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Canopy

This year the Baptist Union of Scotland are hosting a weekend-long online event, rather than their usual annual gathering.

The event will run from 23 – 25 October 2020, with a prayer gathering on Friday night, a series of seminars and sessions on Saturday and a morning celebration on Sunday morning. There will also be youth sessions each day for younger people.

The event is free to attend and will be streamed on YouTube over the weekend.

Find out more about the event and register on the Baptist Union of Scotland website.

IREF Together

IREF are hosting a special online event on Saturday 22 August 2020 at 4pm BST.

The event is celebrating 40 years of the IREF ministry in India and will feature an update on their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, a history of IREF UK and a testimony and song from the staff and students.

You can watch online by visiting the IREF USA website or on their Facebook page.

Church business update and Alpha Online

We will be sharing a quick Church business update at the end of our online prayer meeting on Wednesday. It will start at 8pm and will last for about 30 minutes.

The prayer meeting will start at 7.30pm with the usual Zoom details:

Meeting ID: 286 306 459

The meeting is password protected and this can be requested by emailing pastoral@airdriebaptist.co.uk.

Alpha Online

Alpha logo

If you were watching the service from Newton Mearns Baptist Church on 24 May, you’ll have heard them mention the start of a new Alpha Online course.

The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore the claims of Christianity through open and interactive discussion.

The course being run online by NMBC starts on Sunday 31 May 2020 and will run from 8 – 9.15pm.

You can register for the course by emailing office@newtonmearnsbaptist.org.uk.

Message of thanks from John Cleland

The family and I want to say our heartfelt thanks to the fellowship, leaders and adherents of Airdrie Baptist Church, (many of whom have shared in Ann’s journey over the years) for your kind words, thoughts, deeds and most of all prayers, as we come to terms with her loss. In these trying times we really appreciated this as we missed the fellowship in saying goodbye together from the church she so loved and served over the years.

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National Prayer Livestream

Over 700 people joined together for last Sunday’s Baptist Union of Scotland Prayer Livestream, gathering from all corners of Scotland in the midst of the present crisis.

This gathering will now take place every Sunday at 7pm. To join in, visit the Baptist Union of Scotland Facebook page.

This Sunday will include live contributions from the Isle of Tiree and the Borders and we will be joined by Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director for the Scottish Government and a member of Airdrie Baptist Church.

Do please join in and encourage others from your fellowship to take part. In these anxious days it is vital that we press into prayer in unity and faith.

Finances

The Finance Team are encouraging those who don’t give to the church via Standing Order to do so at this time to help us carry on financially.

So that you don’t have to go into the bank, you can set up a standing order online, over the phone or by sending the attached standing order form to your bank.

A standing order is not the same as a direct debit; you are in full control. The bank will only pay the exact amount you choose and you can stop or change the payment amount whenever you want.

To set up a standing order you will need the church’s bank details which are:

Sort code: 82-20-00
Account No: 90111169

Alternatively you can use the attached form and send it to your bank.

Please contact Jo Ramsay or David Clark if you any questions about this at finance@airdriebaptist.co.uk.

Streamed services from Newton Mearns Baptist

From this Sunday, Newton Mearns Baptist Church have invited us to join with them as they live-stream their services on YouTube.

They’ll begin at 10am each Sunday morning.

To receive notifications every time a new service is broadcast, subscribe to their channel and click the bell button. 

COVID-19: all meetings cancelled

In line with government advice in these exceptional circumstances, all services at Airdrie Baptist Church are cancelled for the foreseeable future. This includes Sunday services, prayer meetings and house groups.

However, we  have been invited to join online with Newton Mearns Baptist in the live streaming of their services. This service will take place ‪at 10am‬ every ‪Sunday morning‬. More details to follow. 

We know this is an uncertain time and we are determined to keep in touch as much as possible. Please tell your friends who may not have access to this message.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) arrangements

Airdrie Baptist Church has decided to make some changes to our services and groups in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These have been made to help protect the most at risk members of our congregation.

We will continue to monitor the situation and respond to further government advice accordingly. We will keep the Church family informed of any other changes here on the website and through our social media channels.

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IREF trip week one

Week one is almost done for the 2020 IREF trip. The team, which includes Jason, Lynn, Vanessa and Lindsey, left the UK on Sunday 5 January and arrived in Repalle on Tuesday.

Since arriving they have run clinics for the school children at IREF, checking their teeth, eyes, ears and skin. They also ventured to a rural village where they ran a free clinic for the locals.

During their visit, some of the team have had the chance to meet children they sponsor there.

Remember you can keep up to date with the trip on our Facebook page.

IREF 2020

We currently have a group from the Church serving with other volunteers at IREF in India.

Every two years, an international group visit to provide medical check ups to those who stay there. They also participate in a week-long mission and provide clinics in the local area.

You can keep up to date with the trip on our Facebook page.

Please remember the group in your prayers during their two week visit.

Christmas services

Christmas is fast approaching and we have a series of special services coming up at Airdrie Baptist.

Nativity

Our young people will be taking part in our annual Nativity service on Sunday 22 December at 11am. They will be getting ready for this over the next couple of weeks during Kids @ ABC. Do come along and support them as they share the story of Jesus’s birth with us.

Carols by Candlelight

We are holding a special carol service on Sunday 22 December at 6.30pm. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served in the hall afterwards. Promotional leaflets are available from the Church for you to give to your friends and neighbours. All are welcome!

Watchnight service

We will once again be holding a watchnight service on Christmas Eve. The service will start at 11.15pm and will be led by Gilmour Callander.

Anniversary weekend

We are looking forward to an enjoyable anniversary weekend from 23 – 24 November and would love it if you could join us.

Quiz

On Saturday night our young people are hosting a quiz to raise money for the bi-annual trip to IREF. Fancy pitting your wits against other local brain boxes? Come along and join a team on Saturday at 7.30pm. Entry is £2 per person.

Terry Boyle

Terry Boyle

We’re delighted to have Terry Boyle of Insight for Living Ministries with us as our guest speaker on Sunday. Terry serves as UK Pastor for the ministry and hosts a weekly radio show as part of his ministry.

Church family tea

A meal will be served in the Church Hall at 5.15pm on Sunday ahead of our evening worship. Come and enjoy an informal time of fellowship as we celebrate our 176th birthday.

A final farewell to the Murphys

Sunday 3 November marked the end Ross Murphy’s time as Pastor of Airdrie Baptist Church.

Ross has served us faithfully as for the past 12 years, through both good times and bad.

He joined Airdrie Baptist in January 2008, accompanied by his wife, Deborah. During their time with, two more Murphys have arrived: Katie in 2008 and Grace in 2014.

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