Giving you a warm welcome to Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Burgessville, Ontario.
Out of the Protestant Reformation came the Latin phrase ecclesia semper reformans, semper reformanda, meaning "the church is always reformed and always reforming." We strive, by God's grace, to be such a church.
We bear a clear and distinctive witness to the biblical and Reformed faith as summarized in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt—our official creeds. We hold two worship services each Sunday, various catechism classes as well as mid-week services and mens, ladies and family Bible Studies.
We wholeheartedly invite you to worship and study God's Word with us and that you would be blessed by God in your life and bring glory to His great name. "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised!"
I have prayed for thee. (Luke 22:32)
We must not overlook the individuality of our Lord's intercession. As if forgetting for that moment the whole church, and regarding Peter as representing in his person each tempted believer, Jesus makes him the special object of His prayer. How much comfort do we lose in overlooking this truth, in not more distinctly recognizing the personal interest which each believer has in the love of Christ! "My grace is sufficient for thee" and "I have prepared for thee" are the gracious words with which Jesus would meet each individual case. Think not then, O believer, that you are alone, unloved, uncared for, unthought of; Jesus bears you upon His heart, and if loved and cared for and remembered by Him, you can afford to part with some creature stream, however loved and valued that stream may be. Keep your eye intently fixed upon your Lord's intercession.
Holding to the Reformed tradition, our faith is centered in Christ. Every need of ours finds its answer in Jesus Christ.
Furthermore, the final authority in the Reformed faith is Holy Scripture, the living Word of God, spoken to everyone through the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit takes this Word and makes it real and actual in our lives. This has always been and will always be the authentic wellspring of Reformed faith.
The following confessions and creeds are statements of our beliefs:
Three historic confessions - the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Confession, and the Canons of Dort.
Three historic creeds - the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
The Westminster Standards of the 1640s: The Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism, and the Shorter Catechism.