Inside this month’s issue:
The Pastor’s Notes 1-2 Olivia Graham and Nell Hopkins
enjoyed the annual Oﬃce
Congregational Meeting 2 Volunteers Appreciation
Morning VBS 3 Brunch on May 24.
Christian Education/Preschool 4
At the Picnic 5
Congregational Care 6-7
Conﬁrmation Class of 2011 8-9
High School Grads, SD Mission 10
Graduation News and More! 11
Youth News - Summer/Fall 12
PW Happenings, At the Game 13
July ‘11 Calendar 14
Men/Women’s Choirs, Pool Party
The Pastor’s Notes george c. anderson
There are a number of bright spots at the church right how you will welcome our new Associate Ministers
now, and I am glad to share a few of them. when they arrive, then two very fortunate ministers are
out there. Elizabeth has been given food that she can’t
Associate Minister for Christian Education find time to eat because so many of you have hosted her
The Associate Pastor Search Committee is doing a for meals. She has heard from so many of you in such a
wonderful job. They are still working to fill the full-time short amount of time, and she is already working with
Youth Minister position, but they have been successful in several of you. I am so proud of my church family.
finding a highly qualified Minister for Christian Educa- Special thanks to Cheryl Martin who, in her typical
tion. You may receive this Second Sheet after the June 12 way, has gone far beyond the call in helping Elizabeth
congregational meeting when the name of the candi- get settled into her job responsibilities. I also want to
date will be presented for congregational vote; if so, you thank Kevin and Allison Bloomfield who have provided
already know who this candidate is. All I can say as of Elizabeth housing and support.
this writing is that I am very pleased with their choice
and I know you will be as well. Capital Campaign
As of this writing, the campaign is moving steadily to-
Preschool ward its goal. We should all hope that we raise consider-
The preschool staff may need a summer break, but ably more than construction costs for two reasons. First,
the rest of the church staff is always sad to see pre- the cost of materials is going up, and there could be un-
school close down for the summer. The children add a foreseen costs. Second, and more importantly, a funded
great deal of vitality and fun to the church hallways. Maintenance and Renewal Fund will allow the church to
This is a wonderful opportunity to thank Molly Simp- devote more of its budget resources toward program-
son, the preschool director; the wonderful staff; the pre- ming, missions, and staff support. We all need to under-
school board chaired by Cindy Appel; and Elizabeth stand that the end result of a successful campaign will
Deane, the session liaison, for the amazing job they did be stronger
this past year in addressing needed areas and strength- ministry and
ening the program. The added enrichment programs outreach.
were well-received. Talk to the parents of the children (continued)
who went through the program this past year, and you
will hear some exciting reports. Dick Baynton’s
skills in woodcraft-
ing led to a beauti-
Elizabeth Toland ful, and easily
It has been a pleasure to work with our summer in- portable, viewing
stand upon which
tern, Elizabeth Toland. What has also been a pleasure is the renovation
to see how warmly she has been received by you, the plans could be
congregation. If your welcome of her is any indication of
It is also important that each member knows how im- We are going to be pleased with the outcome of the ren-
portant he or she is to the life of the church. The mem- ovations, and we will all be happy knowing that we were
bers of Second Presbyterian Church have always trusted
and supported their leaders to lead well, and that is a big
a part of an exciting and practical transformation of our
Second Presbyterian Church
Second Presbyterian Church
Morning Vacation Bible School
reason the church hasn’t experienced the internal frac-
turing which has plagued so many other congregations
Upcoming Congregational Meeting
during the last century. The leadership has studied the
facilities in conjunction with the programs and long- at Second Presbyterian July 25-28
range plan of the church and has set a course. Now it is Sunday, June 12 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
time for us all to do what this congregation has always
done and that is to offer support where the leaders are The Session has scheduled a meeting to follow For children ages three* up through 5th grade
guiding us. Let’s make sure the list of those who sup- the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, June 12
port the campaign is a long one. I am not talking about (approximately 11:00 a.m.).
specific amounts, but about many members making a At the meeting, the Associate Pastor
pledge or gift at whatever level they find appropriate. Nominating Committee will present
for congregational approval
a candidate for the position of
Parables of Jesus
Associate Pastor for Christian Education.
Registration Form - 2011
Parent/Guardian’s Name ____________________________________________________________________
Phone (Day) ______________________ Work ______________________ Cell ______________________
CENTRAL E-Mail Address ____________________________________________________________________________
Steele Creek Church Affiliation __________________________________________________________________________
Charlotte, NC Preschool Children - First priority given to Second Presbyterian Church members. Class size is limited.
*Three & four year olds; must be three by May 31, 2011. MUST BE POTTY TRAINED.
May 9, 2011 Name Birthdate Allergy/gies?
