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  • After the funeral, families share a meal at church

    by Scott Barkley/The Christian Index, posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (6 days ago)

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    MACON, Ga. (BP) -- Bellevue Baptist, like other churches, experiences its share of funerals. And in those times, they have a longstanding ministry of hosting grieving family members while providing an opportunity to celebrate a loved one's life.

    "We open up the church and provide a meal for any church member who loses an immediate family member," said Jim Duggan, pastor of the church in Macon, Ga. "This gives them the chance to just be together in those times with family. They don't have to worry about hosting a large group at their house, getting the food together and cleaning up." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: What will people say?

    by Gary Ledbetter, posted Friday, December 02, 2016 (one year ago)

    Gary Ledbetter reflects, "If there are funerals where someone says with wonder, "This guy had 200,000 Twitter followers," I've not attended them. Rather, he notes, "faithfully loving God and loving people is the way to impact those who know you and love you best." Read More