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Five Good Books: Paul's Letter to the Romans

Five Good Books for March

Paul's Letter to the Romans


  1. Karl Barth, The Epistle to the Romans (Oxford, 1968)
  2. Beverly Roberts Gaventa, When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel According to Paul (Baker Academic, 2016)
  3. A. Katherine Grieb, The Story of Romans: A Narrative Defense of God’s Righteousness (Westminster John Knox, 2002)
  4. N. T. Wright, Paul for Everyone: Romans, Part 1 (Westminster John Knox, 2005)
  5. N. T. Wright, Paul for Everyone: Romans, Part 2 (Westminster John Knox, 2005)

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 March 6, 2018. 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.

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
March Suggestions from Brian Shivers


  • 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life – by Bruce Reyes-Chow
  • Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred ractices in Everyday Life – by Tish Harrison
  • Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens – by Dorothy Bass and Don C. Richter
  • A Wrinkle in Time – by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Daily devotionals: Pause, Listen, Think, Pray, Go or d365 App

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

Theology, Thoughts & Coffee
Sabbath as Resistance

SUNDAYS, 8:00 AM, Common Room
We will be begin a new book study during Lent. Join us as we read Sabbath as Resistance, Saying No to the Culture of Now. The class is led by Theologian in Residence 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.

Join us this Sunday for a Bible study using The Wired Word. This adult bible study lesson is designed to apply scripture to current news and events. We have a new topic every Sunday to study together and it will serve as an easy way to weave current events into our weekly Bible Studies. Hope to see you!

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


The Upper Room

Bible Study Class


All are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversaion. We are studying Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians.

Contact Audrey Pelham with questions.