Who is Second Presbyterian Church?

Diverse Inclusive COMMUNITY Engaging Passionate

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    Mission Statement

We are a diverse and inclusive community bringing people to Christ through the power of service, education, hospitality, and compassion.

    Vision Statement

Second Presbyterian Church seeks to be a diverse, vibrant and passionate Christ-centered community of hospitality and outreach actively serving the South Loop, the city of Chicago, and the world. We accomplish this through inspirational worship in our historic sanctuary, educational ministry to all ages, and the power of compassionate service to our neighbors.

Season of Advent

The season of Advent begins with the prophetic texts predicting the coming of the Messiah and the Messianic kingdom. At the same time that we celebrate the first coming of Christ, we proclaim our expectation and hope of the second coming.

This year, the first Sunday of Advent is November 27, 2022.

November 27        First Sunday of Advent, 11:00 am.

December 4         Second Sunday of Advent, 11:00 am. The Sacrament of Holy Communion.

December 11       Third Sunday of Advent, 11:00 am. The Sing Along Messiah, free concert, 3:30 pm, Second Presbyterian Church Quartet, Orchestra and Organ. Festive Reception to Follow.

December 18         Fourth Sunday of Advent, 11:00 am. Festival of Christmas Music

December 24         Candlelight Service, 6:00 pm. The Nativity of our Lord

December 25         The First Sunday of Christmas, 11:00 am. The Mystery of the Word Made Flesh

We invite you to join us for in-person worship every Sunday at 11:00 am. The sanctuary doors open at 9:30 am. Our worship service is also online. You may log on to 2ndPresbyterian.org at your convenience.

Good News: In-Person Worship Resumed

Second Presbyterian Church is open for in-person worship services. The sanctuary will open 30 minutes before the start of the service. You may sit together again in family and friend units as you feel comfortable.

Masks are optional, however, please, if you have any symptoms, please, stay home and watch online.

We will continue our new practice of offering our services online for those who would like to worship with us remotely. Click here: 2ndPresbyterian.org. You may watch our weekly Sunday service live at 11:00 am, or you may watch the recording of the service (and any past service) later, any time online, at your convenience.

Sounds of the South Loop Concert Series

Our Sounds of the South Loop concerts are held on the last Saturday of each even numbered month at 7:30 pm and are free, but donations are gratefully accepted whether you watched in person or online. Please Click Here to make your donation. All proceeds will go to our capital campaign Sacred Places and Safe Spaces.

Our schedule of events is below. You also may watch previous concerts online below.

Thank you.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 26 - South Loop Symphony Orchestra, Celebrating Black Music: Click Here to watch, Click Here to view program

Saturday, April 30 - Lyric Opera Stage Artists, Arias, Duets and Musical Theater: Click Here to watch, Click Here to view program.

Saturday, June 25 - South Loop Symphony Orchestra, Presents "Resilience." Click Here to watch, Click Here to view program.

Saturday, August 27 - Lakeview Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. Click Here to watch, Click Here to view program.

Saturday, October 29 - Silver-Rose Duo, Click Here to watch, Click Here to view program.

Saturday, December 17 - Gaudete Brass Holiday Carols

Saturday, February 25 - Nichole Young, Harpist

Day of Week TBA, April - Chen Quartet

Free Meals

Lunch Bag Program: Tuesday through Friday: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (enter through Cullerton Avenue doors). All are Welcome.

Dinner on Sundays: 7:00 pm South Loop Community Table (also enter through Cullerton Avenue doors). All are Welcome.