Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter


Find out what is going on at Second in the monthly newsletter available online or throughout the church building.

Genesis Young Adult Retreat
Saturday, September 21

Genesis Young Adult Retreat

Join us on Saturday, September 21st as we refresh our minds and spirits in nature, connect with new and old friends through games and activities, and cultivate our faith by meditating on the stories from Genesis.

Together, as we explore creation, we will think about the ways in which God is calling us create something new for the Young Adults at Second. This all-day retreat is a great opportunity for people between the ages of 21 and 40 to find community within the church and within the city. We are excited to have you being part of this new experience.

For more information, check out our Facebook page “Second Presbyterian Young Adults” or follow us on Instagram @secondpresya. See you soon!

Your friends, Jasiel & Kelley 

Sages Fall Brunch at Woodstock Country Club
Sunday, September 22, 12:30 p.m.

Sages Fall Brunch

Sunday, September 22, 12:30 PM


Cost: $20

Please join the Sages at Woodstock Country Club for a delicious brunch. Make your reservations online, at the front desk during office hours, or in McFarland Hall during coffee hour on Sundays. Deadline for reservations is Monday, September 16 at noon.

Rehm Guild Luncheon
Tuesday, September 24, Noon

Rehm Guild Luncheon


"Transformative Education for Those Who Learn Differently"
Speaker: Vanessa Coles, Head of School, Fortune Academy

Cost: $5. Salad, desserts & beverages are provided.

Please make a reservation no later than noon on the Thursday before to Jane Williams, by email at: or (phone 317-726-7227).

Flu Shot Clinic
Sunday, September 29

Flu Shot Clinic

Flu and Pneumonia Shots Available


This year, get your flu and pneumonia shots at the church.

  • Free for people with insurance
  • $15 for people with no insurance
  • $37 for people who have insurance but don’t want to file

First come, first served. All are welcome with insurance or payment.

Crop Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 6

Crop Walk 2019

Hunger Ministry Team coordinates several food-related ministries. These include the Souper Bowl of Caring, CROP Hunger Walk, Spring Break Kits & more.
CROP Hunger Walk is the community fundraising event for Church World Service, to provide funds to feed the hungry locally and around the world. 25% of the funds raised go to local food service organizations, i.e. Gleaners, Midwest Food Bank, Second Helpings, etc. The foreign aid: paying $1,400 for Chicken & Roosters will provide $2,000 for seeds, chickens, tools, & clean water. 

The Future is Now Luncheon
"Is This OK to Eat?" With Debra Vine, IU North Dietitian
Wednesday, October 9, 11:30 a.m.

The Future is Now

Luncheon with Debra Vine, IU North Dietitian


Register Now

Is This OK to Eat?
With Debra Vine, IU North Dietitian

Our guest speaker Debra Vine will help us navigate the confusing and sometimes frustrating world of healthy food. This is sure to be very beneficial to all of us who struggle to eat right.

The cost is $8 per person. Please sign up online or stop by the reservations desk on Sundays between services. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday,October 1 at noon.

InSpiring Speaker Luncheon
Thursday, October 10, 2019

InSpiring Speaker Luncheon
with Kendra Smiley

McFarland Hall

Register Now

Whimsical, witty and wise Christian author
“Enjoy Today - This Is Not A Dress Rehearsal”

Tickets are $15 each (includes lunch) and are available online, between services in McFarland Hall and at the front desk Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30.

Childcare reservations can be made at at least two weeks prior to the event.

Questions? Please call the church office at (317) 253-6461. 

Fall Yoga Classes
Thursdays, September 5 to December 19, 2019

Fall Yoga Classes

Thursdays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. OR Mondays 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

$10 per class

Attend every class or just a few. Call 317-252-5518 to register and pay. 
Childcare is available (email to reserve a spot).

Yoga is a mind-body practice using breath control, simple meditation, and movement to promote health and relaxation. Classes led by Kathleen Aker, who is certified through Peace Through Yoga and enjoys teaching Slow Flow Yoga (for everyone) classes.

Co-hosted by CenterPoint Counseling and Presbyterian Women.

Fall Bazaar and Sale
Friday & Saturday, November 1 & 2

Fall & Summer Sale


NEXT SALE: Friday, November 1, 5 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 2, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

More than 17,000 square feet of clothing, home and garden, housewares, china, toys, books and more!

This year marks the 70-year Platinum Jubilee of PW sales! Thanks to women like you more than $2.5 million has been raised to fund local, national and international mission programs.

You can drop off your donations inside the doors under the canopy on the northeast corner of the building. We are now accepting clothing, toys, household goods, and more for the 2019 sales. After October 6, please hold your donations until January.

We meet year round to sort donations. Want to help? Contact Krissy Seufert.

Sign up to serve!

Breakfast Gathering
Third Saturday Each Month, 8 a.m.


Breakfast Gathering of Men@Second


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!

Docent Art Tour
First Sunday of month, 12:10 p.m.

Docent Art Tour

Docent Art Tours are held on the first Sunday of the month immediately following the 11 a.m. service. Topics change 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! 

Enneagram Seminar
Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Room 356

Enneagram Seminar

Saturday, October 19, Room 356, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (lunch included)


“We can wake up and our lives can be a miraculous unfolding of beauty and joy.”

The Wisdom of the Enneagram


We all have aspects of our being that we have never paid attention to, which unconsciously impact our lives and relationships. The Enneagram is a tool for revealing insights into these characteristics and helps us understand the complexity of our human nature and personality. At first glance, the Enneagram appears to be just another personality profiling system. However, that description comes woefully short of capturing the Enneagram for what it truly is: wisdom. The Enneagram is wisdom about nine styles of human character identified most accurately through an understanding of a person's primary motivation and how that motivation impacts behavior because of how they see, interpret, and experience the world. In particular for the disciple of Christ Jesus, this wisdom becomes truly transformational as it is engaged in connection to spiritual practices through God's Spirit.


Concerning the significance of the Enneagram in his own life Senior Pastor Chris Henry says: “My first encounter with the Enneagram was in prison. I was serving at Metro State Women’s Prison in Atlanta during the summer after seminary graduation, engaged in a clinical pastoral education residency that was part chaplaincy, part internship, and part self-exploration. My supervisor that summer introduced us to this extraordinary tool for understanding ourselves and those with whom we live and work. It was a transformative experience for me. In the description of ‘type three,’ I heard my own passions, hopes, and fears. I felt ‘seen’ in a new way. Over the years, I found this tool the most helpful and impactful in my personal journey, my family life, and my ministry. I would encourage anyone who desires a deeper self-understanding and a wider compassion for others to dive in to the Enneagram!”


This fall, the Spiritual Growth Ministry Team invites you to join us in a class of insight, clarity, wisdom, and discovery. Together we will journey along the path to realizing our unique gifts and strengths, overcoming barriers, and discovering our highest direction in life.


This seminar will be offered free of charge, including lunch, to the congregation of Second Presbyterian Church. However, you will need to register for the seminar through the church website.



A-Maize-ing Lunch and Learn
Sunday, October 20, 12 noon, Room 356

A-Maize-ing Lunch and Learn


Come learn about Second’s mission partners in Kenya!

Second members who traveled to Kenya this summer will share stories and photos from their trip. A simple maize and beans meal will be provided free of charge.

Bring the whole family to get to know what’s new with the Umoja Partnership and our other Kenya missions.

Questions? Contact Celia Booher ( or Kelley Jepsen (