Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter


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

Summer Choir

Sing with the Summer Choir!


Thursdays from 7-8 p.m.:
July 11
July 18*
July 25

Sundays, 9 a.m. call:
July 14
July 21
July 28

* July 18/Family Choir Week: Families with children (at chapter book reading level) are invited to join Summer Choir. PLUS, after rehearsal join us for a watermelon seed spitting contest!

Contact us for more information:; (317) 253-6461 x309.


Summer Yoga Classes
Thursdays, July 11 to August 15

Summer Yoga Classes

Thursdays July 11 to August 15
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. OR 6:00 - 7:15 p.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.

Deacon Shoe Drive
Sundays in July

Deacon Shoe Drive

Sundays in July, during Coffee Hour

Help provide school shoes for children in Washington Township. This is part of Back-to-School Extravaganza, involving several congregations providing clothes, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies.

Your donation of $20 will buy a pair of shoes for a K-12 student. All donations will be matched by a generous donor up to $10,000. Shoes will be distributed at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on July 27. Donate online or write a check to Second Presbyterian Church with “Deacons Shoe Drive” in the memo line.


Blood Drive
Sunday, August 4

Blood Drive

Raise Your Sleeve


Give hope...
Ministering to our community includes providing the resources needed during a time of crisis for hope and healing. Donating blood is a powerful way to show compassion and meet needs. 

Please schedule a time to donate. Not sure about your eligibility? 
Call (317) 916-5150 or contact Susan Peltz ( with questions. 

Schedule Your Time Now

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!