News & Updates

Notices - 18 June

Sunday 18 June
- The Challenger Bus Team will be leading a Youth Service at 6:30pm tonight in St Columba’s Church, Lewis St and all young people are invited.
- Youth Fellowship will meet in the upstairs MA hall after the evening service. All young people welcome to our quiz night. P7’s are also welcome to come along and discover a bit more about YF.

Monday 19 June
Kirk Session meets on Monday at 7.00pm in Kenneth Street Session Room

Tuesday 20 June
All Girls Allowed Craft Group is holding a taster craft day on Tuesday 20 June in the hall from 10am - 4pm. All ladies welcome, even if not a crafter, come along and join us. Bring a friend. All proceeds from sale of items to be donated to Mission for South Africa.

Tuesday 20 June - Licensing of Students for the Ministry
The Presbytery is due to meet at Stornoway at 10.00am on Tuesday 20th June 2017 for the 'trials for licence’ of a number of students who have completed their studies at ETS. On the successful completion of the Presbytery’s examination, the students will be licensed to preach the gospel at a public service in the Free Church, Kenneth Street, Stornoway at 7.30 pm. All are welcome at the service. The students also have preaching engagements in various places on Sunday 18th June as part of the examination process.
The Presbytery is thankful to the Lord for all who have been involved in training our future ministers and encourages prayerful remembrance of all the students as they prepare for the licensing and for ministry.

Please note: Laxdale District prayer meeting will be canceled this Tuesday, 20th June.

Thursday 22 June: Moldova Youth Camps
Two of our young people, Eoghain MacPhee and Dawn Campbell will be heading out to Moldova on 22nd June to help run a residential youth camp. Please remember them in your prayers.

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm
Tuesday – Presbytery Licensing in the Church
Wednesday – English (Mr Iain Macritchie) in the Seminary
Thursday – Gaelic (Rev KI Macleod) in the Seminary
Saturday – English in the Seminary

Children and youth groups ALL groups are now finished for the summer.

Saturday 24 June
The Congregational Outing takes place from 1-4pm at Coll Beach. We plan to have a BBQ and bouncy castle by the beach. Everyone is most welcome. Please note that parents are responsible for their own children. Thank you. If transport is a problem please contact Mairianne in the office—703860.

Sunday 25 June: Central Sunday School Prizegiving
All Sunday School, Tweenies and crèche parents, and friends in the congregation, are welcome to join us for a cup of tea in the hall at the end of year prize giving after the morning service on Sunday 25 June.

Meal Provision Volunteers Required
The church is starting a new initiative to help support those who are recently out of hospital and families who have recently had a baby. The idea is to offer evening meals for a period of up to 2 weeks to help ease the burden. This will be offered to members, adherents and anyone outside the congregation who might benefit from it. We are looking for volunteers to help provide the meals and anyone able to help or seeking more information please call or text Laura-Jayne Davis.

ETS Prayer Points for June
- Pray for those who have completed their studies and are preparing to move on to the next stage of their service
- Staff focus: Please pray for Malcolm Maclean, Chairman of the Seminary Board
- Give thanks for all that has been achieved over the past academic year, and pray that the work of ETS would continue and be greatly blessed

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 Laxdale Outreach
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 note with sadness the following deaths in the congregation recently:
Mr Donald M Macdonald (Donnie Stephen), 10 Branahuie, on Friday 9th June. We extend our sympathy to his widow Anne and the family: Norman, Lorna, Donna and Catriona, together with their own families. We also remember Morag, Donnie's only sibling.
Mr Neil Macarthur, 39 Portrona Drive who passed away on Monday 12th June. We extend our sympathy to his brothers Donald Roddy, Murdo and Donald.
We pray that God will comfort these families and their relatives in their time of sorrow.