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On the anniversary of VE Day Torcuil Crichton recounts the remarkable story of his late uncle, the late Alasdair Crichton who was an elder in our congregation, and his experiences at the end of WWll.

Last December, just as we approached the shortest day of the year, we buried our uncle Alasdair at the Braighe cemetery, a mile or two from the Isle of Lewis village where he was born.

At the age of 94, Alasdair Crichton, my father’s brother, was the last of the men in the WWII generation of veterans from Swordale.

My father used to tease him about how being a 1945 recruit he never actually made it to the war.

That was only partially true, as I discovered when I went to visit my uncle in the summer of 2011, fresh from Westminster’s political battlefields.

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The Free Church of Scotland's Mission Board has received a report from Rev. Samit Mishra concerning the desperate situation in central India due to Covid-19.

Pastors and church planters received their salaries up to the end of February. Yet due to lack of offerings, they have not been paid since. This scenario is repeated in the two Mission Schools at Chhapara and Lakhnadon. As the schools are shut, no fees are coming in and the staff are not being paid. Many members of staff have extended families that rely on their income.

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Notices - Sunday 10th March

Sunday 10th March
There will be a Congregational Fellowship after the evening service. Dawn Campbell will speak about Moldova Youth Camps. All welcome.

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Notices - 24th February 2019

Baptism- The sacrament of Baptism will be administered next Lord’s Day (3rd March) at the close of the morning service, when we expect to have six children baptised. Consequently, as usual at a time of baptism, there will be
no Gaelic service

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Please remember the Senior Presbytery Camp in your prayers this weekend.  A group of 18 campers, aged 15-17, will be taking part in the camp at Scaladale in Harris from Friday 8th to Monday 11th February. Please remember the leaders and campers, safety in travel and activities and that they will know God's presence throughout the weekend. Thank you

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Over 70 young people attended the Big Youth Fellowship (Big YF) on Sunday 20th January 2019 in Stornoway Free Church hall and heard from special guest, Gavin Peacock, on Facetime from Canada. It took the format of a Q&A about his life of faith, as a minister and formerly as a professional footballer.

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