News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 21st November

Youth Fellowship this Sunday at 7.45pm in the Upper Hall.


Tuesday 23rd November 8.00pm - Women for Mission Zoom Meeting
One of the supported WFM projects this year is Safe Families. For this meeting, a Safe Families worker and a volunteer will be joined by a mother who has benefitted from Safe Families, and each will talk about the work of Safe Families in need. Please contact Donna Maciver for Zoom login details at or phone 702279.


Wednesday 24th November – National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

7.30am – Early morning English Prayer Meeting in Seminary and on Zoom led by one of the elders. Please contact Lizzie for Zoom details.

1.00pm – Ladies Prayer Meeting on Zoom. Zoom details available from Mairianne.

7.30pm – English Thanksgiving Service in Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev James Maciver.


A Special Collection will be taken at the National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving service on Wednesday for the Eilean Siar Foodbank.

According to the Poverty Action Group of the Community Planning Partnership, the number of families known to be living in poverty in the Western Isles has increased since the beginning of the pandemic. Depending on the number living in households, children, single pensioners, and those living in remote island communities are most likely to be adversely affected by the surging costs of food, fuel, clothing and several other factors.

Our congregation’s support of the Eilean Siar Foodbank will be greatly appreciated. A further opportunity to donate will be given at the close of all services in the church and Seminary on Sunday 28th November.


Thursday 25th November 7.30pm
Gaelic Prayer Meeting In the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.

Friday 26th November 1.00pm
Ladies Bible Study on Zoom.

For further information contact Sandra Kennedy on 07825 178629.

Saturday 27th November 7.30pm
English Prayer Meeting in Seminary.

Services next Sunday – 28th November

11.00am English Service (Church):  Rev James Maciver

11.00am Gaelic Service (Seminary): Mr Murdo Martin

6.30pm English Service (Church): Mr Scott Macleod

The Christian Institute Week of Prayer: 21st - 27th November

Sunday – Our Leaders

“For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” 1 Timothy 2: 2

Monday – Assisted suicide

“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalm 139: 16

Tuesday – Marriage and Family

“For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” Genesis 2: 24

Wednesday – Transgender Ideology

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

Thursday – Society

“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5: 16

Friday – Our Schools

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them.” Matthew 19: 14

Saturday – Religious Liberty

“Pray…that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.” Colossians 4: 3


Free Church Vacancies

Communications Manager and Operations Manager

The Free Church of Scotland currently has vacancies for a part-time Communications Manager and a part-time Operations Manager. It might be possible to extend the hours if required.

We are looking for a capable Communications Manager to join our team of committed staff in the Church Offices to help with internal and external communication throughout the denomination. The successful candidate will develop and take forward the denominations Communications Strategy.

We are also looking for an Operations Manager to help with the smooth and efficient running of the organisation. The role holder will be involved in managing property, health and safety, risk management, HR matters, and other general management responsibilities.

A Job Description and Application Form can be obtained from the Free Church website or from Sharon Fraser by email to   The initial closing date for applications is Monday 29th November at 11am.


Free Church of Scotland Safeguarding Training – Volunteers sought!

We are hoping to identify a number of additional volunteers from across the church who will be willing to undertake training in order to become Safeguarding trainers for the church. This is in order to enhance the availability of training for all those within the church.

Volunteers should have some background in Safeguarding and be familiar with the use of online platforms for delivering training. 

It is our hope that if enough trainers can be identified, volunteers will only need to deliver 2/3 sessions each year. 

For further information please contact Donald A Macleod, Free Church Safeguarding Training Coordinator – email:


Praying for One Another in the Free Church - This week please remember:

Wick & Keiss – Vacant: Interim Moderator: Howard Stone   

Pray for the ongoing training, equipping, and calling of all those involved in the church plant, and that the Lord’s people would all be increasingly effective in sharing the good news of Jesus.

Grace Church Leith – Minister: Athole Rennie                                 

Give thanks for the provision of a new church building in the heart of our community and for the opportunities this is already opening up. Pray for our weekly toddler group. Give thanks for connections with new families.

Lochs – Minister: Calum Iain Macleod

Please pray for our leaders and people to have deepened, broadened, and sustained vision, faith, and wisdom and as we emerge into and adapt to the new normal. Please pray for the young growing up in the congregation, that they come to know the Lord, and be set ablaze to serve him.