This Week at Second Church

Free Tutoring for Students (grades 2-8)

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.

Live Music At Its Best!

Sounds of the South Loop presents cellist and composer Ian Maksin in an innovative concert Cello from Bach to B.B.King on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.  In its sixth season, Sounds of the Sound Loop hosts a series of musical excursions in the acoustically perfect sanctuary of historic Second Presbyterian Church.  Other musical guests include the Mana Quartet, Petra van Nuis and Dennis Luxion, the Apollo Chorus and the Grant Street String Quartet. Season passes are available at  Individual tickets are available at the door;  seniors and students receive discounted admission.

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!!!