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!"
Sweet Feast of Love Divine
Sweet feast of love divine! ’Tis grace that makes us free To feed upon this bread and wine, In memory, Lord, of Thee.
Here every welcome guest Waits, Lord, from Thee to learn The secrets of Thy Father’s breast, And all Thy grace discern.
Here conscience ends its strife, And faith delights to prove The sweetness of the bread of life, The fullness of Thy love.
Thy blood that flowed for sin, In symbol here we see, And feel the blessèd pledge within, That we are loved of Thee.
But if this glimpse of love Is so divinely sweet, What will it be, O Lord, above, Thy gladdening smile to meet—
To see Thee face to face, Thy perfect likeness wear, And all Thy ways of wondrous grace Through endless years declare!
What We Believe
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.