News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 11th November


Tuesday 13th November
-WFM meets at 7.30pm in the Session Room, Kenneth St. All women welcome.

-Christian Discussion Group meets at 7.30pm in the Upstairs Hall, Kenneth St.

Friday 16th November
- 55+ Fellowship meets from 2.30pm-4pm in the MA Hall. The speaker will be Murdo Murray.

Western Isles Free Church Mission Support Group will be holding a curry evening at 7pm in the MA Hall. The speaker will be Alick John Maclean to tell us about his previous work with Tearfund. Donations on the evening will go to Muriel Macleod in Cambodia. Please note if you don't like curry there will be alternatives available. To book a place or a table contact Duncan Maclean at, 70 2618 or 07733077972. All very welcome

Lord’s Prayer
Following a request from the Sunday School, asking if the Lord’s Prayer could be recited by the congregation after the children’s address each Lord’s Day morning, the Session agreed to introduce this, beginning next Lord’s Day 18th November. We will use the form of the Lord’s Prayer in the Authorised Version. This will be printed weekly in the bulletin. This will help the adults as well as the children to learn the Lord’s Prayer, sadly missing nowadays from recitation in many schools.

Meetings of the Kirk Session
From next month, the Kirk Session will meet each month, on the third Monday of the month, at 7.00pm, normally in the Session Room, Kenneth Street with the exception of the occasional months when the Deacons’ Court needs to meet on the third Monday of the month and also when communion services occur on the third Monday in February. One reason for this is to commit at least the first half hour of each meeting to prayer. Please contact any elder in your district should you wish the Session to pray about any matter specific to your situation. “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people…that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is pleasing and it is good in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2: 1-4).

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)

C Club (6-7pm) and Crosstrax (7-8.30pm) on Monday in the hall
Kidz Zone meets at 6.15-7.30pm on Thursday in the hall

Monday 19th November
The Annual General Meeting of God is Good Africa (GIGA) - Charity Number SC046758 - will take place on 19th November 2018 in the Session Room, Kenneth Street, Stornoway at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday 20th November
Recording of Salm Vol 3 in the Stornoway Town Hall. A warm welcome will be extended to all Gaelic psalm singers for the recording of Salm Vol 3 in aid of Bethesda Hospice. Recording will commence at 7.30pm and it would be helpful if everyone could be seated by 7.00pm (the doors will be open from 6.30pm).  The hall seating capacity is 300, with 200 seated downstairs and 50 upstairs along with 50 standing. Precentors from different denominations will take part and the recording engineer of Salm Vol 1&2 will also be present for this special event.  The intention is to record 15 items of praise for a CD which will be released in the New Year.  The verses of the Psalms being sung and the name of the tune will be displayed on a large screen behind the precentors.