Services 18th August:
- 11 am (English): Rev Calum Iain Macleod
- 6 pm (English): Rev Calum Iain Macleod
'Little Lambs' Creche Rota 18th August:Maureen and Annabel.
The Sunday School meets at 12.30pm Sunday in the church.
Campaigners will meet on Monday 19th August from 6.30pm till 7.45pm in the North Lochs Community Centre.
Mid-week Prayer Meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. All welcome.
Bi-lingual Prayer Meeting will be held on Saturday at 7.00pm in the Session House.
The ninth episode of the Lochs Free Church podcast entitled On The Shore is available on the podcast page, to get to it from the menu click on "Community" and then "On The Shore Podcast".
Harris Mission Conference: All are welcome to the Harris Mission Conference to be held on Saturday 24th August at North Harris Free Church, Tarbert, from 10am-4pm. Mike Parker of Middle East Christian Outreach will be the key speaker. Angus and Kirsty Mckellar will lead a seminar on their upcoming deployment. We will also hear of childrenâs work in the Far East and recent work in Malawi and Romania. There will be soup and rolls for lunch. Please come to hear what God is doing overseas.
Ladies Conference:There will be a ladies conference on the 7th September in North Harris Free Church, Tarbert, from 10am-3.30pm. The theme for the day will be Contentment-Being Satisfied in Christ. The cost is £10 and lunch will be provided. To book please contact Mags Morrison, Braeside, Isle of Scalpay. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
ETS Staurday Course:The ETS Saturday Course begins on Saturday 14th September and meets once a month through until March. The seminary describes the course as follows:'At ETS, we believe that theology should be accessible. Our popular part-time Saturday courses are designed specifically for the ordinary church member, male and female - anyone who has a longing to explore the Gospel further. No prior qualifications are necessary for taking these courses.' There are three modules each year and an essay is to be submitted for each. Those who do not want to complete the essays are able to simply sit in and audit the lectures, either from their homes via video link (live or recorded), or from a video link set up in Stornoway. The subjects this year are Scottish Revivals (Rev Andy Longwe), the Book of Revelation (Prof John Angus Macleod) and Worship and Theology in Practice (Rev Iver Martin). The cost of the course is £245 or £41 to audit. There are concessions for students (£36), veterans (£41), senior citizens (£72) and under 18s (free). Applications can be made at https://www.ets.ac.uk/saturday-course-application-form/view/form
Ladies Prayer Breakfast: A Ladies Prayer Breakfast (Non-denominational) will be held in Failte (Retirement) Centre on the last Saturday of every month. We would warmly welcome any ladies to come and join us for prayer and fellowship. The morning will begin at 8.30am and finish about 11:30am and booking is essential, to book a place please could you text or telephone Donna Parkes on 07735324254.
Appeal from the Minister: Dear friends, it is with considerable sadness and with a measure of frustration that I have asked this be included in the intimation bulletin. There have been a number if instances - despite a plea being made previously- where members and adherents within our congregation and others throughout our community, have fallen ill, had hospital admission or have suffered bereavement in immediate or extended family, and no one has told me about it, until after the event - sometimes by weeks. Whether it is assumed that such vital information is known by everyone else, or if when you learn of someone's/a family's time of need and don't feel it should be you who lets me know, please don't hesitate to 'phone, text, email or call in to the manse, or ask to see me after Church. If you don't tell me I won't know, and cannot help until sometimes too late...which can sadly be too little too late, causing additional hurt to those already in distress. To be more direct, if it is you or your family who are personally in a time of need and want me to come to see you, please don't wait for someone else to tell me for you, or expect that they automatically will. If you feel you can't, please ask someone to contact me for you. I need to hear from you. To any who feel they have been overlooked in their times of trial and need, and wish to have had more assistance and help from me personally or from others in the Church, allow me to in light of what is said above, wholeheartedly apologize. We looked on Wednesday night of last week at James 5, where those who are ill - apparently bedridden - are instructed to call for the Elders of the Church to come and pray with them. Please take these words to your heart and memory, and help us to help you in this way.