September 22, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

We hope this email finds you well on this rainy Wednesday. We will send an email at 4:00 to let you know whether our outdoor Wednesday activities are canceled for this evening. Meanwhile, here is the latest news from 2BC.

Sunday Worship

 

This Sunday we will continue our new “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on Psalm 42:1-11. 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 “Loving the Light, Seeing the Darkness” here.

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

 

Registration for Sunday, September 26 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now availablehere. Registration closes at noon on Friday, September 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.

200th Celebration Sunday, October 10

 

Join us for the 200th Anniversary of our church celebration on Sunday, October 10.

There will be one worship service beginning at 10:00 o’clock 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, fellowship, videos, and lots of fun!

Deacon Vote Reminder!

 

Our Deacon process this year will follow last year’s pattern due to the pandemic. Instead of meeting in person at church to hear the testimonies of deacon nominees and vote on them, the entire process is taking place remotely as follows.

 

The deacon nominees’ testimonies have been compiled in a booklet here. After you read the testimonies, members will be able to vote on the nominees by simply clicking “yes” or “no” here.

 

Deacon votes need to be submitted by midnight on September 23.

Monday Bible Study: When God Asks a Question …

 

One of the ways God interjects Himself into the lives of His children is to ask them a life-changing question. Those questions were originally asked of weak, disobedient people who answered in shame, fear, or awe. Those questions still apply to each one of us. Come join us as we study nine life-changing questions that were the big stories in the Bible, and the turning points in the lives of each of us who seek to follow God.

 

Please join us beginning Monday, October 11, for this 5-week Bible Study. Facilitated by Bev Carroll, it will be held in Spence Hall from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

The Christian Counseling and Training Center (CCTC)

 

will hold a Biblical Problem-Solving Course beginning on Wednesday, September 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m. This discipleship training class will help you develop a clearer Biblical worldview and a better understanding of your place in God’s Kingdom. This 8-week course will meet in Ed. Room 124 (First Floor of the Education Building). The cost is $49. Bob Lasine and Ginger Johnson will be co-facilitators.  For more information or to register, go to www.cctcinc.org.

 

Scripture

 

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Lamentations 3:24: “‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff

September 15, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

It’s finally here—the day we resume Wednesday activities! Our dinner and activities will be outdoors this evening. The meal will be available from 5:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. for those who pre-ordered. There will be seating at picnic tables in the sanctuary courtyard, while to-go meals will be picked up in a drive-thru under the porte-cochere facing Gaskins Road. All are welcome to join us for the outdoor activities following dinner. Here is the schedule.

 

Children

  • 5:00-5:30: Wee Praise, for children 2 and under with a caring adult, in the Prayer Garden.
  • 6:15-6:45: Wee Praise, for children 2 and under with a caring adult, in the Prayer Garden.
  • 6:15-6:45: Three-year-old and pre-K music and missions in the parking lot by Grace Garden (near where the church buses are parked).
  • 6:15-7:00: Kindergarten through 5th-grade music and missions in the sanctuary courtyard.

Students

  • 6:15-7:00: Sixth through twelfth graders will have games in the parking lot beside Spence Hall.

Adults

  • 6:15-7:00: Tom Mitchell will host a live version of “Breaking It Down with Pastor Noel” in the designated outdoor eating area.

 

Click HERE for a campus map showing the locations of the foregoing Wednesday evening activities.

 

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our new “Faith/Full” sermon series with a message on Luke 7:36-50. 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 “Personal Faith: Jesus Loves Me” here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup
Registration for Sunday, September 19 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, September 17.
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.

 

200th Celebration Sunday, October 10

Join us for the 200th Anniversary of our church celebration on Sunday, October 10.

There will be one worship service beginning at 10:00 o’clock 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, a reception will be held in the Family Life Center. There will be good food, fellowship, videos, and lots of fun!

 

ESL Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles! We are looking for: teachers, volunteer placement testers, refreshment coordinators, childcare workers, and conversation partners. There is no special requirement to volunteer, just a desire to share the love of Christ with our immigrant community.

 

Classes will begin this fall on Monday nights (7:00-9:00 p.m.) and run through April. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Delight Booker (ESL Coordinator) at 467-8978 or Tom Mitchell (Director of Discipleship & Missions) at 740-7101.

 

CLC Health Update

An individual in our Creative Learning Center (CLC) recently tested positive for COVID-19. Our CLC leaders have notified the Henrico Health Department, and CLC is following their guidance. Please join us in praying for this person to recover swiftly.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on his words in John 16:33: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff

September 1, 2021

Dear Church Family,

We hope this email finds you well. Here are the latest updates from 2BC.

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will conclude our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on John 9:1-12. 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 “Punctuating Faith” here.

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

Registration for Sunday, September 5 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now availablehere. Registration closes at noon on Friday, September 3.

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.

Save the Date 200th Celebration

Join us for the 200th Anniversary of our church celebration on Sunday, October 10. There will be one worship service beginning at 10:00 o’clock 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, a reception will be held in the Family Life Center. There will be good food, fellowship, videos, and lots of fun!

Ronald McDonald House

The Mission Circles are collecting beverage and food tabs, for the Ronald McDonald House, that benefit a wide variety of their programs. Tabs may be deposited in the marked container on the front desk of the FLC.

Mission Possible: Supporting Afghan Refugees in Richmond

ReEstablish Richmond, a local non-profit and BGAV mission partner, is actively engaged in supporting the Afghan community, both those already resettled and the newly evacuated.

Immediate Relief Effort: ReEstablish Richmond is organizing a delivery of bread and handwritten cards for 83 Afghan families who are already settled here and are experiencing high levels of trauma and sadness as they work to help their families evacuate Afghanistan. They are also actively supporting 30 Afghan clients who are helping their family members evacuate. Please read more about this opportunity and if you can, sign up to help below (items must be delivered by next Wednesday).

Faith Communities and Partners: Support Afghan Families in Richmond (signupgenius.com)

Longer Term Relief Efforts: If you want to learn how ReEstablish Richmond is responding to this situation and how we plan on supporting the long term needs of the Afghan community, you can visit: Re-Establish Richmond – Support Afghan Evacuation (networkforgood.com). Please consider joining in this effort.

Haiti Relief Drive

Since the 2010 earthquake, Ann Pryor has built and maintained relationships with our sister church, Voice of Victory ministered by Pastor Franck, and Kathy Faw with Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing to provide support to Haitians in need in a variety of ways. In September we are partnering with them to raise funds to assist in relief efforts – for shelter, food, clothing, and children’s education.

You can help and we’ve made it easy. Just go to the Giving page on the church website here, select Haiti Missions as your fund and donate any amount of money that you feel so led to provide.

You can also make a check donation payable to Second Baptist Church with “Emerge Haiti Mission” on the memo line. You can drop it on the collection plate on Sunday.

