News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 12th March

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Elaine, Christine Ann, Maighread, Donna and Emma.
Volunteers 19th March: Fiona, Catherine, Ruby and Alison Maciver.                                                     


Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-5.
Volunteers today: ChrissAnne, Alison and Lydia.
Volunteers 19th March: Elizabeth, Karen, Aileen and Kirsty.


Sunday School Bible Class arrive in church at 11.00 with family, then go into M.A. Hall after children’s address.


Everyone is welcome to a time of fellowship in the M. A. Hall following the morning service
Norrie and Alison will be serving today.


Monday 13th 1.00pm-3.00pm – Toddler Group meet in M.A. Hall.

Monday 13th 7.00pm – Deacons’ Court in Kenneth Street Session Room.

Tuesday 14th 6.00pm – Youth Club trip to Scaladale.
Meet at M.A. Hall.

Wednesday 15th
7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev Calum M. Smith.                                                

Thursday 16th 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.


Thursday 16th – Explorers in M.A. Hall:
6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3
7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7

Friday 17th 2.30pm-4.00pm – 55+ Fellowship
The guest speaker will be Rev Iain Macritchie, Pairc Free Church, and the singing will be led by Donald Martin of Branahuie. If anyone would like transport to or from the fellowship contact Duncan Norman on one of the following numbers: 01851 860418 or 07787 973802.

Friday 17th March 4.30pm-7.00pm – Warm Spaces.
The M.A. Hall will be open for hot food for an easy tea with options for kids, teas and coffees to give people an opportunity to meet up with friends (and make new ones), chat, read, play board games or have somewhere to study.

There will be a kids play area available as well as baby essentials and adult toiletries from ‘Dove’s Corner’ Baby Bank.

Anyone needing transport can phone Calum on 07717 495424.

Saturday 18th March 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in Seminary.


Sunday 19th March 9.00am-9.45am – Ladies Prayer Meeting on Zoom.


Services next Sunday 19th March
11.00am – English Service (Church) Rev Calum M. Smith.
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) Rev James Maciver.
6.30pm – English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.

There will be a congregational fellowship following the evening service. This will be an opportunity to speak to Muriel before she returns to Cambodia.

We were sorry to hear that Mr Kenny Dan Macleod, late of Leurbost and Dun Berisay, had passed away aged 94.

We extend our condolences in particular to his daughter Margaret and grandchildren Lauren and Emily, as well as to the wider family and friends.

We pray that God will comfort them in their loss.


Sunday School Snippet
We were learning the names of the 12 disciples. Peter and John were in our Bible story today. God showed his power by healing the lame man.

Joel Pr4


Holiday Club 2023
Following on from the success of the Summer Holiday Club and Christmas Club 2022, we are making plans and preparations for Holiday Club 2023! The proposed dates are from Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August, God willing.

We do need plenty volunteers, so if you can help in any way, please come along to the M.A. Hall on Monday 20th March at 7.30pm.

Please join us in praying for wisdom and guidance as we plan for the Holiday Club, and that it would be richly blessed to the children.

For information contact Fiona on 07825 000250 or Elaine on 07876 225120.


Stornoway Women for Mission – Fundraising Event Saturday 25th March
SY WfM are holding a fundraising a bake sale and light lunch of soup with a roll on Saturday 25th March. If anyone can donate baking (without cream), labelled and packaged, or offer to help on the day please get in touch with Lizzie or Donna Maciver:- 07810 386774.

Alzheimer’s Scotland – Coffee Morning – Saturday 18th March
There will be a fundraising coffee morning and pancake making event for this charity in the M.A. Hall on Saturday 18th March from 11.00am-1.00pm. All are welcome.

Providence Christian School – Coffee Morning & Open Day
Providence Christian School are hosting a Coffee Morning and Open Day for all who are supportive of, or interested in, the school on Thursday 16th March from 10.30am-12 noon at the school at the Cearns Community Centre. All are welcome and encouraged to come along for some baking, fellowship, and an opportunity to learn more about the school and its work.


Safeguarding / PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme
It is essential that everyone involved in working with children or vulnerable adults complete an online Safeguarding course by 31st March. The final course is on Wednesday 22nd March. You can sign up on the Free Church of Scotland website at: Safeguarding – Free Church of Scotland.

If you have any questions, please contact:  Iain Maciver at: [email protected] or Calum Smith at: [email protected]