Events & Gatherings

Second is continuing to find new ways of being the church through events and gatherings being hosted both online and in-person. To ensure the safety of our community, we are following CDC guidelines at all in-person events to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


Worship is being offered online via Zoom and live-streaming, on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

Worship Online via Zoom
Each week, we are emailing out the Zoom link in our regular communications, and we will also be glad to share it through email. Please contact us at for the link.

We are also live-streaming worship, and it can be found on Sunday mornings at and on our Facebook page at

The Open Table is also continuing to meet online, every second and fourth Sunday, at 6 p.m., via Zoom. For the latest information, please visit

Family Storytime with Geneva
Sundays at 9:20 a.m. via Zoom
All families are invited to join us on Sundays before worship for a time to check in and read a story with Geneva. The Zoom link is the same one we use for worship, and is shared each week in our regular communications and the Family Ministries email. For more information, contact Geneva at

8:08: A Weekly Gathering of Connection, Community, & Prayer
Wednesdays, 8:08 p.m.
In-Person on Second’s Front Porch and Livestreaming via Second’s Facebook Live

Join us Wednesdays at 8:08 p.m. to slow down, be present, and reconnect with God, yourself, and others. This summer, 8:08 is gathering (with social distancing) on Second’s front porch while simultaneously being livestreamed to Second’s Facebook Live. Each week, we’re featuring different live music. If you are interested in joining in-person, we invite you to bring your own lawn chair, beverages, etc. Our live music on Wednesday, August 12, will feature musician Alex Mallett and his wife performing a set of folk songs on guitar and banjo. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesdays at 8:08!

Children’s Kickoff – Talent Show and Show & Tell

Sunday, August 16, right after worship

All kids and families are invited to record and share a talent (sing, dance, tell a joke, cook, make a silly face, anything!) and send your talent show submissions to Geneva at by Monday, August 10, to be included in a video during our children’s kickoff event. You can also participate on the day of by sharing in our show-and-tell! Bring a favorite toy, picture, creative art project, etc. to share with friends!

Youth Kickoff

Sunday, August 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

For our youth kickoff this year, we’ll be gathering on Zoom to create a special (and tasty!) challenge in the style of the show “Nailed It!” Middle school and high school youth will gather all together for this event.

Bake up some of your favorite cookies or cupcakes — collect whatever frostings and decorations speak to you — and meet us on Zoom to celebrate the new season at Second and share in a lot of fun!

Second Story Project
Sundays at 3 p.m. on Second’s Facebook page
Storytelling has always played a key role in our faith, and Jesus’ parables of everyday life illustrated principles and behaviors that formed the character of his followers. As God’s children, we all have stories to tell about God’s love for us and our struggle to love ourselves and our neighbors. In this time of physical distancing, it’s more important than ever to stay connected so that we remember and do our best to embody our biggest story of all — perseverance, hope, kindness and new life — even in the face of hardship and loss.

On Sundays at 3 p.m. we’re sharing new installments of the Second Story Project on our Facebook page at You can also view previous stories here on our website.

If you would like to share your story, or nominate someone else to share one, let us know by filling out the online form.

Covenant Class

Sundays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. via Zoom

Join the Covenant Class for its current series, “Singing Our Faith: A Look at Favorite Hymns.” Through this series, we’re exploring some of our favorite hymns, including who wrote them, what they say about God, humanity, and the world, and why they speak to us. All are welcome! For the Zoom link, please contact us at

Second Thoughts Class (Bible Speaks Today)

Sundays, 11 a.m. – Noon via Zoom

The Second Thoughts / Bible Speaks Today Class is continuing to meet on Sundays via Zoom. To join the class, visit or call #312-626-6799 (Meeting ID: 427 087 624).

Open Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 11, 7 p.m. via Zoom

All are invited to join Open Book Discussion for their next gathering on August 11. Marcia Tammeus will share poems written by her mother, Elizabeth Locke, selected from the books Woman Spirit and Passion Flower. For more information and the Zoom link, please contact David Warm at

Downtown Bible Study

Thursdays at Noon, via Zoom

Over the next several weeks, the Downtown Bible Study is taking a look at several chapters in book of Acts, beginning with the account of Pentecost in Acts 2, to see how the early followers of Christ handled diversity issues, given all the people of different languages and ethnicities who were being drawn to Christ. Are there lessons for the church today in this? Questions?

20s/30s Small Group

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Join us on Tuesday evenings for conversation and community. We are currently alternating between Zoom and in-person gatherings. Contact Jimmy Itczak,, for more information and the Zoom link.

Connect with Other Families: “Like” the Family Ministries FB page!

Like and follow the Family Ministries Facebook page where we’re sharing fun activities, stories, weekly reflections, digital resources and creative ways to stay connected.

Live-Streaming Yoga

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Live streaming yoga with instructor Sally King is being offered every Thursday evening via Zoom. To learn more and get the Zoom link, please contact Sally at