11 Jan

Arrival in Repalle

We arrived safely in Repalle to hundreds of children and young people greeting us with petals, garlands and fireworks. Their smiling faces and chorus of ‘Welcome to India’ made the long journey seem so worthwhile.

After a night’s sleep we set up the clinic and saw the youngest class. The children were treated for minor ailments and had some dentistry done (sometimes a bit traumatic!!) but for their long term good. Read More

09 Jan

First day in Chennai

Lynn and LindseyWell we arrived safely in Chennai and all our luggage and equipment arrived too! We rested a little before lunch then Lindsey and I took a very wild (but fun) tuk tuk ride into the city and back while Jason visited an eye clinic and gave a talk in another town. We had dinner (our 2nd spicy curry of the day!) and are heading for an early night as we are all very tired. The American team is due to arrive during the night and we will meet them in the morning before we go for the train, just after lunch, to take us to Repalle.

JasonThank God for safe arrival. Pray for safe arrival of the Americans and smooth travel tomorrow. Pray also that we bond quickly as a team.We are excited about getting to Repalle to start the work!!

06 Jan

IREF trip 2016

This year sees another trip by teams from the UK and USA to IREF in India to provide medical and preaching support to those who stay there.  The trip will run from Friday 8 – Thursday 21 January.

Jason, Lynn and Lindsey are on the team this year and will be posting updates on this website throughout the trip.  You can view all the updates here.

In addition to website updates we’ll also be posting a daily prayer request on our Facebook page.  These are all taken from the prayer diary that has been prepared for the trip.

Please support those who are travelling to India in prayer.

06 Dec

Christmas Celebrations 2015

We have a range of services and events celebrating Christmas this year at Airdrie Baptist.

Sunday 13 December

11am: Morning service with Re:Hope Glasgow

6.30pm: Carols by Candlelight with Re:Hope Choir

Tuesday 15 December

7.30pm: Christmas Carols with Airdrie Salvation Army

Sunday 20 December

11am: Morning service with Kids@ABC Nativity

6.30pm: Carol Service

Christmas Day

10.30 – 11am: Family Service

24 Nov

Acoustic Cafe Church

Acoustic guitarSunday 29 November 2015

The last Acoustic Cafe Church of the year will take place in the Church hall this Sunday night at 6.30pm.

Like before, it is a chance to enjoy fellowship in a relaxed, cafe-style environment.

The evening will feature music, a speaker and plenty of tasty treats to enjoy.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

23 Nov

Funeral of Margaret Foster

The funeral of our sister Margaret Foster will take place at Airdrie Baptist Church on Thursday 26 November 2015 at 10.30am.

The funeral service will be followed by a short committal service at New Monkland Cemetery and a reception in the Church hall.

Please remember Margaret’s loved ones in your prayers at this time.

18 Nov

Funeral of Norma Bridges

Norma and David Bridges

The funeral service of our dear sister and Deacon, Norma Bridges, will take place at Airdrie Baptist Church on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at 10.30am.

The service will be followed by a short committal service at New Monkland Cemetery and refreshments will be available at the Tudor Hotel.

Please remember David, Pamela, David, Iain and the wider family in your prayers at this time.

08 Nov

Groups proceeding as planned

The issue that affected our evening service has now been resolved so our groups will run as scheduled this week, including the Toddler Groups tomorrow and Tuesday.

08 Nov

Evening service cancelled – 8 November 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s service has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

God willing we will be back up and running soon and we will let you know if there are any changes to our other groups meeting this week.

19 Oct

Concert in the Kirk

Saturday 14 November 2015, 7.30pm

We are hosting a fundraising event for The Brain Tumour Charity (Scotland) featuring singers Scott Nicol, Christy Passmore and the Exalt Choir, plus some special guests.

The evening will be compered by Jules Crispin from Revival FM.

Scott Nicol Christy Passmore  Exalt Choir

Tickets for the event are £5 and are available in advance or on the door from Airdrie Baptist Church.

