Second Reformed Church, Kalamazoo
Music is ministry at Second Reformed Church where we strive for musical excellence—a standard that enriches the quality of our worship, and draws us into a deeper sense of God's abiding presence.
We have a traditional choir and an active bell choir consisting of five octaves of bells and four octaves of hand chimes. Soloists and ensembles are also an integral part of our worship service.
A Yamaha grand piano, and a four-manual, 48-rank pipe organ with 2,682 pipes built by the Lauck Pipe Organ Company beautifully enhance our musical offering of praise and thanksgiving to God.
If you would like to join our church choir or bell choir, please use this link to send us a note of interest.
For Children and Youth Ministries, please see the Children and Youth page on the main menu.
A ministry of craftsmanship and prayer!
Hand quilted shawls and sewn quilts are provided to those afflicted with illness or in the hospital. Each recipient is lifted up in prayer for healing, wholeness and hope!
Our Care Team of SRC Deacons and Elders is organized into eight teams to help support the church’s pastoral ministry in meeting the needs of a diverse congregation. This support network helps bring comfort and support to church members in times of loss, illness, bereavement, and when special needs arise.
Second Reformed Church is an active participant in Kids Hope USA, a national non-profit organization, which facilitates mentoring relationships with at-risk children through church-school partnerships.
One child for one hour is the heart of Kids Hope USA. That means one caring adult mentoring one at-risk child for one hour each week. Kids who feel loved and valued are better able to learn, grow and succeed. We want to make sure these kids know we care!
Dianne Gill* is our Kids Hope Director. Her duties include recruiting, training and scheduling Kids Hope mentors. She also enlists prayer partners to pray for each mentor and student.
*See Dianne Gill's bio on the Staff Page.
A mission site within our own walls, our support of Calico Corners Preschool, Daycare and Infant Center includes offering lunches and meals for Calico’s monthly 16-member staff meetings, and preparing breakfast snacks and books for the 50 children Calico serves. We continue to lift Calico's employees and children up in prayer!
The site for Second Reformed Church was originally selected for its proximity to Kalamazoo's two flagship centers of learning: Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Offering spiritual guidance to students at these campuses has been a continuing priority for our church.
Along with providing office space for local Young Life College staff, Second Reformed Church is committed to be a source of encouragement and support to Young Life College campus leaders in Kalamazoo.
Our mission is to prayerfully disciple, encourage, and nurture these young leaders to love and serve those who God has placed in their path. We extend hospitality in our homes and church facilities for Young Life meetings, Bible studies, evenings of fun and fellowship, and for special events.
Our doors are open to all students wanting the support of a church home and Second family.
It’s hard to imagine a child never having received a gift of any kind. Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, is working diligently to see that never happens, and yet, a simple shoe box filled with toys is often the only gift many children throughout the world ever receive.
Second Reformed Church is an active supporter and participant in Operation Christmas Child’s annual shoe box collection. Our members experience the pure joy of stuffing a shoe box full of toys to be shipped to children in impoverished countries affected by war, poverty, famine and disease.
Overall, Operation Christmas Child distributes 11 million shoe boxes worldwide from eight processing centers in the U.S.