Notices

Services 13th October:

  • 11 am (English): Rev. Calum Iain Macleod
  • 6 pm (English): Rev. Calum Iain Macleod

'Little Lambs' Creche Rota 13th October: Fiona and Annabel.

There will be no Sunday School throughout the holidays. God willing, Sunday School will resume on Sunday 27th October 2019.

There will be no meeting of Campaigners on Monday 14th or 21st October due to the school holidays, the next meeting will be on Monday 28th October from 6.30pm till 7.45pm in the North Lochs Community Centre.

Women for Mission:The WfM meetings are starting again on Tuesday,22nd October at 7.30 p.m. in the Church Hall. In the last few years we have started with the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal which was a great success. This year we would be grateful if people come with boxes prepared in advance, pre-filled and pre-wrapped. Leaflets will be available at the Church door for uplifting. We will have our usual £1 stall and tea/coffee/biscuits will be served.

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".

Communion takes place in Callanish and Cross this weekend, 10th-14th October.

Dumisani Theological Institute 40th Anniversary: On Friday 18th October at 7.30pm, there will be special meeting in the Rev. M A Macleod Memorial Hall, Kenneth Street, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Dumisani Theological Institute & Bible School in Southern Africa. The speaker will be Dr Jack C Whytock, Visiting Principal at the Institute, and his theme will be 'The Vital Importance of the Bible School Movement in Missions'. A book marking the anniversary Voices of Thanksgiving will be available on the evening. Dumisani is the official Theological Training Institute of the Free Church in Southern Africa. Although the church there became independent in 1982, its origins and history is firmly rooted in the endeavours of Free Church of Scotland missionaries and it continues to have strong partnership links with the Free Church of Scotland. The Free Church in the Western Isles has always maintained a supportive interest in the missionary movement in Southern Africa. We trust that this interest will be reflected with a good attendance on the evening. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.

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.