Upcoming Events

New Sunday Morning Schedule

Second’s Sunday morning schedule now includes an early worship service at 8:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary Transept (until construction is completed in the Chapel) and a more traditional service at 9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Starting Sunday, October 6, we will begin our new informal service, held at 10:45 a.m. in the new Community Room. For more information about the new schedule, including details on adult education and family ministries opportunities, visit secondpres.org/new-sunday-schedule.

New Sermon Series on Skepticism

There are well over 600 rules listed in the Bible. There are also at least 183 times where people ask questions of Jesus, and more than 300 times when Jesus asks questions of others. Are we called to follow absolute truths, or develop a questioning faith, or both? In our new series, we will talk about how God appreciates us working to add order to our lives while also inviting our doubts and questions. Join us Sunday, August 25, for an introduction to our series.

Disappointed with God

Sundays, August 25, September 1 and September 8, 11 a.m. – noon in The Gallery (formerly the Parlor)

Is God powerful enough? Why did God create such evil humans? Where is God in the face of violence and suffering? Join us for a new three-week class that will help us consider these questions and more. Led by Dr. Nancy R. Howell.

20s/30s/40s Happy Hours

Second’s 20s/30s/40s group is 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.

Faith & Grief Lunch

Our regular Faith & Grief Lunches offer a safe place for those grieving to remember, listen and pray together. We eat lunch together and then share in an informal facilitated table conversation. Join us for our next lunch Tuesday, September 3, from noon – 1 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church (6641 Mission Rd. Prairie Village, KS). The Rev. Suzi Drury will share her experience as a nurse in a community hospital. Faith & Grief Lunches are a collaboration between Second and five other churches. To register, call 469-251-9612 or visit faithandgrief.org.

Women’s Retreat

All are invited to the 2019 Women’s Retreat, from Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15, at Conception Abbey (37174 State Hwy VV Conception, MO 64433). Carpooling is available. The cost is $140, and scholarships are available. Learn more by contacting Rev. Kristin Riegel at kriegel@secondpres.org.

Retreat description: How do we understand our imperfections as gifts rather than flaws? How do we cultivate practices that help us to live and lead with vulnerability and courage? Join us as we explore these and other questions at this year’s Women’s Retreat. The retreat will offer opportunities for you to connect with others, recharge, grow in your faith, cultivate new spiritual practices, and develop deeper friendships with other women. Everyone is welcome! Sign up online today!

Downtown Bible Study

The Downtown Bible Study is reading the book of Philippians, one of the epistles of the Apostle Paul. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in the fourth-floor social room at San Francisco Tower at Crown Center. No reservations needed. Bring a Bible. Questions? Ask Bill Tammeus at wtammeus@gmail.com or 816-926-0366.

What Christians Should Know about Other Religions

Sundays, September 25, October 6, October 3, and October 20, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in The Gallery (formerly the Parlor)

Religious pluralism is growing. These four sessions, led by a Muslim, a Jew, a Hindu and a Buddhist, will introduce you to these religions so you can be a better neighbor, coworker or schoolmate. Sign up.

Art on Oak

November 2-3 at Second

Join us as Second’s new building spaces and front porch are transformed into a gallery showcasing the creative talents of artists from both the Kansas City community and Second’s church family. Special guest speaker Terry Glaspey will be joining us for two presentations on the intersection of art and faith. Learn more about Terry Glaspey at terryglaspey.com.

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.