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Notices - Sunday 10th November

Sunday 10th November
The Big Youth Fellowship will attend Carloway Free Church this evening. Young people are invited to meet at Kenneth St Church car park at 4.45pm. We will travel over by minibus, returning home around 10.45pm. The speaker at fellowship will be Rev George Macaskill on the topic of “Why Worry When You Can Trust”. All secondary aged young people are warmly invited to come along and bring their friends.

Monday 11th November
Deacons’ Court meets at 7pm in the Session Room, Kenneth Street. FWO envelopes are now available for collection by office-bearers

Tuesday 12th November
Christianity Discussion Group to resume in Cabarfeidh Hotel from 7:30pm. We warmly welcome you to join us in a relaxed informal environment to discuss what it means to be a Christian. We will use the Christianity Explored material to aid discussion and stimulate questions. If you have not attended our sessions in the past, we hope that you will take the step to join us. We also hope to see those who have made this such a great experience in the past returning for more. Please contact Roddy Cunningham or Cala Mackenzie if you have any questions.


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

Children and youth groups
Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) and Thursday (9.45-11.45am)

Campaigners: All groups meet on Monday in the hall as follows:-
C Club 5pm-6pm (age 4-P2);
Kidz Zone 6pm-7.15pm (age P3-P5);
Crosstrax (age P6-S1) 7.15pm-8.30pm

Thursday 14th November
A course in Elementary Food Hygiene is being run from 9am-5pm (lunch not included) in Stornoway Town Hall.

The Deacons' Court has agreed to meet the costs of three people attending the course. If you would like to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the course, please contact Duncan Norman on 860 418 or 07787973802 to book a place.  It will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Friday 15th November
Western Isles Free Church Mission Support Group:  The group will be hosting a curry evening at 7pm in the Rev MA Macleod Memorial Hall, Stornoway. The speaker will be Muriel Macleod, Cambodia. Donations from the evening will go to Muriel and also to Catriona Macdonald in Peru. Please note that if you don't like curry there will be alternatives available. To book a place or tables please contact Duncan Maclean., or by telephone 702618 or 07733077972.  Early booking would be appreciated. All very welcome.

Saturday 16th November
There will be a Soup and Pudding Lunch in St Columba’s Church Hall from 12-2pm. All proceeds will go towards the 2020 Islands Study Conference in Harris. There will also be a Soup and Pudding Lunch in Back Church Hall from 12-2pm. All proceeds will go to supporting Youth Ministries in Nisporeni, Moldova.

Monday 18th November
Kirk Session meets 7pm in the church Session Room

The Lord’s Supper is due to be dispensed on the Lord’s Day, 1st December, at the morning service in the Church. There will be a preparatory service on Saturday 30th November, at 7.00pm, preceded by a meeting of the Kirk Session at 6.30pm. The Session meeting and the Saturday service will be in the Seminary. The preparatory and communion services will be conducted by Rev James Maciver and Rev Kenneth I Macleod will conduct the Sunday evening service. As always, the opportunity is given to anyone in the congregation who wishes to take communion for the first time to meet with the Session on Saturday evening. Between now and the communion, Rev Maciver and Rev Macleod will be happy to meet with anyone who may wish to discuss coming to the Lord’s Table for the first time. We pray that the Lord will bless this occasion once again.

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This week’s reading - John 6 -10