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
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.
As churches who believe strongly in God’s hesed love – the kind of love that is deep and wide and full of lovingkindess, grace, and healing – we (Second Presbyterian Church and All Saints’ Episcopal Church) feel convicted by the wild and uncontainable Holy Spirit to host an arts festival to celebrate stories of mental health and recovery as told through the art of local exhibitors sharing their own stories.
The arts are transformational and engage our hearts, our minds, and our souls. They have universal appeal and elevate empathy, compassion, and connection on an individual level. From a societal perspective, art can be a unifying force to decreasing social barriers and strengthening interpersonal connections. We want to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and recovery. And we believe that when we tell our stories to each other and to God, stigma ends, and healing begins.
We are pleased to be joined by the artists from the Portsmouth Street Art Project who will start live painting at 1:15 p.m. on 9' x 12' canvases and musician/celebrator of mental health stories Alan "Corduroy" Brown who will play a set starting at 3:00 p.m.
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.