serving jesus christ in portsmouth, oh since 1875
Dear Members & Friends of Second Pres,
I am so grateful that while our building was closed from March until June 2020, the ministry and mission of Second Presbyterian Church never stopped! We have found new ways to love God and our neighbors even during the COVID-19 pandemic - it's exactly what I think Jesus would want us to do.
Each month, our board of elders (called the "Session") meets to review the COVID-protocols we currently have in place in order to keep each other safe when we gather together. Due to an increase in COVID+ cases in our community, effective August 27, 2021 masks will again be required inside the Seond Pres building in keeping with current CDC recommendations. Additionally, please continue to social distance and use the hand sanitizer available throughout the building.
We will continue to provide Worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in multiple ways:
In addition, bulletins can be mailed or emailed to any who would like to have a copy in their hands. (We normally drop them off at the post office by noon on Thursday.)
As always, I want you to make the best decision for your situation when it comes to how you worship with us. Since what is known about COVID-19 is ever-changing, our goal is to monitor new information and alter our safety practices as needed.
Be of good courage & know that you are loved,
#wearamask #washyourhands #sayyourprayers
As you scroll through social media or click on various websites, do you know what’s real and what’s not? What’s misinformation, disinformation, and what’s fake news?
If your gauge for what’s real is just your gut – and not a specific type of methodology – you should check out the Sunday School hour on Sun, Oct 24 following worship!
Marla Beebe, a research librarian at the Clark Memorial Library at SSU, will present a one-hour workshop to help us understand how to spot the truth. (She even has activities for us to try, putting our newfound skills to use!)
We're so excited our PIPESCREAMS ORGAN CONCERT is back on Sun, Oct. 31, 2021, from 6-7pm!
(This is an excuse for church organists to play the kind of music they can't get away with on Sunday morning!)
You are welcome to join us in person (masks required, limited seating)
online as we live stream from Second's YouTube channel.
This year, we are featuring:
* Organists Dr. Jeremiah Martin and Dr. Stanley Workman
* The Bone & Fiddle Arts Collective led by creator, Summer Logan
* A dramatic reading by Mary Baughman
* Dr. Jeremiah Martin and his magical theremin
* and a few other surprises we have up our sleeves!
This is a fundraiser to support our Organ Preservation Fund -- we need to keep Ma Kilgen in good working order!
Donations will be taken at the concert, can be mailed to the church (Second Presbyterian Church, 801 Waller St, Portsmouth, OH 45662), or made through our website's online giving page:
If you would like to attend in person, please call (740-353-4159) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can put you on the list!
If you'd like to watch online, search for "Second Presbyterian Church Portsmouth, OH" on YouTube, or watch for the link we will share on our Facebook page.
We are grateful to all of our God's Pantry volunteers and donors for all their support during the COVID-19 pandemic!
God's Pantry is open on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. There are no income requirements for our pantry, and points to spend on food and cleaning items are determined by household size. Emergency food is also available by contacting the office (740-353-4159) when the Pantry is not open.
Other community resources are available here.
This position is one of the key caretakers of our historic (and beloved!) church building and grounds and is responsible for maintaining and protecting the exterior and interior of the building, along with our Board of Trustees.
A significant portion of this job is cleaning our large facility, following daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly routines. Being able to climb several flights of stairs is a must. And running errands related to cleaning and supplies is required, so applicants must have personal, reliable transportation and insurance.
For more information, please see the detailed job description HERE. And download a job application HERE. Applications should be dropped off at the church during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30am-1:30pm).
If you have further questions, contact the church office: 740-353-4159 or email@example.com.