Welcome to Second Presbyterian Church!
Really. You ARE welcome here, in this place, regardless of who you are or what you believe. Honestly. Nobody is too poor or too rich, too good or too bad, too light or too dark, too–well, you get the idea. We want Second Presbyterian Church to reflect the hospitality and diversity of this city, to welcome all in Christ’s name, with open arms and open hearts.
As you can clearly see by our appearance, we are a church. You’d never mistake this building for anything else- but we are so much more than just bricks and mortar. We’ve been a Christian congregation for over 200 years now. We look like a church and in many ways act like a church. That might be intimidating to some, but we’re all just people, doing what we’ve been called to do. We don’t want to be intimidating or uninviting. We’re a group of people that wants to follow in the way Jesus would have us live. None of us have gotten it perfect yet, but we keep trying.
We hope you’ll join us. We won’t pressure you to do what you’re not ready for. We are not ‘guilt police’ here. God is love, and God is good, and we want our life and work to reflect that. We know that it can feel awkward to join a spiritual community; that it is a big step- but you are not at all alone in your seeking. We firmly believe that a person can know God here, through our reaching out to God and drawing near to others, and knowing God is worth the risk.
The Rev. Dr. Tom Blair