Upcoming Events


Longest Night of the Year Service

Despite the joy of the season, many of us enter into the holidays with sadness, grief and loneliness. Yet, despite our pain, there is hope to be found. Come to this special service of music and silence, where you can be surrounded with love and filled with hope. The Longest Night of the Year Service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.

Christmas Eve Services

Join us on Monday, December 24, in the Sanctuary for our family-friendly service at 4:30 p.m. or the beautiful candlelight service at 6 p.m.

Before the 4:30 p.m. family-friendly service, we will have a special prelude time where children and youth are invited to share their talents with us. In the past, we’ve had piano solos, singing duets, trombone and drum performances, stand-up comedy and interpretative theatre (the options are wide open!). If your child would like to participate, please contact Shelley Wyche at

At the 6 p.m. candlelight service, we will invite you to lift up a prayer of peace and hope for your family, our city and the world. Invite your friends and family to join us!

Open Book Discussion

Open Book Discussion will meet on Wednesday, January 9, at 7 p.m. at Second to discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: A Novel by Gail Honeyman. This beautifully written novel centers around Eleanor, a socially awkward young woman; Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office, and; Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk. The three rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. Invite a friend and join us for a great discussion.

Nadia Bolz-Weber Speaking at Second

New York Times bestselling author and pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber will speak at Second on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, as part of her national tour for her latest book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation. Tickets are $15, and a limited number of half-price tickets are available for students and those with a limited income. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Chili Cook-off and Bingo

Join us for Second’s Chili Cook-off and Bingo night on Saturday, January 26, from 5-8 p.m. in Westminster Hall. All ages are encouraged to participate (childcare will be available for ages 0-2). Prizes will be awarded. The senior youth will be selling dessert to raise funds for their mission trip. The chili categories will be meat, meat and bean, chicken and vegetarian chili. Please contact Pat Samms at if you will be bringing a pot of chili. We request that the chili arrive in a slow cooker for easy serving. Entering the competition is optional.

Downtown Bible Study

Scholars believe that Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonika is the earliest-dated New Testament book. So the Thursday noon Downtown Bible Study group is now taking up the book of I Thessalonians next to see what it can tell us about that early period when followers of Jesus still were part of Judaism and what it can tell us about now. The group meets at noon each Thursday in the fourth floor social room at San Francisco Tower at Crown Center. Questions? Ask Bill Tammeus at or 816-926-0366.

The Open Table

Second’s new community of hospitality and conversation gathers from 6:30-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays each month around shared meals, songs, and short topical discussions about how spirituality and life intersect. All are encouraged to participate, from contributing to the meal, assisting with setup of our common spaces, or leading a short discussion/experience. For more information, please visit