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September 20, 2015

at 2BC

WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry. It equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting at Second Baptist and in our community.



Next weekend in services, we'll focus on celebrating 2BC's Stephen Ministry and Martha Reppert joining our Stephen Ministry team. Here's an overview of what Stephen Ministry is, and how Stephen Ministers might be able to serve you:

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour.

WHO CAN RECEIVE CARE? Anyone struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis. People enter a confidential care relationship with a Minister of the same gender.

To Receive care or express interest in becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Mike Lassiter at 816-781-2824 x307 or or Carol Kingery at 816-916-8407 or belong |

believe | become Church office: 816-781-2824

Coming Up @ 2BC


Connections Class Sept. 27-Oct. 25 | 9:45 a.m. | Oak Room (Rm 301) Connections is a five-week class led by Greg Duncan for new members and those who are new to our congregation. Not only will you explore more about who 2BC is as a faith community and how you can best connect, but you’ll be able to examine your own giftedness and perhaps discover new opportunities for personal growth and ministry while at Second Baptist. RSVP to Maggie Henderson at 816-781-2824 or

liberty Fall festival Sept. 25-26 | Opportunity to serve

2BC will again open our building as a hospitality area during the Liberty Fall Festival and will also supply drivers for a Courtesy Shuttle golf cart for those needing a ride to the festival or to their vehicles. Here are a few ways you can be involved: -Serve as a shuttle driver in two-hour slots Friday from 12:00–6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. -Serve inside the building as a host/hostess, provide bathroom/baby changing table upkeep, or help at the coffee bar. Contact Maggie Henderson in the office at 781-2824 or to sign up. If you have questions, contact Mike Lassiter at

World Communion Service Oct. 4

This year, 2BC will take part in a World Communion Service with our neighbor churches in the downtown area. The purpose of a the service is to renew a commitment to unity in the larger body of Christ and to enjoy fellowship and camraderie with brothers and sisters in Christ beyond our 2BC family. As part of our 11:00 worship service that day, we will walk together to the space in front of the Justice Center downtown and celebrate Communion by intinction together with our friends from churches including St. Luke AME Church, First Presbyterian Church, Liberty Christian Church and more.

2BC Helping Bring Clean Water to Kids in Africa

Water changes the lives of children. They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. Through World Vision’s comprehensive and sustainable water projects across Africa, $50 will provide clean water for one person for a lifetime. And 2BC has joined that effort with people running the KC Half/Full Marathon as part of Team World Vision. Would you consider donatingat least $50 and changing the life of a child? To donate to any of the runners or to the 2BC team as a whole, visit


Fall Semester Meal Providers Needed

Each Sunday, we like to provide a light breakfast and "snack supper" for the students at church, and we'd like to invite anyone in our church family to help! We have two spots to fill for each meal each week, so everyone will have a partner to team up with for each meal. As we are preparing meals, we do need to be conscious of food allergies. We avoid using nuts of any kind in our food preparation and we try to provide some alternative options (gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.) when possible. To sign up to provide Sunday breakfast or Sunday night snack supper, contact Charles Smith at or 781-2824.

October Student Ministry Fun: Trip to Liberty Corn Maze Oct. 9 | 6-9 p.m. Sign up at 2bcliberty/studentfun Fall Retreat Oct. 16-18 Sign up at Senior Adults

Senior Adult Coffee & Conversation Monday, Sept. 21 | 1:00 p.m. | Social Room Our Senior Adult Ministry hosts a twicemonthly Coffee & Conversation open to all. No reservations needed, just bring a friend and your coffee mug! Homemade treats will be served this week.

SEPT 30: GAP Week | 6:30-7:15 p.m.

We'll gather all together for a discussion of "whole-life faith." What do we mean when we use that phrase? Why is it important to me?

New Set of Second Sessions Starts Oct. 7 Adult Groups | 6:30-7:15 p.m. | 4-week sessions Visit for more info. The Spirit-led Leader | Connie McNeill

We'll look at four leadership practices and soul principles. Designed with deacons, Stephen Ministers, Sunday School teachers, mission leaders and committee/team members in mind.

Know Your "Why" For Men

Men, do you know your "why" that will drive you to live a radical life of faith? Learn from speakers Dan Meers (aka KC Wolf), Ed Lassiter, Jerry Cain and Tom Lankford.

The Worst People in the Bible | Thomas Howell

From the age of four, everyone heard about heroes of the Bible whose examples we are to admire and follow. But what can we learn about and from the worst people in the Bible? This study explores both well known and little known figures and participants, and you will eventually have the opportunity to rate the top ten.

Death and Disposition | Steve Smith

It is never too early to talk about death, dying and what this means to you. We will have open, honest discussions about all aspects of dying, including preparing for our deaths and even planning our obituaries and memorial services.

Staying F.I.T. (Fun, Interesting and at the Top of your game) | Sonya Richardson-Thomas We will explore how to resolve conflict in a healthy manner, how to reach for emotional well-being, essential ingredients to reach F.I.T. and vital information to keep families strong and resilient.

Sticky Faith | Jacque Stouffer

This session will equip parents with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children/young people.

300 E. Kansas | Liberty, MO 64068


Sunday, Sept. 20

We request reservations by Monday at noon before the meal. Contact Maggie at 781-2824 or, or visit

Gluten and MSG free options available.

Greek Night! Tava (pork and rice) Greek Salad Greek Dessert

Second Servings Menu: Sept. 23

this week 8:30a Worship | Tutt Chapel 8:45a Coffee Break for Children's Bible Study Leaders | Social Room Student Handbells rehearsal | Music Suite 9:00a Children's Choir rehearsal | Rm 402 9:45a Bible Study for all ages Sacred Rhythms study | Rm 611 What Do I Believe? study | Social Room 11:00a Worship | Sanctuary 2:30p Hospitality Team meeting | Social Room 4:00p YuMYuKs | Oak Room 5:00p Personnel Committee meeting | Rm 303 Student Choir | Music Suite 6:00p Innermission | Student Ministry Room 6:30p Church Council meeting | Rm 505

Monday, Sept. 21 1:00p Senior Adult Coffee & Conversation | Social Rm

Schoola Fundraiser for Second Friends Preschool Donate by Oct. 1

Second Friends Preschool is participating in a Schoola Clothing Drive where we donate clothes and Schoola sells them at, donating 40% of the proceeds to the school. We are inviting our whole church family to help: Fill a bag with clothes for children (12 months and up) and women, label the bag "Second Friends," then bring it to the bin in the Welcome Center by Oct. 1. (No adult men's clothes, sleepwear, undies, socks or damaged, stained or altered items.) If you'd like a tax receipt, also attach a note with your name and email. Questions? Contact Angela Bush at 816-781-2824 ext. 330 or

Wednesday, Sept. 23 | Sanctuary 5:45p 6:00p 6:15p 6:30p 7:15p

Second Servings meal | Social Room Beginning Handbells (gr. 4-5) | Rm 502 Formation (grades 6-8) | Student Ministry Rm Second Sessions adult groups Children's Mission groups Watershed (grades 9-12) | Missionary House Sanctuary Choir rehearsal | Music Suite

Friday, Sept. 25, Saturday, Sept. 26 | Fall Festival Sunday, Sept. 27 | Stephen Ministry Focus 9:45a Sacred Rhythms study | Rm 611 What Do I Believe? study | Social Room 5:00p Stephen Ministry | Library (Rm 312) (The events listed here are in addition to our regular Sunday schedule.)

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