Who is Second Presbyterian Church?

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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.

Second Presbyterian Church Celebrates Black History Month

During the month of February, Second Presbyterian Church will celebrate Black History Month. Our worship will feature anthems, hymns, organ music and solos written by Black composers. Each Sunday, our children will present a “Minute for History” emphasizing recent Black inventors and innovators. All are welcome to join our services.

During February, our worship services uplift themes of Black History month. Each Sunday, students will present vignettes of contemporary African-American heroes whom they admire. The hymns, anthems and solos and organ music will be feature black composers. Dr. Neff's sermons will uplift the heritage of our congregation as well as the struggle for racial, economic and political justice. His sermons are entitled:

February 5        A Slave Called Onesimus

February 12      Remembering Emmet Till and Mamie Till-Mobley

February 19      What About White Males?

February 26      Material Wealth and Spiritual Riches

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. You may sit together again in family and friend units as you feel comfortable.

Masks are recommended and encouraged.

However, 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 2023

Our Sounds of the South Loop concerts usually are held on the last Saturday of each even numbered month at 7:30 pm. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted whether you watched in-person or online. Please Click Here to make your donation online. 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.

Thank you.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 25 - South Loop Symphony Orchestra, Black History Month Concert

Sounds of the South Loop presents the South Loop Symphony Orchestra in concert at Second Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 25th, at 7:30 pm. The theme of the concert is “Celebrating Black Music.” Directed by Ahmed Al Abaca, the concert will feature music by Ornette Coleman, Florence Price, Duke Ellington, Walter Burleigh and Anita Baker. The finale will be “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”  The concert is free. A suggested donation of $20 will go to benefit the Second Presbyterian Church "Sacred Places and Safe Spaces" Capital Campaign. All are welcome.

Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 pm - Harpist Nichole Young

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.