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 Pentecost

We enter into the season of Pentecost and remember that the Spirit gives life. Presbyterians are Pentecostal people who believe in the life-changing power of the Holy Spirit. We invite you to join us for in-person worship every Sunday at 11:00 am. The sanctuary doors open at 10:30 am. Our worship service is also online. You may log on to 2ndPresbyterian.org at your convenience.

The Season of Pentecost lasts from the day after Pentecost to the day before Advent. Thus, this year, it begins on May 24th and ends on November 27th.

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.

All guests are still required to wear a mask while in the church and, 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.

Statement on Racism:


Second Presbyterian Church is a diverse, multicultural congregation.  We believe that attitudes and actions of prejudice and discrimination are sinful.  We believe that racism and injustice and “the violence of poverty” are social sins that grieve the heart of God and continue to harm our sisters and brothers.

The sins which began on America’s shores in 1619 continue to destroy our communities today.  Now is the time to stop racism!

We as a congregation are committed to protesting injustice and working for systematic change toward racial equality in every area of our society.  As our Lord Jesus Christ advocated for the poor and outcast, we have always been committed to the racial and social equity that the Black Lives Matter movement stands for.   We invite you to join us for worship and service, education and study, action, and advocacy.

The Session of Second Presbyterian Church

Free Meals

Lunch Bag Program: Tuesday through Friday: 11 am to 1 pm (enter through Cullerton Avenue doors)