Upcoming Events

New Sunday Morning Schedule

Second’s Sunday morning schedule now includes an early worship service at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel, a traditional service at 9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary, and an informal gathering, The Common Room, at 10:45 a.m. in the Community Room. For more information about the new schedule, including details on adult education and family ministries opportunities, visit secondpres.org/new-sunday-schedule.

Thorny Theology Series

Join us for our community series, “Thorny Theology,” that is helping us explore what our faith says about some of the most difficult issues facing our world in 2019. We will gather on the following Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., in the new Community Room.
– Turning “Me Too” into “Never Again – October 22
– Guns, Girls & Gore: The Lies & Damage of Toxic Masculinity – October 29
Learn more by visiting the Thorny Theology series page.

Family Pumpkin Festival

Join us Saturday, October 26, on our new front porch for our Family Pumpkin Festival! We’ll enjoy pumpkin decorating, sip apple cider, and listen to spooky storytelling from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Bring your friends and neighbors!

Art on Oak

November 2-3 at Second

Join us as Second’s new building spaces and front porch are transformed into a gallery showcasing the creative talents of artists from both the Kansas City community and Second’s church family. Special guest speaker Terry Glaspey will be joining us for two presentations on the intersection of art and faith. Learn more about Terry Glaspey at terryglaspey.com.

Journey to Bethlehem

Experience the story of the birth of Jesus at Journey to Bethlehem, December 6 and 7 at Second. The Bible comes to life as the entire church building is transformed into a pathway to the manger. Guides accompany visitors in small groups walking from scene to scene. The storytelling mixes history and humor as costumed characters portray the coming of God’s Good News. Sign up today to be a part of the cast, crew or hospitality team.

Open Book Discussion

Open Book Discussion will gather Tuesday, November 12, at 7 p.m. at Second, to discuss The Overstory, by Richard Powers. Invite a friend and join us for a great discussion.

Mobilizing for Action on Climate Change

All are invited to attend a special event bringing together local people of faith concerned about the climate crisis. The gathering will be held Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Central Baptist Theological Seminary (6601 Monticello Rd. Shawnee, KS 66226). Tickets are $15 and should be purchased ahead of time here. Our group from Second will plan on meeting there and gathering afterwards to debrief over dinner.

November Faith & Grief Lunch

Our regular Faith & Grief Lunches offer a safe place for those grieving to remember, listen and pray together. We eat lunch together and then join in an informal facilitated table conversation. Join us for our next lunch, Tuesday, November 5, from noon – 1 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church (6641 Mission Rd. Prairie Village, KS). To register, call 469-251-9612 or visit faithandgrief.org.

Thursday School

The next book Thursday School will read and discuss is How to Read the Bible & Still be a Christian by John Dominic Crossan, which is about the struggle with “Divine Violence” from Genesis through Revelation. This study will begin on October 31. The group meets from noon – 1 p.m. each week in the Library. All are welcome.

Downtown Bible Study

The Downtown Bible Study is reading the book of Philippians, one of the epistles of the Apostle Paul. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in the fourth-floor social room at San Francisco Tower at Crown Center. No reservations needed. Bring a Bible. Questions? Ask Bill Tammeus at wtammeus@gmail.com or 816-926-0366.

The Open Table KC

The Open Table KC is a dinner church which gathers on the lower level of Second Presbyterian on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for a meal, music, and conversation. For more information, please visit theopentablekc.com.