12 Oct

Christianity Explored Course


Our Christianity Explored Course starts Thursday 22nd October at 7.30pm. The course runs for seven consecutive Thursdays and offers a great opportunity to take a fresh look at the Christian faith with the chance to listen, question and discuss in a relaxed and informal environment.

If you’re interested in investigating Christian claims for the first time, or just refreshing your memory, please come along.

You can find out more about the course on the Christianity Explored website or by contacting Jason Leitch.


12 Aug

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Saturday 19 September 2015, 10am – 12noon

Have your cake and eat itCome and enjoy home-baked goodies and refreshments as we raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

The morning will feature games including ‘Faked or Baked’, a lucky dip for the kids and a sponsored head shave by our very own Anna Clark. There will also be delicious cakes for sale.

The event will be held in the Church hall from 10am – 12noon. All are welcome and please remember to invite your friends along too.

If you would like to assist on the day or donate some baking, please speak to Claire Anderson or call her on 07729 558771 / 01236 759141.

10 Aug

Acoustic Cafe Church

Sunday 30 August 2015, 6.30pm

Acoustic guitarFollowing on from our first Acoustic Cafe Church in May, the 20+ group would like to invite you to another one at the end of August.

The event will be held in the main hall and will be a night of music, testimony and fellowship in a relaxed, cafe-style environment.

All are welcome and there will also be a space set aside for children. Please invite your friends too.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and a range of snacks will be available throughout the night.

For more information, please speak to Fiona Nicholson.

02 Aug

Funeral of Elizabeth Callander

Elizabeth Callander and Jim Leitch during a trip to IREF in 2012

The funeral service of our dear friend and Deacon Elizabeth Callander will be held at Airdrie Baptist Church on Wednesday 5 August 2015.

The service will be held at 10am and will be followed by a short committal service at New Monkland Cemetery at 11am.

Refreshments will be available at the Church after the services and a collection for MacMillan Cancer Support and Maggie’s Centres will be taken.

Please remember Gilmour, Kathryn and the wider family in your prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

25 Jun

Summer arrangements at ABC

Airdrie Baptist in sunshine

Summer is upon us (no really, it is) and as such, we are making some changes to our regular meetings as detailed below.

Sunday evenings

There will be no evening services 5 July – 9 August.  These will resume on Sunday 16 August at 6.30pm.

Kids @ ABC will finish up on Sunday 28 June, however there will still be a Sunday Club running during the morning service throughout July and August.

Please remember that our holiday club, ‘Go Overboard!’, runs from Monday 29 June – Friday 3 July.

Midweek meetings

The Wednesday prayer meeting and home fellowships have now stopped for the Summer and will resume from Wednesday 26 August.  The youth programme has already stopped and will return once the schools recommence.

18 Jun

Go Overboard! holiday club

Go Overboard!

29 June – 3 July 2015

All primary age kids are invited to our holiday club. There will be games, challenges, crafts and Bible stories.

This year it’s called Go Overboard! and will look at the story of Jonah.

The club will run from 10.30am – 12.45pm each day at Airdrie Baptist.  The club is free for all and it would be great to see you there.

09 Jun

Cake decorating classes


Elizabeth Richardson and Karin Dunnett are starting a monthly cake decorating workshop and would like to invite any women (and men) to join them.

The first workshop will be creating simple yet beautiful flowers and will take place in the Church on Saturday 18 July at 11am.

If you are interested, please add your name to the sign up sheet in the vestibule. For more information, please speak to Elizabeth or Karin.

31 May

Church trip to Largs


Saturday 27 June 2015

All are welcome to join us for our Church day trip to Largs.  The trip will be from 9am – 6pm.  Refreshments will be available during the day at St Columba’s Church of Scotland.

If you would like to attend, please add your name to the sheet in the vestibule or complete the form below (please state all the names attending).

For more information, please contact James Anderson.

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