Church Life During the Pandemic

Church Life During the Pandemic

Our building may be closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the life of Second Church continues virtually in worship, fellowship, and serving others as we remain physically distant. We invite you to join with us in Christ.

First, in additional to your physical health, be sure to take care of your spiritual and emotional health. Friends, this is an anxious time for all of us. Pay attention to where you hold your anxiety (the tightening of the forehead, in your shoulders and back, in your gut; etc.) and remember, to breathe. Breathe in to a count of three, breath out and whisper “Come, Spirit, Come.” Our pastoral staff are available to meet (virtually), talk, and pray with you.

During the pandemic, we are holding one worship service at 10 AM on Sundays via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Sunday Worship

Sunday, August 9| 10 AM
Bible passage: Mark 11:12-14, 20-24
Sermon: “No Figs, but Faith”

View the Sunday worship bulletin

Zoom Link:
Mobile Phone or Tablet: Download Zoom App from the App store
Dial in: call 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID# 854 5585 4527
Password: Because of a disturbing experience with Zoom hackers, we now must require a password to join the worship service. The password is available in the weekly Friday Flyer and in the back of the bulletin linked above.


If you do not have a Facebook account, just search for @secondpresby to view the service.


Communion is served during worship on the first Sunday of the month. While we worship from our homes, we invite you to find elements of bread and wine/grape juice in your home, and we will take the sacrament together.

Adult Seminar

Sundays, 11 AM following Worship

“From Lament to Hope”
Sundays, August 2-26

Building on the theme from the 224th General Assembly, we will spend the month of August studying scripture passages that focus on lament to hope. We will engage in spiritual practices, prayer, and small group discussion to reflect on how prayer and our faith serves as a light of hope to guide us through times of lament.

For technical reasons, you will have to leave the worship meeting and log on separately to attend the Adult Seminar. Email Rev. Amy Carlson to receive the Zoom link.

Youth Group

2nd and 4th Sundays
Next meetings: August 9 & 23, 4 PM

Youth group will resume over the summer. Middle and high school youth are invited to join us at 4 PM on the second Sunday of the month. We may add the 4th Sunday as well. Email Rev. Amy Carlson to receive the Zoom link.

Mission Book Group

Wednesday, August 26 (note that meeting has been postponed one week.)
7 PM via Zoom

Reading The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose by Chris Wilson.  We are pleased to announce that the author will join our Zoom discussion of his book.

Email Rev. Jenn DiFrancesco to receive the Zoom link.

Mission during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are supporting organizations that provide vital assistance to the most vulnerable people in Baltimore.

Visit our mission page for details on making casseroles and sandwiches for the homeless, donating food to CARES food pantry, making t-shirt bags and face masks, and other ways you can help.