We are seeking to be a God-centred, Jesus-led, Spirit-filled, community on the Isle of Bute.
We are in King Street, Rothesay, by the castle. Our Pastor is Rev. Ron Rye.
Our Sunday Services are at 11am and 5.30pm. We meet for Prayer and Reflection on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. We have a Coffee Morning every Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
All are welcome. No requirement. No obligation. Why not join us?
Church Magazine Launched!
Our reborn church magazine, The Ardbeg Record, was launched on 13th April. Click here to Download your free copy of Issue 1 now! Note: This is a PDF file and you will need Adobe Reader to see it. Adjust the size to your convenience using the + and – buttons at the top of the Adobe Reader screen.
Anniversary Weekend: 5th-6th April
Our guest at the anniversary weekend was Malcolm Duncan of Gold Hill Baptist Church. Malcolm’s powerful and inspiring address will soon be available on this site. Watch this space! Some photos of the Saturday evening meeting below by John Asher.
Ron back at work
Our Pastor Ron Rye is just back from sick leave, and is gradually returning to full-time work. Your prayers for him and Steph are appreciated. We pray that he has come back to us healed and strengthened, and ready to start moving us forward into an era of growth for our church. We pray too that we are ready to offer ourselves, as individual Christians and as a church, to walk boldly into the Journey that lies ahead.
What’s on this Week? click here
Starting in April, on the first Sunday of each month we will have communion during the evening service.
13th-20th April: Easter week: joint service each day
26th April: Baptist Union of Scotland one day event “Small Church, Big Impact?” at Cornton Baptist Church
10th May: Scripture Union LaunchPad training day for church-based holiday club teams. Maxwell Mearns Castle Church, Newton Mearns. Cost: £5 per person. Contact: Jeanette Henderson at UCB.
5th-13th July: Scripture Union Summer Mission
2014: THE YEAR OF CHOICE
In his sermon of 12th January, our pastor Ron Rye reflected on the time since he has come to our church, and the learning process he is going through as a minister. It was plain that the Holy Spirit was with him as he spoke. His message was that this year will be a Year of Choice for Ardbeg Baptist Church, as well as for our nation of Scotland.
As a church we can choose, as the Children of Israel did, to cross the river into a land full of challenges, but which the Lord has prepared for us. As in Joshua’s day, the journey will need commitment, courage, and careful planning; and every one of us will be involved, contributing the skills and talents which God has given us for His work.
Listen to Ron’s inspirational sermon here. The reading is Joshua 24: 14-22.
To see summaries of recent sermons, click here.
PICTURES OF 2014
Douglas Bruce Book Launch!
Douglas Bruce’s book What did you do in the War Grandad was launched at Rothesay Library on Thursday 6th March (Douglas’s 93rd birthday). Douglas and his daughter Ann gave short presentations and refreshments followed. The book is a good read, and thoroughly recommended. (Picture: Vivien Martin)