Second Act

Though traditionally known as the group for the ’60 and up’ crowd, Second Act (formerly known as Sages) is a group of people within the church who are in the second half of life. We know that this half of life is no longer just about ‘retirement,’ and looks different for everyone – yet, there is a common desire to belong, to welcome others, to find connection and fellowship, and to continue learning and serving. Second Act offers opportunities to…

- Share meals and fellowship
- Learn from engaging speakers through our Second Act Speaker Series (formerly "Future is Now" luncheons)
- Stay connected to other ministries in the church through regular meetings
- Experience our wider community through day trips and special activities

Please join us at any of our events this year!

Watch our most recent Second Act Speaker Series Zoom here:


Rev. Madison VanVeelen
Associate Pastor of Care
(317) 253-6461, ext. 321

Upcoming Events

Second Act Speaker Series via Zoom - Cancelled
11:30 AM — 1:00 PM

Second Act Speaker Series via Zoom - Cancelled

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Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Time: 11:30 AM — 1:00 PM

Second Act Speaker Series via - Cancelled

Ministries: Sages

Contact: Sherri McMonigle


Second Act Gathering
3:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Second Act Gathering

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Date: Monday, September 13, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Second Act Gathering

Ministries: Sages

Contact: Sherri McMonigle


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    Second Act Speaker Series
    Wednesday, August 11

    Meet at Conner Prairie for a fascinating presentation, lunch, and tour. All are welcome!

    The Second Act Speaker Series is going on the road to Conner Prairie!

    On Wednesday, August 11, we will gather at Conner Prairie at 10:30 a.m. to hear Lenape Chief Mike Pace share some of the history of the indigenous peoples who first inhabited the ground where Indianapolis and Second Presbyterian now stand. Our own Rev. John Franke will moderate a discussion with Mike, followed by lunch.

    Participants will have the option to spend the afternoon exploring the grounds and experiences of Conner Prairie, seeing Lenape and early Indiana history come to life. Friends and family of all ages are welcome! 

    Reservations are $25 for adults and $20 for children up to age 17. Registration includes the cost of the program, lunch, and admission to Connor Prairie. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MONDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 8 p.m. When you register, please note if you will need a gluten free or vegetarian lunch option.

    Do you have questions or need assistance? Contact Sherri McMonigle. 

    Wednesday, August 11
    Conner Prairie Schedule

    • 10:30 a.m. – Gather at Conner Prairie
    • 11:00 a.m. – Program
    • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. – Tour Conner Prairie (Tram will be available for those needing assistance)

    Join Second Act at Conner Prairie on August 11 for a full day of fellowship, food, and fun! Registration cost is $25.00 which includes a box lunch and Conner Prairie access all day. Please register on-line (link) or call the church office. We'll meet at 10:30 a.m., and the program begins at 11 a.m. with opening remarks from Rich Cooper, Conner Prairie VP of Programming, and a presentation by Mike Pace, Chief of Lanape Tribe. A Q&A session will be moderated by John Franke with Mike Pace. Ron Snow will get us up to date with current business and announcements. Following lunch at 12:30 p.m. our tours of Conner Prairie will begin. A tram will be available for travel to Civil War Area. Participants may enjoy the afternoon and may depart according to their own schedule.