Member Name Tags
Does everyone know your name?

Member Name Tags

Do you know people here at Second but can’t remember their names? 

It's OK. You’re not alone! 

Help us be a more welcoming community by ordering your own name tag. 
Order your name tag today. Three ways to order:    

  • online
  • envelopes in the pews
  • order forms in the racks

The bulk order deadline is May 22.

Name Tag Pricing
A bulk order for nametags will be placed periodically. Nametags for bulk orders are $5 ea. If ordering online, the price will be $6 to cover the transaction fees.

Lost/Replacement nametags: A new nametag may be ordered in the next bulk order, or a custom order may be placed at a retail price (non-bulk) of $8.50 + $9 shipping.
 

Register Now

 


Ice Cream Social and Church Community Sale
Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ice Cream Social and Church Community Sale
Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ice Cream Social & Church Community Sale
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 4:30 - 7:30 PM

Come join your church friends for some refreshment and enjoy shopping before the big sale day! A variety of frozen treats will be for sale. All are welcome.

Public Sale
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 8 AM - 2 PM

We invite our neighbors into our church to shop rooms and rooms of gently-used donated items. All proceeds go to local, national and international mission and outreach programs.

Volunteer
There are many opportunities through the week and during the sale to volunteer. To see how you can help, please view the opportunities and help us serve our community on Sign Up Genius or contact Debbie Slack or Maura Hoff.

Donations are always needed, and shopping is strongly encouraged! Please bring your donated items to the northeast entrance of the church (under the awning).


Families in the Garden (FIG)
Wednesdays, May 23 - June 27, 5:30-7 p.m.

Families in the Garden (FIG)

Families and Friends Service and Devotional Time

WEDNESDAYS, MAY 23-JUNE 27, 5:30-7 PM, COMMUNITY GARDEN

Families In the Garden (FIG) gather to share a devotional for talls, smalls, and all. Then, they work with community garden volunteers to help grow food for the food pantry. Fill the bird feeder, clean the bird bath, pick fresh produce, or other independent and/or self-guided tasks help you to tend the garden of God’s love for all people. Families help stock the pantry on rainy days. Be part of the folks who “go and do likewise.” Join your friends and family in the garden.


Welcome Picnic - Save the Date
Sunday, August 26

Welcome Picnic

Save the Date

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 11 AM - 2 PM

"They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people."  Acts 2:46-47

Mark your calendar to join the church community in welcoming Rev. Chris Henry, Rev. Sara Hayden and their sons. 

Worship services on Sunday morning, August 26 will be at 8:15 and 10 a.m.

Music • Food • Games • Activities • Fun • Fellowship 


Tai Chi for Health
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. (June 5 - July 17)

Tai Chi for Health

TUESDAYS: 5:30-6:30 PM (JUNE 5 - JULY 17)

Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise based on a series of movements shown to improve health and well-being. Tai Chi for Health is a form of Tai Chi modified to be a safe exercise practiced by a wide range of ages and fitness levels. Classes offered through CenterPoint Counseling and led by Ingrid Ritchie, Certified Instructor, Tai Chi for Health Institute.

Six Week Class: Tai Chi for Beginners: $60/Person, (June 5 - July 17— No meeting June 26) Registration required. Call to register (317) 252-5518. 


Exhibits in McFarland Hall
Spring/Summer 2018

Exhibits in McFarland Hall

“Art is truly a reflection of God’s creative spirit. Through the creation and perception of beauty, we praise and celebrate the creative power of God. Art is, in this respect, an aspect of worship. The struggle to build harmony in music, beauty on a blank canvas, or implement a creative idea is more than an act of faith—it becomes a quiet act of love” — Martha Sando, member of Second Church and the Fine Arts Advisory Team

The Fine Arts Advisory Team encourages everyone at Second to experience a sense of wonder and joy by these acts of love in the following upcoming exhibits:


Works of Randall Harden
APRIL 8—MAY 26

Randall Scott Harden dedicates his being to creating art - it is his lifestyle. He sees the world through an artist’s eyes - as patterns of color, shapes, and light. At an early age, Randall felt the need to use art as a tool to interpret the world as he knew it.  He was tutored by local talent and continued to study throughout his life in workshops, museums, studios, and en plein air (outdoor painting) alongside his awardwinning peers. Today, he has a successful career bringing his vision to others through his paintings and workshops.


