News & Events

Scholarship Applications Available

Each year, Second-Ponce de Leon  receives and distributes college scholarship money that is made available through designated funds. To apply for a scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year, pick up an application form at the Church Office. Completed forms are due back at the Church Office by Friday, June 5. Questions? Contact Jeff Miller at 404-591-4356 or jmiller@spdl.org.

Young Adult Spring Spiritual Retreat

We are excited to announce the first annual Young Adult Spiritual Retreat (Friday–Sunday, April 21-23, time and location TBA). All young adults are invited to be a part of a weekend of rest and relaxation, time away, and fellowship. Please contact Tim Boone for more information at tboone@spdl.org.

Food Truck Lunch

The Youth Ministry is headed to lunch after church on Sunday, April 23. We will be going to the ATL Food Truck Park at Howell Mill. Please bring money for lunch. Transportation will be provided. For Questions, contact Ryan Wilson at rwilson@spdl.org.

What you Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

The 6 for Life Health Assessment measure your risk of developing 6 chronic diseases, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, diabetes, COPD and lung cancer. A customized report will determine which risk factors contribute most to your disease risk and are within your control to change. Finger-stick blood tests along with biometric measurements are included with this assessment. These are separate from our vascular screening. Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church will be hosting a Life Line Screening preventive health event on Monday, April 24. Protect your health by registering today for the 6 for Life Health Assessment for $79. call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979 to schedule you appointment. Take control of your health, knowledge is empowering.

Wednesday Nights for Kids at Second-Ponce!

Join us at 5:30 p.m. for Children’s choir as kids learn to praise and worship our amazing God through song! This Spring we will be working on our Easter music and also our Spring program which will be presented on Wednesday, April 26. (Fellowship Supper begins at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall). Following choir our March Missions unit will focus on Norway! Children will go beyond their own backyard to explore God at work in the lives of real children and people in a different corner of the world. Join us for fun Fjord games and Nordic eats while we learn about missionaries and culture in a beautiful part of the world! (missions runs from 6:20–7 p.m.)

Music and Missions End of Year Program

The Childrens’ Choir will present their end of the year program entitled “PSALMS: Prayer & Praise” in the Chapel on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:15 p.m. Come and join us as the children sing anthems and share scripture found in, based on, the book of Psalms.

Engaged Team Meeting

There will be an Engaged Team meeting on Thursday, April 27 at 6:15 p.m. in the Kivette Room. This meeting is open to all who are interested in our local mission efforts, including summer activities such as: the Summer Food Drive, the Peachtree Road Race Water Station, our Back-to-School ministry, and group service opportunities. Come and find out how to engage in ministry to Atlanta!

Send Us Your Graduate Photos

If you, your child, or grandchild will be graduating from high school or college this spring, send us a photo for the special graduate recognition section of the Church News. Deadline: Friday, April 28. Mail or drop off photos to the Church Office, attention: Suzu Tran. Include the names of the graduate, parents, or grandparents, school name and city, major (if applicable), and any plans for further education. Please note if parents and/or grandparents are Second-Ponce de Leon members. You may also send digital photos and graduate information via e-mail to stran@spdl.org. Photos should be high resolution at 300dpi or higher. Questions? Contact Suzu Tran (404.591.4346 or stran@spdl.org.)

Music Ministry Day

Join us Sunday, April 30 for Music Ministry Day. SPdL’s musicians will lead us in worship through song. Invite a friend and come hear the Sanctuary Choir, children’s choirs, Sounds of Faith and more.

Family Life Center

Have you been investing your time in your IRAH your Individual Retirement Account for Health? Take Charge of your own health and find out how to successfully extend your health span and prevent unhealthy aging. The Family Life Center will be hosting PRIME TIME HEALTH, a scientifically proven plan for feeling young and living longer, on Monday, May 1, from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. The 90 minute interactive workshop includes a workbook and handout, as well as beverages and a light healthy lunch. Cost is $39. You can register and pay at the FLC front desk. Questions? Contact Stefani at stefani@glasshousekitchen.com or at 678-793-3469.

