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News and Stories from around our Scottish Baptist network

We regularly share and update news, events, stories and opportunities and you can find a whole host of content here!

Each month we also collate our features and email them straight to your inbox, so you can always keep up to date with what is happening across our network.

We love to hear from you and create the space for your stories to be told. If you have some news, a new project, baptisms or any other stories of how God is working in your lives and in your community we would really encourage you to get in touch.

Drop Lyndsay an email at: lyndsay@scottishbaptist.org.uk

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Adventures in Advent

Adventures in Advent

Adventures in Advent We are fast approaching C…C…can we even say it? Christmas! Our staff team is getting excited and in anticipation our administrative elves are here to kick off your advent season with some suggestions to enhance your Advent journey! What comes to...

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OCTOBER PRAYER

OCTOBER PRAYER

WEEK BEGINNING: 16 OCT: Baptist Union of Wales, Perth Baptist Church, Peterhead Baptist Church, Pitlochry Baptist Church 23 OCT: Irish Baptist Networks, Pollok Baptist Church, Glasgow Portlethen (ACF Church Plant), Aberdeen Portobello Baptist Church, Edinburgh 30...

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Pumpkin Spice is not the Only Change

Pumpkin Spice is not the Only Change

By Lyndsay Cameron-Ross, Connect Editor & Communications Lead It's that classic moment when the seasons change; we transition into autumn and the coffee shops update their menus (hello pumpkin spiced latte, old friend). Yet this year there is a definite sense of...

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Churches Responding to the Cost of Living Crisis

Churches Responding to the Cost of Living Crisis

Churches Responding to the Cost of Living Crisis By Martin Hodson, General Director, BUS A question facing us all is, How do we love our neighbours in this time of financial hardship?  When the BUS Council met on 28 September 2022 we spent some time considering how...

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BUS Council Digest, Sept 2022

BUS Council Digest, Sept 2022

A summary of the main outcomes of the BUS Council meeting in Stirling on 28 September 2022 33 people gathered from across Scotland, joining in worship and reflecting on the biblical promise that God ‘is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine,...

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The Royal Thanksgiving Service

The Royal Thanksgiving Service

Martin Hodson, our General Director, reflects on attending the Service of Thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh. "I paused for a moment as I passed the royal coffin, unsure what to do, conscious that the ubiquitous TV cameras might...

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Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers Retreat

An invitation from the SBLPA to anyone who is a lay preacher, whether you have been before or this is your first time. Lisa Holmes will be guest speaker and is here to explain more about why this could be just the opportunity you have been waiting for...  

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Made for Encounter at Easterhouse

Made for Encounter at Easterhouse

Made for Encounter is an intentional monthly training space where you will grow and learn as a disciple of Jesus, experience healing and equipping to share His Kingdom wherever you are. You can find out all the information here at Made for Encounter. It will be...

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Canopy Online, plus Francis Chan

Canopy Online, plus Francis Chan

Canopy Online 28, 29, 30 October 2022 Canopy Online runs from 28-30 October this year and we are looking forward to a programme full of worship, great stories from across our network, Bible teaching and seminars. All main sessions will be accessible via our Youtube...

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Times and Seasons: a Farewell from Jenny

Times and Seasons: a Farewell from Jenny

Times and Seasons By Jenny Wilson, PA to the General Director, Sept 2022 ‘My times are in your hands’ Psalm 31:15 After over 14 and a half years serving God at the Baptist Union of Scotland, God is moving me on to a new job with the Scottish Bible Society in their...

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*BRAND NEW* Summer Mini Pods

*BRAND NEW* Summer Mini Pods

☀️Summer Mini Pods ☀️ Starting on Wed Aug 3rd our Recast podcast will be putting out 1 short episode a week for the rest of the summer.  These mini-pods will be short interviews with some of the contributors from our Canopy Summer program.  They are a great...

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Lead Academy Taster Day Invite

Lead Academy Taster Day Invite

The Baptist Union of Scotland has been partnering with LeadAcademy since 2017 to deliver focused training courses for Church Leadership Teams. These have been a catalyst for transforming how leaders develop more effective ways of working as a team and...

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