Friends of Historic Second Church continues their lecture series on Wednesday, September 7. Dr. Kathleen Cummings, professor of art history, the Art Institute, will present “Tiffany Glass in the 1890s”. A wine-and-cheese reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Free, docent-led tours are available. Suggested donation is $10. All are welcome.
This Week at Second Church
Second Presbyterian Church has a gym available for community groups. This large space contains two adjustible-height basketball goals as well as a volleyball net and poles. Locked space is available. The second-floor gym is a perfect spot for children, youth, family and adult activities– either one time use or on a weekly basis. Other rooms in the church are also available. Rental fees and application forms can be found on this website. For more information, please contact the church office (312) 225-4951.
The South Loop Farmers’ Market begins each Thursday night at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at 8:00 p.m. The Market consists of 15-20 prizewinning vendors selling home-grown fruit, vegetables and other organic products. Each Thursday will include chef demonstrations, personalized and group yoga sessions and live music. Friends of Historic Second Church offers free, docent-led tours of the National Historic Landmark sanctuary. Second Presbyterian also provides a Kids Zone– with fun games and craft activities for children. At 6:00 p.m. music director Michael Shawgo will play an organ recital on the forty-rank pipe organ in the sanctuary. The Second Time Around Resale Shop will also be open, offering unique treasures at an affordable price. Enjoy the summer and join us for another great South Loop Farmers’ Market!
The Session of Second Presbyterian Church unanimously approved hosting, conducting and blessing same-gender marriages. Second Presbyterian Church fully celebrates the inclusive love of God for all people without exception; and rejoices in the unique commitment of two people in the covenant of marriage after receiving appropriate pastoral counseling and care. We invite gay and lesbian couples to be married in this beautiful, National Historic Landmark sanctuary, and welcome all to find a spiritual home here as part of our community of faith.
The Board of Deacons’ Lunchbag Program serves around 300 people each week. Along with a meal, the Deacons offer a warm welcome, a place to sit and visit, personal friendship and care, along with articles of clothing and other useful items. Donations are sought for those in need. We need bottles of water or juice, prepackaged fruit cups, cookies, snackpacks, toiletries and personal hygiene items. If you would like to donate items, please call the church office (312) 225-4951 or come by the church, open from 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Thank you for caring!