News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 7th May

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Christine Ann, Maighread, and Donna Mackinnon.
Volunteers 14th May: Fiona, Catherine, Ruby and Alison.                                               

Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-5.
Volunteers today: ChrissAnne, Donna, Christina and Joni.
Volunteers 14th May: Elizabeth, Anna and Lydia.


Sunday School and Bible Class arrive in church at 11.00 with family, then go into M.A. Hall after children’s address.


Everyone is welcome to a time of fellowship in the M. A. Hall following the morning service.
Norrie and Alison will be serving today.


YF meets in the M.A. Hall tonight following the evening service.


Monday 8th May 1.00pm-3.00pm Toddler Group meets in M.A. Hall.


Monday 8th May 7.00pm – Deacons’ Court meet in Kenneth St Session Room.


Tuesday 9th May 7.30pm – Hope, Peace & Purpose meeting in M.A. Hall.     
Find out how the Prodigal found Hope, Peace and Purpose in Tim Keller’s study in his book, the Prodigal God.  It can be hard for us to understand the relationship between God and man.  A brief study of this book by Tim Keller helps paint this picture using Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son.

Please come and join us to consider the true meaning of “prodigal” and how it relates to our lives. Each session will start at 7:30pm and finish at 8:30pm.

The meetings will be held in an informal and relaxed environment and suitable for all who are looking for the hope, peace and purpose that is offered in the Christian life.

There is no need to book, just turn up and bring some friends if you can.

If you wish to find out more, please feel free to speak to Cala (07818 076163) or Roddy (07900 807375).


Wednesday 10th May 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom, led by Rev James Maciver

Thursday 11th May 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.

Thursday 4th May – Explorers in M.A. Hall:

6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3
7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7


Friday 12th May 12.00pm-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 (and make new ones), read, play board games and chat. There will be a kids play area available as well as items from ‘Dove’s Corner’ Baby Bank. Anyone needing transport please call Calum on 07717 495424.

We want to encourage all to come along and feel at home with us as we try to show the love of Jesus to those we live and work amongst. We would also really like our own folk to feel part of, and become involved in this important work. To this end there is a volunteer sign-up sheet for you to sign at the doors of the church and Seminary. You are welcome to volunteer as often as you wish.

Friday 12th May – Non-denominational Prayer Meeting
A non-denominational prayer meeting will be held in the APC church, Keith Street, Stornoway, on Friday 12th May at 7.30pm. The meeting will be taken by Rev Jonathan Baxter. All are encouraged to attend.

Saturday 13th May 11.00am - Ladies Walking Group.
Meet at the Castle Museum Car Park.


Saturday 13th May 12.00pm - 2.00pm – Fundraising Soup and Pudding Lunch hosted by the Moldova Support Group.
We are running a residential camp again this summer for the teenagers in Moldova. Through the pandemic, economic hardship, and the war in Ukraine, the Lord continues to bless our Gospel Ministry in Nisporeni. So our friends in the local church will run the camp themselves this year with funding from Moldova Support Group.


Saturday 13th May 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in Seminary.


Sunday 14th May 9.00am – Ladies Prayer Meeting on Zoom.


Services next Sunday 14th May
11.00am – English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) Mr Murdo Martin.
6.30pm – English Service (Church) Rev Calum M. Smith.


55+ Fellowship.
The next meeting of the 55+ Fellowship will be on Friday 19th May at 2.30 - 4.00pm in the M.A. Hall.  The speaker that day will be our own Elder, Murdo Macleod (Churchill Drive).  All over 55s are welcome to attend.  If you need transport to or from the event, please contact me on one of the numbers below:

07787 973802 or 01851 860418.

Your support of the 55+ Fellowship is greatly appreciated.  It was wonderful to see so many new faces at last month’s talk.  You are all very welcome to come back for the May meeting.

Slavic Gospel Association.
Last Wednesday evening, Trevor Morrow from the Slavic Gospel Association gave an excellent exposition of Romans 10 and a stirring account of their ministry and project work in Ukraine and several other Baltic nations.  Although an opportunity was given on the evening to contribute to the work of SGA, the opportunity is extended to those who were not present but wish to do so.  Donations should be placed in an envelope clearly marked ‘SGA’ and left in the collection plates at the church or the Seminary.  If paying by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Stornoway Free Church’.


WfM Annual General Meeting.
The AGM will be held in Bon Accord Free Church, Aberdeen, on Saturday 20th May.

The meeting will also be livestreamed with the link available on the WfM website.


Next Generation Training.
Are you burdened about how to reach and teach the next generation for Christ? Are you a parent or youth leader currently ministering to 10-30 year-olds?

You are invited to the following training – ‘An introduction to the ‘NEXT’ framework for developing theologically grounded and contextually engaged models of ministry to the emerging generation.’

The training covers:

  1. Theology of Ministry to Emerging Generations
  2. Culture, Development and Discipleship of Emerging Generations
  3. Models and Methods of Ministry to Emerging Generations

You can attend one or all of the sessions at Carloway Free Church:-

Friday 2nd June (evening) and Saturday 3rd June (morning and afternoon).

For more information contact Gordon Macleod on 07786 387934.