News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 8th December

Monday 9th December
Deacons’ Court meet from 7pm in the Session Room, Kenneth Street.

Friday 13th December
The December meeting of the 55+ Fellowship will meet from 12.15pm in the MA Hall.  This will take the form of a Soup and Pudding Lunch to which all those over 55 are warmly invited. The speaker will be Calum Maclean (Back) and the singing will be led by Calum Martin. If you have not been before, please come along- you will be made most welcome.  

Anyone wishing transportation, please contact Duncan Norman on 01851 860 418 or 07787 973802. We look forward to seeing you. Please note the earlier start time for this meeting.

Saturday 14th December
The High Free Church are holding a Christmas Praise Night in the Town Hall. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. All welcome.

Salvation Army Collection
At this time of year the local branch of the Salvation Army help a considerable number of individuals and families in our community. There will be an opportunity for the congregation to contribute to this work over the next 2 weeks by donating either toiletries (can be everyday or gift packs) or gifts for whole families (such as a box of biscuits/chocolates or family board games) - all items must be new and unused. Items can be placed in the box inside the hall door. The final date for donations is Sunday 15th December.
Gifts will be sorted and packaged by volunteers on Wednesday 18th December at the Salvation Army Hall from 9.30am - if anyone is able to help with this, please contact Elaine Macmillan, 07876 225120.

The Western Isles Free Church Mission Support Group would like to thank everyone who attended or contributed to the curry evening on 14th November. A total of £1,340 was raised for Muriel Macleod, Cambodia, and Catriona Macdonald, Peru.

Contributing to the funds of the congregation by Standing Order
In recent weeks several in the congregation have enquired about contributing regularly to the funds of the church by Standing Order instead of by Freewill Offering envelopes.  Setting up a Standing Order facility for this purpose is a simple exercise and anyone interested in doing so should speak to Murdo Macphail, the Congregational Treasurer. Murdo can be contacted on 01851 705445.

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm in the Seminary
Wednesday – English – Rev Kenneth I Macleod        
Thursday – Gaelic – Mr Murdo Martin        
Saturday – English

Children and youth groups

Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) for the Christmas party.

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

Please note this is the last week that Parent & Toddler and Campaigners meet in 2019.


Sunday 15th December
All young people S1 upwards are warmly invited to Y.F. which meets in the hall after the evening service. The topic will be “Jesus Christ- Who is this Man?” Come along and bring a friend!

Monday 16th December
Kirk Session meets at 7pm in the Session Room, Kenneth Street.

Sunday 22nd December
There will be a Christmas Congregational Fellowship in the hall after the evening service.

Wednesday 1st January
New Year’s Day service in the church at 12 noon.

Read the New Testament in 2019
This week’s reading – 2 and 3 John, Revelation 1-4.

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