On Sunday, October 30th Cottage Grove Baptist Church celebrated its Fifth-Year Anniversary. CGBC is led by Missionary Pastor Mike Brill and currently meets at the Cottage Grove Township Hall. We had a good crowd for Sunday School and a full house for the morning service. During the Sunday School hour I was able to share the continuing work of the WFBC ministry as well as teach a Bible lesson on the harvest season. In the morning service I preached on key landmarks of Biblical ministry which ought to be characteristic of every local church. Following the services former restaurant owner, Pastor Mike Brill, treated all those present to a fine prime rib dinner. It was a great feed for both the Word of God and our physical needs.
Cottage Grove Baptist began holding regular services on October 29, 2000 and officially organized on March 25, 2001. Typical of new church work they have had their ups and downs over the past five years. However, we rejoice in the continuing ministry for Christ in the Cottage Grove area. Pray for the ongoing growth of this local church as they build into its core faithful families, who will make this ministry a solid lighthouse of the gospel.