Standing (at top left): Elizabeth Toland, our summer intern from Colum- 1. ________________________________________________________________________________________
bia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, says a few words of greeting 2. ________________________________________________________________________________________
and thanks to those attending the Volunteer Appreciation Brunch (orga-
nized by Stacy Moore and Karen Markham). She was warmly welcomed . . . Please accept this gift to the Trent Symposium
on behalf of the saints at Central Steele Creek. I con-
Elementary Children - Rising K through 5th Graders)
tinue to reap enormous benefits from my week in
Roanoke in March of 2009. It was an invaluable ex- Name Grade in the fall Allergy/gies?
To my dear Church family . . . perience for me. The session at Central hopes to see 1. ________________________________________________________________________________________
it continue for a long time. In addition to all the “best 2. ________________________________________________________________________________________
Thank you for your much-appreciated attention 3. ________________________________________________________________________________________
practices” in ministry that I learned that week, I also
(notes, phone calls, and other kindnesses) after 4. ________________________________________________________________________________________
made some life-long friends up there. In fact, our
the loss of my sister, Anne. It was such a com- Trent group meets annually now, and, as fate would Starting June 13, you may register online at: www.spres.org >
fort to me and my family. How grateful I am for have it, we’re meeting this week. Online registration at: _______________________________________________________________________
what’s happening > Morning Vacation Bible School.
all of you.
Kathryn Walden I am grateful to all that the Trent Symposium does beginning June-13-11.
Return Registration Form to Second Presbyterian Church Office - beginning June 13, 2011.
in regards to newly ordained ministers in the PC(USA). Attn: Cheryl Martin or Elizabeth Toland
I am also grateful for your fine leadership and colle-
giality, as well as that of Kenneth McFayden and Ed Any questions, please contact: Kathy Gilchrist - 985-6807 - SAVE THE DATE!
McLeod. I trust that all is well in Roanoke and I hope firstname.lastname@example.org VBS Presentation &
With thanks from the Second Family . . .
our paths cross again very soon.
We would appreciate the donation of the following Family Carnival
_____ Yes, I would like to volunteer during the week.
items for use when putting on receptions and for gen- Yours in Christ, _____ Yes, I would like to be called to donate snacks or drinks.
Thursday, July 28
eral kitchen use: Cheese spreaders (non-holiday), 6:30 p.m.
potholders, serving platters (not silver, non-holiday). If Luke H. Maybry
you have some to donate, please turn them in at the Pastor
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christian education cheryl martin
Congratulations to the Winning Bible Trivia Team A “Moment for Stewardship” Lesson
Congratulations to Team Blue on their big win at The I’d like to report that the great kids in 6th and 7th
River Bible Trivia Challenge on Sunday, May 29. Winning Grades completed the school-year-long special oﬀering
team members were: Elizabeth Moore, Caroline Moore, today (May 15, 2011), having amassed $100.04 for the
Charlotte Roderick, and Gwyn Loftin. The runner-up Red Roanoke Rescue Mission. An anonymous donor has
Team scored very closely with members: Maxwell added $40 to the amount, bringing the total to $140.04.
Stevens, Durbin Stevens, Rebecca Hart, and Virginia An- I went through something approximating an annual re-
derson. Thank you to Anne Horton, our Bible Trivia host, port of the Roanoke Rescue Mission for the kids today in
Susan Thompson, Beth Vaught-Jenkins, Todd Clevenger, Sunday School, and we discovered that in 2011, the RRM
Katie Stevens, Holly Loftin, John Moore, and The River provides, on average, some 900 plates of food every day
teachers and shepherds for cheering the teams to vic- at a cost of $ .14 per plate. Our total donation, it seems,
tory, and to Elizabeth Deane for putting the trivia ques- will provide for some 1,000 plates of food, or one entire
tions together for the event. day’s meals at the RRM!
This year’s donation was 40% larger than last year’s,
making it an impressive lesson on stewardship and gen-
Thank you to the Conﬁrmation Leaders erosity! It was quite an accomplishment for these dedi-
Thank you to Paul Anderson, Fred Genheimer, Sarah cated young people, and we – as their teachers – are
Ludwig, Jamie Waldrop, and Marybeth Robinson for all very proud of them!
their hard work and dedication to this great group of Jim Baynton, Sunday School Teacher
new young members of our congregation. for the Class of 2016
Midweek Bible Study Continues
Join Elizabeth Toland from Columbia Theological Semi-
nary (our summer intern) who is leading a midweek Bible
study class entitled “God’s World and Our Place In It:
Theology and the Environment.” They will meet every
Thursday in June at 10:00 a.m. in WBC, so please come
Another Great Year for the Second Presbyterian
Preschool and Children’s Garden
Help Elizabeth Toland Prepare for the Under the capable leadership of Molly Simpson, a
church member and Director of our Preschool program,
Bibles & Bricks Mission Trip
a very special school year was successfully completed.
The Bibles & Bricks Mission Trip will take place July 9-
Molly has made many new changes to our existing pro-
16, and leading up to that, Elizabeth Toland, our summer
gram during her two years as director. These include:
intern, will be seeking your donations of items which
extended hours; early drop-oﬀ times; Science, Ballet,
were suggested by Angela Acosta, principal of the Jim
Spanish, and Art classes; all combined with a very quali-
Smith School where the Bibles & Bricks VBS will take
ﬁed staﬀ. Leslie Floyd became the new Assistant Direc-
place. Donated items can be dropped oﬀ at the church
tor this year and has focused on our Children’s Garden
up through Sunday, July 3.
program for infants and toddlers.
