Community Life activities and groups encourage friendship, relationships and support among those who call Second  their church home. Our hope is that each person will step out, meet others and open their hearts and lives to care and share with the other members of this church family.

Second Small Groups and Gatherings

C3 Small Groups
20s/30s/40s Group
Knitting Group
Sunday Lunch
Bridge/Games Group
Second Harvest Hands
Women’s Bible Study Group
Earth Shepherds
Thursday School
Other small group offerings include:
(First Fridays, baseball games, art tours, and retreats)


Upcoming Events
For more information about these groups or activities contact the church office at 816-363-1300 or staff@secondpres.org


Downtown Bible Study

Anyone is welcome to join us from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in the fourth floor social room of San Francisco Tower at Crown Center. Bring a sack lunch and a Bible. Questions? Ask Bill Tammeus – 816-926-0366 or wtammeus@gmail.com.


Open Book Discussion Group

Open Book Discussion Group meets regularly on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Parlor. For more information, please contact David Warm at DWARM@MARC.org.


Knitting Group

Second’s Knitting Group has knitted over 3,000 baby caps since beginning in January 2013. These caps, which are routinely delivered to Children’s Mercy Hospital and Truman Medical Center, are fulfilling a great need in our city. To get involved, please contact Carol Bliss at jwredrocks@aol.com.


Second Harvest Hands

Harvest Hands is a group from Second that regularly volunteers at Harvesters Volunteer Outreach Center on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The hours are 10 a.m.-12 p.m. All are welcome. This is a fun and rewarding experience. Lunch following our work is icing on the cake! Please contact Jill Hodge at jepmull@yahoo.com for more details. She can also be reached at 913-648-6365 or 913-206-4528.


Contemplation in Community

Brief readings and communal sharing precede a 15 minute Center Prayer period. Meetings are held on Tuesday mornings, from 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the Celtic Room. Enter the door by the blue Welcome awning in the west parking lot, facing Brookside Blvd. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Renee Neff-Clark, reneeneffclark@yahoo.com, 913-262-6589, or Susan Ray, susanray48@hotmail.com, 816-807-4189.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets regularly on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. in Meeting Room A, Room 104. The group’s conversation, based on the lectionary, applies Biblical truths to everyday issues. Meetings last no longer than an hour. Join the group on your way to work or play, and start your day with a spiritual energizer (along with coffee and donuts).


Thursday School

The Thursday School class reads and discusses contemporary religious/spiritual books of scholars such as Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, and John Spong. Members take turns leading the book’s chapters for the week. The group meets in Meeting Room A, Room 104, every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. New members are welcome to come and be a part of lively, open discussions. For more information, please contact Elaine Dalgleish at elainetdalgleish@gmail.com.


Bridge Group

Bridge Group meets every Wednesday afternoon, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Parlor.