News & Updates

Notices - 11 June

Monday 12 June Deacons’ Court meets at 7pm in the Seminary

Tuesday 13th June
- Youth Club will meet at Coll Beach from 7.30pm-9.30pm for all S2-S6. Postponed from last week due to bad weather.
- The Caberfaith group meets on Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Caberfeidh Hotel. BBC Reporter Angus Macdonald will be the guest speaker at this, the last meeting of the session. Please join us in the Willow Suite, Cabarfeidh Hotel, to hear Angus’s testimony and learn about the Christian faith.

Friday 16 June
The Senior Fellowship will meet in the M.A. Hall from 12.15 -2pm for a Soup and Pudding lunch. The committee has decided to rename the group the 55 + Fellowship from now on,. It is the hope that anyone 55 years of age or more will feel able to attend, especially including those who have not attended in the past. This will be the last meeting until September. The speaker will be Rev. Roddy Morrison (Retired). Please note the different time. Come along and bring a friend!

Saturday 17th June
- Crossroads Lewis is holding a Coffee Morning in St Columba’s Church Hall from 10am to 12 noon on 17th June. Please come along and enjoy a tea or coffee and delicious baking while supporting Crossroads.
- There will be a Big Lunch for Mental Health in the MA Macleod Memorial Hall from 12-2pm on Saturday 17th June and all are welcome. Funds raised go towards Western Isles Association of Mental Health.

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm in the Seminary
Wednesday – English (Rev James Maciver)
Thursday – Gaelic (Rev KI Macleod)
Saturday – English

Children and youth groups
Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) ONLY (last meeting for the summer)
Campaigners: ALL groups are now finished for the summer.

Men’s Fellowship Evening
The High Free Church will be having a Men's Fellowship evening on Monday 19th June in Newton Community Centre. There is a meal at 6pm, followed by a testimony from Roddy (Ballallan) Macleod, who is a Scripture Reader with SASRA. There is an invitation given to any men in the congregation who would like to come. Numbers are needed for catering, so if you wish to go please email, Chris Martin at or call him on 706143 by Wednesday 14th June. Thank you.

Keswick Accommodation
There is a Cottage for five now available for anyone wishing to attend the Keswick convention Week 1 (15th - 22nd July). For details please phone 700291/ 07774568245. Thank you.

Challenger Bus – Volunteers & Meals Needed
The Challenger Bus will be running a club for kids and teens from Monday 19 – Friday 23 June 2017 at Laxdale School. The club for primary age runs from 5.45-7.45pm and the Teen’s club runs from 8-9.30pm Monday to Thursday. On Friday 23rd there is an Award Ceremony for kids and parents at 7pm. Please pray for this outreach.
We need 5 volunteers (with PVG disclosure) for helping with the primary club and 3 volunteers to help out with the Teen’s group. If you can help out at all, could you please add your name to the Sign Up Sheet at the door of the church or speak to Mairianne or Rev Maciver. Thank you.
Thank you for those who have volunteered to provide meals.

Senior Football Camp
Are there any boys in your congregation, or in your local community, who would be interested in coming to this year’s senior football camp? The camp will be held at Lomond School in Helensburgh from 8 to 15 July and is for boys from S2 and over. As you might imagine, the main activity will be football, although there will be opportunities to participate in some lesser sports as well! Throughout the week we try to present the gospel in a relevant and non-pressurised way to the boys through our interactions and through the daily programme of talks and discussions.
If you would like any more information, please get in touch with Rod Morrison ( or contact Laura at the Free Church Offices (