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Psalm 55:22: “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff

 

August 25, 2021

Dear Church Family,
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:3-4 Here are the latest updates from2BC.
Sunday Worship
This Sunday we will continue our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on Mark 9:14-29. 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 “Raised Up to Serve” here.
Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup
Registration for Sunday, August 29 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, August 27.
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.
Save the Date 200th Celebration
Join us for the 200th Anniversary of our church celebration on Sunday, October 10.
There will be one worship service beginning at 10:00 o’clock 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, a reception will be held in the Family Life Center. There will be good food, fellowship, videos, and lots of fun!
Ronald McDonald House
The Mission Circles are collecting beverage and food tabs, for the Ronald McDonald House, that benefit a wide variety of their programs. Tabs may be deposited in the marked container on the front desk of the FLC.
College Addresses Needed
College Addresses: Parents, if you have a son or daughter going to (or returning to) college, please email their name, mailing address, and EMAIL ADDRESS to Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org. We want to keep in touch by emailing them our newsletters and sending seasonal and fun mailings.
Public School Partnership
Richmond Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools have invited churches to partner with schools in need.
Second Baptist is planning for a partnership with an under-resourced public school.
We will provide volunteers to act as reading buddies, tutors, mentors, or provide teacher support. In addition, we will provide funding and material support for teacher encouragement, classroom or educational supplies, or backpacks and student school supplies.
If you would be interested in volunteering or supporting a school partnership, please contact Tom Mitchell.
The Richmond Public School Literacy Initiative
The Richmond Public School (RPS) has invited the faith community to be a lead partner in their new Literacy Initiative!
RPS wants every child to build a home library this year to encourage a culture of reading at home. Elementary students will have access to books through new Book Vending Machines and middle and high students will have access through Book Bins on school buses.
Please purchase books from this listprovided by RPS.
Beginning September 8, please drop off books in the designated containers in the Family Life Center Commons Area, and we will deliver them to RPS!
West Virginia Shoe Mission
We raised over $30,000 during the summer of 2020 and purchased 804 pairs of shoes. Pandemic or no pandemic, you and others like you donated enough money to buy shoes for ALL the elementary school kids at 3 of the 4 McDowell County schools. It was amazing seeing God bless these children through your kind actions. We hope to do this again.
Any donations should be made payable to Second Baptist Church with “WV Shoes” on the memo line. You can drop it in the collection plate on Sunday.
Thank you in advance for any support you can provide! Please make sure to check out the testimonials and more in our 2021 newsletter here.
Scripture
Let us reflect on Ephesians 3:20 as we continue our week. “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine”.
In Christ,
Your Ministerial Staff

August 18, 2021

Dear Church Family,
May God’s peace that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6). Here are the latest updates from 2BC.
Sunday Worship
This Sunday we will continue our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on Mark 1:21-34. 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 “Healing the Opposition” here.
Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup
Registration for Sunday, August 22 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, August 20.
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.
Save the Date 200th Celebration
Join us for the 200th Anniversary of our church celebration on Sunday, October 10.
There will be one worship service beginning at 10:00 o’clock 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, a reception will be held in the Family Life Center. There will be good food, fellowship, videos, and lots of fun!
Back-to-School Supplies Drive
The deadline for drop-off is tomorrow, August 19.
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry is partnering with the Tuckahoe Family YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program to provide pediatric patients and other families in need with back-to-school supplies.
Donations can be dropped off at the bins in the church commons or at CrossOver’s Henrico Clinic (8600 Quioccasin Rd. Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23229) Between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The deadline for drop-off is tomorrow, August 19.
For a list of supplies needed click here.
CLC is Hiring!
Creative Learning Center is hiring for the 2021-2022 school year. If you or someone you know are interested in applying, please email our Director, Ainsleigh Gaskins agaskins@clcrichmond.org.
The following positions are currently open:
Threes Teacher (full day), Kindergarten Teacher (degree required), Fours Assistant (afternoon), as well as several positions in our After School Program. All open positions are Monday-Friday.
Ronald McDonald House
The Mission Circles are collecting beverage and food tabs, for the Ronald McDonald House, that benefit a wide variety of their programs. Tabs may be deposited in the marked container on the front desk of the FLC.
College Addresses Needed
College Addresses: Parents, if you have a son or daughter going to (or returning to) college, please email their name, mailing address, and EMAIL ADDRESS to Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org. We want to keep in touch by emailing them our newsletters and sending seasonal and fun mailings.
Public School Partnership
Because of how the faith community responded by supporting Food Distribution, Facilitated Learning Centers, and more during Covid closure, both Richmond Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools have invited churches to partner with schools in need.
Second Baptist is planning for a partnership with an under-resourced public school.
With a school partnership, Second Baptist would provide volunteers to act as reading buddies, tutors, mentors, or provide teacher support. In addition, we would provide funding and material support for teacher encouragement, classroom or educational supplies, or backpacks and student school supplies.
If you would be interested in volunteering or supporting a school partnership, please contact Tom Mitchell.
The Richmond Public School Literacy Initiative
The Richmond Public School (RPS) has invited the faith community to be a lead partner in their new Literacy Initiative!
RPS wants every child to build a home library this year to encourage a culture of reading at home. Elementary students will have access to books through new Book Vending Machines and middle and high students will have access through Book Bins on school buses.
Please purchase books from this listprovided by RPS.
Beginning September 8, please drop off books in the designated containers in the Family Life Center Commons Area, and we will deliver them to RPS!

Thank you for loving the RPS children by giving them the gift of reading and education!

August 11, 2021

Dear Church Family,

We hope this email finds you walking in love, as Christ loved us (Eph 5:2). Here are the latest updates from 2BC.

Sunday Worship
This Sunday we will continue our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on Luke 22:37-43. 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 “A Two-step Healing” here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup
Registration for Sunday, August 15 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, August 13.
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.

 

Hymn Sing This Weekend
Sunday, August 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary!
In addition to a setlist of traditional favorites, a special time of hymn requests will be offered.
Accompanists include Mary Beth Bennet, Taylor Vancil, a vocal quartet, and others.
An outdoor ice cream sandwich fellowship will follow the event.

 

Second Cousins and Friends
Join us on Wednesday, August 18, as we travel to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Our guided tour begins at 10:00 a.m. We will leave the church parking lot aboard the church bus promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive a little early to get situated on the bus before departure. You must be fully vaccinated in order to ride the bus. Once we arrive at the museum, masks are optional for those that are fully vaccinated. The cost is $8.00 per person. You can pay upon entry to the museum (cash, debit card, credit card). Once our tour is completed, we will board the bus and travel to the Grapevine Restaurant for food and fellowship. Lunch will be on your own. Space is limited!! Please call Patty at 740-7101 to make your reservation.

 

It’s Backpack Time Again!
Time to collect backpacks & school supplies for the children at Richmond’s 3 Baptist Centers! You can participate by filling a backpack or providing empty backpacks & needed items that we can match up.
  • A three-ring binder & divider tabs
  • 1 or 2 packs of notebook paper (about 200 sheets)
  • 4 composition books
  • 1 three or five-subject spiral notebook
  • 2 one-subject notebooks
  • 5 to 8 pencils
  • 5 to 8 pens (black or blue)
We can also use such items as rulers, glue, markers, crayons (please go easy on crayons), blank CDs, index cards, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, quart, & gallon size Ziploc bags are also requested but do not put these in the backpacks.
In addition, we are collecting new socks & underwear for children, kindergarten – high school age. You may include a Christian bookmark or something similar if you wish.
Please bring donations to the collection area in the Commons by August 15.

