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Worship

One of the best ways to connect with Second City Church is to come and worship with us, but we know that coming to a new church or church at all can be intimidating. We hope that when you come to Second City Church your first impression will be that we are a group of people that are loved by Jesus. We hope that when you come you can expect a few things from our worship service:

  • The welcome of Jesus and the welcome of His people – Come as you are. Jesus welcomed everyone from tax collectors and prostitutes to pharisees and fisherman. He still does and we want to follow Him. In our worship you will see people from all different walks of life coming together to worship God.
  • Gathered and Scattered – In worship God gathers us to Himself. He calls us from all as those who are convinced and as those who are unconvinced of who He is. He calls us from all different backgrounds, rich and poor, educated and uneducated, white and black. And when He gathers us, He changes us, molds us and shapes us.Then He sends us out. He scatters us to be His hands and feet in the alleyways and highways of Harrisburg to bring the good new of Jesus. In worship you will find all kinds of different people being shaped by the love of God.
  • A Dialogue with God – Our worship begins and ends with God calling and sending and everywhere in between God is speaking to us and we are responding. In worship you will find lots of Scripture.
  • Word and Sacrament – At the heart of Christian worship is the word of God and meal of God. He feeds us with His words and with the bread and wine of His body and blood. In worship God feeds us.
  • Deep Roots in History and Place – Our worship service is unashamedly rooted in the great Christian tradition and yet planted in the city of Harrisburg. In worship we find those things that are both familiar and unfamiliar, comfortable and challenging, easy and difficult.
  • Music and Singing – God loves music and so do we! In worship you will find music that reflects our local home – Harrisburg! – and our spiritual home – The Christian family. We sing very old songs and very new songs and sometimes we sing old songs made new by new tunes and new instruments.

Community Groups

The Christian life is not a life lived in isolation, but it is started and continues in the life of the church and in life together. Our friendship with God begins and grows in our friendships with one another. If you are not currently in a Community Group, please consider joining one of our groups that meet throughout the week and throughout Harrisburg. This is a great way to get to know more people in our church and community.

Midtown @ the Rowans’
Every other Sunday, 7:30 PM
Peter R. – peter@secondcitychurch.orgMidtown at the Gazsis’
Not meeting during the summer months.
Kris G. – (717) 475-9288Midtown at the church
2nd and 4th Sundays, after church
Bruce W. – asiaptm@gmail.comMechanicsburg @ the Prescotts’
Mondays, 7:30 PM
Cathy P. – cpresot@messiah.edu

Ministry Teams

We believe that ministry is the work of all of God’s people. Here at Second City Church much of our ministry takes place through our Ministry Teams. Also, much of our fellowship happens through Ministry Teams. One of the best ways to form relationships in the church is by volunteering for one of our Ministry Teams. As we obey Christ’s call to give ourselves for one another, and work together, we come to know each other. If you are interested in getting involved in a Ministry Team, please contact one of our pastors or one of our Ministry Team leaders.

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Children

All over the Bible God tells us that Children are a blessing from him. In fact, Jesus tells us that children are a model of faith for adults! We also know that coming to church with little ones can sometimes be a great challenge and that the church together is called to raise children to know and love God. Though children are always welcome in our worship services, we offer a couple ways to care for your children at Second City Church.

  • Nursery – Our nursery volunteers will care for your children ages 0-2 while you attend the worship service.
  • Children in Worship – During the sermon time of our worship service, children ages 3-8 are invited to a time of worship and teaching that mirrors our worship and teaching and trains them in the practices of Christian worship.
  • Youth Bible Study – During the school year the youth of our church gather together for an hour before worship to study the Bible and spend time in fellowship with one another.

For the safety of your children, we require background checks and safety instructions for everyone who volunteers with our children’s ministries.

In addition the ways that we weekly care for our children, we have an annual VBS, occasional gathering for youth and children and we often are led by youth and children in our worship services.