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Kogerkerk, interieur gezien naar het oosten
Kogerkerk, wandbord uit 1685
Kogerkerk, interior Kogerkerk, wall board from the building year  1685


Mission


The Kogerkerk Congregation  (officially 'Hervormde gemeente van Koog-Zaandijk',  Reformed Congregation of Koog-Zaandijk) is a part of the Protestant Church of the Netherlands. It  wants to be an open and hospitable community, being inspired by the Biblical vision on peace and justice and taking care for earth, devoting itself to the people's needs nearby and far away.

Services

The Kogerkerk Congregation's heart is in the Sunday services. In our services we consider of utmost importance:
- a liturgy which has style with room for silence and awareness
- a thorough exegesis  of the Biblical message
- a preaching that heartens and inspires
Each month we gather around the Holy Sacrament.

Each Sunday


Our services take place each Sunday in the Kogerkerk, a small monumental church building in the center of Koog aan de Zaan. The Kogerkerk has a historical organ and for choir use a smaller choir organ.



We sing from the 'Nieuw Liedboek' (New Songbook) that recently has been published in May, 2013.

Saturday afternoon concerts

In winterseason each month a Saturday afternoon concert is organised in the Kogerkerk by the 'Vrienden van de Kogerkerk' (Friends of Kogerkerk Foundation). These concerts are all free.

Zincafé Kogerkerk

Among the numerous activities of the Kogerkerk Congregation,  the 'Zincafé' (Café with Significance) has a special place. It intends to be a regional forum for opinion and discussion about questions of religion, giving meaning, society and culture. In an informal environment people get a short introduction from one or two speakers. Next they are invited to discuss the subject and to ask questions.

The 'Zincafé' is organised two times a year and enjoys a broad public attention, both from people with and without any church connection.



Kogerkerk, wandbord en kerkschipKogerkerk, kerkschip
Kogerkerk, wall board and church ship  (18th century)Church ship