SERVICES IN THE CHURCH BUILDING
We are delighted that the Scottish Government confirmed yesterday the good news that as of March 26th communal worship with a limit of 50 people will be allowed.
A reminder of the protocol which is for the protection of all in attendance, and will be in place for the foreseeable future. This will require to be adhered to at all times: –
1 Face masks will require to be worn for the entirety of the time we are in the building
2 There will be hand sanitising and social distancing measures in place at entrances, exits and toilets.
3 A register will be taken on arrival – visitors will require to provide contact details, as will anyone not on the register
4 This data will be stored for 21 days and then shredded.
5 A one-way system will be in place – entry via the usual doors and exit by the fire escape closest to your seat i.e. the one directly into the car park, or the one at the side of the platform. These are signposted in the building. The door into the garden should not be used as an exit.
6 It will be necessary to book a place in advance, either by emailing to email@example.com or by text to 07931 467845 by 6pm on the eve of each service. Confirmation of your reservation will be given.
7 There will be no singing.
8 There will be no teas/coffees.
9 Only the upstairs toilets will be in use, with one person admitted at a time – the lift will be available.
10 Everyone will need to exit the building immediately at the end of the service. No loitering is permissible, though socially distanced groups of up to 4 people from 2 households could chat in the car park, but it is essential to avoid gathering in any group larger than this limit.
Booking is now open for the Good Friday service at 7.00p.m. and the Easter Sunday service at 10.30 a.m. Please email or text (as above) to reserve your place.
All of our services will continue to be available on YouTube, Zoom and this website.
Our vision can be summed up in one simple statement – our desire is to be disciples, and to help others become disciples of Jesus.
We believe in the existence of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one God in three persons.
We believe that out of his love for us, God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ to earth.
We believe in His virgin birth, perfect life, His death and bodily resurrection, whereby he paid for the sins of humanity.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Saviour of the world, that He will return to the Earth, and that through belief in Him, all can inherit eternal life.
Baptists are Christian believers with certain distinctive beliefs, which are summed up here.
Baptists believe in the centrality of Jesus Christ in our lives, and that through Him, we can draw near to the Father and receive from Him the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and that its teaching is central to the Christian life.
Baptists believe that all Christians are equal, and we strongly support the the right to religious belief free from interference or oppression by states and governments .
However, probably the most distinctive feature of a Baptist church is our practice of baptising believers by fully immersing them in water, as the early Christian church did.
We believe that the act of baptism symbolises a person’s death to their previous lifestyle and their rising up to newness of life. Thus baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the outward sign of a believer’s faith.
Everyone at Bearsden Baptist would love to invite you to our Sunday morning service at 10.30 a.m.
We are a family-centred church, aiming to serve our community, and so visitors are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at our church, where a crèche is always available during the service, as well as our Kidzone group for kids from preschool age to P6. We also run our Crossroads group for young people of secondary age during the service – so why not bring the whole family to church! After the service tea, coffee and biscuits are on offer, and you have an opportunity to chat and get to know new people – it would be great to meet you.
We also meet most Sunday evenings at 7.00 p.m. for our “Prayer Space” meetings which are an opportunity to take time away from our busy lives for reflection and worship. Everyone is welcome at these services.