Category: COVID-19 updates

Streaming only during lockdown

Having hoped to return to in-person services, today’s news about a move to lockdown immediately after Christmas also means a return to streaming only services.

This does not affect the service on Sunday 20 December, with Group A still welcome to join us in the building.

We will continue to follow the official advice and inform you as soon as anything changes.

Tier 3 return to Church services

Following North Lanarkshire’s move to Tier 3 of COVID-19 restrictions, the Deacons have decided to open the Church to congregations once more.

The limited number restrictions are still in place, so group A will return on Sunday 20 December, with group B attending the following week. Each group will attend every other week until further notice.

Services will continue to be streamed live on YouTube each Sunday morning. If you’d like to find out more, please contact pastoral@airdriebaptist.co.uk.

Streaming services only for a few weeks

In light of the Scottish Government moving North Lanarkshire (and others) to Level 4 restrictions from Friday 20 November 2020, we have decided to switch to streaming-only services for the next four weeks.

This means that the only people in the Church in the coming weeks will be the speaker, the person leading the service, one musician and members of the AV team. We will monitor the situation and resume in-person services as soon as the situation allows.

We stream our services on YouTube each Sunday morning at 11am. Please join us then!

You can also watch previous services on our channel or listen again on SoundCloud.

Our online Wednesday prayer meetings will, of course, continue on Zoom. All details can be found on our homepage.

Stay safe and we hope to see you all again soon.

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.

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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