News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 24th June 2018

Prizegiving
This will take place in the hall immediately after the morning service. All are warmly invited to attend. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday 26th June
Craft Group meets in the Hall at 7.30. All welcome, including beginners. All items produced will be sold at a later date and all funds raised will be used for mission support.

Hall Caretaker
Lizzie will be away until 2nd July. Anyone needing access to the hall or equipment, including PA systems, please contact Murdo Iain Macleod on 07775 584002 or mimacleod@aol.com in her absence.

Church Office
Please note that the Church Office will be closed from Monday 25th to Friday 29th June 2018 as Mairianne (Youth and Secretarial Assistant) is away at Leadership Bootcamp, which is run by the Mission Board.  Please send any items for the bulletin to Lorraine Shewan - shewanlorr@aol.com. Thank you.

Lost Property Box
If anyone is missing any personal items, please take a look in the Lost Property Box at the church entrance.

Free Church Youth Camps
In order to continue to support the leaders and campers of Free Church Youth Camps (FCYC), each congregation is being given an opportunity to “adopt” a camp. Stornoway Free Church has been invited to adopt Comrie Juniors Camp because of the links between this church and some of the leaders and campers attending this year.
 
The Adopt a Camp scheme was first trialled in 2017 and was extremely helpful.  It enables camp organisers to liaise with congregations, so that they can pray more specifically for the camps and, where possible, fundraise for them. It has helped strengthen the bonds between individual congregations and FCYC which have lasted long after camp has finished.  
 
Please pray for the Comrie Juniors camp and all the other youth camps taking place over the summer. Prayer Points:

-For the leaders, as they organise the camps
-For the team members and cooks as they prepare
-That more campers would fill the vacant places
-That there would be enough volunteers to drive and chaperone the campers
-That the Lord would prepare the heart of the campers for the Gospel
-That Christian campers would be strengthened and encouraged in their walk with Him.


Moldova Youth Camps Prayer Points
Please pray for Eoghain MacPhee, Dawn Campbell and Megan Davies as they lead youth camps in Moldova over the course of two weeks. They left Lewis on 21st of June and will be in Moldova until the 5th of July.  Prayer points:

-That the camps be a means of bringing people to Christ
-That new leaders will be built up for the church in the town of Nisporeni
-That it will be a time of refreshment and encouragement for the youth and the leaders
-That all would have safe travel as they return to their homes


Edinburgh Theological Seminary Prayer Points for June
-Pray for students who will be going on summer placements this month. Pray that God would bless these opportunities for service
-Pray for the Staff focus- please pray for Ruth Smith, Admin Assistant
-Pray for the ongoing administrative work involved in running the Seminary and pray for all those who faithfully carry out the responsibility of managing the day to day running of ETS

Generation
This the new name for the Free Church of Scotland Mission Board. The name has been chosen to reflect the desire to generate new church plants, generate renewed energy in existing congregations, generate disciples who are equipped to serve, generate closer relationships with global mission partners and generate a deeper desire in us all to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
The mission work falls into the following categories:
 
-Generation Church Planting
-Generation Church Development
-Generation Church Equipping
-Generation Global Mission
 
Leaflets with more details about Generation are available at the door- please take a copy.
 
ADVANCE NOTICES

Saturday 30th June
The first full-day training session for new Street Pastors will be held at 9.30am on in St Columba’s Hall. Anyone considering becoming a Street Pastor is invited to attend this training, even if they are not yet sure if they would want to commit. Please contact Isabel at stornoway@streetpastors.org.uk

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July
God is Good Africa Fundraising days in the hall