This church ministry has long-standing in our commu-
Items for the students: Lined notebooks (non-spiral
nity, and is a very cherished part of our church family.
ones, if possible), colored construction paper, pencils/
The teachers who care for our little Busy Bees, Honey
mini-pencil sharpeners, pens, scissors (especially for the
Bears, and Wise Owls are the best and we are so happy
younger kids), blank white paper, notebook paper, chalk
to have this school as part of our Christian Education
(both white and colored), chalk and chalkboard erasers,
program. Thank you to Molly Simpson and her staﬀ for
crayons, colored pencils. SPC Annual Picnic and Worship Service - June 5
another great year. If you would like Preschool registra-
For the oﬃces: Manila envelopes, staplers/staples, a
tion information or would like to schedule a tour, please Visit the website for more images of the day’s events.
couple of staple removers, paperclips, white paper (lined
contact Molly at email@example.com or 342-6405. Visit the
Preschool’s website: www.sprespreschool.com.
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Congregational Care gerald carter Knoxville, TN, who died April 12, 2011. . . To Catherine Nofsinger
and family on the loss of her cousin Mary Ellen’s husband,
Judge E.C. Westerman, Jr., of Fincastle, VA, who died April 14,
Get to Know the Spring 2011 New Member Class hood and its people. These two events will help you to 2011, and also on the loss of her nephew, Samuel Hughes
do the same.
First Annual Four on the 4th Nicholson, Jr., of Edgeﬁeld, SC, who died April 19, 2011. . . To
The following new members were presented to the
Betty and Jack Shaver and family on the loss of his sister,
congregation on May 22. All will be featured soon picto- A Blessing of the Schools will take place on Sunday,
Looking for something to do the morning of Shirley Ann Shaver Kelley of Roanoke, VA, who died April 15,
rially on a poster at the parking lot entrance near the August 14, at Patrick Henry High School at 4:00 p.m. This 2011. . . To visitor Jean Coﬀey on the loss of her father, C.C.
main oﬃce. Get to know this ﬁne group as we welcome is an interdenominational eﬀort to recognize the impor- July 4th? Celebrate your freedom with your
(Jimmie) Coﬀey of Selma, VA (near Clifton Forge) who died
them into the life of Second Church. Look for their pro- tance of education in the Valley and show the support of fellow Americans with a patriotic race through
April 17, 2011. . . To Rita and Glen Powers and family on the loss
ﬁles in future issues of the Second Sheet. the faith communities in promoting community involve- the streets of Downtown Roanoke (starting at of her sister, Edna M. Blevins of Bristol, TN, who died April 7,
Dana and Paul Bryan Shelley and Ken Lyons, ment in the Roanoke City Schools. This event is growing 8:00 a.m. on Reserve Avenue), and ending 2011. . . To Brooks Hinson, Jr., and daughter Jennie Hinson and
Judy Kniskern and Madelyn and Foster each year and we hope that members of our congrega- with a scenic ﬁnish on the greenway. family on the loss of his mother and her grandmother, Jeane
Bryan Neal Lesley and Ashby Owens, tions will come to show support. Wilson Hinson of Roanoke, VA, who died April 10, 2011. . . To
Amanda and Steve Collins and Drew and Lindsey A Block Party on Mountain Avenue between 3rd It will be a fast, 4-mile course lined with Kathryn Walden and family on the loss of her sister, Anne
Street and Franklin Road, SW, will take place on Sunday, cheering spectators, music, and waving ﬂags! Amick Hampton of Goodview, VA (formerly of Lewisburg,
Jo and Otis Dowdy John Staﬀord
Proceeds to support the Boys and Girls Clubs WV), who died April 9, 2011. . . To Dee Moore and family on the
Dwayne Mason August 21, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Trinity United Methodist
of Southwest Virginia loss of her sister-in-law, Dorothy Lee Williams of Woodlawn,
hosts this event but gives the billing to the Old South- VA, who died April 23, 2011. . . To Janet Lloyd and family on the
Mark Your Calendars Now! west Congregations in Action. We provide ice cream loss of her mother, Freda Caudell Lloyd of Roanoke, VA, who
sundaes with all the ﬁxings, and Trinity provides food, Click on the link and register TODAY!
