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 nine 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, however 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!
Anna Grace Sawyer Scholarship
For students of color that are members of Presbytery of Chicago Churches
The 2021/2022 Anna Grace Sawyer Scholarship is being now administered by Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago. Graduating high school seniors and college/university students of color, that are members of Presbytery of Chicago Churches, are invited to apply. To access the application click on, Anna Grace Sawyer Scholarship.
There is a distinguished history of the highest caliber of music at Second Presbyterian Church. From September through May, the Second Church Quartet leads worship with inspirational sacred music. During the summer months, the Volunteer Choir sings at each service. We also have a Children’s Choir, which sings once a month.
During the service, there is a fully staffed nursery for children under age 5. After a children’s sermon, children are dismissed to Sunday School where trained teachers conduct age-appropriate lessons for developing a spiritual faith.
The Lord’s Supper – Holy Communion
The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, as well as on holy days. All people are welcome to receive Holy Communion, especially children. The sacrament of Baptism is offered to all in a celebration of the spiritual love, commitment and belonging within the community of faith.