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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.

The Art of Aging Well
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The Art of Aging Well 

This class is for adults who want to stay younger, smarter and fit. Using the book by the same title – Aging Well – by Dr. Rod Rhoades, we will explore the practices that promote personal vitality and lasting purpose in life. Scientific findings and interdisciplinary wisdom will be presented in order to increase each person’s ability to guide their own path to a meaningful and purposeful life. Participants will be given keys to physical, mental, social and spiritual practices that enhance the quality of life at any age.

Leadership:

Rod Rhoades, Ph.D., author of Aging Well: Staying Younger, Smarter and Fit, is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has spent more than 30 years in medical and integrative research, and is author of numerous books and papers. His keen interest is on the importance of a person taking responsibility of his or her own physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being.

Robert L. Hunter, M.Div., Th.M. , has 40+ years of experience as a pastor, counselor, consultant and coach. He is the former Director of CenterPoint Counseling, currently an adjunct counselor. His areas of expertise relate to the healthy functioning of individuals-in-relationships – from family systems to work systems and social groups. He is the author of one book, Helping When it Hurts: A Practical Guide to Helping Relationships.

Class Schedule: (Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)

  • September 12th: Introduction and Background
  • September 26th: Who’s Responsible for Your Health and Wellbeing?
  • October 10th: Healthy Aging: A Matter of the Mind
  • October 24th: Learning to Thrive: Expanding Your Heart and Mind
  • November 7th ; The Power of Belief-Reaching Beyond Ourselves
  • November 21st; Spiritual Practices and Connections
  • December 5th : The Transformative Power of Gratitude and Generosity

Sponsored by CenterPoint Counseling, a ministry of Second Presbyterian Church


Quest - Middle Schoool
Grades 6-8, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Quest

Middle School, Grades 6-8, 
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (September-May)
Youth Suite

Take a Quest deep into faith with an interactive small group Bible study based around current movie and television clips and how they relate to faith. This small group time gives middle school students a chance to really be heard.


Niners Confirmation
Freshmen and other students

Niners
Confirmation Class

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Youth Suite East

Niners is a nine-month confirmation experience for high school freshmen (or other high school students who have not yet gone through confirmation or joined the church).

This is a time full of things to be excited about and to freak out about if we are being honest—a new school; a busier schedule; new friends; important decisions; new questions. Some things will probably be tougher to handle than others. Some decisions will be more difficult to make. Some questions will be harder to answer. Some stuff you may want to avoid all together.

For more details and to register, contact Brian Shivers.


Trek - High School
Grades 9-11, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Trek - High School

Trek - High School Sophomores and Juniors
Youth Suite West, 6:30 p.m. (September-May)

Trek is a Wednesday night small group opportunity for sophomores and juniors. Trek meets each week throughout the school year for support and encouragement, as well as deep discussions of faith. This fall we will be looking at the Gospel of Matthew.

Contact: Tyler Wolfcale (TWolfcale@SecondChurch.org)


Second Winds
Intergenerational Youth and Adult Wind Ensemble

Second Winds

All youth and adults who have completed at least three years of study on wind, brass or percussion instruments are eligible and encouraged to become part of Second Winds, a symphony wind ensemble comprised solely of volunteers from the Second Presbyterian community. Second Winds plays three to four services during the year and rehearses Wednesdays, 8:15-9:15 p.m. This ensemble is a great opportunity for youth and adults to work together to create beautiful music, enjoy fellowship and use their gifts and talents to glorify God. For more information, contact the Music & Fine Arts Office.