Church update – June 2020

Airdrie Baptist in sunshine

The Deacons hope that you are all well and coping during this very peculiar time when we cannot meet in our church building.

Here is a short update on the fellowship and activities that are helping keep us in touch with each other.

Sunday meetings

We continue to enjoy the Sunday morning services streamed by Newton Mearns Baptist Church. These start at 10am each week on their YouTube channel.

They also have resources for young people. If you’d like these sent to you, please get in touch.

The Baptist Union of Scotland also hosts an online prayer time on Sunday nights at 7pm on their Facebook page.

Online meetings

We have been hosting a range of meetings online using Zoom. These have steadily increased during lockdown and we now have four each week.

Shared prayer time

This has been a mainstay while we’ve been apart. We meet for 30 minutes each Wednesday night from 7.30pm.

This week (24 June 2020) we will also celebrate communion together.

The Zoom meeting ID is 286 306 459 and the password is available by emailing pastoral@airdriebaptist.co.uk. Please do not share this openly with those not associated with the fellowship to keep the meeting secure.

If you need any help with using Zoom, please get in touch.

Groups for young people

We recently launched online meetings for both Kids @ ABC and Bible Class.

The Bible Class meets each Sunday at 11.30am, following the conclusion of the Newton Mearns service. It is open to those in S1 – S6 (and a bit). Kids @ ABC meets on Mondays at 5pm. Please get in touch for details of how to join.

Sunday nights

We have, for a number of weeks, enjoyed a time of online praise using our ABC Prayers Facebook group. From 28 June 2020, this will be replaced by an online Bible Study, again using Zoom.

The study will begin at 6.30pm and the meeting details are the same as the shared prayer time listed above.

Returning to the Church building

We very much hope to be meeting together again in the not too distant future. This will be in Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map which we hope will be mid/late July.

In the meantime, the leadership team are preparing for the return to church by planning for social distancing, hand sanitising and taking other precautions to keep everyone safe and well when we are back together again.

The church building is being checked carefully on a regular basis so it will be ready for us to meet again. We are grateful to Bob for his ongoing work.