News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 22nd September

Special Collection
There will be a special collection taken at the close of all services today to give the congregation an opportunity to contribute towards defraying the costs associated with the week of evangelism by the Challenger Bus.

Challenger Bus
The Challenger Bus (People with a Mission Ministries) will be at Laxdale School from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th September. Primary age children are warmly invited to come along to the bus from 5.45 - 7.30pm each evening for fun games, crafts, songs and Bible stories. Admission is free. Parents are invited to attend the awards ceremony on Thursday 26th at 7.30pm. If you would like more information, please contact Alasdair (Moley) Macleod – or Mairianne Campbell – 01851 703860. Please remember this work in your prayers.

Sunday 22nd September
Youth Fellowship will meet in the MA Hall from 8pm to 9.30pm. The topic will be “The Bible: A Book Like No Other”. All young people are welcome.

Tuesday 24th September
The Craft Group meets from 7.30pm in the MA Hall. All ladies welcome, including beginners.

Saturday 28th September
-The Ladies Walking Group will be leaving from the car park at the Lews Castle Museum at 11am for a walk in the Castle Grounds. All welcome.

-Save the Children will be holding a Soup and Pudding Fundraising Lunch from 12-2pm in the MA Hall.

-Big Free Rally, Smithton Free Church, Inverness- Please email for more information.
Fire evacuation exercise
A fire evacuation exercise will be carried out at the Kenneth Street church next Lord's Day, 29th September, at the close of the morning service.  More information will be given on the day.  The exercise will only take minutes and the cooperation of everyone present at the service will be greatly appreciated.  

Church Officer on Leave
Donnie will be on holiday until 26th September. During his absence, any enquiries regarding church officer duties should be referred to Murdo I Macleod on 705028 or 07775584002.

Sunday School is looking to recruit new teachers
Ideally one as soon as possible and another two by the end of the year. There are options of different age groups you could teach and the syllabus is very easy to follow. If you think this is something you might prayerfully consider, you would be most welcome to shadow a class for a few weeks to see how it goes. You need to be a communicant member of Stornoway Free Church and attain a PVG Disclosure check. For further information, please speak to Ian Murdo Macleod, elder, Mairianne in the church office or any of the Sunday School teachers.
Audio Ministry
CDs are still available to order for all Communion Services. DVDs are available to order for the English services only on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August. CDs and DVDs cost £2.00 each plus P+P where applicable.  Please contact Erica Macleod on 01851 705028 (Home) or 703860 (Church) if you would like to order any CDs or DVDs.
Please note we also have a sermons podcast. Just search for Stornoway Sermons on your podcast app and click subscribe to receive the latest English and Gaelic sermons from Stornoway Free Church direct to your phone or tablet as soon as they become available.

Read the New Testament in 2019
For those participating in the Free Church Generation Bible Read Through Project, this week’s reading is 1 Corinthians 11-16
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)

Due to the Challenger Bus Mission, all Campaigner groups are cancelled on Monday 23rd September to allow the children to attend the Challenger Bus at Laxdale School. Thank you for understanding.


Sunday 29th September
There will be a Congregational Fellowship in the MA Hall after the evening service. David Chisholm will be speaking about his role in Road to Recovery. All welcome.

Tuesday 1st October
Youth Club meets from 7.30-9.30pm for S2-S6 in the Hall.