Christmas Fundraising – we took part in the Peebles Charity Christmas Market, and also held our own event: the Christmas Shopper’s Canteen. That was an all-day event serving Christmas muffins and coffee in the morning, and then soup and sandwiches at lunchtime. Along with this, there was an array of craft stalls to purchase locally [ more… ]
This month we held another fundraiser, this time in the Leckie Memorial Church Hall. Our coffee mornings are always popular, not least because we serve excellent (Fairtrade) coffee with sumptuous home-made cakes. Thanks to all who baked, served, or helped in other ways. This event raised £230 for our building fund.
Valuing older members in our community This month we celebrated 10 years of providing afternoon tea at Vicky’s Tea room. Vicky’s Tea room is a monthly gathering organised and led by Peebles Baptist Church for older folks in our community, to give them the benefit of company and support of a regular social event involving [ more… ]
Another creative fundraising event this month. We packed out the Macfarlane Hall with creative folks enjoying a demonstration of the art of Japanese gift wrapping using Furoshiki fabric wrappers by Jenni Armstrong from Edinburgh who has started a successful small business doing this sort of demonstration (see more here). Wrapping paper generally ends up in [ more… ]
This month we held an afternoon tea in the gardens of three of our church members in Peebles and Eddleston. The idea was that against a backdrop of daisies, well-tended roses and newly cut lawns, tea, cake and sandwiches would be served and people could enjoy the company of others, bring their friends and neighbours [ more… ]
Ukulele playing is something that many in our church congregation love to do. It is a fun and inclusive musical activity, and we aspire to hold neighbourhood ukulele sessions in the new building. We were blown away to be contacted by a local band ‘The Dukes of Uke’ who are based in Biggar and are [ more… ]
A building is only useful if it is a place used by people living in the community. One of our hopes for the King’s Barn is that it will be good news for the South Side of Peebles – where we are short on places to meet together. Peebles Baptist Church has a heart for [ more… ]