Two important events will take place in August, and I died May 4, 2011. . . To Chasity and B.T. Fitzpatrick on the loss
music, and games for the children. This is a wonderful http://www.bgcswva.org/page1823928.aspx of their infant daughter, Elliana Kate Fitzpatrick, who died
hope you will mark your calendars now and come be a
part of our Old Southwest community. The Old South- event; the whole neighborhood is invited. Please make May 5, 2011. She is survived by grandparents, Shirley and Bev
plans to come. If you would like to serve ice cream, con- Fitzpatrick, Jr., great-grandmother, Helen Chewning Fitz-
west Congregations in Action group has made a diﬀer-
tact me at 343-3659 or firstname.lastname@example.org. patrick, and brother and sister, Austin and Kaitlyn. . . To Nancy
ence by actively working to get to know the neighbor-
News & Notes
Rucker on the loss of her husband, and to Patty Cook on the
loss of her father, William Dennis (Bill) Rucker of Goodview,
VA, who died May 20, 2011. . . To Doris Fant and family on the
loss of her brother-in-law, Richard Lindsey Wharton of Greens-
Report from the Roanoke Rescue Mission Interfaith Hospitality
Oﬃces and Day
On April 17, the palms were given to the glory of God in loving
boro, NC, who died May 21, 2011. . . To Vickie and Tim Bibee,
son Holt, and family on the loss of Tim’s father, Samuel Henry
Bibee of Lynchburg, VA, who died May 22, 2011.
Rescue Mission Ministries Wish List: Center moved to memory of Sue Lipscomb by Cary, Kristie, and Sharon Lip-
Peanut butter/jelly Salt and pepper Towels and washcloths 37 East Clay Street; scomb. On April 24, the Sanctuary was ﬁlled with Easter lilies
Foot powder Prilosec® Hydrocortisone cream Salem, VA 24153 given in memory and celebration of many loved ones. Also on New Arrivals
Paper towels Tampons Disposable razors Easter Sunday, the ﬂowers that were placed in the Columbar- Congratulations to proud grandparents, Diane and Doug Alt-
Deodorant ium were given to the glory of God in loving memory of Clyde house, and happy great-grandmother, Ruth Althouse, on the
www.rvihn.com Lloyd by his family. On May 1, the ﬂowers in the Sanctuary April 4, 2011, birth of Joseph Robert Jurkow. He was born in
were given to the glory of God in loving memory of Frederick Lynchburg to Jennifer and Matt Jurkow of Rustburg, VA, and
MISSION FACT Jenny and Anne Reid and Tom Bradshaw by the family. On joins siblings, Jeﬀrey and Jillian at home. Congratulations to
Actual food cost served at the Mission: $ .14 per plate. May 8, the ﬂowers were given to the glory of God in loving proud new grandparents, Mary Ann and Jim Johnson, on the
(See the article on page 4 about a donation by SPC 6th and 7th graders!) memory of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus P. Ellett and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph April 19, 2011, arrival of Charles Zachry Johnson. He was born
K. Baker, Sr., by the family. On May 15, the ﬂowers were given in Richmond, VA, to Carson and Hal Johnson of Richmond, VA.
in loving memory of Larry Stanley by his family and by Steve
MEALS & MORE Congratulations to happy grandparents, Jane and John Frank,
and Judy Bodley and their family in loving memory of Stewart on the arrival of granddaughter Chase Phillips. She was born
These numbers represent lives changed through God’s blessings and your generosity! Baucom. On May 22, the Sanctuary ﬂowers were oﬀered by to Wynne Frank and James Phillips on May 13, 2011, and joins
March 2011 YTD 2011 Carol Dalhouse to the glory of God in loving recognition of our brother Ethan at home.
Hospitality Dining Ministry 27,923 81,326 Conﬁrmands, the Class of 2011. On May 29, the ﬂowers were
Safe Shelter Ministry 10,661 31,034 given to the glory of God in loving memory of Deborah Ann
Williams Zika, daughter of Bob and Jeanette Williams. On
Clothing and Household Items 1,928 5,152
June 5, Picnic Sunday, the ﬂowers at the 10:00 a.m. worship Baptisms
Professions of Faith 106 338 service were given to the glory of God in loving memory of Jim On May 22, at the 11:00 a.m. service, Shelley and Ken Lyons
Volunteer Hours 9,360 27,429 Settles by his family. presented their daughters, Madelyn Jane Lyons and Sallie Fos-
Class Hours of Instruction 2,608 6,455 ter Lyons, for the Sacrament of Baptism. John Johnson was
Clinic Ministry Patient Visits 1,180 3,572 the presiding elder. During the service for the Conﬁrmands,
Value of Healthcare Provided $222,016 $596,715 Sympathy the following were baptized: Caroline Parker Deane (presiding
elder, Charles Daniel); Calleigh Aubrey Lucas (presiding elder,
Case Management Ministry Visits 525 1,402 Sympathy is expressed . . . To Sandra and Cecil Kelley and fam- Fred Genheimer), and Kelly Marie Wheeler (presiding elder,
Legal Clinic Ministry Visits 4 13 ily on the loss of his aunt, Margaret Elizabeth Kelley of Marybeth Robinson).
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Conﬁrmation Class of 2011 Ashley Lemon
Pictured left to right -
Ashley, Cathy and Tucker Lemon’s middle child, is a
Madison Bloomﬁeld fourth generation member of Second Presbyterian Kyra Jamison,
Madison, the daughter of Alli- Church. She has always attended North Cross School Meredith Link,
son and Kevin Bloomﬁeld, is but is transferring to Patrick Henry and the Governor’s Madison Bloomﬁeld,
ﬁnishing her 8th grade year at School for 9th grade in the fall. She is an athlete who Kelly Wheeler.
