This Week in Our Church

Saturday, January 19:
Mayoral Debate--Sanctuary 2pm (FREE and open to all; LGBTQ community organizations Affinity Community Services, the Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action, the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus, the Equality Illinois Institute, Pride Action Tank, and the Windy City Times are hosting the LGBTQ Forum)

Sunday, January 20:
Adult Sunday School--Fellowship Hall 9:30am
Book Club--Library 9:30am (discussing Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
Children and Youth Sunday School--North Parlor & Children's Room 9:45am
Worship--Sanctuary 11am
Coffee Hour--Fellowship Hall 12:15pm

Monday, January 21:
Mindfulness in Motion--Sanctuary 6pm-focuses on carrying our tranquility from Sunday through the rest of the week through breathing exercises and chair yoga

Tuesday, January 22:
John Bible Study--Fellowship Hall 1:30pm

Wednesday, January 23:
Alpha to Omega Bible Discussion Group--Library 6pm

Thursday, January 24:
Tai Chi--Fellowship Hall 6pm $10/class

Info to Know

Winter Coat Drive: We are now accepting donations of gently used winter coats for men, women, and children that are in need of warm clothing for the Chicago winter. We are also asking for scarves, gloves, and hats as well. All donations for our Winter Coat Drive may be dropped off at the church Tuesdays-Saturdays 9:30am-1:30pm or at Kroll's South Loop (1736 S. Michigan Ave).


Book Club: Ghosts in the Schoolyard by Eve Ewing will be discussed on Sunday, February 17th at 9:30am

Black Women & Patriotism: From Ida B. Wells to Michelle Ombama--Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1pm--In celebration of Black History Month, Second Presbyterian Church will co-host author, speaker and educator Michelle Duster in a lecture at Second Presbyterian Church. Her writing includes nine books. She co-edited Shifts: An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change, co-wrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream, plus wrote and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells -  Ida In Her Own Words and Ida From Abroad. Her most recent book that she co-edited is Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls.

Michelle was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College and her M.A. in Media Studies from The New School in New York City. She has received numerous awards including the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award from Dartmouth College. She currently teaches business writing at Columbia College Chicago and is working on several book projects that will completed within the next two years.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Friends of Historic Second Church and Glessner House. Tours of the National Historic Landmark sanctuary will be provided before and after the lecture. Free parking is available at the Ada S. McKinley lot on (1819 Wabash Ave.) beginning at 12:30pm.

Free admission, reservations not required

Sunday Parking

The parking lot adjacent to the north side of the church is available for parking for Sunday worship. We encourage those whose mobility permits to park on the city streets so as to leave parking lot space for those with more limited mobility. Street parking is FREE every Sunday, except for on Bear’s home games. One day parking passes are available, if needed. Please contact Office Administrator, Ashley McLean, for more information.

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.