Upcoming Events


Sunday School Kick-Off and Potluck

Join us on Sunday, August 19, at 9 a.m. in Westminster Hall. Come for good food and fellowship as the children, youth, and adult Sunday School classes kick-off a new year of learning and growing together. We’ll have a Bible blessing service to celebrate a new year of learning about the story of God’s love. Bring your own BIble and a favorite breakfast to share!

Questioning the Bible

Starting on Sunday, August 26, Second will offer a new three-week class, “Questioning the Bible — and discovering answers,” taught by Bill Tammeus. It’s an intro to the Bible class, but the plan is to have it focus on questions people want to explore rather than a basic overview of everything. We’d love to hear from you — what questions do you think would be interesting to cover? They can be anything (really — anything!) you’ve ever wondered or want to know more about the Bible. Here’s a couple of questions to get the ideas flowing: Who wrote the Bible? Why are some of the sentences in red? Did David write any of the psalms? Is the Old Testament or the New Testament more important? Please send questions to Bill Tammeus ( or Rev. Kristin Riegel (

Grandfriends Lunch – Save the Date!

September 9 – save the date and plan to join us at 11:30 a.m. in Westminster Hall that day for a Grandfriends Lunch. Children and youth are encouraged to invite a special grandfriend from Second, their families, or the community to join us for this fun lunch. We’ll have games, good food, and a photo booth. RSVP here:

Christ and Cocktails

Join us each week this fall as we enjoy drinks and conversation about topics of spiritual interest. We will gather every Thursday, September 6 through November 11, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at various locations. Visit the Christ and Cocktails page to sign up and find out where we’ll be meeting and what we’ll be talking about each week.

Dinners for 8

Dinners for 8 is a great opportunity to get to know others at Second by getting together for dinner once a month over a three month period. These small group gatherings are for everyone — singles and married, young and not as young — and they are a wonderful way to get to know someone you pass in the aisle or sit near in the pews. Visit the Dinners for 8 page to learn more and sign up!

Confirmation Class

Confirmation is a time of discernment and discovery for 8th graders as they learn about the church and decide if they’d like to become members. Confirmation will be starting on Sunday, September 9, and will be held during the 10:15 a.m. service. To learn more or sign up, please contact Jimmy Itczak-McCarty at

Tiers of Joy: Baking as a Spiritual Practice

To accompany our upcoming “Embodied Spirituality” sermon series in September, Second will host a cake baking workshop, “Tiers of Joy: Baking as a Spiritual Practice.” The workshop, led by Sarah Willis, will be held on Sunday, September 8, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Second’s kitchen. Baking brings warmth and love to any occasion. Learn a little about cake baking and have fun making your own to take home and celebrate with! Register here:

Open Book Discussion

Open Book Discussion will meet on Tuesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. in the Parlor for a conversation on Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer, by Barbara Ehrenreich. Invite a friend and join us for a meaningful conversation.

Thursday School

“Holy Land Revealed” is the focus for Thursday School this summer. You are invited to explore the history and archaeology of the Holy Land from the time of the Canaanites through the arrival of the Israelites and the development of Judaism. This is a Great Courses DVD lecture series taught by Jodi Magness, PhD, of UNC Chapel Hill. Each Thursday at noon in the Library we will watch and discuss one lesson.

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

Parlor Gallery Artist

Our featured artist this month in the Parlor Gallery is Smitha George. Smitha’s paintings are about the pleasure of seeing, of being cognizant of the world around her, and finding alchemy between the paint and her subject. More information on Smitha can be found on her website here.