VBS 2018
Monday-Friday, June 25-29
(Kick-Off: Sunday, June 24)

Vacation Bible School - 2018

Stories from the Faith Family Tree

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!

"May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith as you are being rooted and grounded in love." Ephesians 3:17

Join us for a week-long summer adventure as we dig our roots deep into God’s love and grow strong in our faith.

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

VBS Kick-Off Worship, Ice Cream Social and Open House

Everyone is invited to join us for worship in McFarland Hall at 4 p.m. During the week, please pray that this will be a safe, happy and meaningful week for our children, families and volunteers.

Vacation Bible School

Register VBS Participants

for children Age 4 (by 9/1/2018) – (rising into) Grade 6

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

Registration closes June 10, 2018

For families needing a longer day of enriching experiences …
VBSXtended Day
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM and NOON – 5:00 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 10, 2018

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 must plan to attend one VBS Volunteer Orientation & Teacher Training Session, spend 2 hours on Classroom Setup and Decorating, and stay for Clean-up Friday afternoon (6/29). 

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.

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


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.

No Families@Five this Sunday, May 27

Families@Five Wiggle Worship

See! I Make All Things... Work Together for Good


Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are being formed into the likeness of our big brother Jesus.

"We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family."  Romans 8:28-29

At Families@Five Wiggle Worship, from Easter to Pentecost, we will meet the Risen Lord and await his promised gift. On Pentecost, we will celebrate the Birthday of the Church with balloons and barbeque! Come wiggle and worship with us every Sunday at 5 p.m. in Milner Chapel.

April 8: Peace Be with You
1 John 1:1-2:2,  John 20:19-31

April 15: A Pitch-In and a Fish Fry
Acts 3:12-19Luke 24:36b-48

April 22: Follow the Leader
Psalm 23John 10:11-18

April 29: When you go… take this
1 John 4:7-12Acts 8:26-40

May 6: These are the Rules
Romans 8:28-29John 15:9-17

May 13: You’ll Need Some Help
Psalm 1:1-3John 14:25-26

May 20: Pentecost:  A Happy Birthday Gift for the Church
Romans 8:18-27Acts 2:1-21
Worship is followed by a Pitch-In Picnic in the garden.

Books for Families
May Suggestions from Cara Paul

Books for Families

May Suggestions from Cara Paul 

Summer is coming and families will have more time together. Whether your family is taking a vacation or hanging out at home, these books are great ways to use your imaginations and bust boredom!

Recommended by Children's Circle Director, Cara Paul:

  1. Sea, Sand, Me By Patricia Hubell
  2. The Book of Mistakes by Carina Luyken
  3. Christina Katerina and the Box by Patricia Lee Gauch
  4. The Listening Walk by Paul Showers
  5. Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin

Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Intermission!
Meet us on the playground.

SUNDAYS, 10:30-10:55 AM

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!

Children's Choir School
Sundays, 11:15 a.m.

Children's Choir School Registration is Open!

Sundays, 11:15 a.m.


Register Now

For children, age 4 to grade 5

Choir School participation leads to a 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 age 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.