Suicide Prevention Consultation
The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) would like to hear views to help finalise Scotland’s new Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan which will be published in September 2022.
Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, and our ambition is a Scotland where everyone works together to prevent suicide.
This consultation will run for six weeks, until midnight on Tuesday 23 August and, asks for views and comments on a draft of the Strategy and a draft of the Action Plan.
The consultation will be hosted via Citizen Space, the Scottish Government’s online consultation platform. You can access the consultation using this link: https://consult.gov.scot/mental-health-unit/suicide-prevention-strategy-for-scotland
You may also wish to read the consultation document which contains the same questions as the online version but provides you with the option to respond ‘offline’. That document can be accessed using this link:
If you have any questions, you can contact the Strategy development team directly by emailing: [email protected]Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 7th August'...
Thank you from God is Good Africa
Kenny John and the G.I.G.A. team sincerely thank all who supported their lunches this week. The amazing amount of over £5000.00 was raised which will be used to support the children and students in schools and colleges who are suffering difficult times of famine at this time, with many deaths in the area. May God continue to bless you. Psalm 16
Kenny JohnRead more about 'Notices - Sunday 17th July'...
Thank you from Stornoway Christian Bookshop
The staff at the Christian Bookshop would like to convey their thanks to the Sunday School teachers for choosing to purchase their prize-giving books from us. We sincerely appreciate the support of our local churches at this time and throughout the year. May God continue to bless you.Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 10th July'...
God is Good Africa – G.I.G.A. Lunches
G.I.G.A. will be serving lunches in the M.A. Hall on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th July to fundraise for the ongoing work in Africa. There will also be a stall with jams, chutneys, arts and crafts.
This will help with the ongoing work of Africa Bible University (Ishbel Mackenzie Memorial Scholarship), Lighthill School in Northern Uganda, and ‘Save the Venerable’ in Eastern Congo with Rev. Upoke.
Your support would be greatly appreciated. Please come along and enjoy the fellowship.
Blessings and Thanksgiving
Kenny John. Psalm 100.Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 3rd July'...
Friday 1st July – Induction Service.
The induction of Rev Calum Murdo Smith will be held in the Kenneth Street church on Friday 1st July at 7.00pm. Rev Malcolm Macleod, Shawbost, will preach and preside.
Due the current prevalence of Covid throughout the community the whole service, including presentations and welcoming speeches, will be held in the church and can be viewed live on YouTube - (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church). A good in-person attendance at the service would be big encouragement to the Smith family.
Anyone who still wishes to contribute to the presentation should do as soon as possible.
There will be light refreshments available in the M.A. Hall after the service with an opportunity to meet the Smith family. If you wish to donate sweet or savoury food please contact Donna Maciver on 07810 386774 or email [email protected]
Please continue to pray for Mr Smith, his wife Johan and their children, Joni, Marissa, and Danny as they settle into the congregation. Pray also that the new ministry will be abundantly blessed by God to the spiritual nourishing of His people and to an in-gathering of those who are still strangers to His grace.Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 26th June'...
Free Breakfast @ The Free Church
We hope to resume this annual outreach event on Sunday 17th July from 8:30am-10:30am. Everyone who has been involved in previous years has commented on what a positive experience it has been. We already have a main cook, but we need assistants in the kitchen, dishwasher operators, tea and coffee servers to go around the hall, folk to clear up and set up in between guests and most importantly, folk to welcome and chat to our visitors (if they wish to chat). If you can speak another language, all the better!
We also need people to pray that it will run smoothly, that it will be a positive witness both to our local community and further afield and that our welcomers will be able to engage in fruitful conversations. If you wish to be involved, please contact Peigi Maclennan or email the church office.Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 19th June'...
18-30 Discipleship Group
Following a survey carried out within the Presbytery amongst 18-30 year olds, it was identified that there was an interest among a number of people in the 18-30 age group, to have the opportunity to meet together for fellowship but importantly to support one another to grow in their discipleship in Christ.
The Free Church of Scotland has a vision for A Healthy Gospel Church for Every Community in Scotland, and part of this recognises that healthy churches ‘promote discipleship and are characterised by loving relationships.’
As such the first in-person meeting of this new group will be held at 6.30pm on Friday 24th June 2022, in the upper hall of the M.A. Hall, Kenneth Street.
All members and adherents in the 18-30 age group are warmly invited to come along for some food, fellowship, and discussion on what opportunities there are to support one another to grow as disciples of Christ. Anyone wishing to find out more can contact Gordon Macleod, the Presbytery Youth & Discipleship Support Worker: ([email protected] )Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 12th June'...
Friday 17th June, 7.00-9.00pm - Healthy Gospel Church Youth Work
We would like to invite all those who work with children and young people in the congregation as well as parents/carers of children to come along to an evening to share ideas about the future of children’s work and youth work in our congregation. Any young people who would like to come along and input their ideas would be most welcome too!
The last two years have changed many things in our lives, and this has impacted families, churches and community life. We recognise there is no going ‘back to normal’ because change is always propelling us forward. We would like to take this opportunity to invite those with an interest in the children’s work and youth work of the church to come and share ideas together. We will be asking the question, “What does youth and children’s work look like in a healthy gospel church?” Gordon Macleod, Presbytery youth worker will be with us and help guide our time together.
We will meet in the M.A. Upper hall. Please pray for God to guide our thoughts and discussion.Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 5th June'...
Curry Night - Fundraiser for Kincraig Kids Free Church Camps
A fundraising event for Kincraig Kids Free church Camps has been arranged for Friday 10th June in the Rev M A Macleod Memorial Hall at 7.00pm. There will be a choice of homemade curries as well as a variety of alternative dishes. We will also hear some testimonies from those who have benefited from the work of the camps over the years.
Entry is by donation. Booking is essential and to reserve a place please contact Alasdair Macleod (Ali Moley) on 07801691033 or by email to: [email protected]Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 29th May'...
We are thankful to God and delighted that at the Presbytery meeting last Tuesday Rev Calum Murdo Smith accepted the congregation’s call to become our Assistant Minister. The Presbytery set Friday 1st July as the date of his induction and the service will be at 7.00pm that evening (DV). We look forward to welcoming the Smith family into the congregation – Calum Murdo, his wife Johan and children Joni, Marissa, and Danny.Read more about 'Notices - Sunday 22nd May'...