Worship is the focal point of Christian life in community. It is the starting point for education, fellowship, and service for people of all ages. Worship is the beginning and end of our communal Christian lives. In a service of baptism we are brought into the fellowship of the Church, and the finality of our lives is recognized in a service of thanksgiving and remembrance in a Christian funeral. Worship is the centerpiece of our corporate experience in faith. It is where we learn and proclaim our faith, where we sing, pray, and share our gifts from God with others. It is both the construction site and the launching area of our individual and corporate ships of faith.
As we gather to praise God we are strengthened in our lives together and nurtured in our love for God and service to one another in Christ.
During the academic year, services are held at the following times:
- 8:30 AM in the Chapel and also livestreamed on Second’s YouTube channel
- 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary
During the Summer of 2022, a single service will be held in the Sanctuary and will be livestreamed on Second’s YouTube channel.
Worship service subject to change for special occasions. Please check the website homepage for up-to-date information.
Masks are no longer required in our worship spaces. Please follow instructions regarding social distancing.
Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month at both services. If you trust in Jesus as your Savior, you are welcome to partake in communion. You do not need to be Presbyterian or a member of this church.
Second Church has many entrances, which often confuses visitors. Feel free to enter our church through the Westcott door entrance on Charlcote Road (Charles street) which is wheelchair accessible–look for the single story white-columned colonnade, the Smith Hall door near Saint Paul Street, the sanctuary doors at the front of the church, or the glass doors on Stratford Road (wheelchair accessible) near the Chapel (best for 8:30 AM service).
Second Presbyterian Church is wheelchair accessible. A ramp is located on Charlcote Road (Charles Street) leading to the Westcott entrance (look for the white-columned colonnade). The elevator to the Sanctuary and Smith Hall, our fellowship hall, is located down the hall on the left. The glass door entrance on Stratford Road, nearest the Chapel where the 8:30 AM service is held, is also accessible.
Childcare isn’t currently available due to the pandemic. The Second Presbyterian Church childcare staff provide a loving, safe, and clean environment for infants (8 weeks) through five-year-olds in the nursery on the main level during both worship services.
The care of your children is an important part of the ministry of our church. The Christian Education Council supervises this ministry. All rooms are nearby and are well supervised and staffed by fully vetted caregivers.
Sunday School for preschoolers through 12th grade and an Adult Forum is held from September through May at 9:30 AM.