 

2BC Students’ Park and Praise
This Sunday is our last Park & Praise for the season, and it’s Quidditch Night!
Rising 6th graders will finish out their curriculum, and we’ll play our favorite game: 4 on a couch!
We are meeting in the Family Life Center, and we are recommending that each student and participant wear a mask indoors.
We will be eating supper outside of the FLC and ice cream will be served under the porte-cochere.
Follow this link to sign up and let us know you’re coming!
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Back-to-School Supplies Drive
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry is partnering with the Tuckahoe Family YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program to provide pediatric patients and other families in need with back-to-school supplies.
Donations can be dropped off at the bins in the church commons or at CrossOver’s Henrico Clinic (8600 Quioccasin Rd. Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23229) Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm. The deadline for drop-off is Tuesday, August 19.
List of Supplies needed:
  • Backpacks
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Pens (blue, red, black ink)
  • Markers
  • 2-inch binders
  • Filler Paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Bottles of school glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler white index cards
  • Whiteboard & dry erase markers
  • Plastic pocket folder
  • Tissue boxes
  • Small pencil sharpener with case
Save the Date 200th Celebration
Join us for the 200th Anniversary of our church celebration on Sunday, October 10th.
On Sunday, May 3, 2020, Second Baptist turned 200 years old! “Let’s celebrate!”
Join us for one worship service beginning at 10:00 o’clock 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, a reception will be held in the Family Life Center. There will be good food, fellowship, videos, and lots of fun.
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity as we celebrate in Christ and look forward to what He has for Second in the future.
All plans are subject to change due to evolving COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Scripture
As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Romans 4:7: “Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.”
In Christ,
Your Ministerial Staff

 

August 4, 2021

Dear Church Family,

We have been reviewing the new CDC guidance and plan to send out an email about it later this week. For now, here are some updates about what’s happening at 2BC.

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on Mark 8:22-26. 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 “Salvation in Perfect Tense” here.

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

Registration for Sunday, August 8 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now availablehere. Registration closes at noon on Friday, August 6.

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.

Hymn Sing

August 15 at 5:00 p.m.

All are invited for a Hymn Sing in the Sanctuary!

In addition to a setlist of traditional favorites, a special time of hymn requests will be offered.

Accompanists include Mary Beth Bennet, Taylor Vancil, a vocal quartet, and others.

An outdoor ice cream sandwich fellowship will follow the event.

Second Cousins and FriendsAugust 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us on Wednesday, August 18, as we travel to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Our guided tour begins at 10:00 a.m. We will leave the church parking lot aboard the church bus promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive a little early to get situated on the bus before departure. You must be fully vaccinated in order to ride the bus. Once we arrive at the museum, masks are optional for those that are fully vaccinated. The cost is $8.00 per person. You can pay upon entry to the museum (cash, debit card, credit card). Once our tour is completed, we will board the bus and travel to the Grapevine Restaurant for food and fellowship. Lunch will be on your own. Space is limited!! Please call Patty at 740-7101 to make your reservation.

It’s Backpack Time Again!

Time to collect backpacks & school supplies for the children at Richmond’s 3 Baptist Centers! You can participate by filling a backpack or providing empty backpacks & needed items that we can match up.

  • A three-ring binder & divider tabs
  • 1 or 2 packs of notebook paper (about 200 sheets)
  • 4 composition books
  • 1 three or five-subject spiral notebook
  • 2 one-subject notebooks
  • 5 to 8 pencils
  • 5 to 8 pens (black or blue)

We can also use such items as rulers, glue, markers, crayons (please go easy on crayons), blank CDs, index cards, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, quart, & gallon size Ziploc bags are also requested but do not put these in the backpacks.

In addition, we are collecting new socks & underwear for children, kindergarten – high school age. You may include a Christian bookmark or something similar if you wish.

Please bring donations to the collection area in the Commons by August 15.

2BC Students’ Park and PraiseAugust 8, & August 15 from 5-6:30 p.m.

We’ll be studying lessons from the New Testament in a series called ‘Wonderful Words of Life.’

All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for Park and Praise on the church lawn. Sunday evenings will feature large group games, Bible study, small group devotions, and dinner provided by Chef Adam.

No cancellations due to rain this year, rain plan- all activities will move to the Family Life Center.

Follow this link to sign up!

Faith Night with the Flying SquirrelsAugust 19 at 6:35 p.m.

Second Baptist is going to the ball game!

Thursday, August 19 at 6:35 p.m.We’d like to offer a church-wide invitation for any and all who would like to watch a flying squirrels game.

Contact Ben, here, to get on the list for group sales for tickets.

Emerge Summer Book ClubAugust 12 at 6 p.m.

Join us in Spence Hall, for dinner and a discussion of Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown, Facilitated by Emily Riley Roller.

You can order the book here.

Dinner can be ordered from Chef Adam Schumm here. Dinner registration closes Tuesday, August 10.

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Back-to-School Supplies Drive

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry is partnering with the Tuckahoe Family YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program to provide pediatric patients and other families in need with back-to-school supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at the bins in the church commons or at CrossOver’s Henrico Clinic (8600 Quioccasin Rd. Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23229) Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm. The deadline for drop-off is Tuesday, August 19.

List of Supplies needed: 

  • Backpacks
  • 2 Pencils
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Pens (blue, red, black ink)
  • Markers
  • 2-inch binders
  • Filler Paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Bottles of school glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler white index cards
  • Whiteboard & dry erase markers
  • Plastic pocket folder
  • Tissue boxes
  • Small pencil sharpener with case

Family Fun NightWednesday, August 115:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for families with children of all ages!

Dinner, ice cream & activities for everyone will be provided. We can’t wait to see you!

Register here, the deadline to register is Monday, August 9th at 5 p.m.

ScriptureAs we walk with Christ this week, let us remember Deuteronomy 8:3: “One does not live on bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”

In Christ,

Your Ministerial StaffJuly 28, 2021

Dear Church Family,

Psalm 33:5 reminds us that, “The earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.” Here are the latest updates from 2BC.

 

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on Luke 17:11-19. 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 “A Lost Cause” here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

Registration for Sunday, August 1 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now availablehere. Registration closes at noon on Friday, July 30.

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.

 

Family Fun Night

Wednesday, August 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for families with children of all ages! Dinner, ice cream & activities for everyone will be provided. We can’t wait to see you! Register now here.

 

Hymn Sing

What a joy it is to sing as God’s people again! All are invited for a Hymn Sing in the Sanctuary on August 15 at 5:00 p.m.. In addition to a setlist of traditional favorites, a special time of hymn requests will be offered. Accompanists include Mary Beth Bennet, Taylor Vancil, a vocal quartet, and others. An outdoor ice cream sandwich fellowship will follow the event. All are welcome! “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16

 

Second Cousins and Friends

Join us on Wednesday, August 18, as we travel to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Our guided tour begins at 10:00 a.m. We will leave the church parking lot aboard the church bus promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive a little early to get situated on the bus before departure. You must be fully vaccinated in order to ride the bus. Once we arrive at the museum, masks are optional for those that are fully vaccinated. The cost is $8.00 per person. You can pay upon entry to the museum (cash, debit card, credit card). Once our tour is completed, we will board the bus and travel to the Grapevine Restaurant for food and fellowship. Lunch will be on your own. Space is limited!! Please call Patty at 740-7101 to make your reservation.

 

It’s Backpack Time Again!

Time to collect backpacks & school supplies for the children at Richmond’s 3 Baptist Centers! You can participate by filling a backpack or providing empty backpacks & needed items that we can match up.

•    A three-ring binder & divider tabs

•    1 or 2 packs of notebook paper (about 200 sheets)

•    4 composition books

•    1 three or five-subject spiral notebook

•    2 one-subject notebooks

•    5 to 8 pencils

•    5 to 8 pens (black or blue)

We can also use such items as rulers, glue, markers, crayons (please go easy on crayons), blank CDs, index cards, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, quart, & gallon size Ziploc bags are also requested but do not put these in the backpacks. In addition, we are collecting new socks & underwear for children, kindergarten – high school age. You may include a Christian bookmark or something similar if you wish. Please bring donations to the collection area in the Commons from Sunday, July 25 until Sunday, August 15.