Music and Missions End of Year Party

Join us Wednesday, May 3 from 6-7 p.m. for our Music and Missions End of the Year Party. We will have food and pizza on the Plaza, along with games and a award ceremony to celebrate a great year!

Second-Ponce de Leon Adults Visits Gibbs Garden

Enjoy beautiful Gibbs Garden in Ball Ground, Ga on Thursday, May 4. Bus departs Second-Ponce de Leon at 9 a.m. and will return by 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the land and hardscape vision of Jim Gibbs, retired founder and president of Gibbs Landscape Company. Azaleas will be in bloom and millions of naturalized ferns, dogwoods, and mountain laurels provide additional seasonal interest. Cost is $25 and includes transportation, admission and the Gibbs Garden tram. Lunch will be on your own at Gibbs Garden Arbor Cafe. Please note: The tour necessitates a good bit of walking! To register contact Vicky McCaskey at 404-591-4344 or vmccaskey@spdl.org. Deadline to register is Friday, April 28.

Life Enrichment Day

Mark your calendars for Life Enrichment Day, Tuesday, May 2 at noon. We will feature guest speaker and Christian comedian, Kay Dodd Stokes. Tickets are now on sale ($15). To purchase your ticket, please see Sue Stumm before worship at the Welcome Center, or you can contact her at 404-351-3300.

Hot Topics in Theology, Led by Dr. Graham Walker

What could we learn from Atheism? How do we reconcile a loving God with the suffering and evil we see in life? How can we doubt be a useful part of our faith? In your world, how do faith and science get along? What we believe is important. What we do with our beliefs matters just as such. Join us on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall beginning Wednesday, May 3, as popular SPdLU presenter Graham Walker lead us.

Youth Sunday

Join us on Sunday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. as our Youth Ministry lead us into worship. We will be recognizing our high school and college graduates as well that morning, and Ryan Wilson, Minister of Missions and Students, will be preaching. We hope you will be there to celebrate with us!

Mark your Calendars!!! Vacation Bible School: “Maker Fun Factory” June 5–9

At VBS Maker Fun Factory, kids discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. On this interactive adventure, curious kids become hands-on inventors and experience God– the ultimate Maker–in new and wildly creative ways! Sign up by visiting www.spdl.org/vbs2017.

Supplies Needed For VBS “Maker Fun Factory” June 5–9 Created by God, Built for a Purpose

We anticipate needing the following items to help with decorations this year–clean, empty soup cans; paint cans; spray paint; peg boards; and paint brushes. Questions? Email Kellie Denton at kdenton@spdl.org

Sign up for Passport Kids Camp now OPEN!

Email Kellie Denton at kdenton@spdl.org to reserve your child’s spot. Passport will be held at Maryville College in Tennessee, Saturday–Tuesday, July 15–18. Cost is $275.00 for children who have completed 3rd–5th grades.

2017 CBF General Assembly Volunteer Opportunities

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is looking for volunteers for their General Assembly in Atlanta this summer, Wednesday–Friday, June 28–30. Volunteers are an integral part of a successful General Assembly. They are the first faces, reassuring voices and gracious hosts to thousands of attendees. We are even more excited to engage volunteers in 2017 as CBF closes out its 25th anniversary celebration under the theme “Christ’s love compels us” from 2 Corinthians 5:14, right here in Atlanta. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: Hospitality, Ushering, Communion, and Registration. Volunteer sign up and information about Assembly can be found at www.cbf.net/assembly. Interested? Have questions? Contact Ryan Wilson at rwilson@spdl.org.

SPdL Youth Passport Camp 2017

Join us for 6 days, and 5 nights of PASSPORTmissions and experience the excitement of summer camp with the adventure of a mission trip. Students will grow closer to Jesus and discover new friends throughout the week while putting faith into action to make a difference in the world. We will be attending Monday–Saturday, July 17–22, at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and the cost is $395 per student. For more information and to register, click here. Questions? Contact Ryan Wilson at rwilson@spdl.org. To learn more about Passport, visit www.passportcamps.org.

Connect with Second-Ponce!

