What do you do when you come to the end of a long, successfully completed journey? Collapse in a heap or go to a party? Both probably. That is more or less our experience, now that the building of our New Church Extension is finished and our four year journey is over.
The keys of the building were handed over to us on Thursday 8th May and suddenly
this fine new building was ours to use. We more or less tip-
The answer to that question is both “yes” and “no”. “Yes”, in the sense that we are
funding the build, with some help from Trusts, other Baptist Churches in Scotland
and the cooperation of the Baptist Union Corporation. “No”, in the sense that we
believe this is a building dedicated to God for His use in our town. So, tip-
As far as the town is concerned, the “new church building” is a local talking point,
with people keen to see what it is like inside. An opportunity will be given for
to happen every day during the week beginning 19th May.
The Official Opening Day will be on Saturday 24th May at 3pm and if you are in the area, you are welcome to come and join us. Perhaps we will post an extra final update on the web following this occasion.
There are so many people to thank – people who gave, people who prayed, people who showed interest. Perhaps, however, we ought to register special thanks to Craig Govan of McLean Architects Ltd, Glasgow, who designed this most attractive, quality building and M&K MacLeod’s, the local building contractor, whose team of builders worked all through the wet days of the past winter to enable us to realize our dream.
Now it is on to seeing the building being used in ways that will demonstrate to the
community around us that, as a Church, we reach out to all with the love of God in
Christ and witness in word and deed to this splendid life-