This Week in Our Church

Thursday, February 21:
Tai Chi--Fellowship Hall 6pm $10/class

Sunday, February 24:
Adult Sunday School--Fellowship Hall 9:30am
Children and Youth Sunday School--North Parlor & Children's Room 9:45am
Worship--Sanctuary 11am
Coffee Hour--Fellowship Hall 12:15pm
Black Women in History: From Ida B. Wells to Michelle Obama FREE Lecture presented by Michelle Duster--Sanctuary 1pm

Tuesday, February 26:
John Bible Study--Fellowship Hall 1:30pm

Wednesday, February 27:
Alpha to Omega Bible Discussion Group--2nd Floor Office 6pm

Info to Know

When you worship with us at Second Presbyterian Church, you will immediately be drawn by the outstanding architecture and artistry of this City, State, and National Historic Landmark location. Our sanctuary features a number of Tiffany Stained Glass Windows and 175 angels depicted in statues, carvings, glass, and murals. We are a PC(USA) church rooted in the Presbyterian tradition but our congregation is anything but traditional. We are proud to be a beautiful representation of God's Kingdom in the make-up of our congregants every Sunday. We have folks from every corner of the earth worshiping together each Sunday morning and we have formed a community of support, love, and care for anyone who walks in our doors. Whether you are new to Christianity or have been a life-long Christian, all are welcome and will feel comfortable worshiping with us. We look forward to meeting you and sharing in God's glory with you!


Black Women in History: From Ida B. Wells to Michelle Obama--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

Book Group: A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen will be discussed on Sunday, March 17th at 9:30am. All are welcome to participate!

Open Mic Night: We will be hosting our FIRST Open Mic Night on Friday, April 5th from 7pm-9pm! We will have local beer and popcorn available. Cost is $5/person. If you would like to be a performed, please contact our Pastoral Assistant Leslie Deslauriers at or call the church office (312)225-4951.

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. 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.