Palm Sunday

On Sunday, March 25th, we will celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with our own Palm Parade beginning in the Fellowship Hall at 10:45am and processing into the sanctuary for the start of service. At 9:45am, the children and youth will have a special combined Sunday School class where they will learn about Holy Week and receive a special treat. All are welcome to our Christian Education hour and Palm Parade.

Good Friday "The Seven Last Words of Christ" Service

"The Seven Last Words of Christ" by DuBois is a Second Church tradition. Held on Good Friday, the scripture readings and anthems render the dramatic story of the last hours of Christ’s life. Directed and accompanied by organist Jay Yau, this solemn music features soloists from the Second Church Quartet and friends. Please join us for this sacred night at 7:00 p.m. A free-will offering will be received to support the music program of the church. If you would like additional information, please contact the church office (312) 225-4951 or

Easter Sunday

On Sunday, April 1st, we will celebrate the resurrection of the Lord with lilies and Easter bonnets, festive organ and choral music, preaching and celebration! Harpist Bethany Lake will begin the service at 10:40a.m. Reverend Neff’s sermon is entitled “Wounded, Risen Healer” based on John 20:19-29. The Second Church Quartet will sing, and organist Jay Yau will play the glorious music of Easter. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated. All are welcome to join in the acclamation of the early church: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Following worship, there will be an Easter Egg hunt for all children and youth up to age 12. Please be sure to bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs.


Free parking is available every week in our parking lot on the north side of the church as well as the Ada S. McKinley lot (1863 S. Wabash). Please clear the lot by 1:30p.m. weekly.

Statement on Same Sex Marriage

For many years, Second Presbyterian Church has offered same-sex marriage as part of our ministry to the church and the greater Chicagoland community. You and your partner will find an inclusive, warm fellowship of diverse spiritual people at Second Presbyterian Church. If you are looking for a place to be married, or a people who believe in the full dignity, beauty and equality of all God’s children, welcome home.