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Last updated 13th August 2021
Update from DBC leadership (extract from church family update)
Sunday Services: Given the updated government guidelines on Monday this week and from further clarification from the Baptist Union we plan to go back to having just one service on Sunday morning from August 22nd at 10:30am including communion, and this will also be livestreamed at DBCC Gillbrae. Our evening services will resume on 5th September as previously advertised.
Arrangements will be made for Discoverers which will also begin again on 22nd August.
We still hope to maintain some social distancing regarding seating arrangements and the restrictions regarding masks still apply.
It will still be necessary to book to attend services at present due to ‘Track & Trace’. Please book your seat(s) in good time every week for either service and don’t feel worried about capacity and stopping others from getting a seat. If we reach capacity we may ask those who have been to a service regularly to skip a week.
You can book to attend either service by phoning the church office or through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dumfries-baptist-church-31221345205
House groups: can now resume, as normal, meeting either in homes or at DBC. All restrictions to numbers and masks no longer apply. Although we do want to maintain a cautious approach, hence we would still advise some social distancing and all surfaces should be sanitised before and after use.
We continue to look to the Lord for his help and direction through this difficult time as a nation as he leads us as a church family.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight'. Proverbs 3v5-6
Pastoral phone calls introduced during Covid19 from Alistair, Eoghan and team will lessen from July. The elderly, lonely, sick and those with other ongoing challenges and issues will be prioritised. As some Covid19 restrictions have lifted we are finding that more and more people are open to face to face pastoral visits and meetings. If you would appreciate a pastoral visit/meeting please do not hesitate to contact the church office, or Alistair and Eoghan.
Alistair - 07882 698428.
Eoghan - 07515 939698.
Church Office - 01387 268926.
1. Morning service at DBCC and via the DBC YouTube
From Sunday 22nd August we will return to the normal 10.30am service in the church centre and online via the DBC YouTube channel at DBCC Gillbrae on Sunday mornings. Also, remember that you can visit the YouTube channel at anytime after it has been posted up on to our site. Evening services at 6.30pm will resume on 5th September 2021.
2. Sunday Virtual Sunday School
For all our DBC children, please visit Virtual Sunday School to view a short video for Sunday. If you have children at home please connect into this and join in with them. This has been produced by 4front theatre company and a new video is posted every two weeks.
3. The Baptist Union of Scotland National Prayer event
This will be live monthly on the first Sunday of the month from 7-7.30pm on the BUS Facebook page. You will be reminded of this event and provided with access details every week via Facebook and email.
4. DBC Youth
Each Sunday the Youth team are meeting with our young people morning and evening. The Youth team are also connecting up with our young people in other ways through WhatsApp. Please contact Kristoff or Sabrina for more info by email email@example.com
5. DBC evening Devotionals/Reflections
Alistair, Eoghan and others are producing evening devotionals which are going out via Facebook, DBC YouTube at DBCC Gillbrae and by email. These are posted online at 9pm.
6. The Deacons prayer meeting (the Deacons are the elected church leadership team)
The Pastors and Deacons will be meeting via Zoom online for a weekly time of prayer from 8.30-9pm.
7. The Deacons Meeting
The Deacons will be meet as normal for their monthly meeting via Zoom online from 7-9.30pm.
8. Food parcel deliveries - started during lockdown, a small team continue to shop, pack and deliver food parcels to those in need within our community. We are grateful to all who continue to gift money and time to allow this vital work to continue.
10. DBC Prayer Gathering
Every Friday, Eoghan or Alistair will be hosting and leading a DBC Prayer Gathering from 7.30pm via Zoom. An email will be sent out to all our DBC church family with an invitation and a link. If you want to join in please download the Zoom app onto your phone, tablet, laptop or home computer. You do not need to sign up to Zoom to join the meeting. From September the Prayer Gathering will be held on the first Friday evening of every month.
We trust and hope that you will be able to access and benefit from some or all of these different opportunities in the weeks to come.
God bless you.
With our love,
Alistair and Eoghan