Archives: COVID-19

Hospice Chaplaincy During Covid

Hospice Chaplaincy During Covid

Hospice Chaplaincy During Covid By Stuart Murdoch As part of our series of posts highlighting the work of our Baptist Chaplains, we caught up with Stuart Murdoch, Chaplain at Strathcarron Hospice in Denny. This last year has been difficult for everyone. The impact...

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Dumfries Baptist used as Vaccination Centre!

Dumfries Baptist used as Vaccination Centre!

Dumfries Baptist used as Vaccination Centre! By Alistair Purss, Lead Pastor, Dumfries Baptist Church We were delighted when our neighbours from the Gillbrae Medical Centre approached us about the possibility of using our Sports Hall as a Vaccination Centre. We...

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Chaplaincy at the Coalface

Chaplaincy at the Coalface

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 that stirred the heart and made you feel proud and privileged to share that space with them. They had resolved to be everything they needed to be to get through the day and they displayed no outward sign of fear or hesitation and during those first months, for that moment in time, they were one.

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High Blantyre Baptist Re-opens after Lockdown

High Blantyre Baptist Re-opens after Lockdown

High Blantyre Baptist Re-opens after Lockdown By Steve Younger, Minister at High Blantyre BC High Blantyre Baptist Church re-opened for a physical Sunday service on 19th July and has met each Sunday since then, with our Sunday Club also meeting at the same time. The...

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How Covid-19 is affecting Bangladesh

How Covid-19 is affecting Bangladesh

By Louise & Phil Proctor, Dumfries BC and BMS World Mission We are mission workers serving in Bangladesh with BMS World Mission.  We took the very difficult decision to return to Scotland in March just as the UK went into lockdown and as Bangladesh was heading in...

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How is God leading us?

How is God leading us?

By Martin Hodson A sentence in Joshua 3 has been going round in my mind: Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. (Joshua 3:4) The second phrase resonates with our experience of living in the present crisis. We want to be God’s...

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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.