Second Congregational

UCC

Grand Rapids, MI

ABOUT US

We are an open and affirming congregation and endeavor to accept all people regardless of background and perspective.  We desire to listen, love and learn from each other.  As everyone is created in the image of God, we aim to be a fellowship that allows free exploration, unconditional support for one another in times of need, and a vehicle by which each of us might fulfill the call that we receive to serve God and God’s creation. 

We want to see God move in our community

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

Second Church's mission is to be

Rooted in Faith, Growing in Love, United in Christ, and Welcoming to All!

Our Vision

Second Church is striving to become not just a building with four walls but
 a true community of believers where everyone feels welcome no matter where they are in life.

Our Values

We are an open and affirming congregation that accepts all people regardless of background and perspective.  We desire to listen, love and learn from each other.  As everyone is created in the image of God, we aim to be a fellowship that allows free exploration, unconditional support for one another in times of need, and a vehicle by which each of us might fulfill the call that we receive to serve God and God’s creation. 

OUR HISTORY

Small Beginnings

  1. Second Church was established by our Mother Church First Park Congregational in 1869 as a Sunday School mission to expand the church's presence in the north end of the growing city of Grand Rapids and was established as a church the next year.
  2. In the year 1874 the church moved from the banks of the Grand River to the corner or Grove and Plainfiled Avenue where it continued to grow and become not only the spiritual center but also the social center of the community.
  3. The church outgrew that facility and purchased the land for the current church location in 1950 and on Palm Sunday of that year the entire church made the walk from Grove and Plainfiled to break ground on that site.
  4. Today Second church continues to serve the community at our current location on Cheshire St.

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