serving jesus christ in portsmouth, oh since 1875


Second Presbyterian Church
welcomes you in the name of Jesus Christ!

a gathering of presbyterian christians in southern ohio



SUNDAY SCHEDULE at church (year round) 

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) 


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Second Presbyterian Church Portsmouth, OH

2019 Woman of the Year, Sally Gower (left) and Women's Association President, Suzie Hunter (right)

2019 Woman of the Year, Sally Gower (left) and Women's Association President, Suzie Hunter (right)

Independence Day Worship

Join us on Sun, July 7 for a special Independence Day worship service with communion followed by a carry-in picnic!

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Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

HOMEMADE ice cream, a hot dog lunch, a HIGH STAKES DESSERT AUCTION, and more -- all for a good cause! 

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Tues, June 25, 2019

On Tues, June 25, we hosted a spaghetti dinner for all 175 members of the Music City Drum & Bugle Corps from Nashville, TN when they stopped in Portsmouth for the day. 

We had so much FUN working together with friends from First Pres, All Saints', and the Congregation K.K. Beneh Abraham to offer hospitality to a group of enthusiastic and grateful traveling musicians. This was their message to our town. 

After listening to Sunday's sermon, "All About Angels," we think we just may have entertained angels unawares that day ... 


By Special Request

My Ebenezer

SERMON AUDIO (06.16.19)

By Special Request

All About Angels

SERMON AUDIO (06.23.19)

By Special Request

A Thirsty World

SERMON AUDIO (06.30.19)

summer sermon series

By Special Request

This summer, YOU get to pick the Scripture passages each and every Sunday for worship! 


Simply fill out the SPECIAL REQUEST FORM (available by the bulletins) and drop it in the special request boxes (front and back of sanctuary). We're drawing special requests THREE TIMES over the summer - once in June, July, and August. Series runs from Sun, June 16 to Sun, August 18. 

BONUS: We ARE taking requests from our ON-LINE followers, so even if you're not normally here on a Sunday AM, you can still make a request via email and catch the sermon on the podcast.

So submit an on-line request, email the church ( with the following info:
1. Your name
2. Your phone number
3. Your Scripture request
4. Why is this your special request?

We'll add your request to the drawing!