Connect August 2019

The Power of Story

We all like a good yarn, don’t we? Perhaps it’s the summer blockbuster story of a bunch of toys going on yet another adventure – Buzz, are your batteries not dead yet? Stories can be powerful. The stories we believe about ourselves, skewed or otherwise. Other people’s stories. God’s story. This year I have been […]

Celebrations in the Central Belt!

Churches from the Central Belt of Scotland gathered on 23 June to celebrate ‘150 Years of Union’ at the Albert Halls in Stirling. Several hundred worshippers gathered together to express our thankfulness to God for the effectiveness of baptistic witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Scotland, particularly since establishing the Baptist Union of […]

Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers’ welcome the Scottish Baptist Baton!

Lay preachers’ from Dumfries to Aberdeen, and from Hawick to Campbeltown, gathered on Saturday 1st June for their annual conference at Newton Mearns Baptist Church. Early on in the day, time was given over to welcoming the BUS Baton. Douglas Inglis, former President of the Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers’ Association, led us, as we were […]

Giveaday Ayrshire – facilitated by Southside Christian Fellowship, Ayr

Giveaday Ayrshire is an amazing opportunity to serve our community to deliver projects that are to benefit community whether individually or collectively. Volunteers have come from all directions and walks of life, with faith or without.  The concept began in Carlisle in 2014 following the damaging effects of the Cumbrian floods.  The ethos was to [...]

Ninian Moments!

1,622 years after St Ninian built Scotland’s first church at Whithorn in 397AD, churches in Wigtownshire are holding short daily acts of Christian worship in what is known as Scotland’s Cradle of Christianity. “Ninian Moments” are 10-minute gatherings comprising only a Bible reading and a prayer chosen and led by a volunteer from the local […]