Second Sunday Program

The Program

Second Sunday is a program for adults with development disabilities.  The client base has grown to as many as 80 to 100 people over the past 20 years. They meet monthly, except July and August, for a time of food, fun, fellowship and education. Members and friends of the congregation donate, prepare and serve the meals and plan the programs.
February 2018 Valentine's Day Dance

Second Sunday Update – Valentine’s Day Dance 2018

The Valentine’s Day Dance for Second Sunday was a big success! We had a full house once again for our annual Sunday Valentine's Day Dance.  Our guests brought their dancing shoes and happy feet and hit the dance floor running.  Fast or slow, our client's didn't miss a beat.  We even had some of our client counselors get in on the action with some vocal accompaniments.


Our kitchen staff dressed in Valentine's red, and served a wonderful roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. They are well oiled machines and make an afternoon of organized chaos look easy...and manage to have fun as well   We had a visit from the Great Valentine to add to the afternoon's festivities.


We know God is with us as we meet each month and share in this community outreach. May God continue to bless our efforts.


For information on our program or to volunteer, please contact Betty Hogan through the church office, office@fccriveredge.org.

December 10th  - Christmas Program 
Members and friends of the congregation - Santa and reindeer- work together to prepare the meal for the Christmas Second Sunday Program.
November, 2017 Program
...was the Thanksgiving Tree- Everyone placed an acorn on the tree to represent what they were thankful for....
April 2017 Making Easter Baskets and Meeting the Easter Bunny
Not only the guests, but the volunteers had a great time as well!
Hearing the Easter message of hope made it a heart-warming event for all.
And we again had a capacity number of just over 100 guests!
March 2017 St. Patricks' Day Bagpipers
Over 100 guests greatly enjoyed the Pipers!

The Second Sunday Program meets on the second Sunday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 pm .

The Program begins with supper, followed by a monthly holiday or theme activity which encourages guest participation. The programs range from arts and crafts to live musical performances to games and special dances.


How You Can Help
  • Sign up at Coffee Hour to bring requested food items on the date of the next Second Sunday program
  • Come on the Second  Sunday afternoon and help to prepare the food for the program and to clean up after the program
  • Come and help with the program itself.
  • Donate money to help defray the costs of the program including food, materials and entertainment.

For the Thanksgiving Program, a big Rainbow of Thanks banner was placed on the wall, and clients had a great time creating the colored ‘feathers’ with their thanks messages.

Statement of Purpose

The Second Sunday Program is dedicated to providing an environment of acceptance and fellowship, wherein the uniqueness of each participant is celebrated in a warm and loving Christian atmosphere.

The program strives to provide the opportunity for friendships to develop and bonds of trust to be formed.


Cooperation - Working Together

All those connected with the Second Sunday Program are volunteers and all of the meals are donated