North Cross, and will continue has played ﬁeld hockey, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse
(her favorite sport). She was born in Los Angeles, and Middle row:
into high school classes there.
loves visiting her mother’s family in Orange County, CA. Caroline Deane,
She enjoys ﬁeld hockey, bas- Katie Miller,
ketball, soccer, dance, and playing her violin. She likes to Ashley Lemon,
root for Virginia Tech, and is older sister to Campbell, Meredith Link
Grayson, and little sister Tyler. Meredith, the daughter of Angie and Eddie Link, follows
her older sister, Allison, in joining our church. Meredith Back row:
Caroline Deane attended Community School during middle school where Anna Kate Draper,
Caroline, daughter of Elizabeth and David, is a student at her favorite subject was English, and looks forward to Brad Prescott,
North Cross and enjoys history. She has a younger sister, entering 9th grade next year at Patrick Henry High Edwin Saunders,
School. Some of her hobbies include snow and water Caitlin Privott.
Margaret. Caroline is a very poised and enthusiastic per-
son. She participates in sports, and enjoys soccer, run- sports; she’s an avid skier and snowboarder. Meredith
ning, and especially horseback riding. really loves animals, especially horses. She’s an accom-
plished equestrian and will be performing in several
horse shows this summer.
Anna Kate Draper
Anna Kate, daughter of Meredith and John Draper, was Brad Prescott Edwin Saunders
born in Washington, DC, and lived in Baltimore and Calleigh Lucas Brad is the son of Catherine and Matt Prescott, and Edwin, the son of Laurie and John Saunders, is a third
Northern Virginia before moving to Roanoke. She is a Calleigh, daughter of Wendy and Mark Lucas, is an 8th brother of Sam. A student at James Madison Middle generation member of Second Presbyterian and attends
student at James Madison Middle School where her fa- grader at James Madison Middle School and will attend School, he prefers English over math! His sports include North Cross. He enjoys playing baseball and basketball
vorite subject is math (while Spanish is a whole lot less a the Governor’s School and Patrick Henry next year. basketball, soccer, lacrosse, snowboarding, and skate- and water sports. He is generous with his time, as he
favorite). She plays volleyball, basketball, tennis, and Calleigh has enjoyed playing many diﬀerent sports and boarding. Brad is currently working toward Eagle Scout was willing to give George advice on preparing for
lacrosse – and roots for UVA and the Washington Red- this year played on Patrick Henry’s junior varsity volley- status with a project at the Transportation Museum and throwing out the ﬁrst ball at the Salem Red Sox game.
skins. Anna Kate loves the beach and looks forward to ball and lacrosse teams. She has been very active in plays junior varsity soccer for Patrick Henry High School. History is his favorite subject, therefore he enjoyed
visiting New York City. She has an older sister and a Odyssey of the Mind and her team competed in the learning about the historic foundation for his faith. In
younger brother. World Championships this year. She has an older sister,
Caitlin Privott the summer, he looks forward to spending time at Beau-
and has enjoyed going to Youth Worship and Music Re- fort Beach with his friends.
Caitlin, daughter of Lori and Joe Privott, is an 8th grader
treats at Montreat the past several years.
Meg Evett at James Madison Middle School and will attend Patrick
Meg is the daughter of Leslie and John Evett. She is Henry High School next year. Caitlin is a very good ath- Kelly Wheeler
completing 8th grade at North Cross, and will continue Katie Miller lete and has been involved in playing many diﬀerent Kelly is the daughter of Martha and Dan Wheeler. She
on to high school there. She enjoys dance, soccer, bas- Katie is the third daughter of Boo and Joe Miller. Her sis- recreational sports. She decided to concentrate on has an older and a younger sister. She will be entering
ketball, ﬁeld hockey, and violin playing. She likes to root ters are Anne Garst and Meg. Katie attends James Madi- swimming all year; her favorite stroke is the backstroke. 9th grade at Northside High School in the fall. Kelly’s in-
on UVA, her favorite sports’ team. She has two broth- son Middle School, where her favorite subject is English. Dedication to swimming leaves very little time for other terests include soccer, reading, acting, and singing. She
ers, one older and one younger. She will enter Patrick Henry High School this fall as a activities, though she did play J.V. lacrosse for PH this has demonstrated her talents in drama and music at the
freshman. Katie loves to play volleyball and ski, and she spring. She has been very active in church, and helped Roanoke Children’s Theatre. She hopes to be a doctor
also plays the cello in the school orchestra.