 

2BC Students’ Park and Praise

From 5-6:30 p.m. on the church lawn. August 1, August 8, & August 15. We’ll be studying lessons from the New Testament in a series called ‘Wonderful Words of Life.’ All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for Park and Praise on the church lawn. Sunday evenings will feature large group games, Bible study, small group devotions, and dinner provided by Chef Adam. No cancellations due to rain this year, rain plan- all activities will move to the Family Life Center. Follow this link to sign up!

 

Faith Night with the Flying Squirrels

Second Baptist is going to the ball game! Thursday, August 19 at 6:35 pm We’d like to offer a church-wide invitation for any and all who would like to watch a flying squirrels game. Contact Ben, here, to get on the list for group sales for tickets.

 

Emerge Summer Book Club

Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 6 p.m. in Spence Hall, for dinner and a discussion of Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown, Facilitated by Emily Riley Roller. You can order the book here. Dinner can be ordered from Chef Adam Schumm here. Dinner registration closes Tuesday, August 10.

 

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Back-to-School Supplies Drive

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry is partnering with the Tuckahoe Family YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program to provide pediatric patients and other families in need with back-to-school supplies. Donations can be dropped off at the bins in the church commons or at CrossOver’s Henrico Clinic (8600 Quioccasin Rd. Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23229) Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm. The deadline for drop-off is Tuesday, August 19.

List of Supplies needed: 

  • Backpacks
  • 2 Pencils
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Pens (blue, red, black ink)
  • Markers
  • 2-inch binders
  • Filler Paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Bottles of school glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler white index cards
  • White board & dry erase markers
  • Plastic pocket folder
  • Tissue boxes
  • Small pencil sharpener with case

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Hebrews 4:16: “Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff

 

July 21, 2021

Dear Church Family,

We hope this email finds you abiding in the love of Christ (John 15:9). Below are several updates about what’s happening at 2BC.

 

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on Mark 5:1-20. 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 “The Ministry of Stretching” here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

Registration for Sunday, July 25 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now availablehere. Registration closes at noon on Friday, July 23.

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.

 

2BCKids Summer Bucket List 

Is a Family Spiritual Formation Activity Kit. These buckets include ideas and activities for you to grow closer as a family and grow closer to God for the month of August, even if you’re away from the church. Sign up today to let Katie know you want one of these amazing kits. The deadline to register is tomorrow at noon.

They will be available for pick up the last Sunday and Monday in July!

 

Family Fun Night

Wednesday, August 11

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for families with children of all ages!

Dinner, ice cream & activities for everyone will be provided. We can’t wait to see you!

Register now here.

 

Second Cousins and Friends

Join us on Wednesday, August 18, as we travel to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Our guided tour begins at 10:00 a.m. We will leave the church parking lot aboard the church bus promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive a little early to get situated on the bus before departure. You must be fully vaccinated in order to ride the bus. Once we arrive at the museum, masks are optional for those that are fully vaccinated. The cost is $8.00 per person. You can pay upon entry to the museum (cash, debit card, credit card). Once our tour is completed, we will board the bus and travel to the Grapevine Restaurant for food and fellowship. Lunch will be on your own. Space is limited!! Please call Patty at 740-7101 to make your reservation.

 

It’s Backpack Time Again!

Time to collect backpacks & school supplies for the children at Richmond’s 3 Baptist Centers! You can participate by filling a backpack or providing empty backpacks & needed items that we can match up.

  • A three-ring binder & divider tabs
  • 1 or 2 packs of notebook paper (about 200 sheets)
  • 4 composition books
  • 1 three or five-subject spiral notebook
  • 2 one-subject notebooks
  • 5 to 8 pencils
  • 5 to 8 pens (black or blue)

We can also use such items as rulers, glue, markers, crayons (please go easy on crayons), blank CDs, index cards, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, quart, & gallon size Ziploc bags are also requested but do not put these in the backpacks.

In addition, we are collecting new socks & underwear for children, kindergarten – high school age. You may include a Christian bookmark or something similar if you wish.

Please bring donations to the collection area in the Commons from Sunday, July 25 until Sunday, August 15.

 

2BC Students’ Park and Praise

From 5-6:30 p.m. on the church lawn. July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.

We’ll be studying lessons from the New Testament in a series called ‘Wonderful Words of Life.’

All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for Park and Praise on the church lawn. Sunday evenings will feature large group games, Bible study, small group devotions, and dinner provided by Chef Adam.

No cancellations due to rain this year, rain plan- all activities will move to the Family Life Center.

Follow this link to sign up!

 

Faith Night with the Flying Squirrels

Second Baptist is going to the ball game!

Thursday, August 19 at 6:35 pm

We’d like to offer a church-wide invitation for any and all who would like to watch a flying squirrels game.

Contact Ben, here, to get on the list for group sales for tickets.

 

Emerge Summer Book Club

Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 6 p.m. in Spence Hall, for dinner and a discussion of Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown, Facilitated by Emily Riley Roller.

You can order the book here.

Dinner can be ordered from Chef Adam Schumm here. Dinner registration closes Tuesday, August 10.

 

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Back-to-School Supplies Drive

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry is partnering with the Tuckahoe Family YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program to provide pediatric patients and other families in need with back-to-school supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at the bins in the church commons or at CrossOver’s Henrico Clinic (8600 Quioccasin Rd. Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23229) Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm. The deadline for drop-off is Tuesday, August 19.

List of Supplies needed: 

  • Backpacks
  • 2 Pencils
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Pens (blue, red, black ink)
  • Markers
  • 2-inch binders
  • Filler Paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Bottles of school glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler white index cards
  • White board & dry erase markers
  • Plastic pocket folder
  • Tissue boxes
  • Small pencil sharpener with case

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Isaiah 40:31: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff

 

June 14, 2021

Dear Church Family,Paul writes in Romans 14 that the Kingdom of God is “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” We hope you sense the Spirit’s joy and peace today. Here are the latest updates from 2BC.

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on Mark 3:1-6. 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 Well sermon by Ben Brown here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary sermon by Noel Schoonmaker here.

PAUSE: Worship & Prayer Event

Please join us for an afternoon of worship and prayer in the Family Life Center at 4 pm on Saturday, July 17. We will use this extended worship time to give thanks to Jesus for what He has done and also express our needs to Him together, through music and prayer. All are welcome! Childcare will not be provided. Meals made by Chef Adam will be available so that we can eat together for a time of fellowship! Please register the food option for each family member here. The deadline for ordering is Tomorrow, July 15, at 5 pm. We can’t wait to praise and lift up the Name of Jesus with you!

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

Registration for Sunday, July 18 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, July 16. 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.

Volunteers Needed

Do you have 3 hours a month to greet visitors and answer the phone at the Greeter’s Desk in the Family Life Center? This volunteer position provides unique and essential assistance to our church staff. If you can help, please call Kathy Driver at 740-7101.

2BCKids Summer Bucket List 

 

Is a Family Spiritual Formation Activity Kit. These buckets include ideas and activities for you to grow closer as a family and grow closer to God for the month of August, even if you’re away from the church. Sign up today to let Katie know you want one of these amazing kits. They will be available for pick up the last Sunday and Monday in July!

It’s Backpack Time Again!

Time to collect backpacks & school supplies for the children at Richmond’s 3 Baptist Centers! You can participate by filling a backpack or providing empty backpacks & needed items that we can match up.