We are excited to be working with QuikKast  to provide our members with important updates and announcements in a fast, convenient manner. Second-Ponce can email, text or call you with these messages, and you will be able to designate which is your preference. You can log on now and set up your own parameters for how you want Second-Ponce to reach you. Visit: https://quikkast.com/qkapp/?organization=spdl. If you choose text or voicemail, make a note that 404.724.5231 is the phone number that will be delivering texts or voice messages.

You do not need to register in advance; we are uploading a file with your current membership contact information. You can wait to receive the first message and then, if you prefer a different method, log in to QuikKast and change your preferences. Questions? Contact Tiffany Baumstark at tbaumstark@spdl.org or 404.591.4351.

Receive Updates on Youth Events Via Text

The SPdL Youth Ministry is now using the texting service, Remind, as a way of sharing info, announcements, and reminders.  This will be in addition to our emails and new bi-monthly newsletter.  This is an opt-in program, and we promise not to bombard you with texts!  To receive text updates from the SPdL Youth Ministry text “@spdlyouth” from your mobile phone to 81010 or use the following link: remind.com/join/spdlyouth

Receive Children’s Ministry Updates

Parents, to get text message updates on Children’s Ministry events, text:”@spdlchild” to 81010.

SPdL Prayer Matters Coming to You

Occasionally we get requests from members to help them know about significant prayer matters such as births or deaths within Second-Ponce de Leon families. For years, our church’s Prayer List has been password protected on our website. The log-in password is given, on request, to members only to protect the confidentiality of the information there. Additionally, that same list has been distributed in print each Sunday (through Sunday School classes) and on Wednesday nights in the “Signal” publication. Now, we will also send church members an email notification each time such information has been updated within the Prayer List. This will give you the timely opportunity to know especially if a family is celebrating an arrival or has suffered a loss. We encourage you to use this as a tool to keep yourself and members of the congregation informed.

YouTube-homeadWatch our Sunday Worship Service on our YouTube Channel

Watch Second-Ponce’s entire Sunday morning worship service in HD on our YouTube Channel. You may still  watch our regular TV programming on the AIB Network twice a week on Monday from 8–9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.–noon. To hear the latest sermons from Senior Pastor Dr. Dock Hollingsworth  or any of our guest speakers, visit our Sermons page.

Take a Break at Ridgecrest Lodge

Spring is the perfect time to book a weekend at Second-Ponce’s Ridgecrest Lodge! The lodge is now open for the season. Our 10-bedroom Mountain Lodge, located 16 miles east of Asheville, is available to church members and their family for a small fee. The lodge is available from April through November with a confirmed reservation. Call the Church Office for more details at 404.266.8111.

Early Childhood SchoolEarly Childhood School Now Enrolling for Fall 2016-2017

Second-Ponce’s Early Childhood School is now enrolling for the 2016–17 school year! We have classes from 9 a.m. until noon for children ages 12 months to 5 years. Our ECS offers one of the lowest teacher/student ratios among Buckhead preschools. For tour dates and registration information, go to www.spdl.org/ministries/ecspreschool. For additional information, contact Helen Dykes at 404.591.4376 or hdykes@spdl.org.

AIB Broadcast Changes to Channel 295 on Comcast

AIB TV programming will begin broadcasting on Comcast’s channel 295 only. AIB will still be available to all Comcast subscribers, including “Limited Tier” subscribers. You can continue to view our worship service twice a week on Monday from 8–9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.–noon. For more information, visit www.aibtv.com. You may still watch our Sunday morning worship in HD video at www.youtube.com/secondponce.

New Yoga Room at the Family Life Center

Did you know that your FLC membership includes free group classes? The Family Life Center has a new Yoga and Pilates room, Studio B, with new classes like Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga. Visit The Family Life Center for the class schedule and registration.

Discover “The Way Forward” with our Senior Pastor

Listen to Senior Pastor Dr. Dock Hollingsworth talk about the future of Second-Ponce de Leon and how you can be part of it in “The Way Forward” presentation here.

Second-Ponce Offers Updated Online Prayer Resources

Enhance your prayer life with Second-Ponce’s newly expanded prayer resources. Find enhanced and easier to use guided prayer suggestions, books and other prayer resources. Access our password-protected SPdL member prayer list of member concerns by contacting Dr. Charles Qualls for the log-in information.