Events 2018-02-15T23:19:53+00:00


Upcoming Events

C3 Lenten Small Groups

Cultivate presence, recenter yourself in Christ’s love, and experience spiritual renewal by being part of a C3 Small Group this Lenten season. Groups will meet four times to share conversation and explore scripture passages connected to how we recenter ourselves in Christ’s transforming love, cultivate presence, and practice compassion towards ourselves and others. For more information, contact Rev. Kristin Riegel at

Parents’ Workshop: Anxious about Connecting with your Youth? – for parents of 6th-12th graders

This three-part seminar kicked off on Sunday, January 28, and will continue on Sunday, February 25 and Sunday, March 25, on the third floor (follow the signs). Through this seminar, we are using the Enneagram as a way to talk about adaptive parenting. The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview. We are showing how to use some principles and ideas from the Enneagram as a tool to help facilitate communication in your family. The seminar is referencing The Enneagram of Parenting and other resources.

LGBTQ & Friends Potluck – All Are Welcomed!

On Sunday, February 25, at 6 p.m., Second will host a LGBTQ & Friends Potluck in partnership with the LGBTQ Fellowship Group at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. This group has no agenda other than the three “Fs”: fun, food, and fellowship, and all are welcomed. The dinner will be a chili potluck. Bring your prized chili recipe or a side dish to share. Respond to Brian Cowley at or 816-569-5549.

Open Book Discussion

Join Open Book Discussion for its next gathering on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Parlor for a discussion of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. This is considered one of the finest books about the Vietnam War. It’s a compassionate tale of the American soldier, brimming with raw honesty and thoughtful reflection. The book is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. It was also the Fall 2017 Big Read for the Kansas City area libraries. Invite a friend, and join us for a great discussion.

Concert Featuring Mark Langdon

Second’s organist, Mark Langdon, will perform a concert on Sunday, April 8, at 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Elizabeth Birger and Micah Horton will be participating in some of the program. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear some organ classics, along with a few pieces of other musical genres. Refreshments will be served following the program in the Parlor, hosted by the Motet Choir. We hope you can join us.

Youth Nights

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