serving jesus christ in portsmouth, oh since 1875
Are you ready to put down roots at Second Pres?
Now's the time!
Pastor Allison will offer a new members' class at the end of July, and new members will join the church in August.
If you'd like to join (or even investigate what it means to be a member of Second Pres), contact the church office for more info: 740-353-4159 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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! And I am also glad that the strict mitigation protocols we put in place from June 2020 - June 2021 help to keep us worshiping together safely in the building. I am also glad for the congregation's financial support for the Sunday worship radio broadcasts and for the volunteers who have made our worship service available by live stream.
At their meeting on Tues, May 18, 2021 and in accordance with the new guidelines handed down by the Ohio Governor’s office, the Second Pres Session voted that as of Sunday, June 6, 2021, during worship masks will be optional for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, the social-distancing signs on the pews will be removed, and the pew cushions will be returned.
Masks will be required for those who are not vaccinated and are encouraged for those with underlying health conditions making them particularly vulnerable to infection. Modifications of these COVID-19 protocols will also carry over into business hours during the week starting Weds, June 2.
We will continue to provide Worship on Sundays at 9:30a.m. for friends and members of Second Pres in mulitple 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, if you are not comfortable worshiping in person, that is fine with me; I want you to make the best decision for your situation. 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,
#sayyourprayers #washyourhands #wearamask
Live music is back (in a COVID-friendly way) with Jerry Martin (organ) and Stan Workman (tenor) in this St. Patrick's Day (hybrid) Concert!
Watch the livestream of our recent organ/vocal concert to raise funds for our organ preservation fund and our budding partnership with Focus Residental Group, which provides drug and alcohol treatment services for those in recovery. ("Admission" is by donation so feel free to drop something in the mail or give via our online giving page!)