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All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell

All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell

All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell By Jenny Wilson, Connect Editor It’s all change at BUS just now. At the end of August, we said farewell to three of our colleagues who have served with us for a number of years. Jim Purves, Peter Dick and Lynn Scott have all stepped...

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Canopy 2021 – Joining Together Locally!

Canopy 2021 – Joining Together Locally!

I recently heard of the local hub gatherings for the Magnitude festival just a couple of weeks ago and how the young people met to worship and pray together, watch the teaching videos and discuss what they had been participating in. What a great idea – a national gathering but with localised hubs of people coming together!

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Empowering Change Fund Grants

Empowering Change Fund Grants

Baptist Buildings CIO usually provide loans for churches to renovate and upgrade their buildings or purchase new buildings. However, they do also award grants for certain church projects too including improving disabled access and upgrade work to tired church kitchens. We thought we would pass on this information to our churches – could your church benefit from one of these grants? Please contact Baptist Buildings directly for further information.

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Building Community – Circles, Not Rows

Building Community – Circles, Not Rows

I read a line in a Christian book recently which talked about doing ‘life in circles, not in rows’, and it stopped me in my tracks.

It was speaking about the need for community within churches, not just sitting in rows on a Sunday morning, but about genuine, deep community around the meal table, the team table and seeing church as family where people really do know each other and care for each other.

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The Joy of Interconnectedness

The Joy of Interconnectedness

The Joy of Interconnectedness It is always so encouraging to hear stories of our churches connecting with one another. Here is a fantastic story of a city church, an island church and a rural church enjoying connecting with each other in this season. (Editorial note:...

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Let’s just say it’s personal!

Let’s just say it’s personal!

Let's just say it's personal! By Barbara Henderson, Inverness Baptist Church We hear about the idea that gained traction at Inverness Baptist to handwrite over 400 Easter cards for the local community! The Easter team at Inverness Baptist Church were quick and united...

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‘Mornings of Grace’ at Leith Baptist Church

‘Mornings of Grace’ at Leith Baptist Church

‘Mornings of Grace’ at Leith Baptist Church By Brian Windram, Church Elder One of the great blessings of this unexpected season has been ‘Mornings of Grace’.  We started this group, which meets between 8.00am-8.30am each weekday morning on zoom, in April 2020....

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