The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Sunday, March 29, 2020

Rediscover the joy of church!


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Important Church Closure Information

Because of the continuing spread of the Corona virus in our area, and as a result of the continuing and mandated shutdowns, curfews and self-quarantines imposed by local and state government, the Consistory and staff have determined that we will need to continue the closure of the church building and refrain from holding meetings and services through Holy Week and Easter.
The Second Reformed Church will continue to be closed to all regular business and services including:
Sunday services and Sunday School on March 29
Holy Week
  • Palm Sunday, April 5
  • Maundy Thursday, April 9
  • Good Friday April 10
  • Easter Egg Hunt April 11
  • Easter Sunday, April 12
Lenten Book Discussion Group
Transition Loss & Change (TLC) class
Tuesday Bible Study and Prayer Group
Thursday Chronological Bible Study
AA, River Ministries and the Smart Recovery groups
The memorial service for Joy Squilanti will be rescheduled to a later date.
We will continue to reassess as things change. 
Sermons at Second Reformed
Rev. Dwayne Jackson delivers the scripture from Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:1-45 and
preaches his sermon "Breathe Life Back into Your Life" on March 29, 2020 


Noon Day Lenten Lunch Series - Wednesdays, February 26 - April 1, 2020
Take a Lenten Lunch Break and hear speakers from throughout the Bergen County area speak on the theme "Encountering God." Bring a sandwich and we will provide coffee, tea and dessert.  All are welcome...bring your friends. The Lenten Lunch Series will take place at 12 p.m. in the Lounge.
Lenten Discussion Group - Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
Don't give up chocolate for Lent! Instead you are invited to join us as we sacrifice time to nurture the soul and rediscover the beautiful possibilities God places before us using the book Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly. Pastor Anna will be leading the class. Books are available for $10 each. You are recommended to get your book early as the readings will begin on Ash Wednesday (February 26th).

Upcoming Events   

Adult Learning and Growing Opportunities
Morning Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
   beginning September 3rd in the Library. Dewey Walsh will lead the group.
Chronological Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m.
   beginning September 12th in the Lounge. Pastor Dwayne will lead the group.
Midday Prayer Service gathers on Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
   beginning September 10th in the Chapel. Pastor Anna will lead the service.

Deacon Michelle Hickey did a beautiful job leading us in worship and delivered her sermon on Laity Sunday:
Laity Sunday focuses on the celebration of the ministry of all Christians, especially those who aren't ministers of Word and sacrament. It offers a chance for members of all ages to pause and consider their own unique calling to ministry within the community of believers.

Second's After School Program
We covet your prayers for the grand opening of our After School program on September 17.  We are creating a warm and welcoming place in which the youth (5th and 6th graders) of Hackensack can grow academically and socially.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office.


Our ministers, Reverends Anna and Dwayne Jackson

We remember and give thanks for those members of the church who have gone before us to be with the Lord. We are comforted, as the Scriptures remind us, that both in life and in death we belong to the Lord. (Rom. 14:8).
We pray that God will make complete the union of our departed ones and Himself, and that we might one day share in the same eternal communion. We call to remembrance those members of the church who departed since we last observed All Saints Sunday:
Frank L. Conley
Charles F. Schneider, Jr.
Lucile Spinelly
Peter G. Banta
Alice Naprstek
Jackie Metropoulos
Carl Therkildsen
Marie Grumbrecht
George Arnold
Harry Leiding
Marie Lewis
Helen Hirtler
Walter Hickey
Walter Miller
Audrey Michel
Barbara Hickey
Eugene Hayden
Bill Wilson
John Bilyk
Joy Squilanti



Our Food Pantry

Our church's food pantry provides food to local families every month. We rely upon the congregation for much needed supplies.
If you would like to assist, please find a list of items below that we need. Please bring your donations on the first Sunday of each month. Thank you for your help. 
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissues
  • Coffee
  • Cereal
  • Tea
  • Canned fruit
  • Bottles water
  • Toiletry items: toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hair conditioner, shaving blades, shaving cream
  • Dinty Moore beef stew or equivalent
  • Small canned hams (note: small hams do not require refrigeration, large hams do!)
  • Fruit drinks (preferably small containers) 



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