Voting for 2021 New Vision Leadership Team members ends this Sunday, November 15
following late worship.
Friends,
 
I’d like to ask you to consider 2 simple actions. First, if you haven’t already, please take a moment to participate in discerning the next two members of our Vision Leadership Team. You can do this in person or right now at https://www.secondb.org/vlt/. Second, take a moment to send a prayer card of gratitude to these friends who have served on VLT during 2020: Ashley Ebeling, Bobby George, Bob Howell, Morgan MacKenzie, Mark McBrayer, Marsha Sharp, Nancy Sharp, Joyce Purkeypile (scribe) and Tanya Wofford (staff).
 
Peace of Christ to you,
Jake Maxwell, Pastor


November 15, 2020


Guest Proclaimer:
Dr. Meredith Stone




Epistle Reading:
Romans 14:1-12


8:30 Worship Service
In-person and online at secondb.org click here

Bible Study (Sunday School) Class
9:30 - 10:30 am

10:45 Worship Service
In-person and online at secondb.org click here



Dr. Meredith Stone

A native Texan, Dr. Stone is currently the executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry. Dr. Stone most recently served as Associate Dean for Academics and Assistant Professor of Scripture and Ministry at Logsdon Seminary of Hardin-Simmons University. She has previously served as an ordained minister in the roles of Teaching Pastor and Interim Pastor for Emerging Adults in Baptist congregations in Texas, and as Women in Ministry Specialist for Texas Baptists. She is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University (B.A., M.A.) and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biblical
Interpretation from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.                                  
Vision Leadership Team Voting Ends this Sunday,
November 15 after late worship

  • Voting will end Sunday, November 15 following late worship.
  • New VLT members will be announced by email and Second Page Newsletter on Friday, November 20 and the November 22 Second Helping.
  • Ballots are inserted in the Sunday November 15 Order of Worship, online click here and in the office.
A story from our “Jesus Fund”
written by a member of Second B

Can you imagine wearing eyeglasses with a four-year old prescription and a frame held together by tape? 
 
One of our members who is a retired educator became aware of a former student with special needs who had become an orphan and was homeless, living on the streets of Lubbock. He was wearing broken eyeglasses that were no longer strong enough for his vision prescription, and had exhausted the community resources available to him. She asked if we might use money from the Jesus Fund to help him get new glasses. He was able to get an exam and a new pair of glasses, thanks to this fund. Of course his needs did not stop there...he had outgrown his shoes and jeans, and when the weather turned cool he needed a jacket.  The Jesus fund provided him new shoes, socks, jeans, and a jacket. His backpack was stolen and we replaced it. All the while he was trying to get into the Open Door housing program, and working with an attorney to try to get social security disability. He then dropped and broke his cell phone, which was the only way he could communicate with the attorney who was helping him, and his medical provider who helps him manage his diabetes. The Jesus Fund helped him once again. Our church member learned quickly of the challenges that face our homeless
population, and how the things we take for granted are so difficult for this community. Thankfully, this young man was given an apartment through the Open Door grant, and is now off the streets and delighted to be in his new home. 
 
When we choose to get involved in the lives of the less fortunate, it can become messy. But as we help “the least of these” among us, we also find that our own hearts grow in love, understanding and compassion!
Cast Your Vote for
Lubbock Region Charities

Lubbock residents can help their favorite charities secure "rewards" ranging from $7,000 to $500 by participating
in the Community Rewards program sponsored by City Bank. City Bank will make available a total of $60,000
to be awarded to 30 local nonprofits to assist them in carrying out their missions of hope and service to people in need.


You may vote once every hour.

Voting continues until Dec 13th
Share the Warmth Drive
with St. Benedict's for the Homeless

  • New Blankets
  • New Gloves
  • New or Gently Used Coats

For your convenience, the Collection Bin is just inside the Second B south entrance doors during regular office hours
through Friday, November 20th.
It's Time to Order Poinsettias!

  • Deadline to order is Sunday, December 20
  • Cost is $20

Order in the office or click here to order online.
Cookies & Cocoa with Santa

10:00 to 11:30 am

Saturday, December 5

(To be held outdoors)

Contact Sheryl@secondb.org for more information.
Calendar for the Week of Sunday November 15
Upcoming Activities

  • Nov 15 - 2021 Voting for VLT Members Ends after Late Worship
  • Nov 15 - Youth - Outdoor Movie Night, 6:00 pm
  • Nov 26 & 27 - Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Nov 29 - Advent Begins
  • Dec 2 - Church Conference, 5:45 pm
  • Dec 5 - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, 10-11:30 am
(outside)
  • Dec 6 - Christmas Concert, 6:30 pm
  • Dec 11 - KNO - 2b Families Only, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Dec 13 - Youth Christmas Party, 5:30, Gallarneau's
  • Dec 20 - Service of Hope, Grand Hall, 6:30 pm
  • Dec 24 - Family Friendly Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service, 4:00 & 6:00 pm

Did You Know?
 
  • If you haven’t received the new 2B Church Directory, please call the church office at 806-783-0202 or email darcy@secondb.org.
  • Sept.—Dec. Formations and Connections Bible Study Guides are here. Contact Darcy to get yours.
 
Do you need help with your Computer, Tablet or Cell Phone to learn how to ZOOM, Livestream, etc?
 

 
Call or email for training options. Mike Spann has made
DVD "training" videos that you can pick up, or be mailed
or emailed to you.
 
806-783-0202
SecondB will publish the obituary of 2b members,
family members & friends of 2b.

Send information to darcy@secondb.org or
notify the office @ 783-0202


Ruth Huckabee - Mother of Pam Blassingame

Ron Wolfe

Charlotte Blaiss - Sister of Lynette Wilson

Victor Steinhauser - Father of Vicki Jordan


Keep in Touch with Prayer Cards

A marked container is outside the church south entrance
doors on the sidewalk with prayer cards for pick
up. Completed prayer cards can be placed in the large attached envelope or the new drop box (see above) for us to
process and mail.
Prayer Shawl Group

Yarn for prayer shawls is available
at the church office. (806-783-0202)
You can pick some up if you
need something to do! 
If you know someone in need
of a prayer shawl,
we have a few of those also.
PRAYER LIST UPDATE E-MAILS
If you would like to be notified of important and urgent prayer request and care needs, please notify Darcy@secondb.org to include you in email updates. We hope to directly inform you regarding time sensitive, pressing updates including details of funerals, deaths, hospitalizations, etc.
Financial Snapshot:

As of the month ending 10/31/20:
 
YTD Budgeted Offerings =                                       $936,187
YTD Actual Offerings =                                            $896,558
 
YTD Budgeted Expenses =                                      $942,030
YTD Actual Budgeted Expenses =                           $832,021
YTD Actual Capital Reserves Expenditures =        $113,687

       
Thank you for your continuing generosity!
Helpful Office Contacts:

Room Set-Up or Maintenance Requests: Mike Spann mike@secondb.org

Prayer Requests/Hospital Updates and
Calendar Questions: Darcy Gray darcy@secondb.org

Financial Office: Tanya Wofford tanya@secondb.org


Beloved Community:
Be LOVED. Be LIGHT. Be ONE.