150th Anniversary Year
DBC celebrated its 149th anniversary on 14th November 2021 and is now entering a year of activities to celebrate the 150th anniversary year.
'For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.' 1 Corinthians 3:11 (NIV)
To mark the start of our 150th anniversary year, the local primary schools participated in a logo design competition. Congratulations to Rosie Dalrymple, the overall winner, from Georgetown Primary School pictured here with her winning entry. Many thanks to all involved!
We are celebrating the 150th anniversary this year with acts of kindness. Associate Pastor Eoghan Paterson, Chaplain to the nearby Calside, Georgetown and Noblehill Primary Schools, invited the schools to join in by expressing kindness in practical ways. Children from Georgetown Primary picked up litter, planted the flower beds at Georgetown Library to create colourful displays and provided dog poo dispensers. At Calside Primary the children painted colourful pictures to decorate their boundary fence and cheer up passers-by. The schools participated with such commitment that Dumfries Baptist Church has awarded each with a trophy, congratulating them on their work in the community. Eoghan says, ‘For 150 years, this church has experienced the love and kindness of God, and so we want to demonstrate that kindness. I daily see members of the fellowship doing so in countless ways, from hosting Ukrainian refugees to helping neighbours. During the first lockdown we started a weekly food parcel project for local families who have been hard hit. Every Thursday morning, a small team still meets in the church to pack the boxes with basics and treats, and then delivers them. So far, over eighty families have benefited, either regularly or with a one-off gift. At Christmas, Georgetown pupils contributed many bags of food to help us. It’s such a joy to be working with local schools to make this an even better place to live.’