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5 Good Books for January

5 Good Books for January

The Rise of Christianity

  1. Bart Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World (Simon & Schuster 2018)
  2. Eusebius, The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine (Penguin Classics, 1990)
  3. W. H. C. Frend, The Rise of Christianity (Fortress, 1984)
  4. Andrew Louth, ed. Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers (Penguin Classics, 1987)
  5. Rodney Stark, The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion (HarperOne, 2012)


Mindfulness Meditation
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 12:15 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation

ROOM 312
Brief discussion, followed by silent practice and concludes with observations, comments and/or general wonderings. Monday & Thursday meditations are led by Scott Sweet. Friday meditation is self-led.

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

If you are interested in working with adults with special needs, please contact Suzanne Baker (sdbaker@mac.com). All age groups and skill levels are welcome.

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.

Books for Families
January Suggestions

Books for Families

January Suggestions from Cara Paul

Children are natural creators. Here is a list of books that celebrate the creative process and remind us that the best creator of all is God!

  1. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
  2. Seven Days of Creation by Mindy MacDonald
  3. When I Build with Blocks by Niki Alling
  4. When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner
  5. If You Find a Rock by Pe

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. This group also meets for social and service opportunities are offered throughout the year.

This January, we will begin interactive discussions regarding the previous week’s sermon as well as share ways we can develop family faith practices at home, from prayers to dinner time blessings..

Contact: Jamey Everett

The Upper Room
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

The Upper Room

Bible Study Class

SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM, ROOM 230

Come and join us as we seek to grow in our faith through Bible study and fellowship. We will be studying 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon this fall.

Contact: Audrey Pelham 

Women in the Word
Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. in Room 114
March-May; September-December

Women in the Word

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


Women in the Word All are welcome to join us in the study of God's word.

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

Meets: Tuesdays March through late May and Mid-September through mid-December, 2:30 p.m., Room 114

Spring 2019 (March 12-May 21): PW Women in the Word are delving deeply into the Gospel of John.

Contact: Dr. Wilma Sukapjo (317) 730-4737

Wednesday Morning Bible Study
9-9:30 a.m., Chapel & 9:30-11 a.m., Room 356

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

WEDNESDAYS, 9:30 AM, 4th Floor

All women are welcome! Study will be Hosea.

Contact: Ruth Ann Gapen  (219) 730-6271

Wisdom Seekers
Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Room 230

Wisdom Seekers

Wednesday Morning Book Study

WEDNESDAYS, 10-11:30 AM, ROOM 230

Purpose: Study scripture, inspirational books, pray, encourage and laugh with each other on our Faith Journeys.

We will be studying the fourth book of Sharon Garlough Brown, An Extra Mile.

Contact: Cindy Baird (317) 362-1898

Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. in PW Room

Wednesday Evening Bible Study



Purpose: Provide women of all ages with a welcoming place to explore God's Word and its meaning in our lives.

Please join us any and all Wednesdays that you are able! As always, feel free to come early to chat and catch up. We will begin the video/study right at 6:30 and go until 8 PM. We gather in room 240. (PW room)

We will continue our study of the book of Romans. We are literally going to go verse by verse. We will not be using one particular study guide.


Remember all women are welcome - no matter if they attend Second or not. Our prayer is to be an inter-generational group encouraging each other onward in our life with Christ!

Contact: Ann Van Meter (317) 690-6614

Thursday Morning Bible Study
Presbyterian Women
Thursdays, Rooms 407 from 9:15-10:45 a.m

Presbyterian Women Thursday Morning Bible Study


This intergenerational Bible study welcomes women any time throughout the year.

2019: Studying First Corinthians

Childcare is provided. Please make your reservation a week in advance at SecondChurch.org/ChildCare.

Contact: Jill Kagey    

Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Tuesdays, 7 a.m.

Breakfast & Bible Study

Hosted by Men@Second


Every Tuesday morning, men of Second meet in the Youth Suite for a pancake breakfast and Bible study discussion led by Dr. Jim Riley which includes a weekly handout with questions and analysis of a passage of Scripture.

Presently, the Scripture passages are from the Gospel and Luke covering the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. The study and discussion time is now being streamed live n the Men@Second facebook page: Facebook.com/MenAtSecond. Come join men on Tuesday mornings for a time of fellowship and prayer, or view the study and discussion on Facebook. 

Contact: Jim Riley