The Reformation Continues2017-10-03T17:23:32+00:00


We come from a family of protestors who challenged the status quo and were part of Christ’s transforming work in the world 500 years ago. Join us in 2017 as we remember our roots and explore how Christ is reimagining the church today.


September – October

Questions for the Next 500 Years
Sept. 10 – Oct. 15 | 9 a.m. in the Witherspoon Class
This series will explore questions that Protestants wrestled with 500 years ago and that we continue to wrestle with today. Using the Reformers’ words as a spark, we’ll explore these questions in conversation with one another. Come for one or all six discussions about God’s continuing reformation of the church and the world.

Sept. 10: In Praise of Criticism
When should I say what I really think?

Sept. 17: Alone in Sola Scriptura
Why is the Bible a book for me?

Sept. 24: You Remind Me of Mother
Who has helped me become who I am?

Oct. 8: Hiking in the Catechisms
Where will I find joy?

Oct. 15: The Paradox of Being Free

What do we do next?

Brian McLaren at Second
September 16-17 (learn more here)
Brian McLaren, one of the most influential Christian leaders in America, will visit Second in September. McLaren has written extensively on the emerging church, and we look forward to hearing his thoughts about how God is re-shaping the church.

Scotland Pilgrimage
Sept. 24 – Oct. 7
Second members will travel to Scotland to learn about our Presbyterian roots, meet fellow Presbyterians in the church of Scotland and experience Celtic spirituality on the Isle of Iona.



Scotland Trip Reflections
Nov. 5 and 12 | 9 a.m. in the Witherspoon Class
Pilgrims from the Scotland trip will share reflections on their journey.

Reformation Sunday
Oct. 29
Join us as we celebrate how God is continuing to reform the church.