Worship is now 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 staff@secondpres.org for the link.

We are also live-streaming the Zoom feed through YouTube, and it can be found on Sunday mornings at secondpres.org/livestreaming and on our Facebook page at facebook.com/kcsecondpres.

The following information applies to our regular Sunday worship schedule, which is currently on pause as we work to ensure the safety of our community during the coronavirus pandemic.

In-Person Worship at Second
If you’ve read current CDC guidelines and recommendations and you’re interested in gathering at Second, here’s what you need to know and what to expect.

– We’ll have 40 in-person spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can reserve a spot for yourself and up to two additional family members (over the age of 11) by filling out the online CCB sign-up form, available here.
– This is only for the 9:45 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary. For now, there are no in-person classes or gatherings for children or youth, including nursery care, during the service.
– If you/your family members meet the requirements of the form, and you are among the first 40 people to register, you will receive confirmation of your spots for in-person worship.
– On Sunday morning, all worshipers should enter through either the tower or transept entrances. For individuals with mobility issues, the best parking spots are located along Oak St.
– As you enter, we encourage you to maintain social distancing and enter one at a time. Just inside, you’ll be met by a greeter and someone who will take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer. Extra masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will also be available.
– From the greeter, you’ll receive a seat assignment with your pew number and its location, either noted with an “O” for the outside aisle or “I” for the inside aisle. In the pews, we’ll request that you remain seated with the people you came with and maintain social distancing.
– To allow for easier cleaning, all items have been removed from the pews, including cushions, Bibles, hymnals and pencils.
– One restroom will be available (the one located just outside the west entry to the Sanctuary/transept) and we’ll ask that you wipe down and disinfect any surfaces after use.
– In worship, we’ll project the Zoom call to provide a hybrid in-person/virtual experience.
– Following worship, we’ll ask that everyone exit the same way they came in. If you would like to visit and catch up with others, we invite you to do so with social distancing on the front lawn.

Early Service at 8:45 a.m.

Our early service is an intimate gathering held at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel. The service incorporates a sermon, hymns and time for individual prayer requests.

Traditional Service at 9:45 a.m

Our 9:45 a.m. traditional service, held in the Sanctuary, offers thoughtful sermons, inspiring choral music and reflective prayer in a beautiful setting. Come experience the hope, healing and restoration offered through this service as you join with a loving Christian community.

Informal Gathering, The Common Room, at 10:45 a.m

Our new informal gathering, The Common Room, meets at 10:45 a.m. in the Community Room.

Children’s Programming

Nursery care is provided for both services and The Common Room gathering. Children’s education is available during the 9:45 a.m. service and The Common Room gathering.

The Open Table

The Open Table KC is a dinner church which gathers on the lower level of Second Presbyterian on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. for a meal, music, and conversation. We continue to partner with Second, our parent congregation, and are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s 1001 New Worshiping Communities movement. Our gatherings are curated to integrate contemplation and activism, featuring locally-sourced guest teachers and a dialogical format. We believe God welcomes all of us to the table, no matter where we’re from, what faith we do (or don’t) practice, our race, economic status, or sexual orientation. In response to God’s extravagant welcome, as a church community we work to be actively anti-racist and affirming to people who are LGBTQIA. You can learn more about The Open Table on our website.

The Open Table also provides trainings about racism, organizing and de-escalation which create space for dialogue, acknowledge systemic cultural sins, and offer strategies and skills to challenge institutional barriers. To learn more about our anti-racism work and trainings, visit our website.