Easter is right around the corner, and we need lots of volunteers to help as we move off-site to the Palmer Arena for our Easter service at 10:00. This is always an exciting day in the life of our church as we gather with many from our community for one service together.

    We’ll need between 150 – 200 volunteers over the course of the weekend. Click the link below to sign up.

    Areas to Serve:

    Communion Preparation, Communion Servers, Food Crew, Food Donations, Bulletin Greeters, Kids World, Medical, Parking, Set Up, and Tear Down.

    Sign Up


    Thursday, March 14 | 6:00 p.m. 

    If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. 

    To be a part of this group, contact the church office at 217-442-7306 or Linda Abbott at (217) 474-2453. Walk-ins are also welcome.


    Friday, March 29 | 7:00 p.m.

    The Sidewalk Prophets will be coming to Second Church for their “These Simple Truths” tour on Friday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 at Guest Connections in the Commons and the church office. VIP and Early entry tickets are available but must be purchased online by clicking the link below. We hope to see you there for an exciting night of music and entertainment!

    Get Tickets!

  • Baptism class

    Sunday, April 7 | 12:00 p.m.

    Hallelujah Hall

    Baptism is a significant step in the life of every person who wants to follow Jesus. Are you or your child ready to take the step to be baptized, or do you have questions? Senior Minister, Drew Mentzer, will be teaching a short class on baptism for adults on Sunday, April 7 after our 10:45 service. There will also be classes available for children and students interested. Lunch will be provided and childcare is available. If you are interested in attending, click the link below to sign up.

    Sign Up


    Friday, April 12 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Clear your calendars! On Friday, April 12, JHM is having a Nerf Night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.! This event is for any 5th – 8th grade student. Grab a friend and a Nerf gun and come hang out with JHM! If you don’t have a Nerf gun, don’t worry. We have plenty for you! Do not bring Nerf darts if your gun shoots regular sized darts. Regular Nerf darts will be provided. If you have a specialty gun that does not shoot the regular sized Nerf darts, you must bring your own darts. 

    Click the link below to sign your junior high student up!

    Sign Up


    MIX is a 4-day event of awesomeness designed specifically for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. This year JHM is going to Cedarville, Ohio June 23-27, 2019. The theme this year is “To Be Continued.” We will learn what it means to continue standing up for God in a world that denies Him, to continue pressing on when all seems lost and to continue the call from God that has been given to all of us. 

    The cost is $300.00. The price will increase to $315 on April 1st and then increase again to $325 on May 5th. Spots are limited so sign up ASAP. If you have any questions please contact Jake Weece at jake@secondchurch.com You won’t want to miss out on MIX this year. Click below to register!



    July 15-20 | Cleveland, TN | $350 per student

    Move is a 5-day event held in Cleveland, TN designed to amplify the call of Christ on high school students’ lives to become Kingdom workers. MOVE provides a program for 30,000 high school students every summer. Students are challenged through intense, interactive worship, dynamic preaching, small group study and community building.

    Students at MOVE not only learn and worship together – they spend quality time with their church youth groups, discovering ways that God will use them to impact the world.

    MOVE is more than just another conference or camp – it’s an experience! It’s an all-inclusive event providing food, lodging, recreational activities and an amazing program. The cost is $350 per student. We will also be going white water rafting during the trip! Click the link below to register.