  • A three-ring binder & divider tabs
  • 1 or 2 packs of notebook paper (about 200 sheets)
  • 4 composition books
  • 1 three or five-subject spiral notebook
  • 2 one-subject notebooks
  • 5 to 8 pencils
  • 5 to 8 pens (black or blue)

We can also use such items as rulers, glue, markers, crayons (please go easy on crayons), blank CDs, index cards, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, quart, & gallon size Ziploc bags are also requested but do not put these in the backpacks.In addition, we are collecting new socks & underwear for children, kindergarten – high school age. You may include a Christian bookmark or something similar if you wish. Please bring donations to the collection area in the Commons from Sunday, July 25 until Sunday, August 15.

2BC Students’ Park and Praise

 

From 5-6:30 p.m. on the church lawn. July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15. We’ll be studying lessons from the New Testament in a series called ‘Wonderful Words of Life.’ All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for Park and Praise on the church lawn. Sunday evenings will feature large group games, Bible study, small group devotions, and dinner provided by Chef Adam. No cancellations due to rain this year, rain plan- all activities will move to the Family Life Center. Follow this link to sign up!

 

Faith Night with the Flying Squirrels

 

Second Baptist is going to the ball game! Thursday, August 19 at 6:35 pm

We’d like to offer a church-wide invitation for any and all who would like to watch a flying squirrels game. Contact Ben, here, to get on the list for group sales for tickets.

Emerge Summer Book Club

Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 6 p.m. in Spence Hall, for dinner and a discussion of Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown, Facilitated by Emily Riley Roller. You can order the book here. Dinner can be ordered from Chef Adam Schumm here. Dinner registration closes Tuesday, August 10.

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry Back-to-School Supplies DriveCrossOver Healthcare Ministry is partnering with the Tuckahoe Family YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program to provide pediatric patients and other families in need with back-to-school supplies. Donations can be dropped off at the bins in the church commons or at CrossOver’s Henrico Clinic (8600 Quioccasin Rd. Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23229) Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm. The deadline for drop-off is Tuesday, August 19.List of Supplies needed:

  • Backpacks
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Pens (blue, red, black ink)
  • Markers
  • 2-inch binders
  • Filler Paper
  • Composition notebooks
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Erasers
  • Bottles of school glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Highlighters
  • Ruler white index cards
  • White board & dry erase markers
  • Plastic pocket folder
  • Tissue boxes
  • Small pencil sharpener with case

ScriptureAs we walk with Christ this week, let us recall 1 Cor 8:6: “There is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.”In Christ,Your Ministerial Staff

June 7, 2021

Dear Church Family,

We hope you had a great holiday weekend. Below are the latest updates from 2BC.

 

Sunday Worship

This Sunday we will continue our sermon series on “The Healing Savior” with a message on Mark 7:31-37. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here, and last Sunday’s sermon entitled “A Releasing Ceremony” here.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care signup

Registration for Sunday, July 11, Worship care, and Sunday school is now availablehere. Registration closes at noon on Friday, July 9.

Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9:00 and Sunday School at 10:00, 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.

 

Second Cousins Event

Our senior adult group, Second Cousins, and friends will hold their annual July celebration Tomorrow, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. Come celebrate in the Sanctuary with us as we hear music from Taylor Vancil, Russell Wilson, Al Regni, and more. All are welcome and there is no charge. Please call Patty in the church office (740-7101) to make reservations.

 

Spanish Language Ministry to Resume In-person Worship on Sunday, July 11

Our Spanish Language Ministry will soon hold their first in-person worship service since March of 2020. They will resume their weekly gatherings on Sunday, July 11, at 11:00 a.m. in Powell Chapel. What a blessing it will be to have this service on campus again!

 

An afternoon of Worship and Prayer: 

Please join us for an afternoon of worship and prayer in the Family Life Center at 4 pm on Saturday, July 17.

We will use this extended worship time to give thanks to Jesus for what He has done and also express our needs to Him together, through music and prayer.

 

2BCKids Summer Bucket List

Is a Family Spiritual Formation Activity Kit. These buckets include ideas and activities for you to grow closer as a family and grow closer to God for the month of August, even if you’re away from the church. Sign up today to let Katie know you want one of these amazing kits. They will be available for pick up the last Sunday and Monday in July!

 

Mini Advocacy Camps

We were able to add a few spots to our Mini-Advocacy camps this year (Wednesday/Thursday)!

Contact us ASAP for the last remaining spots for the weeks of July 14 & 15 and July 28 & 29!

Email Katie here.

 

2BC Student’s Park and Praise

From 5-6:30 p.m. on the church lawn. July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, & August 15.

We’ll be studying lessons from the New Testament in a series called ‘Wonderful Words of Life.’

 

All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for Park and Praise on the church lawn. Sunday evenings will feature large group games, Bible study, small group devotions, and dinner provided by Chef Adam.

No cancellations due to rain this year, rain plan- all activities will move to the Family Life Center.

Follow this link to sign up!

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us remember 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

 

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff

 

 

June 30, 2021

Dear Church Family,

We pray you are walking in step with the Spirit this summer (Gal 5:25). Here are the latest updates from 2BC.Sunday Worship

This Sunday, July 4, in The Well and The Sanctuary Service, we will celebrate The Lord’s Supper and recognize Rev. Kathi Traficanti upon her retirement. We also plan to have two baptisms in The Sanctuary Service. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here, and last Sunday’s sermon entitled “A Healing Deeper than Cure” here.

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care to Resume this Sunday, July 4

Registration for Sunday, July 4, Worship care, and Sunday school is now available here.Registration closes at noon on Friday, July 2.

Each child must be registered separately, but you will be able to select more than one option for your child, ex. Worship Care at 9:00 and Sunday School at 10:00, 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 this Sunday, July 4, 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.

Spanish Language Ministry to Resume In-person Worship on Sunday, July 11

Our Spanish Language Ministry will soon hold their first in-person worship service since March of 2020. They will resume their weekly gatherings on Sunday, July 11, at 11:00 a.m. in Powell Chapel. What a blessing it will be to have this service on campus again!

Second Cousins EventOur senior adult group, Second Cousins, and friends will hold their annual July celebration on Thursday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. Come celebrate in the Sanctuary with us as we hear music from Taylor Vancil, Russell Wilson, Al Regni, and more. All are welcome and there is no charge. Please call Patty in the church office (740-7101) to make reservations.

Afternoon of Worship and Prayer: July 17

All are invited to join us at 4:00 p.m. for an afternoon of worship and prayer in the FLC gym. We hope you will mark your calendars for this special event. For more information, click here.

Church Office HoursBeginning July 1, our church office will be open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The main entrance facing Gaskins Road will be accessible. If you should need assistance upon arrival, please call the church office at 740-7101. Our ministers, as always, are available by appointment. We will be glad to see you!

ScriptureAs we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Galatians 5:1: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”
In Christ,

Your Church Staff

 

June 23, 2021

Blessings to you Church Family,

 

We hope you are doing well this week. Here are some midweek updates about what’s happening at 2BC.

 

Sunday Worship

If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can also find our Director of Discipleship and Outreach, Tom Mitchell’s, sermon from Sunday here.

 

Wednesday Bible Study

Our Wednesday Bible Study entitled “Galatians in Slow Motion” will be taking a break for a few weeks. To view the videos from previous weeks, visit here.

 

Children’s Sunday School and Worship Care to Resume July 4

As we plan to return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School on Sunday, July 4, 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 in the weekly 2BCKids update emails or by going to our Facebook post here.

 

Worship & Prayer Event

Please join us for an afternoon of worship and prayer in the Family Life Center at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 17. We will use this extended worship time to give thanks to Jesus for what he has done and also express our needs to him together, through music and prayer. All are welcome! Childcare will not be provided. Meals made by Chef Adam will be available for purchase afterward for a time of fellowship! Look for the order link in next Wednesday’s email. We can’t wait to praise and lift up the Name of Jesus with you!