Watercolor Society of Indiana
MAY 27—JULY 7

The Watercolor Society of Indiana (WSI) hosts its annual Membership Show in McFarland Hall. The goals of WSI are four-fold: promote a strong awareness of, and interest in Indiana watercolor painting; to further the interest of painters in watercolor by sponsoring programs and competitive exhibits; to encourage the study of watercolor by art students and others engaged in the visual arts; and to establish the highest aesthetic standards in the field of watercolor painting.


Works of April Willy, Susan Mauck, and Jerry Points
JULY 8—AUGUST 24

Three prominent area artists share traditional, impressionist, and modern expressions of the timeless oil-on-canvas medium.
 


Summer Sale Volunteers Needed
Saturday, June 1 & 2

Summer Sale
Volunteers Needed

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 8 AM TO 2 PM
 

 
It takes many volunteers and many hours of sorting, organizing, and arranging throughout the year to accomplish these large sales. We need those willing to spend a couple of hours working in the different areas, collecting money, bagging purchases, and welcoming & guiding visitors around our church.
  • We need you! You may offer your services by adding your name to Sign Up Genius. Workers will receive a call from a booth chairman within a week to confirm your participation.
You may offer your services by adding your name to Sign Up Genius using the link here, or by contacting Debbie Slack or Maura Hoff.

Make a Difference
While You Shop

Make a Difference While You Shop

WHEN YOU GET GROCERIES
 
Did you know that many grocery stores, such as Kroger, offer some type of community rewards program? These programs donate a percentage of each of your purchases to your favorite local organization. It’s usually just a matter of logging in to your online account and choosing the organization you would like to support. Several organizations that are affiliated with our church participate in Kroger’s Community Rewards Program, including Greenbriar Elementary School and Westminster Neighborhood Services.
 
Sign up today and help ensure that your shopping dollars help support not only your family, but our wider community.

Five Good Books: Christian Theologies

Five Good Books for May

Christian Theologies

MAY RECOMMENDATIONS FROM DR. JOHN FRANKE

  1. James Cone, God of the Oppressed, revised edition (Orbis, 1997)
     
  2. B. A. Gerrish, Christian Faith: Dogmatics in Outline (Westminster John Knox, 2015)
     
  3. Daniel Migliore, Faith Seeking Understanding, third edition (Eerdmans, 2014)
     
  4. Kwok Pui-lan, Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology (Westminster John Knox, 2005)
     
  5. Delores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk, 20th anniversary edition (Orbis, 2013)

Families in Christ
Sundays, 9:30 AM

Families in Christ

SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM, ROOM 112

Adults of all ages are welcome to this Sunday morning class where we circle up to discuss and grow in faith together! Social and service opportunities are offered throughout the year.

Join us this Sunday for a Bible study using The Wired Word. This adult bible study lesson is designed to apply scripture to current news and events. We have a new topic every Sunday to study together and it will serve as an easy way to weave current events into our weekly Bible Studies. Hope to see you!

Koinonia
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

Koinonia

SUNDAYS, 9:30 AM, ROOM 402
 
All are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation as we read and study together The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by authors Douglas Carlton Abrams, Desmond Tutu and Dalai Lama.
 
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships or, as they would say, because of them they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.
 
In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the fact of life's inevitable suffering?

They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. 
 
Contact Wendy Drook with questions.

Intermission
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Intermission!
Meet us on the playground.

SUNDAYS, 10:30-10:55 AM
APRIL 29 - OCTOBER 7

Fresh Fruit Munching.  New Friend Finding.  Old Friend Giggles.  Running, Jumping, Climbing, Growing!

Everyone is invited to meet during “Intermission” on the east playground. Parents, grandparents, children and faith family friends find food and fellowship within the fenced playground. Meet old friends and make new ones! Enter the east playground near the Multipurpose room on the second level. If it is raining, please join us in McFarland Hall on level three.

Please join us!