Kyra Jamison with children’s worship during the late service. or lawyer some day. Her pets are a dog, a cat, and a rab-
Kyra is Elizabeth and Mark Jamison’s daughter. Family is bit.
important, and she follows in the footsteps of older Caroline Nordt Max Revercomb
brother, Joe, by being part of a seven-person team in the Caroline is the daughter of Leigh Anne and Rob Nordt. Max, the son of Denise and Jim Revercomb, is a student
Odyssey of the Mind competition. Her team placed sec- She has an older sister, Alexandra, and a younger at North Cross. He is a serious athlete, and played his
ond the past two years, and competed in the World brother, Gabriel. Caroline is completing 8th grade at last lacrosse game of the year before hurrying to take Special thanks to the mentors: Nancy Barbour, Helen Burnett,
Competition in Maryland in May. She has an inquisitive James Madison and will be attending Patrick Henry and part in his ﬁnal conﬁrmand activity, reading his faith Lynn and Fred Genheimer, Nancy and David Henry, Sarah Lud-
mind and is a creative problem solver. Kyra plays short- the Governor’s School in the fall. She enjoys playing statement to the Session. He is active in other sports, wig, Stacy Potter, Treva and Gene Richter, Marybeth and John
stop on a softball team, and also plays the French horn. softball and volleyball, and her favorite subject in school too, football and basketball – as well as camping and Robinson, Lynda and John Starr; and mentor coordinator,
An excellent student at James Madison, she’ll attend the is math. Caroline’s interests include reading, baking, and ﬁshing. He follows in his family’s footsteps by being in Marybeth Robinson. Thanks to the teachers: Paul Anderson,
Governor’s School and Patrick Henry in the fall. playing the harp. the Second Presbyterian conﬁrmation class. Fred Genheimer, Sarah Ludwig, and Jamie Waldrop.
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Congratulations to 2011 Senior High School Graduates! Graduation News and More! All-Academic Team; and a lettered athlete. She was also a
member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and the pre-med honor so-
ciety, Alpha Epsilon Delta. She will attend Wake Forest Univer-
High School Graduates sity’s Medical School this fall.
Katherine Tyler Bailey (Tyler)
Jason Alexander Bingham (Alex) Abby Erdman graduated as one of the valedictorians from Hid- Maggie McDowell graduated from the University of North
den Valley High School this spring. She will be a Presidential Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) with a double major in
John Clark (Fuller) Scholar this fall at Radford University, where she plans to dou- Political Science and Global Studies, and a minor in Spanish.
Corinn Elizabeth Durham ble major in Music Education and Music Therapy. She was designated a “public service scholar” for the depth
and variety of community service she engaged in while in
Abigail Louise Erdman (Abby) Taylor Robinson graduated from Patrick Henry High School. Chapel Hill (and around the world, especially in Kenya and
He is entering the Cinema Program in the School of the Arts at South Africa) during the last four years. In June, she begins
Oliver Barry Flood work in the Teach for America Corps. She’s been selected to
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) where he’s
Thomas Jennings Johnson received a Dean’s Scholarship and the Hengstenberg Honors go to Memphis, TN, where she has a two-year commitment to
Scholarship. teach in a “high needs” elementary school.
William Alexander Lindsey (Alex)
Hallie Meade Martin Derek Sheehan graduated from William Byrd High School and Matt McDowell received his Master’s degree in Accounting
is headed to Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) to study Statistics, from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University
Morgan Bailey Moskal and he plans to live in a Leadership Dorm. (Columbus, OH). While at OSU, he was named a 2011 Pace Set-
ter, an award presented to students exemplifying scholarship
Adam Mullet and leadership. He’ll be studying for the CPA exam this sum-
Erin Wheeler graduated from Northside High School this
William Perkins spring as a valedictorian. She is a member or the National mer while he and his wife, Candace, coordinate employment
Honor Society, an AP Scholar, 1st chair ﬂute in Northside’s and educational options.
George Anderson Revercomb
Pictured at the church picnic on June 5 were (from left): symphonic band, a member of the Blue Ridge District All-Acad-
Clare Robinson Abby Erdman, Taylor Robinson, and Derek Sheehan emic Team, Northside’s female B’nai B’rith Achievement Philip Potter graduated from Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA) with
Award nominee, and an AA All-State cross country and dis- a BS in Building Construction. He has applied for Oﬃcer Candi-
Taylor Westbrook Robinson tance runner. She has signed with Davidson College as a mem- date School with the Marine Corps for October 2011.
Derek Sheehan ber of the cross country team.
McLendon Pruette graduated from James Madison University
Christopher Bear Waldrop (Harrisonburg, VA) with a degree in Health Sciences, and a
concentration in Public Health Education. She will be attend-
Zach Weisman ing Jeﬀerson College of Health Sciences (Roanoke, VA) this fall
Erin Nicole Wheeler to pursue a career in nursing through the Accelerated BSN
Scott Arbogast graduated magna cum laude from Virginia program.
Tech’s Pamplin College of Business (Blacksburg, VA), and re-
Joe Revercomb graduated from the University of Virginia
Our Mission Team Participants ceived a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
He is currently employed with Oakey’s Funeral Service, and (Charlottesville, VA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Govern-
ment, and a minor in History. He is headed out West for the
Senior High Work Camp,
plans to pursue a degree in Mortuary Sciences and obtain his
Funeral Director’s License. summer, and will be a chef at Eaton’s Ranch in Sheridan, WY.
