serving jesus christ in portsmouth, oh since 1875


Welcome to Second Presbyterian Church

Welcome to Second Presbyterian Church

Welcome to Second Presbyterian ChurchWelcome to Second Presbyterian ChurchWelcome to Second Presbyterian Church

special notice


COVID-19 concerns

As of  Wednesday, March 18, Second Presbyterian Church is CLOSED. All church-related activities (including worship) and community groups are cancelled. We will re-evaluate the situation in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and the Governor's office.  

Our food pantry is WILL REMAIN OPEN open on Wednesdays (10am-2pm) for as long as possible following modified procedures. If you are in need of food, please contact the church office for more details: 740-353-4159. 

Please visit Pastor Allison's sermon podcast and the church's social media (Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel) for ways we can stay connected even while we make space to keep each other healthy. If you want to stay in the loop and be the first to know what's going on by joining our newsletter list, please send a request to

We are praying for our must vulnerable neighbors, here in Portsmouth and around the world. 

#sayyourprayers #washyourhands

Morning Worship (Sun, april 5, 2020)

During this COVID-19 crisis, we are creating ways to #stayconnected through worship while making space to be safe. Subscribe to our YouTube channel - "Second Presbyterian Church Portsmouth, OH" - for all our morning prayer and Sunday worship services. 

Stay up to date Second by checking out our social media and joining our e-newsletter list by sending a request to

Here is this week's adventure in online worship, a pre-recorded service for Sun, April 5 - Palm Sunday:  


#bethechurch during this pandemic

Donations for Our Homeless Shelter

Pastor Allison has been asking around in places who are serving the most vulnerable in our community to see what kind of needs they have. 

Currently, Operation Safety Net (the county's only homeless shelter) has all the cleaning and virus prevention supplies they need and are following the CDC’s protocol for homeless shelters across the country. But Maureen says the “stay at home” order means her clients cannot leave the shelter as they normally would, and they’re rapidly running out of games, puzzles, and snacks! And, much like in your own home, the more occupied the people are, the more harmony there is! 

· So, here’s a way you can BE THE CHURCH for our community: 

Monday – Friday (9am-12pm), we’ll put 2 clear plastic bins on the porch by the office door, one for snacks and one for games/puzzles

· I’m sure you’re doing some Spring cleaning - feel free to drop off any games or puzzles you don’t need anymore, making sure all the pieces and parts are included. And maybe add another bag of chips or two in your cart the next time you’re Krogering. 

If you’d like to order some things online, you are welcome to have them shipped here. (Also, if you don’t want to carry things up the steps, just call us when you’re on your way, and we’ll make arrangements to bring things in without being face-to-face with you.) All items will be sanitized and delivered to the shelter on Fridays for as long as donations keep coming in. 

(Call ahead if you have any questions.)  

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8:45 a.m.      Choir rehearsal

9:30 a.m.      Sunday morning worship (sanctuary)

10:45 a.m.    Coffee fellowship (parlor) 

11:15 a.m.    Post-sermon discussion for youth & adults (parlor) 

12:00 p.m.    Bone & Fiddle Dance Collective rehearsal

7:00 p.m.      New Beginnings NA Group


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Second Presbyterian Church Portsmouth, OH


Observing the season of Lent at Second Pres