The next scheduled date for the return of freewill offering envelopes is Saturday 8th May between 2.00pm and 4.00pm in the church hall on Kenneth Street. As restrictions on numbers attending church services are now being eased and as our services are now returning to a more regular pattern, it may not be necessary to continue with this monthly arrangement but this will be reviewed at the next meeting of our Deacons’ Court.Read more about 'Return of Freewill Offering Envelopes'...
The Annual Business Meeting for the congregation will be held on Wednesday 5th May at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held entirely on Zoom using the regular ID and passcode. If others want to join the meeting they should request the login details from Mairianne Campbell on email@example.com
The 2020 Trustees report and Financial Statement is available to download hereRead more about 'Annual Business Meeting: Wednesday 5th May'...
Now that restrictions on attending places of worship have been eased, the Wednesday evening prayer meeting has resumed and at least one service of worship will be held in the Seminary each Lord’s Day from 4th April. This also means that those who attend these services can deposit their freewill offering envelopes in the collection box on arrival.
For those who contribute by freewill offering envelopes, and who may not be able or ready to attend public services of worship, an opportunity will be given to deposit envelopes as per the following:
1. On Saturday 10th April between 2.00 and 4.00pm the church hall on Kenneth Street will be open to receive freewill offering envelopes.
2. If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity you should come along during these times or arrange for a family member or a friend to deliver the envelopes on your behalf.
3. You can also contact your district elder or deacon and arrange a time for one of them to collect the envelopes from your home.
4. On arrival at the hall, a one way system will be in place and you will enter by the main door and leave using the exit door at the far end of the hall.
5. Wearing of face coverings is mandatory and should be worn while you are inside the hall.
6. Office bearers will be on hand to guide you towards the area for depositing the envelopes.
7. Hand sanitisers will be available for use at both doors and it’s important that you maintain the recommended 2 metre social distancing while inside and outside the hall.
The above arrangement will be repeated on the second Saturday of each month while restrictions on numbers attending services of worship are in place.
Special Collection for Bethesda:
As the Special Collection for Bethesda intended for 30th January had to be cancelled due to the Western Isles suddenly being placed under tier 4 restrictions, another opportunity will be given to those who still wish to contribute on Saturday 10th April between 2.00 and 4.00pm.
Contributions can also be made by forwarding a cheque in an envelope clearly marked ‘Bethesda’ and made payable to ‘Stornoway Free Church’ to Murdo Macphail (Treasurer), 12a Jamieson Drive, Stornoway, HS1 2LF.Read more about 'Return of 2021 Freewill Offering envelopes'...