Good Morning Everyone,We are back to churches on Sundays again after Father's Day. So far, it's another beautiful day today.Marilyn
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
Thank you, Tom,You have a beautiful day and enjoy it, too.Marilyn
A very nice church. Doreen
Good Morning Doreen,Thank you very much. Enjoy this beautiful weather.Marilyn
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.
...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.
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