News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 2nd February

Bethesda Special Collection
A Special Collection will be taken for Bethesda at all services today. Collections points will be in place at all exits, including the doors leading from the first floor of the church.

Sunday 2nd February
Bayhead Youth Group will meet in the Bridge Centre, 8.30-9.30pm. The speaker this month is Brian Macleod. All are welcome to attend.  

All young people are invited to the hall after the evening service for food and refreshment before heading down to the Bridge Centre together for 8.30pm.

Tuesday 4th February
-Christianity Discussion Group meets in the Cabarfeidh Hotel from 7.30pm.  Please contact Cala or Roddy Cunningham if you have any questions.

-Youth Club, S2+, meets at 7pm to go to Scaladale Ice Rink, returning between 9.30 and 10pm.  Please bring thick warm socks and gloves as well as completed consent form. Cost is £5.  

Office Closed
Please note the church office will be closed from Thursday 6th until Monday 17th February as Mairianne is on annual leave and attending a Biblical Counselling Conference.

Praying for One Another 2020
The Praying for One Another church-wide initiative from Generation (the mission arm of the Free Church) ensures that each year every congregation in the Free Church of Scotland is specifically prayed for by the wider church. This week, please pray for the congregations at Free North, Inverness; Grace Church Montrose and Leverburgh.

WFM Thanks- The WFM committee sincerely thank all who attended the wedding dress event and are grateful to everyone who donated their beautiful dresses and photos. We also wish to thank the staff of Blythswood, Save The Children, Bethesda and Kay's Stitches for allowing us to use their mannequins for display. We also enjoyed the privilege of having lovely young girls who so willingly gave of their time to model some of the dresses. The sum of over £436 was raised to go to WFM projects this year.

Being Human
Rev James Maciver will be delivering a series of 10 theological lectures on “being human”, based on the Bible’s teaching, with an application to current views and debate. Topics covered include human origin (creation); the “image of God”; gender; our relation to the environment; flawed humans; God becoming human; being human in a new creation; holy humans; and glorified humans. The course is suitable for all levels of biblical and theological knowledge and will be delivered at Lews Castle College on Tuesdays, 7 -8pm, starting on Tuesday 25th February. Cost for the course will be £45. To reserve a place, contact Lews Castle College on 770000 or email

Street Pastors
Stornoway Street Pastors will be taking on new Street Pastors this year. If you are interested in becoming a Street Pastor or would like more information, then please email the Coordinator, Isabel Macleod in order to obtain an application form: All application forms must be submitted by 28th February 2020. Training will begin in the Spring.

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm
Monday – Monthly Bilingual (Seminary)
Wednesday – English -Rev James Maciver (MA Macleod Memorial Hall).  Resuming the study of Joseph. All welcome.
Thursday – Gaelic (Seminary)- Rev K.I. 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 (age 4-P2);
Kidz Zone 6pm-7.15pm (age P3-P5);
Crosstrax (age P6-S1) 7.15pm-8.30pm

No Campaigners next week (10th February) or the following week (17th February)
due to the school holiday and Communions.


The Islands Study Conference runs from 7th to 9th February in Tarbert. Leaflets with details are available at the church door or online at

Monday 10th February
Deacons’ Court will meet from 7pm in the Session Room, Kenneth Street.

Friday 14th February
There will be a Congregational Fellowship after the evening service. All welcome.

The Lord’s Supper is due to be dispensed in the congregation at the morning service on 16th February. The ministers expected for the communion are Rev Duncan Macleod, Dornoch Free Church and Rev Andrew Macleod, Assistant Minister at Tain and Fearn Free Church. Details of services will be given nearer the time.

Friday 21st February
The next meeting of the 55+ fellowship will take place from 2.30-4pm in the MA Hall. Rev Jonathan Baxter of the APC Church will be speaking.