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Despite lockdown we are a growing Christian community in Berwick upon Tweed serving the borderlands between Scotland and England...and further afield...
Service for Sunday 9th August 2020
You can download the service sheet for our online service HERE.
Please open it on your computer or mobile device and follow the links to worship songs and John Hodgkin's talk on the next of our 'Holy Habits' series, "Fellowship".
Tuesday Hour for Prayer 7pm
Please email John any prayer requests by Tuesday lunch time.
Wednesday Baptists Together Prayer 7pm
Online link HERE
Preaching topics: June, July and August
During these months we're going to alternate between teaching from the Old Testament and from the New Testament
We'll be looking at the book of Exodus and at 10 Holy Habits from Acts 2:42-47 go HERE for dates and details
Covid 19 - Leaders' letter revised 03.07.2020
From the leadership team:
While some churches in our town are beginning to commence limited Sunday services this coming weekend, we as a Baptist family will not be reopening up our building at the present time. Before we regather, we will be taking advice from the leaders of our wider Baptist family, and assessing the risks involved in regathering, as well as talking to each of you, to see how you feel about regathering.
At some point in July, our leadership will meet again via Zoom, to discuss and pray about this matter. Please keep us in your prayers, that we hear God at this especially important time.
As a leadership we are at present exploring more ways to be interactive as a church family. I have also resumed meeting pastorally with people by going for social distance walks, or sitting in peoples gardens, and if the weather is not good I am meeting one person or a family per day in the church hall. This gives time for the hall and toilets to be cleaned down, ensuring it is virus free for the next meeting. Therefore, it is important everyone continues to refrain from entering any of our buildings, thank you.
While our scriptures are very clear that God watches over us and protects us, the Lord also expects us to use our common sense, this in no way negates faith and implies you have weak faith if you choose to wear a mask. I’ve not really worn a mask the whole of lock down, but as lockdown eases I now have chosen to wear one, not because I’m living in fear of getting the virus, but because people in our town are getting careless in social distancing. It is important we continue to maintain social distancing, to keep ourselves and our town safe in accordance with government guidelines. Romans 13:1-3 teaches us to submit to the governing authorities and as we do this also affords us a certain amount of protection.
Until then, we will continue as we have been doing, by keeping in place the following… MORE
The Northumbria Community have kindly agreed to let us link to their online Celtic Daily Prayer, so that people are able to pray using this wonderful resource and knowing that others are praying at the same times. Click on the image to be taken to The Community's website.
You can download a copy of our August 2020 newsletter