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When are worship services held?

Worship is held on Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. during the program year (September – May).
During the summer, worship is held at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel and 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Nursery care is provided at all services.
Alternative midweek Kairos services are held on occasion through the year, usually in Kirk Hall.

Where do I go?

Parking is available in the lot on Mountain Avenue, and at various places around the church. Enter through the handicap-accessible Portico Entrance in the Mountain Avenue lot.

As you enter the building, the Sanctuary and Chapel are located on the main floor. The Sanctuary is to the right through Kirk Hall, and the Chapel is to the right as you enter the sliding glass doors.

Childcare for infants through preschool is offered year-round, and is located on the main floor to the left through Kirk Hall.

Sunday School (September through May) classrooms for kindergarten through fifth grade are located on the top floor (take the elevator to floor 3). Middle school and high school students meet in the The Intersection, which is a house directly across the street from the Sanctuary, at the corner of Highland Avenue and 3rd Street.

Adult education classes are held in various rooms throughout the church school year Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Greeters are happy to assist you in finding a class.

What do I wear?

You can wear whatever you are comfortable wearing to services at Second. Morning worship tends to be dressier than midweek Kairos worship, which is casual, “come as you are” service. One member told her teenage sons that appropriate attire for Sunday morning was “a shirt with a collar.” That said, we are more interested in YOU than what you wear!

Is there someone who will meet me when I enter?

Every Sunday we have members who serve as greeters, and will answer your questions and help you find your way to Sunday School rooms or the Sanctuary. Our Shared Ministries Coordinator is usually present at the parking lot entrance, as well, and she pays special attention to visitors and new members. We’re a large church, so please identify yourself as a visitor so that we will be sure to welcome you warmly!

If you enter through the parking lot entrance, greeters will encourage you to continue forward into Kirk Hall, one of our newly renovated spaces, where members congregate during Meet & Greet (9:30 – 9:55 a.m.) for refreshments and to socialize with each other prior to Sunday School. We welcome the chance to get to know you!

What about my kids during the worship service?

We welcome family worship at all of our services, but if you would like to take advantage of our excellent childcare opportunities, we provide designated, child-friendly nursery rooms for infant through preschool age. Children are nurtured physically, emotionally, and spiritually by trained caregivers. Special attention is given to individual needs, and our childcare is available for all services.

During the Sunday School year (September through May), children ages pre-K through first grade enjoy their own special time of worship and wonder at CWW. Following the Children’s Time during the 11:00 a.m. worship service, children are excused to the CWW worship space on the third floor. They learn the stories of our faith and worship God in a setting and style geared toward their needs and stages of development. Biblical stories are told in the context of a worship experience that includes singing, response time, and “the feast.” We hope this will nurture their innate sense of wonder, as they develop a sense of awe and reverence for worship.

What Sunday School classes are available?

Growing together in faith is a mission at Second Presbyterian Church. Sunday School is held September through May from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. The best way to find out what’s going on in adult education is to attend our Rally Day in September or through our website for up-to-date information on all of our classes. There is also a brochure available in the church office or by request, which lists classes, content, and location.

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