Upcoming Events


Be the Church Sunday

October 28 — save the date and plan to join your Second family as we take to the streets of Kansas City and put our faith into action. We will gather at 10 a.m. for a breakfast in Westminster Hall, followed by a short commissioning service in the Sanctuary, and then we will head out to serve and worship with our Kansas City neighbors. Service projects will be offered for all ages 4+. The nursery will be open for ages 3 and under. Sign up on the Be the Church page.

Recycling Event at Second

On Saturday, October 27, Social Justice and Peacemaking Committee will host a Recycling Drive for both our congregation and neighborhood. Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition will be our partner in hosting this event. A full list of items that will be accepted is available at

Spirituality and the Body in Contemporary Art: 1980s to the Present

Join us next Sunday, October 21, at 9 a.m. in the Witherspoon Room for Sunday Speaker Series class, led by Dr. Leesa Fanning. Dr. Fanning will discuss definitions of the spiritual and the important role of the body in contemporary art. Come to learn how spirituality and the role of the body are used by contemporary artists. Dr. Fanning is an independent curator of contemporary art. She is the former curator of contemporary art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and is author of the book, Encountering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art.

Living with Grace, Dying with Dignity

We invite you to join us next Sunday, October 21, at 11:30 a.m. in the Witherspoon Room for the next session in our series, “Living with Grace, Dying with Dignity,” designed to help you and your family with conversations about end of life issues. Next Sunday’s session, “Caregiving, Palliative Care, and Hospice,” will be led by Maria Ferrell with KC Hospice and Palliative. This will be an opportunity to learn about palliative care, navigating through the system with a terminal illness, and when to engage palliative care or hospice. Learn more on the series page.

Open Book Discussion

Open Book Discussion will meet on Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A to discuss Returning by Yael Shahar. The book is described as a fictional memoir based on two stories, including the author’s life and that of a Holocaust survivor. Bill Tammeus has arrange for a conversation with the author, who lives in Israel. Invite a friend and join us for a meaningful conversation.

All-Church Thanksgiving Potluck

The All-Church Thanksgiving Potluck will be held on Sunday, November 11, at 11:30 a.m. in Westminster Hall. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy will be provided. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. Please note this will take the place of the November Sunday Lunch.

Thursday School

Thursday School is currently studying and discussing Ben Daniel’s Thoughtful Christianity: Faith and Action in the Way of Jesus. Join us each Thursday at noon in Second’s Library. For more information, please contact Gwen Ervin at

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