The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Monday, October 21, 2019

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It is with deep sorrow that we must report the passing of Mehdi Fakharzadeh on the morning of this past Sunday. Mehdi was the devoted husband of our member Sigrun Fakharzadeh, father and father-in-law of Shirine and Gary Hickey, and grandfather of Michelle, Elissa and Kathryn Hickey.
Please join us on Saturday, October 19th for a celebration of his life beginning at 1 PM in the sanctuary followed by a reception in the Lounge.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mehdi’s memory may be made to the Razi Health Foundation ( or the American Cancer Society (
If you are not able to attend please remember the Fakharzadeh and Hickey families in your thoughts and prayers along with the host of people whom he loved.

Singers Wanted
Love to sing? Looking for an awesome time? Interested in trying something new? Consider joining our Chancel Choir. We would love to have you. No experience is necessary. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays beginning September 4th from 8 - 9:30 p.m. in the Lounge.
Stop by and give us a try. Feel free to contact June Marano-Murray with questions.

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.


See this year's A Year in the Life of Second Reformed on our YouTube Channel

Thanks to Brian Tricoli for sharing his wonderful talent by playing several pieces for us for solo handbells.

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



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 refrideration, large hams do!)
  • Fruit drinks (preferably small containers) 



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