Sundays for Families
Welcome Home!

Sundays for Families

Welcome Home!

We look forward to welcoming your children and helping them to feel at home at Second Church. The “Home Owner’s Guide” below should help you to make God’s house your home on Sundays at Second.

8:15 a.m.  Worship in Milner Chapel
Child Care for Infants – 5th Grade in 240

9:10 a.m. Sunday School Teachers Pray Together
Outside the Elevators on the Second Floor

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary
Sunday School 
for Infants, Preschoolers, Elementary, Middle and High School Students, as well as Adults.

10:30 a.m. Intermission
Fellowship time on the playground, runs through October 7.  Wintermission, a time for fellowship and mission in McFarland Hall, begins October 14 and runs through May.

11 a.m.  Worship in the Sanctuary
Includes a Time for Children with the Pastor on the Chancel Steps. After the Time for Children many children ages 4 – grade 5 enjoy singing in Choir School. Three-year-olds participate in Children’s Chapel.  Some children prefer to remain in worship with their families. Child Care is available for the whole hour for children ages 2 and under.

11:15 a.m. Choir School
Nurtures the spiritual and musical growth of children for a lifetime enjoyment of praising God through music. (for age 4 through Grade 5)


9:30 a.m. Sunday School Rooms

Infants – Room 240
Toddlers – Room 233
Twos – Room 209
Threes – Room 235
Fours – Room 234
Fives – Room 205
Early Elementary (1st – 3rd) Classes marked by grades rotate between Drama, Art, Mission, Maker’s Space, and Games in rooms 304, 305, 307 and 309.
45 Degrees (4th – 5th) 354 and 355
Sixth Graders - Youth Suite.


Wintermission
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Wintermission
Meet us in McFarland Hall.

FALL THROUGH SPRING, 10:30 AM, MCFARLAND HALL

Parents visit; children gather. Join hands in service to God and BE SECOND to the world.

Comfy corner seating at low tables offer child forward mission activities and parent gathering spots during the 10:30-11 a.m. morning fellowship time.

Please join us!


Wednesday Night Kids Club
March 13 - April 10, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Night Kids Club

Children Learn the Practice of Christian Hospitality

WEDNESDAYS, MARCH 13 - APRIL 10, 6:30 - 8 PM, ROOM 304
 
In Lent, we make space in our lives for God. We pause for practices of prayer, repentance and service. As Christians, when we make time and space for one another, we make space for God. When Christian hospitality is practiced, both host and guest are blessed! Story, games, crafts and hands-on mission “bring the lesson home” at Wednesday Night Kids Club.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 11 AM, EAST PLAYGROUND

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt followed by donuts, fruit, and lemonade.

Provided by Families in Christ.


Kindergarten Bible Presentation
Sunday, April 28, 9:20 a.m.

Kindergarten Bible Presentation

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 9:20 AM

Register Now

Our kindergarteners are becoming readers! That makes this a great time to put a Bible they can read in their hands. Every page of the Spark Bible is full of our faith family stories told through vibrant language and pictures. As parents place these Bibles in their children’s hands, they make this covenant promise:

“This is God’s Word for you. I promise to read it with you, pray with you and talk with you so that we might grow together in God’s love.”These stories will become their story as they read them with their “at-home families” and their “church family,” and add their own stories to their faith family tree.

You and your child, and any other special guests, are invited to please join us at 9:20 a.m. in Milner Chapel for this special presentation. We will begin our brief ceremony and presentation at 9:35 a.m. At the conclusion of the presentations, the kindergarten Sunday School teachers will take the children to their class. You are invited to remain in the chapel for a lesson with me on sharing scripture with your children and an introduction to our very special elementary Sunday School program.


VBS 2019
Monday-Friday, June 24-28
Kick-Off: Sunday, June 23

Vacation Bible School - 2019

Sunday, June 23 - Friday, June 28

Vacation Bible School is about making friends, playing games, singing songs, painting pictures, sharing snacks, helping others and sealing God's story in our hearts. What a joyful way to add our own stories to the faith family tree!

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. You are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you." (Isaiah 43:1-4)

Join us for a week-long summer adventure as we experience the powerful love of God and the joy of being a child of the promise!

45D VBS - Our oldest VBS kids, rising 5th and 6th graders, deepen friendships and faith as they engage in side-by-side mission activities. Projects include building a ramp with SAWs ministry, sewing puppy pillows for Riley hospital with our Monday Sew-ers, creating art alongside our special friends from Nobel, and running a lemonade stand to benefit students in Kenya.

Questions: contact Rev. Caroline Dennis, at (317) 253-6461 or CDennis@SecondChurch.org.


VBS Kick-Off Worship, Ice Cream Social and Open House
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 4 PM

Everyone is invited to join us for worship in McFarland Hall at 4 p.m. followed by a visit to your VBS class and a time of fellowship on the playground.