The Reservation at Pine Ridge, Nancy Baar graduated from the University of Virginia (Char- Wes Revercomb graduated from the University of Virginia
lottesville, VA), earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychol- (Charlottesville, VA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign
South Dakota ogy. She plans to move to Richmond, VA, where she will be Aﬀairs, and a minor in History. Wes is going out West this sum-
mer to be a ﬂy ﬁshing guide at Gros Ventre River Ranch in
selling medical equipment for a ﬁrm there.
Allyn Hughes graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of
YOUTH ADULTS Architecture degree from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), with Ian Robinson will be graduating from Roanoke College (Salem,
VA) this summer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychol-
Carrie Bailey William Merten John Johnson* a minor in Industrial Design.
Nicholas Conte* Sidney Murray Phillip Markley* Trent Johnson received his MBA from the University of North
Drew Sheehan graduated from James Madison University
Ben Eckert* Alex Nordt Cathy Shoulders Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC) and will live in the
Raleigh-Durham area while working for the Lenovo Corpora- (Harrisonburg, VA) with a major in Political Science, and a
Kirby Evett Caroline Nordt Angela Williams* tion. minor in Communications.
Anne Johnson* Kate Robertson* William Williams (Willy)*
Allison Lemon graduated as a Biochemistry major from Wash- Andrew Meade Winn received his Doctor of Musical Arts de-
Emily Leivy* Anna Robinson* ington and Lee University (Lexington, VA). She was named gree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Shenandoah
Conservatory (Winchester, VA) in May.
Katie Leivy* Kate Rivenbark MVP and Captain of the riding team; a member of the Scholar
Athlete Academic Honor Roll; a member of the ODAC Aca-
Sarah Merten* * Denotes those for whom this is not demic All-Conference team; a member of the IHSA National
first time going on SD mission trip.
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Youth News Second Great fun at the
Red Sox Game - June 1!
willy williams Presbyterian Women
Some folks may wonder why we drive to the Pine
Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to do mission work FROM REVELATION TO
with the youth, and the simple answer is, we belong THE BEATITUDES
there. In 2007, right after April 16, Angela and I flew to
South Dakota for work-related activities. While there we
rented a car and went to Mount Rushmore, the Bad-
lands, and toured other parts of the state. We briefly en- This trip was an eye-opening experience for me, and not in The next meeting of Presbyterian Women is Tuesday,
tered the Rez at the south end of the Badlands. Off in just one way. Seeing the living conditions and lifestyle of June 14. After we enter the last of our Journeys through
the distance, one could see some of the reservation. these people made me realize just how fortunate I am and Revelation, the PW Coordinating Team will serve a salad
Prior to that point, I had heard of the sad and desperate makes me want to do more to help people in need. Also, it lunch. Our June 14 meeting is an important one! We’ll
conditions of the reservations. strengthened my faith and gave me an opportunity to bond be installing PW oﬃcers for 2011-2012 and awarding
with my church family. Honorary Life Memberships. All are invited to attend the
Having also lived and taught in an Eskimo village, we ~ Ema ~ lunch, but please call Luann Fitzpatrick, Moderator, at Our youth sang the national anthem, directed by Beth Vaught-Jenkins
had witnessed firsthand the plight of Native Americans. http://www.secondpresyouthministry.blogspot.com 344-3680 or Penny Baynton, Vice Moderator, at 992-4156
Our small village of 500 experienced eight deaths while _______________________________________________ to make your reservations.
we were there; seven were alcohol-related, either di-
rectly or indirectly. Two of my students had trouble stay- We thank you, our congregation, for the support and en- Next year’s PW 2011-2012 PW Bible Study will be
ing awake in class, partly because they had trouble couragement as we once again go to Pine Ridge. And Confessing the Beatitudes by Margaret Aymer. Writing
sleeping because they had found a father of five who when someone asks you why we go that far, just tell in Horizons Magazine, Rita Boyer oﬀers insight into next
committed suicide upriver. A four-year-old was eaten by them it’s because we belong there. year’s study:
sled dogs because he wandered into the section of the
village where the sled dogs were chained up, but the Please keep our Senior Highs and their leaders in your The Beatitudes are some of the most beloved
dogs had not eaten in four days because their owner got prayers as they go to Pine Ridge June 16-25. We have 15 teachings of Jesus, yet they may well be some of
drunk, wrecked his boat, and did not get back until youth and five adults going. Also keep in your prayers the most pointed. We may miss their point, how-
someone later found him. The amount of soda con- our middle school youth and adults who are going to the ever, if we do not study them within their literary,
sumed, the poor conditions of some of their homes, the Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference June 16- historical, and cultural contexts. In this study,
harsh realities they experienced from being beaten by 19. We have four youth and two adults attending that Margaret Aymer invites us to consider the Beati-
BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) “teachers” in the 1970s for event. The Montreat Youth Conference will be July 31- tudes as they might have been heard when Jesus Sumo wrestlers Phillip Markley and Willy Williams square oﬀ
using their own language, to losing loved ones in violent August 6, and we still have some space, so if you are a spoke them – during the time of the Roman Empire.
