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Phone Call at Dedridge

Phone Call at Dedridge

Phone Call at Dedridge By Kieran Banks, Minister of Dedridge Baptist Church Kyle has kindly given us permission to share his story. The phone rang and an anxious, uncertain voice introduced itself. Kyle lives near our church, and during lockdown began to feel a...

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Armed Forces Chaplaincy

Armed Forces Chaplaincy

Armed Forces Chaplaincy By Rev (Maj) Chris Withers Army Chaplain to 6 Regt Royal Logistics Corps, North Yorkshire. In our next Chaplaincy profile, we hear from Rev (Maj) Chris Withers as he shares about his role and ministry as an Army Chaplain. Unlike any other form...

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Who are we as we come out of Lockdown?

Who are we as we come out of Lockdown?

Who are we as we come out of Lockdown? By Ali Laing, Next Generation Development Co-ordinator Summer 2021 seems to be marking a time that we begin to get something resembling normality. Despite some small increases in infections hospital admissions seem to have...

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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...

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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...

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Supporting The Local Church – Our Burning Desire

Supporting The Local Church – Our Burning Desire

Supporting The Local Church – Our Burning Desire By George Thomson, SBLPA Events Secretary In common with most organisations across the nation, the Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers’ Association has found this period of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions challenging to...

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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...

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Council Digest – March 2021

Council Digest – March 2021

Council Digest - March 2021 In order to help me prepare this article, I have been re-reading the Minutes of our Council meeting, which took place fully on-line at the beginning of March. I find myself astonished once again: first of all at the breadth of the business...

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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.