This Week at Second Church

Lunchbag Program Serves Record Numbers

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!

South Loop Farmers Market

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!!!

Successful Tutoring Program Concludes

Our Tutoring Program concluded its year on Wednesday night, June 10, with an Awards Ceremony.  Approximately 15 students received help with reading, math, science, homework and studying for exams for ninety minutes every Wednesday night. Special thanks go to the Women of the Junior League of Chicago, whose resourceful leadership and tutoring skills made the program so successful!   Thanks also to tutors from Old St. Mary’s Church, Trinity Episcopalian Church and community members.  The students and their parents are grateful for the relationships formed and support received in this incredible ministry!