Upcoming Events

C3 Small Groups

Second’s C3 Small Groups are a great way to get to know others and grow in your faith. Each group meets four times during Lent (March & April) to discuss the sermons and scripture passages preached on that week. No experience with the Bible is necessary and you don’t need to make every gathering; come as often as you can. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to sign up for a group!

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Youth Sunday & Luncheon

Join us Sunday, February 23 as our youth lead us in worship and host a special lunch to raise support for their upcoming trip to the Bahamas. Our high school youth team will be traveling to the Bahamas in July to learn about environmentalism and sustainability in a hands-on, interactive, week-long experience. Come to eat a special Caribbean-themed meal and hear more about the adventure, at 11 a.m. in Westminster Hall. Donations are appreciated and will go to support the high school team’s fundraising efforts. Questions? Contact Jimmy Itczak at jitczak@secondpres.org.


Ash Wednesday

Join us as we begin the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday, February 26, with a time of devotion, learning, confession and preparation in the 40 days before Easter. A self-guided reflection, hosted by Second and The Open Table, will be held in the Chapel from 12-1 p.m. and the evening worship service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.


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.


Couples Connect

Join us for a couples workshop series on Saturday, February 22, March 21, and April 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Second. Connect with other couples and learn practical skills to improve communication, increase intimacy, and have together in intentional ways. This series is open to couples of every age and orientation. Each gathering will start with food and drinks. Childcare will be available, but pre-registration is required. Questions? Contact Rev. Kristin Riegel at kriegel@secondpres.org.


Second Guess Trivia Night

Join us Friday, March 27, for the return of Second’s annual trivia night, a fun-filled event to support our mission and ministry. 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. Learn more and sign up. In addition, if you have an item or experience to donate to the silent auction, please contact Johnnie Baker at jbaker@secondpres.org.


Compost & Creation: A Family Lenten Event

During Lent, Second will be focusing on caring for God’s creation. Join us for this inter-generational event on Sunday, March 1, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Westminster Hall, where we will learn about composting and its benefits. KC Can Compost will stop by to share tips and advice for composting at home. The event will also include a story time, special “Mud & Worms” snacks, and practices you and your family can engage in to care for the environment.


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!
– Feb 23 – Priscilla


Women’s Bible Study – New Meeting Dates!

Sundays, Mar 1 and Mar 29, 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

Tuesday, March 10
7 p.m. in the Parlor Gallery

All are invited to Open Book Discussion’s next gathering where we will discuss “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. In this book, these two global heroes look back on their long lives and discuss the answer to a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? 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.