The Second Reformed Church of Hackensack
Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Children's Day June 12, 2016
 Help support our Sunday School's Benevolence project. Donate your empty pill bottles.
Matthew 25:34-40

Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’  

This is a pill bottle. It protects the medicine that keeps us well by making sure it is safe, clean, and secure. While we may take these plastic containers for granted, there are many countries around the world which don't have access to this luxury. In these countries, prescriptions are often placed in crumpled up newspaper. This method can lead to dirty pills with ink from the paper rubbing off on them. It also makes it easy to lose the medicine you have been given which is costly and wasteful for the patient and dangerous for those who may find it on the ground. 

 We are working with Matthew 25 Ministries, an organization that tries to do what God told us to do in the Bible verse we read (Matthew 25:34-40). In their words "We can care for a needy world with the things we throw away." By donating the pill bottles we so often throw away, we can give people around the world a safe, clean, and secure way to store their medicine leading to fewer problems and happier, healthier people.

Appropriate pills bottles to donate include:
  • Prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles
  • Large and small pill bottles
  • Pill Bottles with and without secure caps (child resistant)
All bottles should also have a plastic lid and all labels should be removed. Bottles should also be washed in very hot water and dish soap. Instructions can be found on the church website and on the Christian Ed table. 

We will be collecting bottles until Children's Day (June 12th) and collection boxes can be found by the Tower Door and on the Christian Ed table.
Lucille Spinelly

Dear Friends,

It is with sadness that we let you know that our long-time member, Lucile Spinelly, passed away this morning , April 28th. Lucille was 102 years old and served faithfully in many aspects of ministry at Second Reformed throughout the years.

At this time we do not have any further information regarding possible services, but when we receive any information we will pass it on to you through your Elder and Deacon Care Teams.

In the meantime, please keep the family in your prayers.

Thank you



April 30 (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.): The Charlie Schneider Memorial Blood Drive


   Thanks to all who donated this year!







Tuesday Morning Bible Study

We would like all that can attend to our weekly Bible Study held each Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM and run by Rev. Roland Ratmeyer


Our Food Pantry is in need of canned vegetables, paper towels, cleaning supplies & toiletries. For the moment, they do not need pasta, macaroni or canned soups. 

Take advantage of the Can-Can sales to buy in bulk and donate some items to our Food Pantry.

Donations are collected on the first Sunday of each month.


Second Reformed is so happy to be working with our Classis Supervisor, Rev. Greg Dunlap as he assists our Search Committee


Blood Drive - The Missions Committee sponsored a blood drive in our lounge on May 2nd and 33 pints were collected. Thanks to all who were  involved.


We also had special visitors at Sunday School today:


Click Here to see the video presentation from this past year's Annual Congregational Meeting  


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