday, October 17, at 804-740-7101, x 1164 or kdriver@secondbaptistrva.org.

 

Worship Night
Join us Saturday, November 6th at 4pm in the Sanctuary courtyard. We will focus on seeking God and praising Him for His faithfulness. We can’t wait to worship through prayer and song with you! Fellowship will follow after worship.

 

2BC Students Friendsgiving
We’ve explored many options for our middle and high school fall retreats and the options are far from watertight. As such, we are unfortunately not going to be able to travel for the middle or high school fall retreat this year.
In the spring of 2022, we were planning to host a disciple now weekend. So we are flipping the script. In the place of these retreats, we’ll host a local, disciple now type retreat during the weekend of November 19-21. Students will stay in their respective homes overnight, but we’ll offer fun, fellowship, worship, and good times all weekend.
Click here to learn more.
Registration is now open here.

 

CLC Update
The school year is off to a great start! CLC leaders continue to navigate the ever-changing world of COVID protocols while providing essential childcare and exceptional early learning experiences for children in the community. Moving forward, when there is a positive COVID case in the CLC, the necessary information will be communicated only to the CLC community. The safety and health of the students, staff, and their families continues to be a top priority.

 

ScriptureAs we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God.”
In Christ,Your Ministerial Staff

 

 

 

October 6, 2021

Dear Church Family,

This Sunday will be a landmark moment in the history of our church—our long-awaited 200th Anniversary Celebration! Please check out the itinerary below for more information. We hope you can join us in person or online as we celebrate together!

 

Join us for our 200th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 10!

For this singular occasion, we will have one worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The service will feature inspirational music, reflections, remembrances, a wonderful sermon, the reading of the 1920 proclamation, and the reading of the 2021 proclamation.

There will be no Sunday School.

Following the service, an outdoor reception will be held. There will be good food, joyful fellowship, special videos to view, and lots of fun. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity as we celebrate in Christ and look forward to what God has for us in the future!

 

200th Anniversary Celebration Itinerary

Worship Service

10:00 a.m.

Reception

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Food under the Porté Cochere

Cake in the Commons

Special Features during Reception

Two Showings of 200th Anniversary Videos in Gym

12:45 and 1:30 p.m.

-The History of Second Baptist Church

-The Impact of Second on the Lives of Members

-Ministries that Serve and Spread the Word of God

Heritage Display in Hallway (follow the footsteps to the past)

Commemorative Family Keepsakes Bookmarks (on the table in Commons with Our Time in History)

Video Booth (members being interviewed in the glass room in Commons)

 

Video Time Capsule 200th Celebration

Second Students Ministry will be hosting a video interview booth during the 200th reception.

These brief interviews are open to anyone connected to Second Baptist Church. We plan to export these videos to several formats and add them to a time capsule to be unearthed later. You can sign up to record your session here.

 

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our new “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on Ephesians 3:20-21. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can find last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Retrospective Faith: Do You Know What I Still Remember?” here.

 

Election of Messengers to the Baptist General Association of VA Meeting,

November 9-10, 2021. This will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom. To be a messenger, please contact Kathy Driver by Sunday, October 17, at 804-740-7101, x 1164 or kdriver@secondbaptistrva.org.

 

Special Called Business Meeting on October 17

In 2017, our church licensed Tom Mitchell to preach the gospel. Tom joined our church staff in 2020 and currently serves as our Director of Discipleship and Missions. In view of Tom’s calling and gifts for Christian ministry, Dr. Noel Schoonmaker called an Ordination Council and appointed Rev. Welford Orrock as chair. The Council met with Tom on September 26 and unanimously decided to recommend Tom for ordination to the gospel ministry.

Therefore, we will have a special called business meeting on Sunday, October 17 at the conclusion of our 9:00 a.m. Well service and at the conclusion of our 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary service for the sole purpose of voting on the recommendation to ordain Tom Mitchell to the gospel ministry. The recommendation reads: “The Ordination Council brings the recommendation that Second Baptist Church proceed with the ordination to the Gospel Ministry of Tom Mitchell.”

If the church votes affirmatively to proceed with ordaining Tom, an ordination service would be held on Sunday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to read Tom’s essay expressing his testimony, calling, and beliefs here. Copies are also available on the Welcome Desk in the commons.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

Registration for Sunday, October 10, Worship care is now available here. As a reminder, there will be NO Sunday School this Sunday as we collectively celebrate our 200th Anniversary. Worship Care is available during the combined worship service for infants-PreK. Each child must be registered separately.

If you have any problems with registration or questions about the process, please contact Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call 804-740-7101, x1145.

Registration closes at noon on Friday, October 8. If for some reason your reservation needs to be canceled after you make it through Eventbrite, please let Katie know!

Our main priority is to have a safe environment for all children and staff. To meet this goal during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have new policies and procedures. You can find more detailed information here.

 

Baptism class coming soon!

Do you have a Kindergarten-5th grade child interested and asking questions?

They can join our info class on what it means to follow Jesus and why we get baptized coming soon!

We will be basing the class around the “What is a Christian?” booklet by Abingdon Press which has a bunch of different activities to help work through basic Christian beliefs. The activities open the door to conversations about what it means to claim those beliefs as followers of Jesus and we will have take-home resources for you to follow up at home!

Contact Katie for more information as soon as possible.

Registration closes Friday, October 8 for this round of classes.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Christ’s words in Matthew 5:6: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

 

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff