News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 20th October

Monday 21st October
Kirk Session meets at 7pm, in the Session Room, Kenneth Street

Saturday 26th October
-WFM are holding a Fundraising Lunch in the MA Hall from 12-2pm. There is a sign-up sheet at the door if you can help provide soups or puddings or if you can help on the day.
-The Ladies Walking Group will be leaving from the car park at the Lews Castle Museum at 11am for a walk in the Castle Grounds. All welcome.

Office Closed
Please note that the church office will be closed from 21st October to 5th November as Mairianne will be away at the Advanced Training Course for Bible-Based Trauma Healing and then on annual leave. Please email Lorraine Shewan with any items for the bulletin - [email protected] Thank you.

Christian Institute Week of Prayer
Please join the Christian Institute for a week of prayer from 20th to 26th October.  Please pray for our leaders, free speech, family freedom, marriage, schools, society and Christian witness.
A leaflet with prayer points for each day is available at the door.

Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal 2019
It is indeed that time of year again. As the nights draw in our thoughts begin to turn to Christmas. As we give to friends and loved ones, can we extend our giving to those who are far less fortunate than ourselves, those who are living in poverty?
Blythswood Care has recognised the support and generous giving from our island communities over many years. It is greatly valued and very much appreciated.
Blythswood Shoebox leaflets can be found in the Blythswood Charity shop on Kenneth Street or from churches, shops and schools.
If you can fill a shoe box with the essential items highlighted on the leaflet, you can deliver it to the usual collection point at the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal Centre at the back of the old Coop, Kenneth Street (opposite Lodge Fortrose) or alternatively it can be handed in to the Blythswood Shop on Kenneth Street or any of the local schools or rural centres.
Grateful thanks to DR Macleod (Stornoway) for the use of the old Coop Building.
This year the shoebox sorting is to be carried out at the Blythswood headquarters in Evanton and the shoeboxes sent from our islands will this year be sent to Romania.
Many people have found it difficult to find an empty shoebox to fill. If you cannot find a shoebox and would still like to donate, please hand the items that you wish to send  to the local Blythswood shop/school or the Appeal Centre in the old Coop and it will be sent on to Evanton where a box containing the items will be made up for you.
Schools and Rural centres have requested that the boxes be sent to them by Monday 28th October. Alternatively, you can send them directly to the Appeal Centre at the old Coop on Kenneth Street on Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November between 3-6.30pm.     
If you have any queries regarding any aspect of the Shoebox appeal or require further details, do not hesitate to contact any of the Co-ordinators- Dorothy Kennedy (Back) 07733401254, Charlie Nicolson 07717 816476 or Chris Martin 706143.

Read the New Testament in 2019
This week’s reading -James 4-5 and 1 Peter 1-3

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm in the Seminary
Wednesday – English – TBA        
Thursday – Gaelic – Rev James Maciver       
Saturday – English

Children and youth groups

Parent & Toddler meets on Thursday only this week (9.45-11.45am).

No Campaigners this week due to the school holidays.


Sunday 27th October
YF meets in the hall from 8-9.30pm for S1 plus. The topic will be “Spiritual Habits: How to Read your Bible”

Tuesday 29th October
Craft Group meets in the hall from 7.30pm. All welcome.