 

Scripture

Hear these words of encouragement and vigilance from 1 Peter 5:6-8a, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert.”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff

 

June 16, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

We hope you are doing well as summer approaches. Here are some midweek updates about what’s happening at 2BC.

 

Sunday Worship

If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can also find Rev. Katie Vance’s sermon from The Well here and Pastor Noel Schoonmaker’s sermon from The Sanctuary Service here.

 

Wednesday Bible Study

Our Wednesday Bible Study entitled “Galatians in Slow Motion” will be taking a break for a few weeks. To view the videos from previous weeks, visit here.

 

Children’s Sunday School and Worship Care to Resume July 4

As we plan to return to in-person Worship Care and Sunday School on Sunday, July 4, 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 in the weekly 2BCKids update emails or by going to our Facebook post here.

 

Emerge Dinner Outdoors

On Wednesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m., we hope to see you for Emerge Women’s Wednesday Night Dinner. You can bring your own food & drink or opt for a meal prepared by Chef Adam Schumm. We’ll dine under the heavens on the church lawn (with Spence Hall as our back up in case of excessive heat or rain). To register, follow this link and if you want a meal from Chef Adam, be sure to follow the link at the bottom of the page, tomorrow, to order & pay. The order page will be live Thursday morning, June 17. All orders must be in by midnight on June 22. We look forward to doing community with you!

 

Second Cousins Senior Adult Event June 25

Get ready for an exciting presentation on day trips and travel opportunities from our Virginia Department of Tourism, given by Caroline Logan. We will meet in Spence Hall at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 25. Look for the Second Cousins signs. The presentation begins at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch and fellowship at noon. The cost is $10. Call Patty in the church office (740-7101, ext. 1145) to make reservations and to select a boxed lunch option: veggie wrap, club wrap, or chicken-pecan salad sandwich. Each comes with a side, chips, and dessert.

 

Wanted – A Few Good Men

The Men’s Bible Study group is again meeting in person at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights. We invite those men who are interested in studying the Scriptures to join this small group of learners. We meet in the Commons. Enter through the side door on the Gaskins Road side of the church, just south of the porte-cochere.

 

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners

One Wednesday per month, on June 16, July 18, and August 21, take-and-heat dinners from Chef Adam will be available for drive-thru pick-up from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Anyone who wants to pick up a tasty dinner will need to register and pre-pay here by the preceding Monday at midnight. This way, when you drive thru, someone can simply hand you a bag with your order inside. You can only order menu items for the upcoming Wednesday. There is no pre-ordering for future menu items available. You must order here using a Pay Pal account or a credit card. No orders by phone or email will be valid. Here is the full Summer menu.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Matthew 5:8: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff

 

June 9, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

How wonderful it was to have such strong attendance in The Well and The Sanctuary Service this past Sunday! And how great to have in-person Sunday School for adults and students, and the Sanctuary Choir singing again, too! Here are some midweek updates as we look toward next Sunday, June 13.

 

Sunday Worship

If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here, and last Sunday’s sermon entitled “V.I.P.” here. This Sunday, June 13, we will begin a summer sermon series focused on healing stories in the gospels.

 

Wednesday Bible Study

Pastor Noel Schoonmaker continues to teach a thorough, verse-by-verse video study entitled “Galatians in Slow Motion.” You can find this week’s lesson on Galatians 4:6-9 here.

 

Children’s Choir Program

Our children’s choirs have worked diligently to present a spring program via video. The children’s choir video program entitled “Living in the Light” will premiere this Sunday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. It will be available for viewing thereafter as well. A link will be sent in a subsequent email so that you can enjoy this special presentation from our wonderful children!

 

In-person Sunday School and New Sunday Schedule

We have resumed in-person Sunday School for adults and students, and we have started a new Sunday schedule with The Well at 9:00 a.m., Sunday School at 10:00 a.m., and The Sanctuary Service at 11:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School and Worship Care will resume on Sunday, July 4 because more preparation is required to meet the extensive CDC health protocols for children.

 

Emerge Dinner Outdoors

On June 23, at 6:30 p.m., we’ll have Women’s Wednesday Night Dinner prepared by Chef Adam Schumm and dine under the heavens on the church lawn (with Spence Hall as our back up in case of excessive heat or rain). Stay tuned for details about how to register and order your meal.

 

Wanted – A Few Good Men

The Men’s Bible Study group is again meeting in person at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights. We invite those men who are interested in studying the Scriptures to join this small group of learners. We meet in the Commons. Enter through the side door on the Gaskins Road side of the church, just south of the porte-cochere.

 

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners

One Wednesday per month, on June 16, July 18, and August 21, take-and-heat dinners from Chef Adam will be available for drive-thru pick-up from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Anyone who wants to pick up a tasty dinner will need to register and pre-pay here by the preceding Monday at midnight. This way, when you drive thru, someone can simply hand you a bag with your order inside. You can only order menu items for the upcoming Wednesday. There is no pre-ordering for future menu items available. You must order here using a Pay Pal account or a credit card. No orders by phone or email will be valid. Here is the full Summer menu.

 

Camp RVA Registration Open for Students

Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Students and chaperones will gather outdoors for all the fun of camp and all the convenience and safety of home. Students from several churches will be meeting outdoors at Derbyshire Baptist Church for supper, choice activities, missions, and worship. Register now, here.

 

Scripture

As we walk with God this week, let us remember Psalm 103:2-4: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

 

In Christ,

Your Ministerial Staff

June 2, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

This Sunday, June 6, will be a big day as we return to in-person Sunday School and begin a new Sunday schedule. In the meantime, we have several important midweek updates to share.

In-person Sunday School and New Sunday Schedule

This Sunday, June 6, in-person Sunday School will resume for adults and students, and we will begin a new Sunday schedule with The Well at 9:00 a.m., Sunday School at 10:00 a.m., and The Sanctuary Service at 11:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School and Worship Care will resume on Sunday, July 4 because more preparation is required to meet the extensive CDC health protocols for children.

Sunday Worship

If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. You can also find Noel Schoonmaker’s sermon from The Sanctuary Service entitled “Three Themes for Everyday Missionaries” here and Ben Brown’s sermon from The Well entitled “Unscripted” here.

Wednesday Bible Study

Pastor Noel Schoonmaker continues to teach an in-depth, verse-by-verse video study entitled “Galatians in Slow Motion.” You can find this week’s lesson on Galatians 4:1-5 here.

 

DSS Event and Mission Opportunity

Second Baptist Church is partnering with Area 10 Faith Community and Hill City Church to provide a Foster Family Appreciation Night for Richmond City DSS this Friday, June 4 at Area 10 in Carytown. This is our first in-person event since 2019 to honor Foster Families and children in care and we are excited to be providing a fun evening. We had hoped to provide each foster family with a gift card to use toward some summer fun but we are short on the funds needed to cover each family. If you would like to contribute toward these appreciation gifts, you may give online here using the DSS FUND drop down, or you can put DSS Fund in the memo line of a check. Since this event is happening FRIDAY, please contact Katie Vance (kvance@secondbaptistrva.org) as soon as possible if you give or plan to give, so that we can secure the appreciation gifts in time. Thank you!

