Second Family Camp
Second members and friends of all ages are invited to join us for Second Family Camp, April 20-22 at Heartland Camp. Our theme this year will be “Reconnecting,” and we will have a great line-up of activities, including our first ever “Second BBQ Smoke-off,” a brand new team competition, a service project to support Heartland, a discussion on “Making Technology Work for Your Family,” and many more games and fun. You can learn more information and sign up on the Second Family Camp page.
Women’s Clothing Swap
In honor of Earth Day, Second is hosting a women’s clothing swap on Sunday, April 15, from 3-5 p.m. in the Witherspoon Room. Here’s how it works: (1) Drop off your clean, gently used clothing and accessories in the first floor closet (see the signage), anytime before Saturday, April 14. (2) On Sunday, April 15, from 3-5 p.m., come to meet others, swap clothing, and enjoy coffee and conversation. Questions? Contact Natasha Olinetchouk at email@example.com or 316-737-9112.
“Second Guess” Trivia Night
The fourth annual “Second Guess” Trivia Night will be held on Friday, April 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. in Westminster Hall. Join us for this fun-filled night of trivia and fundraising to support Second’s mission and ministries. Kansas City’s best trivia emcee, Nate Herron, will be back to test our knowledge on a variety of subjects. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, or you can reserve a table for $200. Sign up for the event here online.
Emmet Cahill Concert at Second
We are excited to welcome one of Ireland’s most exciting young performers, Emmet Cahill, of Celtic Thunder, for a performance in Second’s Sanctuary on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature many of the songs from Emmet’s recent album and will also include well-loved hymns and folk songs, Broadway classics, plus an occasional operatic aria that showcases his classical vocal training. Emmet’s concert is a ticketed event open to the public. Tickets can be purchased in the church office, or online at EmmetCahill.com.
20s/30s Group Events
All 20s/30s are invited to join us at the following upcoming events:
(1) Home Lunch – Sunday, April 29, 11:30 a.m.
We will gather for lunch after worship at the home of Phil and Katie Zeeck. Bring a side dish or beverage to share. RSVP to Jimmy Itczak-McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour – Saturday, May 5, 4:30-6 p.m.
Join us for drinks and conversation on Second’s Courtyard. RSVP to Rev. Kristin Riegel at email@example.com.
Loving Your Enemy: A De-Escalation Training
As a follow-up to our recent sermon series, we invite you to attend “Loving Your Enemy,” on Sunday, May 6, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Peacemaking is a skill that requires practice and repetition. Without it, it is difficult to know how to respond when encountering various forms of conflict or violence in Kansas City. Join us for lunch and an interactive workshop aimed at equipping people with practical tools to disrupt, distract and diffuse tense situations, both around the dinner table as well as out in the larger community. For our shared meal, we will be having pizza, so if you’re able, please bring a side items or dessert to share. RSVP at the online link here.
We’ve recently expanded our youth community time by launching Youth Nights — gatherings that are being held every week on Sunday nights from 4:30-6 p.m. Youth Nights are a great time outside of our normal Sunday School classes to hang out, chat, play, dream and make some memories together as a group. The time is short enough to fit within your busy schedule, and it is a great time to connect with your Second Youth family. Invite your friends and join us!
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 theopentablekc.com.