We provide a supervised crèche area with a variety of toys for children under three each Sunday morning. This runs from the time that the children leave for their activities following the all age worship time, until the end of the service. There is also a fenced off area with some toys in The Avenue just outside the Main Auditorium which parents with young children are able to use at any point during the service if they wish. This area has a screen and sound which allows those supervising their own children to still hear and participate in the service.
We have groups for children from 3 to 11years which meet during the morning service. We worship with the whole church family for the first 20 minutes, then meet in age-specific groups to have fun and learn about God together through Bible stories, games and activities.
Monday – 1.00pm - 2.30pm, Tuesday – 10.00am - 11.30am
Who are we? We are a Church based group, the toddlers being just one of the many meetings that take place in the church.
Why hold these meetings? Good question! The main reason is that we might share with you more than just our friendship and our facilities. We are a group of Christians who have found the answer to all our needs in Christ. We pray that you might know him too. There is a charity box and all the money raised from it throughout the year goes to the Baptist Missionary Society Birthday Scheme which supports the health work of BMS world mission and partner organisations across the world. For further information see www.bmsworldmission.org
We have a children's Christmas party and also an adults' Christmas and Summer night out. There is a no waiting list to join Toddlers and no fee to pay. All we ask is that you pay £1.50 each group to cover costs.
Mondays from 3pm - 5.15pm (during term time)
A fun place to come immediately after school for primary school children. We can arrange to pick up younger children from Georgetown Primary school.
3.00pm - 3.15pm Meet children at Georgetown Primary or at DBCC;
3.15pm - 3.30pm Juice and snack and a chance to talk about the day;
3.30pm - 3.50pm Split into at least two groups: one for stories or to play board games and one for games including basketball, parachute games, races or football;
3.50pm - 4.20pm More games or other activities;
4.20pm - 4.30pm Bible story;
4.30pm - 5.00pm Craft projects.
Wednesdays - 6pm - 7:15pm
Girlzone is an activity and craft group for all primary age girls (4-12 years). They meet on Wednesdays from 6 – 7.15pm during term time.
Thursdays - 6pm - 7:15pm
Impact is a midweek club for primary age children. Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7:15pm during term-time. Games, crafts, singing, learning about Jesus and refreshments. 50p per family.
First Saturday of each month at DBCC (Sept to July) 10am to 12 noon
For dads, granddads, uncles and carers with children (0-12 years). A great chance to spend time with your kids and mix with other local guys. Bacon rolls and drinks available from the Cornerstone Café for £1.50 per family. Lots of activities, crafts and games for kids and dads including use of the games hall and baby area.
Browse below the wide range of activities for Seniors, adults and families. All are welcome to join in.
We encourage everyone who comes to our church to join one of the many small groups which meet regularly in homes around the town.
The groups meet on a variety of evenings or some during the day. The small groups aim to pastorally care for one another, getting to know each other as they spend time together so that no-one feels ‘lost in the crowd’ of a large congregation.
The groups also pray for and with one another, to worship together, to actively explore biblical teaching together, and to find creative ways to share their faith with others. For more information, and to find a group near you, please contact the church office.
Thursday (1st and 3rd) - 2pm to 3pm
Especially suitable for older folks, this meeting takes place fortnightly on first and third Thursdays, 2-3pm in the Dumfries Baptist Church Centre. It includes music, a variety of inspiring speakers, and delicious home baking with a cup of tea to enjoy.
Encore! is a Seniors lunch club that meets monthly, usually on the 4th Wednesday, from 11am – 2pm September to May. There are a range of active and quieter activities from 11am – 12.30pm, a 10 minute ‘Thought for the day’, followed by a freshly made soup and pudding lunch at 12.45pm. Download the Encore! leaflet or pick one up from the Church Centre.
Dumfries Baptist Church has a choir which performs occasionally at Church services throughout the year, especially at Christmas and Easter. If you would like to come and join the choir then please speak to Jean Lamb. To make contact with the choir please contact the DBC office.
Flourish aims to provide opportunities for women to meet together to encourage each other, to grow in faith and to reach out to the community around us. Activities include: craft nights, walks, meals together, film/quiz nights, coffee mornings, prayer and fellowship. All ladies are welcome.
The title says it all! Join us in the Gillbrae Sports Hall on Wednesday evenings. All ages and abilities welcome!
1st Thursday of the month at 7.00pm in Gallery 7 at DBCC
A place to share, show photos, inspire and encourage.
All welcome, no experience necessary. We hope to be able to share tips and learn from others in the quest for better results. If this interests you come along for chat, coffee and cake.
Wednesdays at 10am from April to October
Join us for watering, weeding, planting & mowing. No special expertise required, just a desire to keep the DBCC grounds looking lovely!
The Man Alive! Group is open to any men associated with DBC, their friends and also to any men in the local community. The purpose of the group is to bring men in the church and community together for friendship and fellowship with each other.
The next 'Man Alive' presentation is on Thursday 1st November 2018, at 7.15pm at Dumfries Baptist Church Centre by Norman Stone - a highly successful BAFTA and International Emmy Award winning Screenwriter/Producer/Director. Norman’s career includes a long list of TV & film credits including the internationally successful Shadowlands, Martin Luther-Heretic, The Justice Game, BBC TV's Miss Marple programmes, The Black Velvet Gown, Tales from The Madhouse and the gritty gangster film ‘Man Dancin’.
Norman will share stories about his fascinating career, including his current film project... an ambitious and probing documentary into the Opioid Crisis in America. Norman is married to the broadcaster and journalist Sally Magnusson. Hot supper will be provided after the presentation
For all men, sign up or let the office know you plan to come & bring your friends.
Download the event poster here.
It’s not the notes ‘U’ sing, it’s the fun and friendship ‘U’ get from singing them with others. Join us for a fun singing group on the second and fourth Friday at DBCC from 2.00pm-3.15pm.
A group for people in their 20s and 30s. We have a small group that meets fortnightly and various events that happen around once a month to allow us to get to know each other better, have fun and support and encourage each other. There is a Facebook page to keep us up to date with what is happening - if you're interested and would like more information, pick up a leaflet from the Church centre. We hope to see you there!
Visit the DBC Youth pages