Sunday, March 25

Families@Five Wiggle Worship

I AM the Resurrection


Making new friends is so much fun. Usually it starts with introductions. “I am….” followed by a name.

And then there is more. I AM five. I AM smart. I AM funny. I AM a soccer player. I AM going to be….

During Lent at Families@Five, we will deepen our friendships with one another and with Jesus as we listen to Jesus tell his friends...

February 18 – I AM Jesus
February 25 – I AM the Bread of Life
March 4 – I AM the Gate
March 11 – I AM the Good Shepherd
March 18 – I AM the Resurrection
March 25 – Palm Sunday: I AM the Vine
April 1 – EASTER: I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life

Journey through Lent with us as we walk with our friend Jesus from Ashes to Alleluias.

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.

Books for Families
March Suggestions from Brian Shivers


  • 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life – by Bruce Reyes-Chow
  • Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred ractices in Everyday Life – by Tish Harrison
  • Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens – by Dorothy Bass and Don C. Richter
  • A Wrinkle in Time – by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Daily devotionals: Pause, Listen, Think, Pray, Go d365.org or d365 App

Children's Musical: Esther
Sunday, May 6

Children's Musical: Esther


An amazing tale of courage and honor in the face of fear, jealousy and pride – no, this is not the latest Netflix drama, but instead, an ancient Biblical story situated in the Citadel of Susa, a capitol of the Persian Empire. At the center of this remarkable story is a young Jewish woman who chose to follow God’s plan and save her people from certain death.

You are invited to experience the daring, triumphant story of Esther in a special Choir School musical presentation. Written by Erik Whitehill, Esther is filled with memorable melodies and heartfelt ballads. This performance is free, open to the public.

Contact: Carol Baker at (317) 253-6461 x 356.

Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Meet us in McFarland Hall.


Parents visit; children gather. Join hands in service to God and BE SECOND Church to the world.

Comfy corner seating at low tables offer child forward mission activities and parent gathering spots during the 10:30-11:00 morning fellowship time.

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.