Events 2017-12-10T22:35:27+00:00


Upcoming Events

Santa’s Workshop – Parent’s Day Out

Kids of all ages are invited to join us at Santa’s Workshop in preparation for the holidays. Join us this Friday, December 15, from 6-9 p.m. or Saturday, December 16, from 9 a.m. – noon for a time filled with:
– Making a personalized gift for parents or grandparents
– Decorating holiday cookies
– Playing Christmas music and games
Our high school mission team, bound for Cambodia in 2018, is hosting this fun event as a fundraiser for their trip. Learn more on the Santa’s Workshop page here.

Social Justice and Peacemaking Series

Earlier this year, Second’s Social Justice and Peacemaking Committee surveyed our congregation to determine what social justice means to us, and which issues we are most interested in working on. The top two issues identified were homelessness/poverty and the environment. In our current Witherspoon Class series, SJP is helping us gain a better understanding of these issues, and facilitating dialogue about practical solutions. We are also discussing Second’s response to these challenges, which will inform the work of our SJP Committee in 2018. Witherspoon Class meets at 9 a.m. on Sundays in Witherspoon Place. Join us for the final session this Sunday, December 17.

Downtown Bible Study

The Downtown Bible Study group is currently studying the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul’s sweeping theological treatise. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. in the fourth floor social room of San Francisco Tower at Crown Center, just south of the Crown Center shops. If you have questions or want more details, contact Bill Tammeus at or 816-926-0366.

Open Book Discussion

Open Book Discussion will gather on Tuesday, January 9, at 7 p.m. in the Parlor to discuss Rabbi Donniel Hartman’s Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself. This will be an excellent follow-up to Brian McLaren’s work on the future of the church. Hartman examines why monotheistic religions have failed to create societies that live up to their ethical ideals. Tom Wertz will lead our conversation. Invite a friend, and join us for a great discussion.

Youth Nights

This fall, we’ve 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