Category: Bulletin

Notices - Sunday 14th April

Friday 19th April from 2.30pm to 4.00pm – 55+ Fellowship in the M.A. Hall.
The speaker will be Roddy Cunningham and the singing will be led by Donald ‘Speedy’ Macleod, Point.

Come along and enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, you will all be made most welcome.  If you need transport to or from the event, please contact Duncan Norman using one of the contact numbers below:

Mobile: 07787 973802 or Landline: 01851 860418.

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Notices - Sunday 7th April

Hejce English Bible Camp 2024
We are looking for volunteers to assist with this year's English Bible Camp in Hejce, Hungary. The camp dates are 20-27th July. The main duties will involve helping with English lessons, Bible studies, games and devotions.

The camp is for Hungarian teenagers and is jointly led by a team from Hungary and the UK team. The camp has run for over 40 years in its current format and has been richly blessed by God during this time. No previous experience is required. Our only requirements are that volunteers should be Christians in good standing in their own congregation and aged 18+. 

For further information or expressions of interest please contact Alasdair Macleod (Ally Garyvard) on 07774 060570 or email [email protected]

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Notices - Sunday 31st March

Solas Visit
Solas are making a return trip to Lewis on 19th - 21st April. On Friday 19th April there will be two youth-focused events in Stornoway (details to follow).

On Saturday 20th April two events are scheduled: Back congregation are hosting a Confident Christianity event in their church hall at 2pm and an evening event is being hosted by the High Free Church in Sandwick Hall at 7.30pm.

 

On Sunday 21st April the Solas speakers will preach at the Back & Point services in the morning services and in the evening at the High Free and North Harris services.

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Notices - Sunday 17th March

Friday 29th March in the M.A. Hall - Curry Evening to raise funds for Free Church Youth Campers and Leaders.
Doors open at 6.30pm and food served at 7.00pm. To book a table please contact Ali on 07810 691033. Hannah Mackenzie will speak about the camps.

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Notices - Sunday 10th March

Faith in Scotland's Constitutional Future.                                              
This is a project of the School of Critical Studies/Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow, led by Professor Heather Walton and the Rev Dr Doug Gay. This is an ecumenical, non-partisan and politically/constitutionally neutral research project exploring how folk in churches relate faith to constitutional questions in Scotland.

After video presentations from four Christians prominent in Scottish politics (two pro-Union and two pro-Independence) the discussion will involve listening respectfully to one another’s positions and arguments. This will aim towards relating this emotive topic to the common Christian faith of participants.

There will be an event at Martin's Memorial Church in Stornoway on Tuesday 12th March in the evening. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

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Notices - Sunday 3rd March

Bible Class Scaladale Trip
The Bible Class (S1 & S2) enjoyed a fun overnight in Scaladale recently from Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd February. The young people enjoyed some ice skating, lots of games and were involved in preparing and cooking each meal (and doing the dishes of course!). The Bible study time was focused on Grace (Ephesians 2) and Obedience (Romans 8) with time for discussion.  

Thank you to the congregation for your support and for everyone who baked. Thanks be to God for his protection and kindness. Please continue to remember the young people in your prayers.

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Notices - Sunday 25th February

South Harris Free Church Renovation Appeal.  
The South Harris Free Church congregation (formerly Leverburgh) intend carrying out essential repairs to the roof of their church and to make some internal renovations to the sanctuary area.  The cost of the work is estimated to be around £65,000.

South Harris is one of our smaller congregations and they commend the appeal to the prayerful and practical support of congregations within the Presbytery.

Anyone who wishes to contribute to the work should place their contribution in an envelope clearly marked South Harris Free Church’ and place it in the collection plates at either the church or the Seminary.  If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Stornoway Free Church

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Notices - Sunday 18th February

Friday 23rd February from 12.00pm to 3.00pm – Fridays at The Free
The M.A. Hall will be open for soups, teas and coffees to give people an opportunity to meet with friends.
There will be a kids play area available as well as items from ‘Dove’s Corner’ Baby Bank free of charge.
Anyone needing transport please call Calum on 07717 495424.

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Notices - Sunday 11th February

Keswick Convention 2024 - A Travel to Keswick Opportunity  
A bus from Ullapool all the way to Keswick peppered with some lunch and comfort breaks en route. The plan is to leave Ullapool on the morning of the 13th July after having travelled over on the first ferry. Attend first week of the conference where Rev David Gibson of Trinity Church Aberdeen is the main speaker that week, and then return on the morning of the 20th, reverse of outward trip, coming home on the evening Ferry. 

We last did the coach trip back in 2017, and it was a blessed experience.

It's open to every church.  The bus still has room and it’s unlikely to be filled. Whether you've been before or always wanted to go to Keswick this is a fantastic opportunity - no driving, relax, enjoy the scenery, read, chat, or just chill out.

The journey just disappears, and if all goes to plan, we should be in Keswick in time for the week's opening evening event.

For more information contact David Morrison at [email protected].

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Notices - Sunday 4th February

Communion
The Lord’s Supper is due to be observed at the morning services on Sunday 18th February 2024. The visiting ministers expected are Rev Calum Macdonald, Callanish, for the Gaelic services, and Rev Angus Macrae, Inverness Free North, for the English services.

The Kirk Session will be opened on Wednesday 14th in the Seminary after the service that evening. Thereafter the Session will meet in the Kenneth Street Session Room after each of the services on Friday and Saturday, apart from Saturday morning when it will meet in the Seminary Session room. As always, any who wish to take communion for the first time are invited to meet with the Session at any of the occasions above. The ministers and elders are also most willing to speak at any point over the next couple of weeks with anyone who has thoughts of taking communion for the first time.

Communion tokens will not be used.

The 8.00 morning prayer meetings will be led by elders.

Please pray that God’s blessing will be evident throughout these services and that as a congregation we will be encouraged and uplifted. Pray also for the ministers expected.

 

Friday 16th February

8.00am

Kenneth St Session room

Prayer Meeting

7.30pm - English

Kenneth Street Church

Rev Angus Macrae

7.30pm - Gaelic

Francis Street Seminary

Rev Calum Macdonald

 

Saturday 17th February

8.00am

Kenneth St Session room

Prayer Meeting

11.00am - Gaelic

Francis Street Seminary

Rev Calum Macdonald

7.00pm - English

Kenneth Street Church

Rev Angus Macrae

 

Lord’s Day 18th February

8.00am

Kenneth St Session room

Prayer Meeting

11.00am - Gaelic

Francis Street Seminary

Rev Calum Macdonald

11.00am - English

Kenneth Street Church

Rev Angus Macrae

6.30pm - English

Kenneth Street Church

Rev Angus Macrae


The services will be livestreamed, God willing, as follows:-

English Services - YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church)

Gaelic Services - YouTube (Channel name - Free Church Seminary Stornoway).

There will be a fellowship in the M.A. Hall following the Lord’s Day evening service, at which the two visiting ministers will be interviewed.

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