Upcoming Events

New Sermon Series: “Strengthening Your Spiritual Core”

Seems like today, everyone is talking about how important it is to have a strong core. And they’re right. With a strong core, all our parts are better able to work in balance. Similarly, if we make time to strengthen the core of our identity and convictions, we are better able to withstand provocations and views that hit us from all sides – while remaining caring, confident and humble. By building the strength of our moral and spiritual core, the Spirit gives us strength to balance (seemingly) opposing views more easily and in line with our faith and principles. Come work on your core with us, starting next Sunday, June 16.


Second Summer Events

From new classes and small groups to programs for children and youth, Second has a great lineup of summer events for people of all ages. Check out Second’s summer events page and find a few ways to connect, learn, grow and worship this summer!


Emanuel Movie Screening

All are invited to a special movie screening of the new documentary, “Emanuel,” on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Cinemark 20 Merriam. “Emanuel” tells the story of the 2015 shooting at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and how that community responded with forgiveness, hope and healing. If you are interested in attending, you can sign up using the online form here.


All Church Picnic

Join us for a cookout, lawn games and picnic fun on Saturday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Tower Park (7500 Holmes Rd. KCMO 64131). Bring a lawn chair or picnic basket. All are invited!


Women’s Small Group

Interested in connecting with other women this summer? A new women’s small group is starting and will meet Sundays, June 30, July 21, and August 11, from 9-10 a.m. in Room 319 (Third Floor). Come for Bible study, conversation and community. All are welcome. To sign up, contact Rev. Kristin Riegel at kriegel@secondpres.org.


Celtic Spirituality

Join us for a new summer class on the history and beliefs of Celtic Christianity as well as spiritual practices you can incorporate into your own life. This class will be led by Kathy West and will meet on Sundays, June 23 and 30, from 9-10 a.m. in the Library.


20s/30s/40s Happy Hours

Second’s 20s/30s/40s group will be getting together this summer for a series of happy hours to connect and share in conversation. If you are interested in attending or would like to host one, please contact Jimmy Itczak at jitczak@secondpres.org.


“30 Americans” Exhibit

Join Second Friends for a trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Sunday, July 7, at 1 p.m., to view the “30 Americans” exhibit. This exhibit features the work of 30 African-American artists, and will provide us an opportunity to learn about the intersection of race, gender, power, identity and beauty through their artwork and activism. Tickets can be purchased here online. Our group will meet at the Bloch Building at 12:45 p.m. the day of the tour.


Summer Meetups for Kids

This summer all kids are invited to join us for the following meetup events:
– Saturday Mornings at Loose Park – June 15 and 29, July 13, 9-10 a.m.
– Ice Cream Outings – Families are invited to meet at Betty Rae’s in Waldo. We will gather on the evenings of June 20, July 16, and August 7, from 7-8 p.m.
– Coterie Theatre’s “Elephant and Piggie” – July 23, 11 a.m. matinee show
– Family Movie Night – We will meet for a movie on July 31. Stay tuned for the location and time!
– Family Farm Day – Date in July TBD!


The Open Table KC

The Open Table KC is a community of peace and reconciliation in a city divided. The Open Table KC 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.