Looking Backwards, Forwards, & Upwards

Looking Backwards, Forwards, & Upwards

Looking Backwards, Forwards, & Upwards By John Toller, Minister at Carnoustie BC At the beginning of March we had a wonderful weekend celebrating the 10th anniversary of Carnoustie Baptist Church. It was a little strange being on my own in the church building to...
Creativity Flourishing at South Leith Baptist

Creativity Flourishing at South Leith Baptist

Creativity Flourishing at South Leith Baptist By Bill Cowie, Interim Moderator at South Leith BC South Leith Baptist Church are starting a project to reach young people in the community, through providing free tuition in drama, dance, music and multimedia. The project...
We Can’t Do Without It

We Can’t Do Without It

We Can’t Do Without It By Jim Purves, Mission & Ministry Advisor ‘I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’ (Luke 24.49) Easter is a glorious time! It calls us to focus on the...
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...

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.