Worship, Learn & Grow

Women’s Small Group

Interested in joining a small group to meet with other women to talk about real, practical ways we can care well for ourselves and others while also working for a more just and loving world? Group will meet 3-4 times this summer. Contact Rev. Kristin Riegel at kriegel@secondpres.org to sign up.

Kansas: Thick and Thin

Sundays, June 2 and 9 at 9 a.m, Community Room (Witherspoon)

Kansas is “thick” like the air in June, like the roots of prairie grasses, like the idea of “home.” And Kansas is “thin” like the first light of the morning, like the soil of the Flint Hills, like those places that Celtic Christians thought of as “transparencies,” where heaven and earth are only thinly separated. Join Doug Hundley in a two-part study of how this vast openness inspires reverence and how people on the prairies have persevered.

“Strong Core” Sermon Series

Starts Sunday, June 16

Seems like today, everyone is talking about how important it is to have a strong core. And they’re right. With a strong core, all our parts are better able to work in balance. Similarly, if we make time to strengthen the core of our identity and convictions, we are better able to withstand provocations and views that hit us from all sides – while remaining caring, confident and humble. By building the strength of our moral and spiritual core, the Spirit gives us strength to balance (seemingly) opposing views more easily and in line with our faith and principles. Come work on your core with us this summer.

Celtic Spirituality

Sundays, June 23 and 30, 9-10 a.m. in the Library

Come to learn about the history and beliefs of Celtic Christianity as well as spiritual practices you can incorporate into your own life. Taught by Kathy West.

"Half-Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say"

Sundays, July 7 - August 4, 9-10 a.m. in the Library

Join the Covenant Class as we read Adam Hamilton's "Half-Truths" and discuss phrases that are often misattributed to the Bible and what they Bible really says.

Summer Meetups

Washers Tournament

Saturday, June 8, 4:30 p.m. at the home of Lydia and Dave Jeter

All are invited to join Second Friends Group for the third annual Washers Tournament at the home of Lydia and Dave Jeter (4404 Hickory Lane Blue Springs, MO). The event will kick off at 4:30 p.m. with the tournament starting at 5 p.m. Dinner will include a post-tournament awards ceremony. The Jeters will provide chicken, water, tea, ice and plates. Please bring a potluck item to share. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 5, to Lydia at lydia.jeter@gmail.com or 816-507-3294. We look forward to seeing you there!

"Emanuel" Movie Night

Wednesday, June 19, 7 p.m. at Cinemark 20 Merriam

Cinemark 20 in Merriam will offer a special screening for a new documentary, "Emanuel," which tells the story of the 2015 shooting at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina and how that community responded with words of forgiveness, hope and healing. As we continue our conversations about race relations, folks from Second have an opportunity to learn more about race relations, forgiveness and hope in the Charleston, South Carolina community. Visit secondpres.org/emanuel to learn more and purchase tickets.

All Church Picnic

Sunday, June 23, 11:30 a.m. at Tower Park

Join us for a cookout, lawn games and picnic at Tower Park (7500 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131). Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. All are welcome! RSVP online.

"30 Americans" Art Exhibit

Sunday, July 7, 1 p.m. at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The "30 Americans" exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins presents American experiences as told from the distinct perspectives of 30 African-American artists. Join Second Friends as we learn about the intersection of race, gender, power, identity and beauty through the artwork and activism of these remarkable artists. To sign up, contact Sally Dirks at dougsally@gmail.com. Tickets are required and can be purchased here online or the day of at the Museum. Please meet the group at the visitor desk in the Bloch Building at 12:45 p.m.

Sunday Lunch

Sunday, July 14, 11:30 a.m. in Westminster Hall

Come to connect with members and friends to enjoy conversation and a delicious meal ($7 suggested donation).

Charlie Hoopers Night

Monday, July 29, 5:30-7 p.m.

Meet new friends and enjoy good food at Charlie Hooper's Night at Brookside's favorite bar and grill (12 W. 63rd St. Kansas City, MO). Come anytime you can, order your favorite Hooper's dish and join the fun. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Contact Rev. Kristin Riegel at kriegel@secondpres.org.

20s/30s/40s Happy Hours

Late May - Early August, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Various Locations

If you're interested in hosting or participating in summer happy hours, contact Jimmy Itczak at jitczak@secondpres.org.

Family & Youth

Youth Nights (6th-12th grade)

We'll meet weekly on Sunday evenings, 4:30-6 p.m. for food, games, conversation and time with friends.

Each week we'll feature something just a little different, but there will always be time for real conversation and connection.

Second Kids Camp

June 3-7

SOLD OUT EVENT! Second Kids Camp will welcome children ages 5-10 to Second for a week of games, crafts, art, theater, singing, water fun and more! Watch for a special play presented by our Second Kids Camp participants in worship on Sunday, June 9.

Summer Meetups for Kids

Saturday Mornings at Loose Park - June 15 and 29, July 13, 9-10 a.m.

Ice Cream Outings - Families will meet at Betty Rae's in Waldo on the evenings of June 20, July 16 and August 7, 7-8 p.m.

Coterie Theatre's "Elephant and Piggie" - July 23, 11 a.m. matinee

Family Movie Night - Meet at the theater on Wednesday, July 31, in the early evening (exact location and time TBD)

Family Farm Day - Date in July TBD!

Stay up to date through our Family Ministries weekly email. Contact Shelley Wyche, swyche@secondpres.org, to be added to our mailing list.

Save the Date

Fall Kick-Off

Sunday, August 18

Join us as we kick off the new program year with classes and small groups for all ages!

2019 Women's Retreat

September 13 - 15, at Conception Abbey, 37174 State Hwy VV, Conception, MO 64433

This retreat is open to all women, ages 18 and up. More details to come!

Be the Church Sunday

Sunday, October 27, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join us as we put our faith into action and serve with our neighbors throughout Kansas City. Stay tuned for more information!