News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 7th July

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Mairianne, Catherine, Ruby and Alison.
Volunteers 14th July: Annette, Kathleen, Anne Mackenzie and Tina.                               


Holiday Tweenies for children aged 3-7 will meet in the main hall.
Volunteers today: Elizabeth, Alison and Lydia.
Volunteers 14th July: ChrissAnne, Evelyn and Anne.


Everyone is welcome to the M. A. Hall after the morning service for a time of fellowship.
Tea and Coffee will be served by Marten and Kathleen.

 

Wednesday 10th July at 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting meets in the Seminary and on Zoom and will be led by Rev Calum M. Smith.


Thursday 11th July at 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting
meets in the Seminary and will be led by Rev Donald A. Macdonald.


Thursday 11th July at 7.30pm – Holiday Club planning meeting in the M.A. upper hall.


Friday 12th July from 12.00pm to 3.00pm – Fridays at The Free.
The M.A. Hall will be open for soups, teas and coffees to give people an opportunity to meet with friends.
There will be a kids play area available as well as items from ‘Dove’s Corner’ Baby Bank free of charge.
Anyone needing transport please call Calum on 07717 495424


Saturday
13th July at 7.30pmEnglish Prayer Meeting in the Seminary.

 

Services next Lord’s Day – 14th July
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) conducted by Mr Murdo Martin
11.00am – English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith
6.30pm – English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith


Monday 15th July at 7.00pm – Kirk Session meets in Kenneth Street Session room.



Thank you from James and Donna!
A huge thanks from James and Donna for the wonderful retirement service and reception arranged for us! To everyone involved we give thanks.

Thank you to all who sent messages by card, email, phone and social media. Thanks to all who sent retirement gifts of various kinds. We are overwhelmed by the kindness shown to us.

Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you. May the Lord continue to bless you and make his gospel flourish among you. Praise and glory be to him.

 

Free Breakfast @ the Free Church
If anyone would like to help with our annual Free Breakfast on Sunday 21st July from 8.30am to 10.30am, please email the church office or get in touch with Peigi Maclennan.

We need volunteers to prepare breakfasts in the kitchen, others to serve and clear tables, and some more to chat with visitors. It’s always a lovely morning with an opportunity to demonstrate hospitality, and to share the gospel.

 

Champion’s Challenge Holiday Club: 29th July to 2nd August 2024
We are gearing up for a week of Olympic-themed fun and games at our summer club this year! We will be learning about our ultimate champion Jesus and we are delighted to have a full squad of 80 children. 

Please pray for the volunteers in their preparation, for the children and their families who come and for God to receive all the glory.

If you would like to donate any (nut-free) baking for the club, please contact Evelyn on 07795 312924.

If you would like to contribute towards the costs of running the club, you are welcome to put your donation in an envelope clearly marked ‘Holiday Club’ and leave it in the collection plates at the church or Seminary.

 

Chariots of Fire Screening: Saturday 27th July
The Oscar-winning film, Chariots of Fire is being screened in An Lanntair on Saturday 27th July at 6pm to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Eric Liddell winning gold in the Paris Olympics 1924. 

"It is based on the true story of two British athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.” (Source: Wikipedia)

We are offering a limited number of tickets to young people in the congregation for £2.00 each. We will be seated together in the cinema, with the option of going to the café afterwards for a free drink. Contact [email protected] to book your spot. Please spread the word to others who may be interested. Book your tickets through An Lanntair’s box office: https://lanntair.com/events/event/chariots-of-fire/

 

Women for Mission Conference: ‘Refresh’
This year’s Women’s Conference, which is organised by WfM, takes place on the 21st of September 2024 in Inverness.

Sharon Dickens and Anne MacDonald will be the speakers, and there will also be a Q&A panel. We will explore our purpose as well as our distinct and multi-dimensional roles as women in the church. 

Spaces for the conference are limited (the last event sold out) so book now to secure your spot!

Adults – £20.00
Students – £15.00
Under 18s – £10.00
Cost includes buffet lunch & refreshments.
Buy tickets here: womenformission.org/refresh-conference/