 

Second Vaccination Event at Spence Hall

On Thursday, June 3 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. the Virginia Department of Health will conduct a second vaccine clinic at Second Baptist Church in Spence Hall. This clinic will serve as an opportunity for those that received their first shot on May 13 in Spence Hall to get their second dose of the Pfizer, COVID-19 vaccine. Over 100 shots of the vaccine were administered on May 13, and we are eager to welcome these guests back to campus for this second event. We are most appreciative for the opportunity to host the Virginia Department of Health and to show Christian hospitality to neighbors and others seeking the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners

One Wednesday per month, on June 16, July 18, and August 21, take-and-heat dinners from Chef Adam will be available for drive-thru pick-up from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Anyone who wants to pick up a tasty dinner will need to register and pre-pay here by the preceding Monday at midnight. This way, when you drive thru, someone can simply hand you a bag with your order inside. You can only order menu items for the upcoming Wednesday. There is no pre-ordering for future menu items available. You must order hereusing a Pay Pal account or a credit card. No orders by phone or email will be valid. Here is the full Summer menu.

 

West Virginia Mission Trip: June 6-12

The summer West Virginia Mission Trip is back! You are invited to come along for a week of faith, fellowship, construction, Vacation Bible School, and fresh mountain mornings in McDowell County, West Virginia. The trip is scheduled for June 6-12! Please prayerfully consider joining us as we celebrate our 7th year serving God in this rural community. If you have questions or would just like to know more details, please contact Bruce Hobart at kb_hobart@aol.com or 804-986-7282. If you would like to support this mission but cannot attend, we welcome your WV-designated offerings which will be used to purchase Grant’s grocery gift cards to distribute to local families in need.

 

“FARKLE” Student Ministry Event

This Sunday, June 6: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for messy games on the church lawn. You WILL get wet. You WILL get somewhat messy. Please dress accordingly and bring a towel for the drive home. Chef Adam is providing dinner. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP now here!

 

Camp RVA Registration Open for Students

Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Students and chaperones will gather outdoors for all the fun of camp and all the convenience and safety of home. Students from several churches will be meeting outdoors at Derbyshire Baptist Church for supper, choice activities, missions, and worship. Register now,here.

 

CLC Health Update

Recently, there was an exposure to COVID-19 at our Creative Learning Center (CLC). Our CLC leaders have notified the Henrico Health Department, and CLC is following their guidance.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on John 8:36: “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff

 

May 26, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

“May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance” (Jude 2). We have midweek updates to share about multiple missions, student ministry events, Bible studies, and the latest financial summary.

 

Sunday Worship

If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here, and last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Standing at the Threshold” here. Reservations are no longer needed to attend Sunday services in person.

 

Wednesday Bible Study

Pastor Noel Schoonmaker continues to teach an in-depth, verse-by-verse video study entitled “Galatians in Slow Motion.” You can find this week’s lesson on Galatians 3:25-29 here.

 

West Virginia Mission Trip: June 6-12

The summer West Virginia Mission Trip is back! You are invited to come along for a week of faith, fellowship, construction, Vacation Bible School, and fresh mountain mornings in McDowell County, West Virginia. The trip is scheduled for June 6-12! Please prayerfully consider joining us as we celebrate our 7th year serving God in this rural community. If you have questions or would just like to know more details, please contact Bruce Hobart at kb_hobart@aol.com or 804-986-7282. If you would like to support this mission but cannot attend, we welcome your WV-designated offerings which will be used to purchase Grant’s grocery gift cards to distribute to local families in need.

 

In-person Sunday School

On Sunday, June 6, in-person Sunday School will resume for adults and students, and we will begin a new Sunday schedule with The Well at 9:00 a.m., Sunday School at 10:00 a.m., and The Sanctuary Service at 11:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School and Worship Care will resume on Sunday, July 4 because more preparation is required to meet the extensive CDC health protocols for children.

 

“Park and Praise” Student Ministry Events

Will be from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on June 13, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15. We’ll be studying lessons from the New Testament in a series called ‘Wonderful Words of Life.’ All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for Park and Praise on the church lawn. These Sunday evening events will feature large group games, Bible study, small group devotions, and dinner provided by Chef Adam. While outside, masks are not required while maintaining social distance. Rain plan: all activities will move to the Family Life Center and masks will be required indoors. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP now here!

 

“FARKLE” Student Ministry Event

Join us on June 6th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for messy games on the church lawn. You WILL get wet. You WILL get somewhat messy. Please dress accordingly and bring a towel for the drive home. Chef Adam is providing dinner. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP now here!

Camp RVA Registration Open for Students

Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Students and chaperones will gather outdoors for all the fun of camp and all the convenience and safety of home. Students from several churches will be meeting outdoors at Derbyshire Baptist Church for supper, choice activities, missions, and worship. Register now, here.

 

Emerge Women’s Bible Study 

Join our Emerge Bible study to kick off your summer! We will be studying the Book of Haggai with Jennifer Rothschild. This 3-week video-driven study will meet on Wednesdays, June 2, 9, and 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Spence Hall. The study will focus on how the landscapes of our lives can sometimes feel wrecked, just like the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem after exile. We also get distracted and discouraged, but we can take courage. God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust God with our story. To register, please email Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call her at 740-7101, ext. 1145 and leave a message that you would like to participate. We are looking forward to studying God’s Word together!

 

Mission Opportunity

Joshua and Jessica Hearne are CBF Field Personnel serving in Danville, Virginia. Among their many areas of mission is a Tool Library. Friends and neighbors connected with the Hearnes can borrow tools to maintain their own homes or do side work. The tools are used and maintained well, and the Hearnes are seeking hand tools, landscaping equipment, lawnmowers, pressure washers, trimmers, and ladders that are in good working order. If you have any such equipment that you might be willing to donate to this ministry, you can unload the tools at church by Grace Garden (located next to Spence Hall). For assistance in unloading, please contact Tom Mitchell at tmitchell@secondbaptistrva.org or Ben Brown at bbrown@secondbaptistrva.org. Last call for donations will be May 31, 2021. Tom and Ben will coordinate the relocation of the equipment to Danville in early June.

 

Scripture

 

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Psalm 118:14: “The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff

May 19, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

We encourage you to be watchful for an important email later this week that will convey new information about our plans and policies moving forward at Second Baptist Church. For now, here are a few midweek updates.

 

Worship

 

Our current sermon series is called “Holistic Missions.” During this series, we are considering several key dimensions of the mission God has given us. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here, and last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Come and See” here. There is no longer any need to register to attend in-person worship services.

 

Bible Study

 

On Wednesdays, Pastor Noel Schoonmaker has been teaching a verse-by-verse video Bible study called “Galatians in Slow Motion.” While there is no new video lesson this week, you can find previous lessons here. The plan is to pick up next Wednesday with an investigation of Galatians 3:25-29.

 

Mission Opportunity

 

Joshua and Jessica Hearne are CBF Field Personnel serving in Danville, Virginia. Among their many areas of mission is a Tool Library. Friends and neighbors connected with the Hearnes can borrow tools to maintain their own homes or do side work. The tools are used and maintained well, and the Hearnes are seeking hand tools, landscaping equipment, lawnmowers, pressure washers, trimmers, and ladders that are in good working order. If you have any such equipment that you might be willing to donate to this ministry, you can unload the tools at church by Grace Garden (located next to Spence Hall). For assistance in unloading, please contact Tom Mitchell at tmitchell@secondbaptistrva.org or Ben Brown at bbrown@secondbaptistrva.org. Last call for donations will be May 31, 2021. Tom and Ben will coordinate the relocation of the equipment to Danville in early June.

 

Emerge Women’s Bible Study

 

Join our Emerge Bible study to kick off your summer! We will be studying the Book of Haggai with Jennifer Rothschild. This 3-week video-driven study will meet on Wednesdays, June 2, 9, and 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Spence Hall. The study will focus on how the landscapes of our lives can sometimes feel wrecked, just like the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem after exile. We also get distracted and discouraged, but we can take courage. God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust God with our story. To register, please email Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call her at 740-7101, ext. 1145 and leave a message that you would like to participate. We are looking forward to studying God’s Word together!