Vacation Bible School
JUNE 24 - JUNE 28
MONDAY- FRIDAY, 9 AM - NOON

Register VBS Participants

for children Age 4 (by 9/1/2019) – (rising into) Grade 6

Cost: $30 per person
Early bird discount is available. Pay $25 when you register before May 31.

Registration closes June 9, 2019
 

For families needing a longer day of enriching experiences …
VBSXtended Day
7:30 AM - 9 AM and NOON – 5 PM

Cost: $30 for AM; $150 for PM per person
Early bird discount for VBSXtended Day is available. Pay $25 for AM; $125 for PM per person when you register before May 31.

Registration closes June 9, 2019

Extend your VBS day by adding on VBSXtended Day. Children and Family Ministries offers an early morning and/or afternoon of loving care for VBS Particpants. Children have lunch time with a meal brought from home, take a rest, enjoy arts and crafts, quiet and active games, and outdoor play.
 


Volunteer for VBS

Register to Volunteer

VBS volunteers range from rising 7th grade to mid-nineties! There is a job for everyone, from classroom teachers to technology assistants, snack preparers to craft creators. We hope you can volunteer with us all five days but we welcome your help on as many days as you may be available. The gift of your time and creative energy will plant seeds of faith that will grow though the life of a child (and your own!).

VBS Volunteers are asked to commit to attend one VBS Volunteer Orientation & Teacher Training Session (6/13 or 6/20), spend 2 hours on Classroom Setup and Decorating (6/22), and stay for Clean-up Friday afternoon (6/28). 

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to registration, all NEW Volunteers need to complete the Second Presbyterian Church Volunteer Application Form and Background Check. Find a link to this form in your registration confirmation email. Previous volunteers will be notified if a new background check is needed.
 


A VBS experience for young children of VBS volunteers...
VBS Jr - Childcare

Register for Childcare 

While you volunteer, your children who are under 4 years old may participate in age appropriate VBS activities while receiving tender care (& a t-shirt) in our nursery.

Please note: VBS Jr Childcare is available to volunteers, for their children under 4 years old, only on days when they are volunteering.


Questions: contact Rev. Caroline Dennis, at (317) 253-6461 or CDennis@SecondChurch.org.


The Temple Project
Early Elementary Sunday School
Workshop Rotation 2018-2019
 

The Temple Project

Early Elementary Workshop Rotation 2018-2019

SUNDAY MORNINGS, 9:30 AM

The Temple, like Rome, was not built in a day.

Early Elementary Sunday School’s Workshop Rotation 2018-2019 will include a special year-long project. Our Maker’s Space will walk where King Solomon walked and build a replica of the Temple in Jerusalem. We will use our best Bible research skills, online resources, and a variety of creative tools to fashion our model. Whether it is clay, stones, fabrics, or our 3D printer, we will work across the grades.

The Bible is rich with stories about and in and referencing the Temple. Whether it is the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies, young Jesus questioning the elders in his father’s house, or the curtain being torn when “it is finished” on Golgotha--the children of Second Church’s first, second and third grades will see and feel and know the word of God in a unique way this year. Plan to join us as we look at God’s people who followed God’s ways and put down a place for regular worship of the One True God. We hope you will make our Sunday School a regular place of learning and Second Church a regular place for your worship this year.


Books for Families
March Suggestions

Books for Families

March Recommendations

March books are recommended by Senior Associate Pastor, Brian Shivers.

  1. Strength to Love by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  2. The Great Divorce by CS Lewis

  3. Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel

  4. D365.org – Daily devotionals: Pause, Listen, Think, Pray, Go


Children's Circle Preschool Registration
2019-2020 School Year

Children's Circle Preschool Registration

2019-2020 School Year

The Mission of Children's Circle Preschool is to extend the Second Presbyterian Church family of faith and its Christian traditions to a weekday program for young children in our congregation and in the community. This ministry embraces excellence in education by nurturing the whole child- physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and intellectually.

CCP has been serving the community since 1967, offering a nurturing, Christian setting where children can develop the skills and confidence necessary to live in today's world. Our experienced staff guides children toward discovery of who they are and what they can do.

Enrollment is open at Children's Circle Preschool for the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more about the exciting learning taking place at CCP, contact our office at 317-252-5517 or cpaul@secondchurch.org, or check out our website at childrenscircle.org.


Children's Choir School

Children's Choir School

Sundays, 11:15 a.m.

JOIN TODAY

Register Now

For children, ages 4 to grade 5

Choir School participation leads to lifetime enjoyment of praising God through music. Meeting Sundays during the 11 a.m. worship service, Choir School nurtures the spiritual and artistic growth of children ages four through grade five. Children periodically sing in worship services throughout the year.
 
For more information please visit SecondChurch.org/ChildrensMusic or contact Carol Baker at (317) 253-6461 Ext. 356.