This Week in Our Church

Thursday, April 18:
Tai Chi--Fellowship Hall 6pm $10/person (click link for more information

Friday, April 19:
"The Seven Last Words of Christ" by Theodore Dubois will be presented at 7pm for our Good Friday Service. Come experience the final hours of Christ's life in this dramatic and stirring musical presentation featuring soloists Sherry Watkins, Isabel Davis-Velazquez, Marysa Abbas, Corrine Wallace-Crane, Stan DeCwikiel, Michael Patrick, Vince Wallace, and Ron Watkins with organist Michael Shawgo.

Saturday, April 20:
Barbara's Basement--Downstairs 10am-1pm
Children & Youth Easter Activity--Fellowship Hall 10am-12pm

Sunday, April 21 (Easter Sunday):
Adult Sunday School--Fellowship Hall 9:30am
Children and Youth Christian Education Hour--North Parlor & Children's Room 9:45am
Worship--Sanctuary 11am--Harp prelude to begin at 10:45am. All are welcome!
Coffee Hour--Fellowship Hall 12:15pm

Tuesday, April 23:
Barbara's Basement--Downstairs 10am-1pm
Acts Bible Study--Fellowship Hall 1:30pm

Wednesday, April 24:
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!


Good Friday Service: We will be remembering Christ's death on the cross on Friday, April 19th at 7pm. Join us for our contemplative Good Friday Service as we read the Seven Last Words of Christ and experience the drama that unfolded with music by Theodore DuBois featuring solosists: Sherry Watkins, Isabel Davis-Velazquez, Marysa Abbas, Corrine Wallace-Crane, Michael Patrick, Stan DeCwikiel, Vince Wallace, and Ron Watkins and organist Michael Shawgo. All are welcome.

Easter Sunday: Our Easter Sunday service, on Sunday, April 21st, will begin with a harp prelude beginning at 10:45am. Worship will begin at 11am. All are welcome to share in the glory of the Risen Christ!

Spring Market: On Saturday, May 18th from 9am-1pm (rain or shine), we will be hosting our annual Spring Market in the church parking lot, downstairs in Barbara's Basement, and in the Church Library. We will have plants (indoor, outdoor, herbs and more), food, books, jewelry, and local goods for sale! All local vendors are invited to have a table to sell your goods/promote your business. Cost is $25 and that includes the table provided by the church! Please contact Pastoral Assistant Leslie Deslauriers ( to reserve your table today!

Book Group: The May Book Group book will be The Defender by Ethan Michaeli. This discussion will take place on Sunday, May 19th at 9:30am. Please note we will NOT be meeting in April. The June 16 book will be Educated by Tara Westover. The July 21 book will be Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. The August 18 book will be Why Religion? A Personal Story by Elaine Pagels. All Book Group meetings are at 9:30am in the Church Library and open to all!

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.