 

Scripture

 

As we walk with God this week, let us reflect on Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff

May 12, 2021

Dear Church Family,
We have midweek news to share about congregational singing, a new mission opportunity, a Pentecost video you can participate in, and today’s Bible study link.
Worship
If you plan to attend worship in person this Sunday morning, please make reservations for The Well or The Sanctuary Service here by Friday at noon. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here, and last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Doing Justice” here.
Bible Study
On Wednesdays, Pastor Noel Schoonmaker continues to teach a verse-by-verse video Bible study called “Galatians in Slow Motion.” You can find today’s lesson on Galatians 3:19-24 here.
Congregational Singing
Since vaccines are now widely available and the local number of new COVID-19 cases continues to trend downward, we plan to resume congregational singing at our in-person worship services on Sunday, June 6. Please note this is the same day that our adult and student Sunday School classes will re-gather for in-person Sunday School at church. We look forward to praising God together in congregational song!
COVID-19 Vaccination Event this Thursday, May 13 in Spence Hall
Second Baptist Church will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event on Thursday, May 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Spence Hall. The event will be operated by the Virginia Department of Health and the Pfizer vaccine will be administered. Vaccinations are free, and the event is open to all eligible individuals 16 years or older. There will be a follow-up event for second vaccine doses on June 3. Walk-ins are welcome at this event, or you can make an appointment here. We welcome you to take advantage of this opportunity, and to share this opportunity with church members, friends, and neighbors. If you have questions about the event or the vaccine, you can contact the Department of Health by emailing RHHDvax@vdh.virginia.gov or by calling (804) 205-3501.
Mission Opportunity
Joshua and Jessica Hearne are CBF Field Personnel serving in Danville, Virginia. Among their many areas of mission is a Tool Library. Friends and neighbors connected with the Hearnes can borrow tools to maintain their own homes or to do side work. The tools are used and maintained well, and the Hearnes are seeking hand tools, landscaping equipment, lawnmowers, pressure washers, trimmers, and ladders that are in good working order. If you have any such equipment that you might be willing to donate to this ministry, you can unload the tools at church by Grace Garden (located next to Spence Hall). For assistance in unloading, please contact Tom Mitchell at tmitchell@secondbaptistrva.org or Ben Brown at bbrown@secondbaptistrva.org. Last call for donations will be May 31, 2021. Tom and Ben will coordinate the relocation of the equipment to Danville in early June.
Pentecost Video
Honoring Pentecost in your household helps focus on the gift and work of the Holy Spirit, which fills us at all times and in all places. The Holy Spirit is the real presence of Jesus, as he told his disciples: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever, the Spirit of Truth (John 14:16-17).” The symbols of Pentecost, based on the description in Acts 2, are wind and fire. So, we encourage you to grab some red, orange, or yellow ribbon (or use the ribbon wand from your Eastertide box) to make a homemade firestick. Then take your ribbons outside and watch the wind bring them to life. Remember that like wind, we cannot see the Holy Spirit, but we constantly experience its effects. We invite you to record yourself, your family, your parents, even your dog! Using landscape (horizontal mode), record a short video clip of yourself with your homemade or Eastertide-Box firestick and send it to Rev. Katie Vance by Wednesday, May 19 (kvance@secondbaptistrva.org or 804.955.5294) to be included in a church wide Pentecost video offering!
Emerge Women’s Bible Study
Join our Emerge Bible study to kick off your summer! We will be studying the Book of Haggai with Jennifer Rothschild. This 3-week video-driven study will meet on Wednesdays, June 2, 9, and 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Spence Hall. The study will focus on how the landscapes of our lives can sometimes feel wrecked, just like the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem after exile. We also get distracted and discouraged, but we can take courage. God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust God with our story. To register, please email Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call her at 740-7101, ext. 1145 and leave a message that you would like to participate. We are looking forward to studying God’s Word together!
Graduate Information Needed
  • College Graduates: Parents, if you have a son or daughter graduating from college, please email their full name and school to Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org by 5:00 p.m. today.
  • High School Graduates: Emails and letters with requested information have been sent. Please submit information to Ben Brown by 5:00 p.m. today.
  • The list of graduates will be in the bulletin on Sunday, May 23.
Scripture
As we walk with God this week, let us reflect on Psalm 67:1-2: “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.”
In Christ,
Your Ministerial Staff

May 5, 2021

Dear Church Family,

 

May has arrived, and we have some midweek updates for you.

 

Sunday Morning Worship

If you plan to attend worship in person this Sunday morning, please make reservations for The Well or The Sanctuary Service here by Friday at noon. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here, and last Sunday’s sermon entitled “Telling the Next Generation” here.

 

Bible Study

On Wednesdays, Pastor Noel Schoonmaker continues to teach a verse-by-verse video Bible study called “Galatians in Slow Motion.” You can find today’s lesson on Galatians 3:15-18 here.

 

Legacy Fellowship

Last Sunday, a new initiative called “Legacy Fellowship” was launched in order to encourage church members to include Second Baptist Church in your estate plans. For more information, please click here.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Event on May 13 in Spence Hall

Second Baptist Church will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event on Thursday, May 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Spence Hall. The event will be operated by the Virginia Department of Health and the Pfizer vaccine will be administered. Vaccinations are free, and the event is open to eligible individuals 16 years or older. There will be a follow-up event for second vaccine doses in June on a date to be determined. To receive the vaccine, you must make an appointment here. Walk-ins are not permitted. We welcome you to take advantage of this opportunity, and to share this opportunity with church members, friends, and neighbors. If you have questions about the event or the vaccine, you can contact the Department of Health by emailing RHHDvax@vdh.virginia.gov or by calling (804) 205-3501.

 

Emerge Women’s Bible Study

Join our Emerge Bible study to kick off your summer! We will be studying the Book of Haggai with Jennifer Rothschild. This 3-week video driven study will meet on Wednesdays, June 2, 9, and 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Spence Hall. The study will focus on how the landscapes of our lives can sometimes feel wrecked, just like the Jewish people returning to Jerusalem after exile. We also get distracted and discouraged, but we can take courage. God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust God with our story. To register, please email Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org or call her at 740-7101, ext. 1145 and leave a message that you would like to participate. We are looking forward to studying God’s Word together!

 

Second Cousins Event

Join the Second Cousins and friends as we celebrate spring at Meadow Farm Park, located at 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen near the intersection of Staples Mill and Mountain Road. We will meet on Thursday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the outdoor pavilion with the picnic tables. Follow the bright balloons to the pavilion. Bring your own picnic lunch and drink and a lawn chair if you would like. There are plenty of picnic tables to eat lunch on and socialize. We can’t wait to see you and have lunch together. We will gather rain or shine. The pavilion is on the right, the parking is on the left. For further information, contact Kathi Traficanti at ktraficanti@secondbaptistrva.org.

 

Graduate Information Needed  

  • College Graduates: Parents, if you have a son or daughter graduating from college, please email their full name and school to Patty at info@secondbaptistrva.org no later than Wednesday, May 12.
  • High School Graduates: Emails and letters with requested information have been sent. Please submit information to Ben Brown by Wednesday, May 12.
  • The list of graduates will be in the bulletin on Sunday, May 23.

 

Scripture

As we walk with God this week, let us reflect on Psalm 37:4: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

 

In Christ,

 

Your Ministerial Staff