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Information for In-Person Worship
and Building Activity

This month, we are looking ahead with hope and expectation to in-person worship at 11:00 beginning Sunday, September 27. Until then, Sunday worship will remain online only. Honoring our commitment to our collective health and the guidelines from the medical community, we believe we can build on the road we’ve traveled and walk forward together in faith! Read the latest updates from Rev. Chris Henry. 

Registration:

  • Registration will be required to attend in-person worship.
  • Registration will open at SecondChurch.org/Worship one week in advance. For example, for worship on Sunday, September 27, registration will be available the afternoon of Sunday, September 20. 
  • When you register, you’ll select a seating zone and be assigned a specific door to enter. 
  • Registration will close at noon on Friday or when all seats are taken.

Sunday morning:

  • One worship service only at 11 a.m. 
  • Please arrive between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m.
  • Please park in the west or south lots near the sanctuary.
  • Masks will be required for everyone kindergarten age (five years old) and above.
  • We will not have child care or in-person Sunday school.
  • Entrance and exit will be only through the sanctuary doors. Greeters will be available outside to assist you.
  • Ushers will check you in before you enter the sanctuary and direct you to fill the sanctuary from front to back. At the close of worship, the sanctuary will be cleared from back to front.
  • Our time in the sanctuary will be sacred and special – we ask that conversation happen outside after worship, and remember to social distance!

Our online worship will keep going! You can always join us virtually at 11:00 at SecondChurch.org/Live or Facebook.com/SecondChurch. We are full of hope and prayer as we look ahead to this next chapter at Second Presbyterian Church. Together, we will build on these last six months and listen for God’s beckoning call towards a renewed beginning.


Keep up to date with these Q&As regarding worship and building activity at Second:

When will we gather together again for in-person worship?

This month, we are looking ahead with hope and expectation to in-person worship at 11:00 beginning Sunday, September 27. Until then, Sunday worship will remain online only. Honoring our commitment to our collective health and the guidelines from the medical community, we believe we can build on the road we’ve traveled and walk forward together in faith! Read the latest updates from Rev. Chris Henry. 

How do I worship with Second virtually on Sundays?

Our worship broadcast begins at 11 a.m. and lasts just under one hour. There are a few ways you can watch and listen – all of those details are here. But we also worship through prayer (Thursday evenings) and daily Lectio Divina readings. Learn all the ways you can worship with Second!

Can I come to the church Monday through Friday? Can I come into the building or the sanctuary just to visit?

The work and operations within our building will remain mission-centric only – like our efforts to assemble back to school kits for Washington Township students or our volunteers working within Northside Food Pantry – with registration, masks, social distancing, and careful planning required, and all state and county guidelines followed at minimum. We will share these mission opportunities with you and we will continue this work with careful and prudent planning.

Who can I contact to get approval for mission work within the building? What if our Bible study or small group wants to engage in this kind of fellowship at Second?

All building operations and activity require conversation with and approval from our staff, and is subject to restricted capacity, reserved space, registration, and local and state guidelines at minimum. You are welcome to email Together@SecondChurch.org with your specific request and someone from the church will gladly be in touch within a week!

What about use of the grounds at Second – like the community garden, parking lots, and other outdoor, open spaces on Second’s property? 

Confirmation with families in the parking lot, Bible parades and outdoor ice cream celebrations for our first graders, curbside mission work through the Northside Food Pantry – we have found new and creative ways to be the body of Christ and stay engaged. And that will only continue!

Starting September 10, we invite you into Sacred Spaces @ Second – places you can visit throughout our grounds that offer strength, reflection, and prayer.

How can I connect to Second in this time? How can I stay engaged? I miss being together.

We are here for you! We understand the strength that comes from being together – and we will continue to seek new and creative ways that let us do that without compromising the health and safety of our congregation and greater community. Here are a few things you can do to stay in touch!

What about weddings and funerals?

We are grateful to come along the side of you and your family during these moments of life. As best we can, adhering to local and state guidelines and accommodating the health and safety of all, we’d be happy to discuss your needs with you. Please call (317) 252-6461 to begin these conversations.

I miss my children attending Sunday School. How can kids connect to Second right now?

And we miss having your children in Sunday School! Our incredible Children & Family Ministry team has found many new and creative ways to stay engaged with God’s beloved little children – we’d love to connect with yours! Visit SecondChurch.org/Children to learn much more!

What about CenterPoint Counseling? Can I seek counseling support through Second?

The team at CenterPoint Counseling would be happy to connect with you. This ministry within Second shifted to a telehealth model in March and has continued to serve clients faithfully in this way. Dr. David Chaddock – Director of CenterPoint Counseling – shared his wisdom and perspective with Christian Theological Seminary earlier this summer (you can watch that conversation here!) and was a special guest on AnchorPoint, an online study (click here and look for the 6/14/20 session). Please contact CenterPoint at (317) 252-5518 to connect with a counselor today.