Dear Church Family,

Did you know that last Sunday, between The Well and The Sanctuary Service, at least 36 guests worshipped with us in person? How wonderful to see so many new faces! Below are several updates on what’s happening at 2BC.

Sunday Worship
This Sunday, February 13, we will continue the “Cross-Wise: Understanding Jesus’ Death” sermon series with a message on Romans 3:21-26. If you missed last weekend, you can find last Sunday’s Well service here, and last Sunday’s Sanctuary service here. Rev. Tom Mitchell’s sermon “Home Free” can be found here and Pastor Noel Schoonmaker’s sermon entitled “Forgiveness on the Cross: The New Covenant” here.

 

New Testament Challenge Check-In with Pastor Noel Schoonmaker
Sunday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom
As we read the New Testament together in 2022, all are invited to join Pastor Noel Schoonmaker for a conversation about Matthew’s gospel. Bring your questions, thoughts, and interpretations to share. The Zoom link will be provided closer to the date.
As we read the New Testament together, we would love to know what you are wondering as you read. You can submit questions about the New Testament here. We welcome questions from children as well as adults. The plan is to have a sermon series in 2023 that addresses some of the questions raised.

 

Children’s Sunday School & Worship Care Signup

Registration for Sunday, February 13 Worship Care and Sunday School for Preschool and Elementary is now available here. Registration closes at noon on February 11.

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.

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.

 

Celebrate Life!

Now entering its 50th anniversary year, Celebrate Life! tells the story (the gospel) of Jesus Christ all to the timeless “sounds of the 70’s” music. This year, our Music Ministry will present this piece over the course of Holy Week. Second Baptist Church has presented Celebrate Life! once each decade for the last 40 years, teaching and inspiring multiple generations.

If you would like to join the choir :

Simply come to the first 30 minutes of rehearsal on Wednesday nights (7:15-7:45 p.m.) starting February 9. Please contact Taylor Vancil or Judy Mawyer so that music can be prepared before your arrival.

For those sitting in the pews :

Plan to attend and sing along with the congregation, inviting friends and neighbors to join you. Excerpts of songs will be printed in the bulletin so that all may easily join in singing.

 

ESL Volunteers Needed

Second Baptist hosts classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency. Volunteers are needed for: teachers, 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 are on Monday nights, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and run through April. For more information or to volunteer, contact Delight Booker (ESL Coordinator) at 804-467-8978 or Tom Mitchell.

 

2BCKids Summer Camps Registration

We will have Advocacy Camp, PassportKids, Chef Camp, Vacation Bible School, and Worship in the Arts Camp. You can find all registrations here.

 

MardiBras & Undie Sunday

Emerge is collecting undergarments & personal items for local women in need in partnership with MardiBras, founded by our previous Emerge retreat speaker, Marti Williams.

Donations needed:

  • New bras of all sizes (especially sports/stretchy styles)
  • Female undies (sizes 5-14)
  • Female hygiene products
  • Male white t-shirts and underwear (particularly L and XL)

Drop off your donations in the collection bin under the porte co·chère all February & March!

On Sunday, February 27 we will host Undie Sunday to encourage everyone to bring donations.

“I needed clothes and you clothed me” (Matthew 25:36).

 

Student Summer Camp Registration

2BCStudents Summer Camps registration has started. Summit Retreat, Passport, and Highschool Mission Trip registration can be found here.

 

Scripture

As we walk with Christ this week, let us reflect on Psalm 62:2: “God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.”In Christ,Your Church Staff