News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 9th February

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


Tuesday 11th February
Christianity Discussion Group meets in the Cabarfeidh Hotel from 7.30pm.  Please contact Cala or Roddy Cunningham if you have any questions.


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


Dunbar Senior Football Camp runs from 4th-11th July for ages S4-S6. Time to lace up those football boots and get in shape for this year's Senior Football camp! With an SFA coach on hand to put you through your paces, have you got what it takes to be this year's Player of the Camp?
There are still lots of places left but please sign up online by Monday 10th February: freechurchyouthcamps.org/register/.


Binding Brokenness: Bible-Based Trauma Healing Course
This course presents what the Bible and mental health teach about how to heal from trauma. Through confidential small-group conversation and consideration of Scripture, participants will learn how the Bible speaks into their suffering. Trauma is a wounding of the heart and this course contains lessons which enable people to experience healing for their heart wounds.

The course will run for 6 weeks from Thursday 20th February to Thursday 26th March, weekly from 6.30-9pm in the Rev MA Macleod Memorial Hall, Kenneth Street, Stornoway. There is no cost but booking is essential.  For more information or to book, please contact the group facilitators: Mairianne Campbell on stornowayfreechurch@outlook.com or Joanna George – TraumaHealingStPeters@gmail.com


Sailors’ Society - Collection of Bibles
The Sailors’ Society, based in Invergordon, are looking for old English Bibles (any version) for distributing to some of the 168,000 passengers and 70,000 crew that visit the area each year. The Sailors’ Society runs a Seafarers Centre during the summer months during which they distribute Bibles and Christian Literature to all their visitors.  If you have English Bibles you are no longer using and would be willing to donate, could you please leave them in the marked box, inside the front door of the MA Hall.  For more information please contact Rev. Murdo Campbell at murdocampbell@live.co.uk


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


The Record
The February edition is available Sunday 9th Februaryy.


Podcast
Please note we have a sermons podcast. Just search for Stornoway Sermons on your podcast app and click subscribe to receive the latest English and Gaelic sermons from Stornoway Free Church direct to your phone or tablet as soon as they become available.


Praying for One Another 2020
This week, please pray for the congregations at Castletown & Community and Grace Church, Kilmacolm.



Midweek Meetings: 7.30pm in the Seminary
Tuesday- Gaelic
Wednesday – English -Rev Kenneth I Macleod


Children and youth groups

Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) and Thursday (9.45-11.45am)
No Campaigners this week or next week.





ADVANCE NOTICES


Friday 21st February
The next meeting of the 55+ Fellowship will be held in the MA Hall between 2.30pm and 4pm.  This month the guest speaker will be Rev. Jonathan Baxter, minister in the APC Church Stornoway.  The singing will be led by John Ross Murray from Ness.  You are warmly invited to come along and share in the fellowship on the day. If you need transportation to and from the meeting, please feel free to call Duncan Norman on 860 418 or 07787 973802.


Saturday 22nd February
There will be a fundraising lunch for Providence Christian School from 12-2pm in the MA Hall. All welcome.