The community at Second Church is deeply rooted in faith and tradition. In the reading of Scripture, recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and the Apostles’ Creed, the singing of familiar songs, and partaking of communion, we express our fellowship with millions of others.
Our roots give us the strength to live and grow surrounded by a community dedicated to discerning God’s purposes in our lives and working out our callings. Second Church recognizes the common and diverse challenges that people face, and seeks to provide a spiritual base of support, encouragement, and exploration for all.
Second Church is a leader in the South Loop. We share a vision of neighborhood growth and a community of quality and equality. Our vision extends further than economic development. We want strangers to become friends and neighbors to join closer together in a spirit of community.  We desire to see people to enjoy wholeness and see the fullness of God’s glory. We seek a community of justice and reconciliation, inclusivity and understanding, peace and healing for all.
Sunday morning has famously been called the most segregated hour in America. This is NOT true at Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago, where people of every different color, culture and class gather to worship together and scatter to serve the needs of others. At Second Church, we live out the promise of “the beloved community” (Martin Luther King Jr.) and the high and holy promise that “the kingdom of God is within you.”  All find a welcome in our multicultural community, and all are more whole because of the experience of unity within diversity.

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