News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 8th September

Car Parking in Town Centre Streets
The last meeting of the Deacons’ Court was informed that cars continue to be parked in restricted or prohibited areas in the streets around the church. It was agreed to remind the congregation that the prohibition of parking on double yellow lines applies on the Lord’s Day just as it does on other days. One potentially serious consequence of such parking is the difficulty it could create for emergency vehicles, particularly fire appliances, if navigating town centre junctions is restricted by parked vehicles.  Those who choose to park their cars on the streets are encouraged to respect the parking restrictions and prohibitions which apply.   

Monday 9th September
Deacons’ Court meets at 7pm in the Session Room, Kenneth Street.

Friday 13th September
As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, a “Leave a Light On” Service is being held at the High Church, Matheson Road from 7pm for those who have been lost or those who have been touched by a loss. Light refreshments, a time to chat and literature will be available after the service. All are welcome to attend and the service is open to anyone, regardless of faith.

Saturday 14th September
Western Isles Free Church Mission Support Group:  
There will be a light lunch from 12-2pm in the Rev MA Macleod Memorial Hall to raise funds for Muriel Macleod, Cambodia, and Catriona Macdonald, Peru.  All are very welcome to attend.  
Donations for the baking stall will be gratefully received.

Read the New Testament in 2019
For those participating in the Free Church’s Generation Bible Read Through Project, this week’s chapters- 1 Corinthians 1-5

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

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


Friday 20th September
The 55+ Fellowship meets from 2.30pm to 4pm.
If you are over 55 you are most welcome to join us for fellowship, food and friendly chat each month in the MA Hall.  
If you already are a regular attender, we will be glad to see you again and please feel free to bring a friend with you.
If you need transport to get to the meetings, please contact Duncan Norman on 860418 or 07787 973802. Meetings are normally held once a month on the third Friday, starting at 2.30pm and finishing at 4pm.  The planned meetings are as follows:
Date: 20th September
Speaker: Donna Barden
Singer: Ali Macdonald (Kenneth St)

Date: 18th October
Speaker: Robert France
Singer: David Gray (Crossbost)

Date: 22nd November
Speaker: Rev Callum Macleod (Shawbost)
Singer: DR Macdonald

Date: 13th December
Speaker: Calum Maclean (APC)
Singer: Calum Martin (Tong)

Presbytery Camps
Booking forms are now available for the Presbytery Junior Camp held in Scaladale during the October holidays.  This camp is open to young people in Primary 7 to Secondary 2 and is set to run from Friday 11th to Monday 14th October. Cost is £35.  Book early to avoid disappointment. For more information please contact Mairianne Campbell – Please remember this work in your prayers. Thank you.

Saturday 28th September- Big Free Rally 2019, Inverness


The Big Free Rally is a gathering in Inverness for all young people from P5 upwards, whether or not they have been to Camp before, and it’s one of the biggest events in the Free Church Calendar, with around 300 young people travelling from all over the country to attend each year! There will be opportunities for chat and discussion, singing, games and challenges.

The main speaker this year is Robin Gray, who'll be speaking on:
"Looking After God's Creation" - in the light of today's focus on recycling, renewables and "saving the planet", where do we stand as Christians on these issues?
"I am a New Creation" - God offers to make each one of us a "new creation" if we believe in Him and trust in Jesus, but what does it mean to become and to live as a "new creation"?
Please email to book your seats on the bus.