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The Benefits Of The Local Church

There are so many advantages to church membership space will not permit them to be listed.   The sense of belonging to a close-knit group, the provision of a place to serve a purposeful life, and the classroom of instruction in life are just three on the list. 
Recently my mother passed away and one of the great advantages came frontcourt in my life.  The support from those who knew her and have known me made such a difference in dealing with such a loss.  The church family so overwhelmed me with sympathetic thoughts and acts of kindness it brought us through the initial days of grief.  If church were for no other benefit, than that which was mentioned, it would be worth it all.  The members sent cards, flowers, and gifts and called to check on my family during this time.  A good number traveled 125 miles to attend the funeral service in a grand show of support.  I could not imagine not having such a group of close-knit people during such a time.  These are earthly advantages that only faithful members of a church could relate to.  Of course the eternal value of belonging to the body of Christ far exceeds the best the earthly advantage could offer.  My unsolicited advice is to trust Jesus Christ as your savior and join a Bible believing church today.  You too can experience the great benefits and many more that are declared.


It’s hard to believe that it has been 3 years since BJ and Melissa left for Brazil. If you have never had the opportunity to personally meet the Holmquists allow me to introduce you to them via the web. If you do know them, did you know that the Holmquist’s just had a new baby girl? Brendan (BJ) and Melissa Holmquist were interns for Burgess Road back in 2003 (Have you seen their blog yet?) and It was during that time (more…)

Preparing for the church fellowship.

Hopefully you’ve already marked your calenders for May 30th.  Burgess Road is planning a fellowship after the evening service that will be a great time to hang out and enjoy good food, friends and the beginning of summer.  I know that May 30th is not going to be a covered dish fellowship (Cliff and Debbie Mills are preparing the food), but it is always good to keep current on common survival techniques when attending a covered dish event.  Recently Brett Barner on his blog wrote a few key pieces of information to keep in mind when attending a covered dish fellowship at your local baptist church. Read through the five he gave and see if there are any he missed that can be “helpful” to those attending a potluck soon. (more…)

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