Theology on Tap
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+4th TUESDAYS, 7-9 PM, SAHM'S ALE HOUSE (1435 E. 86TH STREET)
Theology on Tap is a monthly gathering of relaxed fellowship, reflections on profound theological topics, and relevant conversations regarding faith and the public sphere. Sponsored by Young Adults at Second, this event also provides incredible opportunities to connect with people from the church and the larger Indianapolis community. At each gathering, we provide the first beer pint if you choose to drink, non-alcoholic beverages, and various snacks/appetizers.
Bring a friend! We hope to see you there.
Christmas Benevolence Sizing Night
3rd Monday of each month
Come for food, fun and fellowship!
After meeting in the community room for fellowship and a meal, volunteers will move to the Mission Suite to sort donations. Donations need to be sorted by size and gender, then tagged and transported to nearrby stations for storage until December. Don't be afraid to bring the kids...especially if you want them to sleep good that night!
"Many hands make for light work" and we are usually done in about an hour. The more the merrier! RSVP to Craig Demaree so we can set a place for you at the table.
The Art of Faithful Creation
One Saturday Each Month, 9:30 a.m.
Come create with us! PW offers monthly art classes with different projects each month.
- March 14 - Building and creating a succulent in glass, led by Amy Johnston, $15
- April 18 - Card-making with Robin Chaddock, $10
Please bring your payment to the class. There is a limit of 20 people per class.
Questions? Contact Debbie Slack.
Men's Breakfast Gathering
Third Saturday Each Month, 8 a.m.
THIRD SATURDAY EACH MONTH, 8-9 AM, COMMON ROOM
Revival is a unique monthly breakfast gathering for all Men at Second to grow our relationships and hear how God has been at work in the lives of those men next to us in the pew. Come be revived!
Monday and Thursday morning*, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
$10 per class
Pay at each class or call (317) 252-5518 to prepay via credit card.
Childcare available! Reserve in advance.
Yoga is a mind-body practice using breath control, simple meditation, and movement to promote health and relaxation. Co-hosted by CenterPoint Counseling and Presbyterian Women, this fun class is for all levels from beginner to advanced.
Classes led by Kathleen Aker. Certified through Peace Through Yoga, Kathleen loves to teach Slow Flow Yoga (for everyone) classes. Through playful, joyful techniques she teaches participants how to slowly come into and out of yoga poses, with a goal of bringing peace, strength, and flexibility to the body, mind, and spirit.
*Classes will not meet on MLK, President’s Day, or Easter Monday.
Docent Art Tours are held on the first Sunday of the month immediately following the 11 a.m. service. Topics change each month.
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
Throughout the history of all religions, art has served the same purposes. Whatever the religion, whatever the artistic medium, no matter how skilled the artist, religious art serves to praise God, inspire the faithful, instruct the masses, warn the errant, soothe the suffering, comfort the fearful, focus the wayward, or increase devotion. Can you see how the art found in Second Presbyterian provides those gifts? Would you like to understand more about how those intents are achieved through the medium of visual arts?
A new program has been designed to share and explore the various art pieces found in Second Presbyterian Church. Congregational docents will guide small groups to share and explore the art you see around you. Brief tours, appropriate for all ages, will be offered after the 11 a.m. service on the first Sunday morning of each month or as scheduled programs for church groups. These short discussions are designed to explore specific mediums and religious perspectives. Tour topics will include the stained glass in the sanctuary and the chapel, statuary, textiles, portraits, religious symbolism, paintings, architecture, carvings, and contemporary art.
What questions do you have about the art we see throughout the building? Where are the rose windows? What is significant about Tiffany glass? What is the meaning of the banners hanging in the sanctuary? Where are Meghan’s etched panels? Where are the two statues of Jesus? What themes are illustrated in the stained glass windows on the side aisles of the sanctuary? What do the carvings in the top of the arches in the sanctuary mean? Who are the people in the oil portraits lining the halls of the church? What art is found elsewhere in the building? Who creates the artwork we see in McFarland Hall? Could my artwork be displayed in Second Church?
Join us the first Sunday of each month. We’ll meet in front of the chapel at 12:10 and spend 15 to 20 minutes learning more about what inspires, warns, teaches, soothes, comforts, focuses, and occupies us through the use of paint, glass, fabric, limestone, marble, wood, and plastic. As you would expect from Second, where excellence is always the intent, the art in our worship spaces and halls is wonderful!
Vacation Bible School
June 22-26, 2020
Save the date!
All children, ages 4 through grade 5, are welcome to join the fun! Extended day is available for those who need a full day option.
Did you know younger kids can have fun at VBS Jr while a parent volunteers?
Registration begins in March.