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Five Good Books: Introductions to Paul

Five Good Books for January

Introductions to Paul


  1. Michael F. Bird, Four Views on the Apostle Paul (Zondervan, 2012)
  2. James D. G. Dunn, Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels (Eerdmans, 2011)
  3. Michael J. Gorman, Reading Paul (Cascade, 2008)
  4. E.P. Sanders, Paul: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2001)
  5. N.T. Wright, Paul: In Fresh Perspective, paperback (Fortress, 2009)

Mindfulness Meditation
Fridays, 12:15 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation

FRIDAYS, 12:15-12:45 PM,  ROOM 113
Brief discussion, followed by silent practice and concludes with observations, comments and/or general wonderings.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.


Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., McFarland Hall

A Bible study connecting “People of all Abilities” in song, prayer and Bible lessons

Contact: Caroline Dennis

Join us mid-week for a variety of classes and groups. 

Wednesday Night Opportunities

On Wednesday evenings, Second Presbyterian Church offers a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship, education and fun for all generations. You will find Men's and Women's studies, Financial Classes, Youth and Children's groups, and seasonal Biblical studies. These offerings vary throughout the year.

Labyrinth: During the cold winter days, we have an indoor labyrinth available for personal and group use each Wednesday, while in the warmer days, the outdoor labyrinth is always available on the northeast end of the property. More details.

Children: Child Care is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Please make reservations at least one week in advance. Click here.

Women in the Word
Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. in Room 114

Women in the Word

Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m., Room 114

“Women in the Word” will reconvene on March 6, 2018. See you this spring to speak more of II Samuel.

Purpose: A detailed, compehensive study of the Bible to promote a deeper understanding of scripture and how it applies to our everyday lives.

Spring 2018: PW Women in the Word are going to Shiloh and revisit Eli, Samuel, Hannah, Saul and David as we study Samuel II. 

Meets: Tuesdays March through late May and Mid-September through mid-December, 2:30 p.m., Room 114
Contact: Dr. Wilma Sukapjo (317) 730-4737

Artist Get-Together
1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Artist Get-Together

1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS; 6:30-8 PM; ROOM 355
Twice each month, amateurs and professionals from the Second Church community come together for fellowship and artistic expression in any media. The group shares conversation, exchanges ideas, offers constructive critiquing if desired, and explores various art media with those who have knowledge of such. It is open to anyone who wants to learn or just paint, draw or talk about art. 

Books for Families
Practicing Gratitude

Helping Children Practice Gratitude


We all have so much to be thankful for and it’s important to help children practice gratitude. These books can set a good example.

  1. The Blessings Jar: A Story about being Thankful, by Colleen Coble
  2. Thankful, by Eileen Spinelli
  3. I’m Thankful Each Day, by PK Hallinan
  4. Thanks from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle
  5. The Thankful Book, by Todd Parr

Theology, Thoughts & Coffee
Sundays, 8:00 a.m.

Theology, Thoughts & Coffee
The Reformation

SUNDAYS, 8:00 AM, Common Room
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the European Reformation, we will be reading and discussing books on the ideas and continuing significance of the leading figures of that movement beginning with October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World.
The class will be led by Theologian in Residence Dr. John Franke.

Families in Christ
Sundays, 9:30 AM

Families in Christ

SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM, ROOM 112

Adults of all ages are welcome to this Sunday morning class where we circle up to discuss and grow in faith together! Social and service opportunities are offered throughout the year.

This group is studying, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown. Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Contact: Jamey Everett

The Parables of Jesus
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.


The Upper Room

Bible Study Class


All are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversaion as we read and study together the book The Parables of Jesus by William Barclay.

Contact Audrey Pelham with questions.