News & Events

Holiday Closing

The Church Office and FLC will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.

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 Monday, June 5. Questions? Contact Jeff Miller at 404-591-4356 or

Our SPdLU Series Continues: 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 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 much. Join us on Wednesday nights at 6 pm. in the Fellowship Hall through June 28, as popular SPdLU presenter Graham Walker leads us.

Last Week to Sign up for Passport Kids Camp

Join us July 15–18 at Maryville College for completed 3rd–6th grades Morning Celebration, Rec. Party, Night Market and Variety Show! We are going to have a blast! Cost is $275.00. Sign up by emailing Kellie Denton at Parent Meeting on Sunday, June 25 at noon in the EEE Room.

Help Us Gear Up for Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory!

VBS Decorating Day for Maker Fun Factory will be held on May 31, from 5–7 p.m. Additional decorating and setup for VBS will be the week of May 29–June 2.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer and Serve at the Shepherd Center on June 4!

Second-Ponce will be hosting a special Braves game tailgate at the Shepherd Center on Sunday afternoon, June 4th, following worship. We need volunteers to help us prepare and serve food, and spend time with the patients and staff of the Shepherd Center as we cheer on the Atlanta Braves from the Rec Room and Garden at the Shepherd Center. All ages are welcome to join us for this event. Please contact to sign-up as a volunteer, or for more details.

Volunteer at the Second-Ponce Water Station for this year’s Peachtree Road Race on July 4!

In addition to handing out water to the racers, Second-Ponce de Leon volunteers will host a hospitality station in front of the church on Tuesday, July 4th, for the Peachtree Road Race. We will have music, stadium seating to view the race, fun giveaways, a coffee station, and more! We need volunteers to help with parking, handing out water, working the hospitality tent, and moving bleacher seating and sound equipment. We will have NEW t-shirts for our volunteers. Email to sign up to volunteer. Volunteers will need to arrive at 6:45 a.m. The wheelchair race begins at 6:43 a.m. The footrace starts at 7:20 a.m.

Vacation Bible School: “Maker Fun Factory” June 5–9

At VBS Maker Fun Factory, kids from ages 4 year preschool (completed)–5th grade 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

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

VBS Family Fun Day

VBS will end with a Family Fun Day Celebration on Sunday, June 11. Come for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and the children will present a program and share their songs during worship at 11:00 a.m. Following the service there will be free food, jumpies and games for everyone!

Second–Ponce Adults to Visit Dillard House & Jaemor Farms Market

Come join us as we enjoy a family-style Southern classic lunch, with a gorgeous view of the mountains, at the Dillard House in northeast Georgia. The bus departs at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 15 for Dillard, GA. and will return by approximately 4 p.m. We’ll enjoy a stop at the Jaemor Farms Market in Alto, GA on the return, where you can bring home the fruits of your trip! Cost is $25, which includes bus transportation and lunch. Deadline to sign up is Friday, June 9. Call Vicki McCaskey at 404.591.4344 or email

How to Support Touching Miami with Love

This July, a team from Second-Ponce is heading back to Miami, Florida to work with Touching Miami with Love for the second summer in a row! We have a great team who are all excited to serve in Miami this summer. A limited number of spots remain for this meaningful mission journey, so sign up today! Email to sign up or to inquire. Trip dates: July 8-15, 2017.

*Not able to go with the team this summer but want to get involved? Here are 3 ways to help:


1. Join the Prep Team! During the weeks leading up to our departure on July 8th our team will be busy preparing items and making plans for our work in Miami, and we can use your help! We will need help to collect and organize supplies, create craft items, and brainstorm fun and exciting activities to do with the children in the Overtown community of Miami. to volunteer to help with our trip preparation needs.

2. Become a Share-Holder! Want to financially support an individual on the team or the overall ministry of Touching Miami with Love? Contact Ryan Wilson ( for ways to financially contribute, or pick up a Miami Mission Trip “share-holder” brochure in the church lobby or at the information wall outside the church offices.

3. Be a Prayer Warrior! Prayer is an important part of any ministry effort, and a meaningful way to engage in this particular ministry. Pick up one of the Miami Mission Trip “share-holder” brochures in the church lobby for some specific ways to engage in prayer.

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 To learn more about Passport, visit

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: 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 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:

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 For additional information, contact Helen Dykes at 404.591.4376 or

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 You may still watch our Sunday morning worship in HD video at

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.