Archive: November, 2020

Service Details - Sunday 29 November

11:00am Service: Facebook, YouTube Sermons page

Rev Kenneth I Macleod preaches on 'A Safe Journey Despite the Falls' from Psalm 37:23-24 in this worship service recorded at home.

6.30pm Service: Facebook Live

Rev James Maciver will lead this service of worship, live from home and will preach on 'Thanksgiving' from Luke 17:11-19.

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Freewill Offering Envelopes - December Deposit Opportunity

DATE CHANGE: The below post has been edited to reflect a change of date. The hall will now be open on FRIDAY 4th December and Saturday 5th December for anyone wishing to drop off freewill offering envelopes.

In August and October of this year opportunities were given to those who prefer to contribute to the funds of the congregation by weekly freewill offering envelopes. These were successful events and our most sincere thanks is due to all who contributed to the funds of the congregation throughout the year by freewill offering envelopes, Standing Orders, BACS transfers or by cheques.

At the most recent meeting of the Deacons’ Court it was agreed to provide another opportunity for depositing freewill offering envelopes as per the following:

Repeat facility for depositing freewill offering envelopes:

  1. On Friday 4th December and on Saturday 5th December the church hall on Kenneth Street will be open between 2.00 and 4.00pm to receive freewill offering envelopes.
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Each year the ladies of Pairc get busy making soup and lots of puddings to serve at a fund-raising lunch in Stornoway. Why? Well, a bowl of broth or a plate of pavlova here , helps to support Marsali Campbell who grew up in Gravir and the charity Dwelling Places in their work, rescuing children from a life living on the streets of Kampala, in Uganda.

While that method of fundraising is closed to us this year, their work continues amid the additional challenges that Covid 19 brings. In this month, which we associate with Thanksgiving, are you able to share some of what you have with these children by helping Marsali and Dwelling Places in their work? Whatever you can contribute will make a difference. Thank you.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/marsalisoup

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Midweek Meeting - NDOP

You are welcome to join us online at our midweek meeting on Wednesday 25th November at 7:30pm via Zoom. Please get in touch for the link.

This meeting will be the first 'blended' service with a small number meeting in person in the Seminary, Francis St, and everyone else joining virtually. The Zoom link for the meeting remains the same as previous weeks.

Please see this previous blog post for the details you need to know about booking to attend in person and important information about who should NOT attend - click here

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The Free Church of Scotland National Day of Prayer

Wednesday 25th November 2020

Let's pray together for our nation and communities with a special focus on remembering our children, teens and young adults in these difficult days. See the Generation Mission website for more prayer points and resources to help you pray - click here.

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Service Details - Sunday 22 November

11:00am Service: Facebook Live

Rev James Maciver continues his study in Ecclesiastes on The Search for the Meaning of Life, looking at 'A Living Dog is Better than a Dead Lion' from Ecclesiastes 9:1-10, in this service of worship streamed live from home.

 

6.30pm Service: Facebook, YouTube, Sermons page

Rev Kenneth I Macleod preaches on 'The Greatness of God' from Psalm 96:1-5 in this worship service recorded at home.

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The Record:

Most will be aware that since March of this year printed copies of the Record were discontinued but it was made freely available online. Printing of the Record has now resumed and the November issue can be collected by those who subscribe to it from the church hall on Friday 20th November from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Each copy has been labelled with the subscribers name and address.

As subscribers have missed out on the April to October issues, they will receive the first six issues for 2021 free of charge.

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Service Details - Sunday 15 November

11am Service: Facebook, YouTube, Sermons page

Rev Kenneth I Macleod preaches on 'My God is My Saviour' from Micah 7:7 in this worship service recorded at home.
 

6.30pm Service: Facebook Live

Rev James Maciver continues his study in Ecclesiastes on The Search for the Meaning of Life, looking at 'The Contrasting Ending for the Wicked and the Righteous' from Ecclesiastes 8:10-13, in this service of worship streamed live from home.

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