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Annual Deacon Retreat September 21-22, 2018


Our annual deacon’s retreat will be held Friday and Saturday, September 21st and 22nd. The retreat marks the beginning of our service to Second Baptist Church for the 2018-19 church year.

We will welcome our new deacons and fellowship with each other as we discuss our roles as deacons, how we can each better serve as deacons, and ways we can improve deacon service at Second Baptist. We will be praying and looking at Spiritual Gifts. We will get an update on our Senior Pastor search and also review procedures for communion and collection of the offering especially for those serving for the first time. An agenda for the retreat is enclosed.

To make attending the retreat more convenient, the retreat will be held at church and will begin at 3:00 pm on the 21st. We are pleased to be blessed by our own in church staff and will lean on them and other resources during the retreat. Everyone is invited to bring a spouse or guest to dinner Friday night in the Family Life Center. Deacons who will be concluding their term of service this September (class of 2018) are invited to attend the dinner and program Friday evening with their spouse as our guest.

As our church transition becomes even more evident on many different levels, it is imperative that we recharge and energize the Deacon body and be the catalyst to prepare our congregation. We need to lead by example and get our church body even more engaged and ready for this exciting period of history that lies ahead at Second Baptist.

You may fill out your registration on line (from Homepage, click Deacon Retreat, click Read More); or return the enclosed registration form to Kathy Driver (or call Kathy @ 740-7101) by September 14 to let us know if you will be attending the retreat. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat and to our upcoming year of service to God and Second Baptist Church.


Bentley Heese and Brydon DeWitt



Please click the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Tool Questions print it off and fill it out and return it to Kathi Traficanti. If you can not print it please contact her and she will mail one out to you or you can pick one up at the church office.

Please return the filed out Spritual Gifts Discovery Tool Questions to Kathi Traficanti by September 14, if you are planning on going to the retreat.

These will be used at the retreat. We will also be re-visiting the current Deacon model and how we can enhance/change and I am hopeful that these inventories will be useful in that  ongoing process.

There are 44 deacons (not including those rotating off), and we at Second are looking forward to a great year together.

If you are rotating off and still want to attend the retreat please join us.




6pm -7pm

Spinach Salad with Pears, Apples, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Gouda tossed in a Champagne Vinaigrette

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna finished with a Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce accompanied by Sautéed Garlic Kale & Parsnip Puree


Grilled Flat Iron with Port Wine Demi-glace

Accompanied by Fingerling Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus

Individual Chocolate Mousse Cake

 Finished with a Raspberry Chocolate Sauce



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Deacon Retreat

Registration payments and Spiritual Gifts Assessments should be given to Kathi Traficanti before close of business, FRI, 9/14/18, to guarantee reservation.

Checks should be made payable to Second Baptist Church with “Deacon Retreat 2018” noted in the memo line.