UPDATE: In this unprecedented time, Second has paused all in-person gatherings through mid-May to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes our 8:45, 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. worship services. We are continuing to provide worship online on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. The live-streaming feed will be available on our Facebook page at facebook.com/kcsecondpres and on our website at secondpres.org/livestreaming.
Whether you are looking to take the next step in your faith journey, searching for a great community to be a part of, looking for support during a difficult time in life, or seeking to give back and serve your neighbors, we are glad you are interested in learning more about Second Presbyterian Church.
Meet our Ministry Staff and Hear about Second’s Story
Who We Are and What We Believe
We are a loving community, centered around the transformational mission of Jesus Christ, that exists to love God, ourselves and others — whoever, however and wherever they are. For more detailed information about our theology, visit the We Believe page.
Meet Our Staff
Learn more and meet our friendly staff.
Our intimate early service is held from 8:45-9:30 a.m. in the Chapel. Our new traditional service meets from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary. A new informal gathering, The Common Room, meets at 10:45 a.m. in the new Community Room.
Communion is held on the first Sunday of the month.
On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, The Open Table KC, a church community planted by Second, meets from 6-7:30 p.m. at Second. More information on The Open Table KC can be found at theopentablekc.com.
Location and Parking
Second is located on 55th St. between Brookside Blvd. and Oak St., one mile south of the Plaza. See the map for driving directions.
Parking lots are located on the west and north sides of the church. Visitor reserved spaces are marked in the west side lot. Disabled parking is available in the north lot. Parking is also available on 55th Street and other neighborhood streets. The southeast entrance to the Sanctuary is located in the bell tower on the corner of 55th and Oak, with ramp access to the side (transept) door. On the west side, an entry with steps and a ramp provides access from the parking lot to the Community Room, office and first level of the church, as well as stairs and an elevator to the Sanctuary.
What to Wear
You’ll see people wearing whatever they feel comfortable in, from jeans to business casual to “Sunday-best.”
Programs for Children and Youth
Children are always welcome in worship. For kids who need a little more wiggle room, feel free to stop by the children’s play area near the front of the Sanctuary. We also have nursery care (birth to 3 years) in Rm. 209 (second floor), from 8:15 a.m. – noon.
Topical, interactive Sunday School classes for children and youth (ages 4 years – 8th grade are provided during the 9:45 a.m. service, following the children’s blessing. Pick up is on the third floor.
Tweens (4th-5th grades) meets every second Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for lunch, fun and fellowship.
Youth Nights (6th-12th grades), which include culinary adventures and conversation, are held every Sunday (except the first Sunday of the month) from 4:30-6 p.m. in Second’s kitchen.
For more on our Family Ministries programs, contact Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries Geneva McAuley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday morning adult learning opportunities include on-going classes that relate Bible teaching to the issues of daily life and current events in a discussion format. Our regular adult education classes include:
– Covenant Class – 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Library. Come for engaging Bible study and conversation.
– Second Thoughts – 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Rm. 318 (third floor). “Talk back” to previous sermons and anticipate this week’s.
– Second Insights: A Curated Speaker Series – Join us on select Sundays for conversations on a variety of theological, cultural and community topics affecting our world today. Contact Rev. Kristin Riegel at email@example.com for the latest information on class discussion topics and meeting times.
More information on adult education opportunities can be found here.
Second’s Commitment to You
Will I be Contacted after Visiting?
During worship we invite you to leave your name, contact information, and anything else you would like to share with us on the connection cards. We will send you a short email or note to say thanks for visiting with us. At any point you are also welcome to attend “A First Look at Second” to find out more about Second’s vision.
We Look Forward to Meeting You!
Thanks for considering a visit to Second, and we look forward to meeting you. Feel free to reach out with any questions through our contact us page, on any of our social media channels, or by calling the church office at 816-363-1300.