Saying Farewell To The Church Of My Youth

This morning I went to the final service of Signal Mountain Baptist Church. My family has been in this church for decades. I spent my childhood and youth there and I have some very happy memories.  This was the place where I was baptized and came into a relationship with Jesus Christ. During my time there I learned lessons of faith and how to be a good person. For years they were a progressive congregation where both men and women had a say in what happens.

They are merging with another congregation and will become in effect a satellite church. Like any institution its the people who are what matter most. I will miss this place as it was but they made the decision to forge a new future. Grace and peace to members of the past. Thank you Signal Mountain Baptist for helping making me who I am.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

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