Life at Bellie and Speymouth is about so much more than just Sunday worship. Please see below details about what is going on - there really is something for everyone.
Young Church meets on Sunday mornings after the All Age talk in the Bellie service. The young people are an important part of the services each Sunday before continuing their learning in the Church Hall.
Young Church also leads family services throughout the year at Christmas, Easter and before the Summer holidays.
The Praise Band comprises is regularly involved with our all-age worship in Bellie Church, where the focus is more on contemporary hymns and songs. The band comprises musicians and singers from within the congregation, who enjoy finding new material to introduce to the congregation in worship.
In recent years, our Mission and Outreach has included some successful Messy Church events where children and their families have been able to learn about the Bible in a fun, creative and interactive way. Messy Church has proved very popular with the wider community. It has been such a success that Messy Church is now held most months, either in Bellie Church Hall or elsewhere in our parish. Watch this space - all Messy Church dates are posted on our Facebook page.
The Bellie Babes meet on Friday mornings in Bellie Church Hall from 9.30 am - 11.00 am. The group was set up in 2009 to allow pre school children to play, while their parents can share fellowship over a tea or coffee. The Friends of Bellie Babes, volunteers from within our congregation, provide support and encouragement to young families. All families with pre-school children welcome every Friday.
For more details about Bellie Babes, or to get in touch with the team, please access the Bellie Babes - Fochabers Facebook group.
Summer Holiday Club
In the last few years, Bellie and Speymouth Parish Church has organised several very successful Summer Holiday Clubs. The recent Summer Holiday Clubs have seen over 60 primary school age children attend over five mornings thanks to a team of thirty people giving generously of their time, talents and money to host the Holiday Club. The Summer Holiday Club has also operated for the young people attending Bellie Babes and the Youth Group.
The Guild has a very active presence in our congregation. The Guild meets fortnightly on Tuesday evenings between October and March in Bellie Church Hall. The Guild's aim is to encourage those whose lives are committed to Jesus Christ to express their faith in worship, prayer and action. An open invitation is extended to both men and women.
At Bellie and Speymouth, we see our mission as not being confined to our parish or even our country. In 2012, the congregation established links with Friendship International and a team of young people from our TGIS group, supported by adult volunteers, undertook a mission trip to a Friendship International camp in Romania to work with children from a nearby orphanage.
A life changing experience for our young people, this mission work was such a great success that further teams from our congregation returned to Romania in Summer 2015 and Summer 2018.
Cosy Cafe takes place in Bellie Church Hall on Monday mornings between 10.00 am and 12 noon.
The Men's Breakfast Club meets on selected Saturday mornings throughout the year. The main object of the club is to allow men of all ages to share fellowship over a nicely cooked breakfast.