This summer, we’re on an adventure to discover a perfect church.  Oh wait, that’s right, there is no such thing as a “perfect church.”  There are just pretty good churches!  A pretty good church is really a group of pretty good people doing a pretty good job of following Jesus! Along the way, we have pretty good stories to tell!  

Below is the beginning of a collection of stories from the people in our pretty good church. Help us add to our collection by sharing one of your stories about our pretty good church. Stories can be a short paragraph, a simple picture or a video that represents your story.

Check out the stories below and submit your own by filling out the form at the bottom of the page!
Bridgewood's Monumental VBS
We had a great week celebrating God's greatness together at VBS! Over a hundred kids and volunteers were reminded that God loves us no matter what, He is with us everywhere we go, He is stronger than anything and He surprises us with His Monumental love. We have an awesome God!
The Source
Bridgewood volunteers serve at The Source together helping with the weekly food distribution for those who are experiencing homelessness or in need.  
Women's Summer Refresh
Having a Bible study this summer was good for me. I got this feeling of connection as I got to know some women I had never met before and grew closer to those I already knew. We had a sweet time of looking into what God is saying through the book of Colossians. I love learning with people because of all the perspectives that are brought together. Being part of the Bible study helped me feel closer to God and to our church community. - Mary Peterson

Feed My Starving Children
Several of us from our Enduring Grace Fellowship Micro Church recently volunteered packing meals at FMSC for distribution to many children in experiencing hunger worldwide. -Merry Koch

Hope 4 Kids Sunday & Backyard Picnic
Tom Eggum, founder of Hope 4 Kids International shared his heart for the mission and inspired us with stories from all over the world! We ended the morning with a backyard picnic full of food, fun and connection! 
Girls Glamping Getaway
This pretty good church we call Bridgewood has been thriving in the area of getting together and building community this summer! One event was the Girls Glamping Getaway in June at The Grove Glamping in Battle Lake, MN. About a dozen ladies gathered, shared meals, conversation and adventures.
Thoughts on the song, “Gratitude”, that Matt sang and taught us during offering time on May 22.
I first heard it sung by Brandon Lake on “The Chosen” Christmas special. I have since listened to it and watched it many, many times. 
Oftentimes, a worship song will become the soundtrack of my days. 
What I mean is that a song or a phrase from a song will be there, playing in my head. If I am quiet, it is there, like a backdrop. Some might call it an “ear worm”, but that is a negative way to express it. 
I rather like it, and see it as the Lord laying a sweet song or track for me to live in, soak in, walk in, marinate in, drift in, ponder on, float along in. 
Anyhow, since Christmas, I have listened to “Gratitude” countless times. 
Why does this song move me?
I am small, the Lord God is big. What can I give Him that is fit for a King? “How can I express all my gratitude?” I can give Him my praise- “a heart singing Hallelujah.”
And the encouragement, “Come on my soul”- that’s me, speaking to my own soul and saying, “Don’t you get shy on me. Lift up your song.”
And I like the phrase, “You’ve got a lion inside of those lungs.” I know there is a lion inside of me. There is a fierce lover of God in me, it is strong and unwavering. I feel that. 
I need and like the encouragement to lift up my voice, to come on, to be brave, to praise Him. 
So, thank you Matt for learning this song, for teaching it to the worship team, and then teaching it to us. 
Matt, we love your heart as a worshipper of soulful, rich, musical expression of love to our dear King.  - Sandy Eddy

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