News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 12th January

Monday 13th January
Deacons’ Court meets at 7pm in the Session Room, Kenneth Street.



Tuesday 14th January
Christianity Discussion Group meets in the Cabarfeidh Hotel from 7.30pm.



Friday 17th January
The January meeting of the 55+ Fellowship will take place from 2.30pm in the MA Hall.  The speaker will be our own Scott “Nomie” Macleod and the singing will be led by Calum Mackay of Garrabost Free Church. You will be made very welcome, so please come along and join us.

If you would like to be collected by the minibus please contact Duncan Norman on 860 418 or 07787 973802.




Praying for One Another 2020
The Bible teaches that prayer is vital to the health and growth of the church (Acts 2:42-47). The Praying for One Another church-wide initiative from Generation (the mission arm of the Free Church) ensures that each year every congregation in the Free Church of Scotland is specifically prayed for by the wider church. This week, please pray for the congregations at Lochbroom & Coigach and Buccleuch & Greyfriars.




Free Church Youth Conference
The annual Free Church Youth Conference runs from 13th-15th March at Lendrick Muir SU Centre, Kinross. Rev Robin Sydserff of Chalmers Church, Edinburgh will be speaking on the theme of ‘Fit for Purpose’ from 2 Timothy 2, a gospel letter of encouragement, which gives helpful advice about perseverance also challenges us to count the cost of following Jesus as Lord, even as a ‘youth’!

The conference is open to anyone aged 17-30 and costs £59 for students and £65 for full-time workers. As well as main talks, over the course of the weekend there will be opportunity to attend seminars covering a broad range of topics, prayer together, singing, excellent food, rest time, beautiful Perthshire countryside to explore, and plenty opportunity to catch up with pals over sport or more relaxed activities. For more information and to book your place visit freechurchyouthconference.com. Book early to avoid disappointment! Please contact freechurchyouthconference@gmail.com with any questions.




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

ADVANCE NOTICES


Sunday 19th January
There will be a Congregational Fellowship in the hall, after the evening service. Alasdair Macleod (Garyvard) will be speaking about Bible camps in Hungary.

Monday 27th January
Kirk Session meets at 7pm in the Session Room, Kenneth Street.



Care for the Caregiver – Saturday 25th January
Care for the Caregiver is a stand-alone session from the Trauma Healing programme ‘Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help’. Mairianne Campbell (Stornoway Free Church) and Joanna George (St Peter’s Episcopal Church) are trained facilitators for this course and would like to extend an invitation to anyone who has had a burden of care for traumatised people or have ever felt overwhelmed by their caring role.  Through confidential small-group conversation and consideration of Scripture, the group will learn about how God cares for us and how important self-care is in order to remain able to help others.
The session will take place in St Peter’s Church, Francis St at 10am on Saturday 25th January, finishing with lunch provided at 1pm. There is no cost but booking is essential.  Please contact Mairianne on stornowayfreechurch@outlook.com or 703860 for more information or to book.



Being Human
Rev James Maciver will be delivering a series of 10 theological lectures on “being human”, based on the Bible’s teaching, with an application to current views and debate. Topics covered include human origin (creation); the “image of God”; gender; our relation to the environment; flawed humans; God becoming human; being human in a new creation, holy humans; and glorified humans. The course is suitable for all levels of biblical and theological knowledge and will be delivered at Lews Castle College on Tuesdays, 7 -8pm, starting on Tuesday 25th February. Cost for the course will be £45.To reserve a place, contact Lews Castle College on 770000 or adminle@uhi.ac.uk