ways are only some of the ways that the Yupik Eskimos rising 9th grader to a college student, you can attend this
of our small village experienced life. very meaningful and fun conference. Call Willy at (540) Special thanks to all PW members who served as
818-6698 if you are interested or want to find out more. Circle and Bible leaders this year. And a big shout-out to
These parts of the United Sates seem overlooked by the Second Pres staﬀ – Sally Gravely, Karen Markham,
many, as do the events that drove them to these places. This Sunday, June 12, we will have a pool party at the Stacy Moore, Patty Cook, and Nancy Rucker for their in-
They are our sisters and brothers in Christ, and we must Bailey’s pool at 5:00 p.m. This is for our youth to meet dispensable help.
hear their cries. But, with all the hardships that befall Elizabeth Toland, the intern, and for us to hang out with
these brave people, they are a kind, strong, and noble our youth buds. If your last name begins with A-L, bring Be sure to watch
people. We witness their kindness on the Rez when they chips, dip, or appetizer; M-S, bring a 2-liter bottle of your your Sunday bulletins
make us soup and sun-tea when we paint their homes. fav drink; and T-Z, bring a dessert. This should be a fun for further details. In
We witness the loyalty of a minister and his wife as they time, so join us before the start of summer at Second! the meantime, have a
repaint a small, one-room church each time it is vandal- fun-ﬁlled and relaxing
ized. In our village in AK, we saw the value placed on ed- In the fall our Kickoff will be on September 11. The summer. See you in
ucation by many members of the village when they had Senior High Retreat will be September 17-18 and the September!
little or no education. On the Rez we see, and experi- Youth Club Retreat will be September 24-25. Both re-
ence, the love of the community. So while we think treats will start at noon on Saturday and end at noon on The stands were full of baseball fans from SPC
we’re the ones doing the ministering, we’re being minis- Sunday; they will be held at Camp Tuk-A-Way. We will
tered to just as much, if not more, than we are minister- also be participating in a Youth Olympiad with other George Anderson and We Packed the Park!
ing. It has been a great experience, and we who have Presbyterian churches in August, so watch for more in- young pals visit with the
stepped foot on the reservation will forever be changed. formation about that. Have an awesome summer. team mascot And Helped Support RAM
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A Recent Bequest
The Second Presbyterian Church Fund recently received
a bequest of $375,000 from the estate of Wanda Frantz
The Second Sheet
Elliott in honor of James W. Elliott. Second Presbyterian Church
214 Mountain Avenue, SW Roanoke, VA 24016
Please contact Phil Boggs in the office if you are inter- Phone: 540-343-3659 -- Fax: 540-345-2747
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Deadline for submissions is by noon on the ﬁrst
Contributions to Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
You may also view Second Sheet
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– May 20111
Property, Maintenance and Repair Fund
In memory of Freda Lloyd by:
Mr. and Mrs. Allie B. Kreger, III
Dr. and Mrs. George Anderson
In memory of Elliana Kate Fitzpatrick by:
Dr. and Mrs. George Anderson
Other funds are available for your contributions. Please
contact Phil Boggs at 343-3659 for a complete list.
We sincerely regret any errors or omissions in this list. Please
contact Phil Boggs in the church office at 343-3659 to help us
get it corrected. Contributions received and/or recorded after
month’s end will be included in next month’s list.
Financial Focus George Anderson’s practice paid oﬀ with a perfect pitch!
Budget Watch 2011 - Cumulative Year to Date
$700,000 $641,058 $637,768
Net Actu al:
$500,000 Incom e -
Budg eted Income Ac tual In come Budg eted Ac tual Expenses
Thru May we are $3,118 under budget in income :-( and $2,878 und er budg et in expenses. :-)
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SecONd PReSbyteRiaN chURch
214 MOUNtaiN aVeNUe, SW Non-Profit Organization
ROaNOke, ViRgiNia 24016 U.S. Postage Paid
Permit No. 406
Address Service Requested Roanoke, Virginia
POOL PARTY You are invited
Sunday, June 12 to be part of our
Annual Men’s and
5:00 p.m. Women’s Choruses!
For Rising Middle School June 19 Men’s Chorus
and High School Youth June 26 Women’s Chorus
of Second Presbyterian Church
9:15 a.m. each Sunday:
The Bailey Family at their home Assemble in choir room
514 Cassell Lane, SW where we will learn a
Roanoke, VA simple anthem and
Come welcome the Rising 6th Graders
and Elizabeth Toland, our summer intern!
If your last name begins with A-L, Bring friends, neighbors,
please bring chips, dip, veggies, or appetizer; and family members.
M-S, bring a liter of your favorite juice or soda; It’s easy and fun.
and T-Z, bring a dessert.
Let’s make these
Don’t forget your towel! the largest choirs ever!