Upcoming Events

January Sermon Series: “Biblical Characters”

A new year gives us the chance to re-boot our lives to ensure we live the year according to the values and hopes we affirm. Sometimes this means minor tweaks; some years it means we need to make transformational changes. In our January sermon series, we’ll be taking a look at a few Biblical characters who experienced life changes and personal transformation — and extracting principles and tactics that we can hopefully employ in our own lives.


Family Bunco Night

Saturday, Jan 25, 5-8 p.m.
All ages welcome! Childcare for ages 5 and under!

Join us in Westminster Hall for a fun-filled evening playing this dice game! Bunco will be provided, and please bring your favorite chip and dip to share!

We’re looking for a few families to help host and coordinate food. Interested in helping? Contact Kristin Riegel at kriegel@secondpres.org.


MLK Day Family Service Project

Heartland Presbytery will be hosting a service project at Linwood Area Ministry Place on Martin Luther King Day, January 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. We’ll be working alongside Harvesters to pack 500-1,000 lunches for individuals in need. Please bring canned meats (tuna, chicken) to contribute.


Let’s Talk: A Sex Education Series for Children, Youth & Parents

Sundays, Jan 26, Feb 2, 9 & 16
9:45-10:45 a.m. (grades 4-6) | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (grades 7-12 and parents)

Our bodies and sexuality are gifts from God. Hooray! Join us as we learn about bodies, sexuality, relationships and how we can care well for ourselves and others. Pre-registration required.

Sign up here


Journey to Alabama: Civil Rights Trip with Heartland Presbytery

Join Heartland Presbytery as we journey to Alabama and step into the footprints of the Civil Rights leaders. The trip will be held Sunday, March 8 – Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and will include visits to sites in Montgomery and Selma. More information and the registration link are available here.


The Gospel According to You: Why it’s OK to talk about yourself when asked about God

Sundays, Feb 2 & 9, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Parlor Gallery

If you were asked why you believe in God, you might answer by telling a story — something said that tipped your thinking, something done that touched your heart — a vivid memory, a cherished happenstance. Sometimes the most compelling Gospel story is your story. Join Doug Hundley to explore how our own stories can be Good News.


New Covenant Class Series – Figures in the New Testament

Sundays, Jan 5 – Feb 23, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Library

Join the Covenant Class as we explore some of the most famous characters in the New Testament. All are welcome!
– Jan 19 – Mary & Martha
– Jan 26 – Mary, Mother of Jesus
– Feb 2 & 9 – Covenant Class will join “Second Insights: A Curated Speaker Series” for “The Gospel According
to You” with Doug Hundley
– Feb 16 – Peter
– Feb 23 – Priscilla


Women’s Bible Study

Sundays, Jan 19, Feb 9, Mar 15, Apr 19, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Room 317

Come to connect with other women and talk about faith and life. Each month we explore a different topic. This group is open — show up whenever you can. Email Kristin Riegel, kriegel@secondpres.org, with questions or to be added to the email list.


Open Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 11
7 p.m. in the Parlor Gallery

All are invited to Open Book Discussion’s next gathering where we will discuss “House of Gold” by Natasha Solomons. “House of Gold” is a sweeping, heartbreaking story of love, war, and duty.” From the New York Times bestselling author of “The House at Tyneford,” this is an epic family saga about a headstrong Austrian heiress who will be forced to choose between the family she’s made and the family that made her at the outbreak of World War I. Invite a friend and join us for a great discussion.


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.