The South Loop Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, October 10 from 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. For a donation of $7, guests receive all you can eat pancakes, plus eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. The donation for children is $5.00. Free docent-led tours are also offered of this National Historic Landmark. Come and meet your South Loop neighbors and enjoy the best breakfast in town!
This Week at Second Church
A Pet Blessing will be held on Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to bring dogs, cats and other pets in a service giving thanks to God for the blessing of our pets. All pets must be leashed or caged. Photographs may be brought to honor pets that prefer not to travel. The service will last approximately 30 minutes and conclude with owners and pets receiving blessing by the pastors. A reception will be held immediately afterwards, including pet treats.
The Tutoring Program of Second Presbyterian Church will begin with an Open House on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m. All parents and students are invited to attend, enjoy pizza and register for the fall session. Administered by the women of the Junior League of Chicago and volunteers from several churches, the tutoring program continues every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. until December. Help with homework, assist with math and reading, preparation for exams is offered with activities, support and fun. Registration forms are available under “Outreach”– or for more information, call the church office (312) 225-4951. All are welcome.
The Board of Deacons’ Lunchbag Program has been serving record numbers of hungry neighbors. In past months, the church has served about 150 people each week. For the past three weeks, between 250-300 guests have been fed 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 always sought to help those in need. Of particular need are 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, which is open from 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A receptacle will be available at the South Loop Farmers’ Market each Thursday night. Thank you to all!
The South Loop Farmers Market is open every Thursday afternoon from 4:00–8:00 p.m. Twenty five vendors will offer free samples and sell goods from their board. Second Pres will serve free root beer and ice water, along with a information about volunteer opportunities. Docents from Friends of Historic Second Church will be on hand to give tours of this National Historic Landmark church. Stay tuned for more information about concerts, events for children and other fun as we enjoy the amazing spirit of our South Loop community this summer and fall!!!