At Second Presbyterian Church everyone is welcome, whatever your age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic or family status, mental or physical ability. We celebrate full participation in the life of the church for everyone. Through worship, service, communion, baptism, education, music, art and fellowship, we draw closer and deepen our life as a community. Prayer, laughter and acts of compassion and social justice are some of the ways we live out the radically inclusive call of Jesus. Acknowledging that we need one another and are enriched by sharing our questions and spiritual practices, we learn to encourage each other in our journeys of faith as we rejoice and seek to serve Christ in the world.
We place a high value on caring for one another. During worship there is often a time for people to share their joys and concerns with the community. We show our love for one another through prayer, as well as through concrete expressions of Christian care. When people are hospitalized, pastors and members alike visit them. We give congregational and pastoral support in times of crisis. We show we care for one another in our ongoing relationships, and strive to provide an open and inclusive community welcoming all of God's people. Second practices warm fellowship in small, medium, and all-church settings. We eat, study, and play together, and often laugh and cry together. Various groups focus on older adults, young adults (20s-30s), youth, or children. Through elementary fellowship for children, and fellowship for junior and senior high youth, our young people are offered a place to belong, a place for service, fellowship, and growing into mature Christian faith.