Osbornville Baptist Church 

Brick, NJ


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of O.B.C highlighting and sharing a bit of the 

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Fred Daugherty, Pastor   ♦   Pat Ballard, Editor

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  The Mouse is also taking a vacation for the summer

he / she has worked hard all year.

Gossip is such a pervasive thing in our society.  Hardly anyone of us is exempt.  Yet the Bible speaks very clearly about this SIN. A recent article from Rick Warren speaks clearly about this issue. I am sharing it with you this month.


   When somebody angers you or does something that frustrates you, it’s really tempting to call someone else or send a text and say, “You won’t believe what they just did!”  It may feel good to do that, but it’s unloving.

The Bible says we must love people who offend us.  Gossiping about them is anything but loving.  Proverbs 17:9 says, “You will keep your friends if you forgive them, but you will lose your friends if you keep talking about what they did wrong” (CEV).  If you gossip about that other person, you’re just adding fuel to the fire of any frustrations you feel.

What is gossip?  One definition of gossip is “sharing information with somebody who is not part of the problem or part of the solution,” The person might not have had anything to do with it, but you bring them into it so you can feel better about yourself.

Let’s just be honest about it.  Gossip, in its essence, is a form of retaliation.  You’re trying to get back at the person who offended you by talking about them behind their back.

God hates it.

In Romans 1:29, God puts gossip in the same category as murder.  Gossip is incredibly destructive.  It’s destructive to churches.  It is destructive to families.  It’s destructive to businesses and gossip just perpetuates the pain.

That’s why God says we should “encourage one another and build each other up”, looking for “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable” in others (1 Thessalonians 5:11 Philippians 4:8 NIV).

Pastor Fred,

Congratulations to the Graduates of 2017

Emrah Cengiz from BTHS – 

George  & Irene White - Grandson

Samantha White from Toms River South – 

George & Irene White  - granddaughter

Jennifer Ballard from Kean University  -

Steve & Pat Ballard  - daughter

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will be August 7th through the 11th, 6 to 8 pm.

For questions speak with Kate Mcloughlin  732-814-6196.



meet Thursday evenings at Ocean Lanes on Rt 88, in Lakewood, at 6:00 pm.  They have ended bowling nights for the season.  They will regroup in September. 


Children’s choir group--- OFF FOR THE SUMMER

meets on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm here at the church.  Open to all so if you have children, grand children and even friends or neighbors it is a great time for the children.  Their last night will be June 8th and they will pick up again in September.


The Silver Linings

 meet on the first Saturday of the month at 12:00 pm.  They also enjoy going to different restaurants and doing different activities on the third Saturday of the month.  They are the 50 and up group and they seem to be doing and having a lot of fun. Come and join in. For information call 732-477-0324.


Our MenBreakfast

 continue to have their Fellowship Breakfast; they meet at the Brick Diner, on the second Saturday of the month at 8 am.  The ladies are now joining the men so come have some breakfast and great fellowship.

VBS will be August 7th through the 11th, 6 to 8 pm.

For questions speak with Kate Mcloughlin  732-814-6196.


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