The Men’s Association is sponsoring a Winter Clothing Drive. Please bring winter coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, hoodies, gloves, scarves, caps and warm socks to the church during regular business hours Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Enter through the Cullerton Avenue door or the north parking lot door. All clothing will go directly to our Lunchbag Program guests.
This Week at Second Church
Second Presbyterian Church is hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner for those who have nowhere to go on Thanksgiving Day. “Liam’s Table” is prepared by Jovon and Harpreet Milam (owners of The Nail Social) to celebrate the birthdays of their sons. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is served with all the trimmins! All are welcome to the meal from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and give thanks for the gifts of life and love. Happy Thanksgiving!
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 annual Sing-Along Messiah will be on Sunday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. The Sounds of the South Loop Players will accompany professional soloists and Michael Shawgo, organist, directed by Maestra Kim Diehnelt. Bring your own Messiah score, or purchase one at the door. Admission is free. An offering will be received to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. A festive reception will follow the performance. All singers and music-lovers are welcome to this holiday classic.
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.