Sunday, June 22, 2014

SECOND REFORMED CHURCH, MARION, NY

Second Reformed Church is Marion, New York is really a beautiful church.  I couldn't find a history on it. It is the only church I have taken pictures of, so far, that has a separate building for youth and education.

7 comments:

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Everyone,

We are back to churches on Sundays again after Father's Day.

So far, it's another beautiful day today.

Marilyn

Tom said...

Hi Marilyn,
I have been to this church for a memorial service and the pastor was wonderful. We have a beautiful day out there, enjoy it. Tom The Backroads Traveller

New York State Of Mind said...

Thank you, Tom,
You have a beautiful day and enjoy it, too.

Marilyn

Countryside Reflections said...

A very nice church.

Doreen

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Doreen,

Thank you very much. Enjoy this beautiful weather.

Marilyn

Denise Skidmore said...

You took some beautiful pictures of our church. Thank-you. I've been going there a few years and am no historian, but some minor background: First Reformed Church of Marion was a Dutch Reformed church and spoke Dutch in services, but after the church had been here for a generation, the younger folks wanted to switch to English. A wave of newer immigrants wanted to attend church in Dutch, so they founded Second Reformed. First Reformed Church of Marion no longer exists, I don't know where it used to stand. Second Reformed Church later switched to English. I don't know the years, but there is one elderly lady who remembers the church still speaking Dutch as a kid.

Denise Skidmore said...

...Oh, and the youth building, used to be a Seneca Foods can factory. We were very blessed to obtain it at very reasonable terms. Half the building collapsed under snow load, but the church rebuilt it and it has a very nice air conditioned gym with stage over there now, and renovated kitchen and bathrooms.