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West Virginia church fills spiritual void — no matter what you’re wearing


The Bridgeport News in West Virginia reports:

Craig Swearingen, minister of Bridgeport’s Meadowbrook Church of Christ, looks up a Bible verse. (Photo by Leslie Moses, via www.exponent-telegram.com)

There’s this void, and then there are fillers.
“We all have an inner desire to be filled with something,” said Craig Swearingen, minister of Bridgeport’s Meadowbrook Church of Christ.
Drugs, alcohol and sex “will still leave you feeling empty,” he said. “God won’t leave you feeling empty.”
“Nothing fills (the void) other than God,” Swearingen said.
Welcome to Meadowbrook Church of Christ, a place that connects people to the God who fills.
Even church members can live “lives of quiet desperation — at times,” according to Mike Conley, longtime church member.
“They have some issues with their spouses, and their children and … work,” Conley said.
“They can become quite frustrated and troubled, and I think they need a church family that they can come to,” he said.

Like in a family, it takes everyone to make everything work, he said.
And as in a family, Swearingen asks, “Do you really care what they’re wearing?”

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