We will be starting an Alpha Course in the New Year for 10 weeks starting in January. If you would be able to help, or would like to attend, please watch out for more information over the festive period or speak to Peter or Lesley Butcher.
For information about the alpha course… click here
Hi friends. Excited for Sunday our 1st practice. Planning to listen through the music together and start teaching “Heart’s Waiting” and “Here we come a carolling”? Don’t worry if you don’t have a CD yet, planning to give them out on Sunday. I know a few of the old faithful singers from cantatas past are bowing out for this year and you will be missed. Please try and encourage as many people to come along and find out more if you know anyone who you think may enjoy. Especially altos and sops. Great to have new folks already on board. Remind me below who reads music and who just needs words. Picking up the printed scores tomorrow
Dates for the cantata performances will be December Friday 8th, Sat 9th and Sun 10th Dec
As of 19th February, there is going to be a new focus for the evening services.
1st Sunday of the month. This service will include the sharing of stories about what God has done or is doing in people’s life’s. This will normally be in the form of an informal interview. The service will also include some sung praise, videos, prayer and a message from the Bible.
2nd Sunday of the month. The main focus of this service will be communion where we remember the death of Jesus. Communion will be central and the service will often include prayer, reflection, video, a short message and some sung praise
3rd Sunday of the month. This service will be a more contemporary service aimed particularly at the millennial generation. It will include a more contemporary worship style and message. The service will at times be interactive and use video, reflective images and drama.
4th Sunday of the month. As part of this service we will engage with a culturally relevant topic or follow a sermon series as we consider how the Bible speaks today. This service will also include some sung praise, videos and prayer.
Our preoccupation up on the balcony, as you will realise if you have been listening to the notices recently, is people, or lack of them.
We first published this post in May 2015 and since then things have got worse not better ….!
We need 3…. Having three individuals on for each service allows us to do some training, keeps the stress levels down, and ensures we are prepared and ready to switch on when Rae stands up. Continue reading New Techies?→
As part of his “aLive Ministry Tour” John will be with us for a concert on the evening of 28th August.
Raised in the highlands, local singer and songwriter, John Wilson, is looking forward to returning to the area this summer and bringing his music ministry with him.
28th August ~ 6pm
John who has been based in Edinburgh for the last four years, along with his brother-in-law, David Maclean (of Inverness) have formed aLive Ministry over the past 18 months – and it’s certainly been an eventful time!
Despite only being able to commit part time whilst working towards his degree in Classical Music, these last 18 months have seen John record his debut Album “AGAPE”, minister to over 30 churches across the UK and also perform at Youth events, Outreach events and Christian Conferences and he has just recently received recognition for his music through the New Christian Music Awards.
During the winter months the temperature in Dorohoi, Romania can average -25°C. This make life very difficult for those what have little or no income – many of whom struggle to meet most of their living costs.
Many of those that come to the GLIA centre cannot afford to pay for their gas bottles to be refilled or for wood for their Soba’s (stoves) which means that they are unable to cook or keep warm. We provide gas refills for as many as we can, especially during the winter and we are able to provide wood for some of those that do not have gas bottles
You will see that there is a small blue (imitation) gas bottle by the church welcome desk. If you would like to contribute to the cost of providing refills or wood there is a slot in the top, all contributions in the gas bottle will be used for gas or wood.
If you are not able to get to our little gas bottle, click on the link above to learn more about GLIA’s Centre for Hope.
April’s issue for Connect has now hit the presses. This month we are looking into the theme of family, with a specific focus on fostering and adoption. So we have Phil Green from new charity Home For Good, setting out his vision to see a culture of fostering and adoption in churches across the whole of the United Kingdom. Our own Amie Aitken, Children and Families worker at Carluke Baptist, tells us her story growing up as an adopted child and her journey to being a singer-songwriter. There’s are a few more important wee bits to read too like what went on at our recent BUS Council.
Please dowload the attachment or click the web-link here. And for the first time it’s available on your mobile and tablet device via the ISSU app, which can be downloaded from the Apple, Android and Windows app stores. Or you can have a direct link to it here http://issuu.com/scottishbaptist/docs/connectapril15 .
We at the BUS hope you enjoy your Easter celebrations as we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.