Information for Ashbourne Baptist Church
during the Covid-19 quarantine,
whilst we are meeting remotely via telephone and social media.
Messages to Believers at ABC
from the Pastor and Elders
Visit our NEW! YouTube Channel Frequently updated short talks - and hopefuly more ideas soon.
It would be great to all join in at the same times on
Sundays - 10:30am (mornings) and 6pm (evenings).
We'd have a real sense of 'being together'.
(We hope to enable face-to-face fellowship soon)
Contact us to find out how to join in with Ashbourne Baptist Church
as we do...
Missed a service
Looking for a
Please contact us for help accessing any of these activites.
'Zoom' online meetings
Zoom seems to work well for us whilst we are having more informal Sunday evening worship, because we can see and hear each other in real time, but we haven't been singing to each other yet! (More about Zoom in the next paragraph.) We might make use of Zoom's other features later... we're still learning how best to do this 'isolation' thing.
'Zoom' online meetings
Nathan leads our meeting as usual, but we can all join in - and we enjoy chatting while we wait for everyone to 'arrive'. To join us by landline, phone someone just before the meeting starts and we'll make sure you can hear. If you use a computer or mobile device, simply click the link we send, and you're in. There's a different link for each meeting/service (encrypted for security).
The Ladies' Book Group will run via email temporarily. Contact us (link below) for details of which book we're currently reading, and to tell us your name and email address.
A landline lets you join in with any of our online meetings. Just phone one of us before any meeting, so we can connect you.
Our easiest way to stay in touch. Send your mobile number (and tell us who you are!) if you'd like to join the ABC group.
The following Church activities are postponed.
You are wecome to check back, to see if we've come up with any work-arounds.
We pray that our summer Camp will go ahead. (To be confirmed)
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried
into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake
with its swelling.
There is a river whose streams
shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of
the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her,
she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, at the break of dawn.
Dear Members and Friends,
In accordance with government guidelines our Sunday Services, Bible Study & Prayer Meeting, Boys’ Brigade and Tots have all been stopped from meeting for the time being. While this is an unprecedented situation for all of us, we must submit to our Governing authorities who are trying to make wise decisions in an incredibly difficult situation. (Let’s carry on praying for them.)
While we cannot physically meet together, that doesn’t mean we’ve ceased to be a church! We’ll just have to be a bit more imaginative in how we continue!
We can still honour the Lord’s Day, worship by singing some of your favourite hymns and songs, as individual, couple, or family. (Plenty available on youtube, MP3s, CDs etc.) There are plenty of sermons available online, but we still think it is more personal for us to listen to our own elders preaching to us. We’ll aim to record this Sunday’s sermons in advance, to have available on the website. (and hopefully CD too.) With details of the readings, prayer points etc.
Bible Study & Prayer meeting:
We’ll try to order and distribute a book /ebook to study and read. We can also share things to pray about. Maybe by phone or WhatsApp we can share together for Bible study and prayer. More details to follow!
Let’s all keep in regular contact with each other. Especially those who are unwell or confined to their home. Let us know if anyone is in need or food or supplies etc. Let each other know how we can pray for each other too. The elders will try to phone people regularly too.
We can also each offer to help our nearby neighbours and friends, especially those who are isolated or in need.
If anyone has any other ideas, please let us know.
We may not be able to draw near to each other, but we can still draw near to God – let’s pray on!
With Love in Christ,
Nathan, David & Tim.