News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 29th September

Support for 'Adam'
Due to an oversight with regard to Adam’s preaching arrangements, the congregation was not given the usual opportunity to make a contribution towards his much valued but sometimes dangerous ministry to persecuted Christians in Central Asia.
Supporting Adam’s work will undoubtedly commend itself to many in the congregation.  Anyone who wishes to do so should place their donation in an envelope clearly marked ‘Adam’ and place it any of the collection plates at the church or the Seminary.  We also want to assure Adam of our sincere prayerful interest in his ministry to persecuted Christians.

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

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

Read the New Testament in 2019
This week’s reading -2 Corinthians 1-5

Prayer Points from Board of Ministry
Pray for those serving as church apprentices in congregations, that it will be an enriching experience for them, both now and in their futures, as well as being a blessing for the congregations. Five new apprentices have started this year. Pray for the Board as it looks at how best to equip men for the ministry, both by means of ETS and through service in the local church. Issues for prayer concern extending the length of the ETS course and the standardisation of local church training. Pray for the new men in training as Candidates for the Free Church ministry: James Blackwell (Dingwall), Matty Guy (St Andrews) and Geoff Murray (Cornerstone, Edinburgh).

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm
Wednesday – English -Rev James Maciver (MA Macleod Memorial Hall). Study of Joseph (6). All welcome.
Thursday – Gaelic (Seminary) – Rev KI Macleod         
Saturday – English (Seminary)

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;
Kidz Zone 6pm-7.15pm;
Crosstrax 7.15pm-8.30pm


Ordination and Induction
The ordination and induction of Rev. Thomas Penman to the South Uist and Benbecula congregation will be held on Tuesday 8th October at 6.00pm - Rev James Maciver will preach and preside.   The service and the following reception will be held at the Balivanich Hall.
Anyone wishing to attend the event should note that the closest ferry departure from Leverburgh on Tuesday is at 14.45.   The earliest returning ferry from Berneray the following day leaves at 07.15.  The next one leaves at 10.25 and at approximately three hourly intervals throughout the day.
We commend Rev. Penman, his wife Mhairi and his daughter Deborah (aged 2) to the prayers of our congregations as they settle into the area and look forward to beginning their ministry.