One Year On – An Interview with Martin Hodson

One Year On – An Interview with Martin Hodson

One Year On – An Interview with Martin Hodson One year on from the start of the disruption to all our lives during this global pandemic, we thought we would interview our General Director, Martin Hodson, to hear his thoughts on the last year. So Martin, we are...
Milestones

Milestones

Milestones By Jenny Wilson, Connect Editor I had a milestone birthday recently, yes that’s right…21 again! It got me thinking about milestones, significant points on our journeys whether literal or metaphorical. As someone who grew up in Ayrshire, it makes me think of...
Advent(ure)

Advent(ure)

Advent(ure) By Martin Hodson, General Director, BUS  At its worst 2020 has been a nightmare. Often it has not been that bad – it has just been downright frustrating. And every now and then it has felt like an adventure. This adventure has taken us into an unexpected...
An Age of Anxiety

An Age of Anxiety

An Age of Anxiety By Ali Laing I am increasingly becoming aware of the anxiety that is being felt by our younger people that has seemingly increased over the last 8 months or so. Many young people have struggled to balance life, work, play and faith in the midst of...
Chaplaincy at the Coalface

Chaplaincy at the Coalface

Chaplaincy at the Coalface By Jim Meighan, Chaplain, Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow Working and supporting doctors and nurses on the coalface at the beginning of the pandemic was incredibly inspirational. They talked about compassion, care, dignity in tones...
Lockdown Blessings

Lockdown Blessings

Lockdown Blessings   By Simon Dennis, Minister of Sheddocksley Baptist Church Like everyone in the UK, the 23rd of March brought a sudden closure of everything familiar, including our newly renovated church building. We quickly discovered that His ways are always...
Have Yourself a Very Covid Christmas?

Have Yourself a Very Covid Christmas?

Have Yourself a Very Covid Christmas? By Jenny Wilson, eConnect Editor The clocks have changed, the nights are drawing in and our thoughts turn to one of the most important festivals in the Christian calendar, when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour....

Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of our Union. The prayer calendar is a framework to help individuals or congregations pray for all our churches throughout the year.  Every Sunday evening several hundred people from our churches across Scotland join in our National Prayer Livestream.