Notices

Services 1st March:

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

'Little Lambs' Creche Rota 1st March: Katie Ann and Maureen.

The Sunday School meets at 12.30pm Sunday in the church.

There will be a property collection taken at the conclusion of both services on Sunday 1st March.

Campaigners will meet on Monday 2nd March at 6.30pm in the North Lochs Community Centre.

Women for Mission (WfM) are meeting on Tuesday 25th February at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. Our guest speaker will be Marianne Campbell and she will give us a talk entitled "Delight and Be Still". There will be the usual £1 stall and refreshments will be served. All women cordially invited.

Youth Fellowship:The YF will meet on Saturday 29th February at Fiona's house in Leurbost for a DVD evening. We will meet at 6.30pm and hope to finish at about 9pm. Lifts to and from can be arranged. All children aged between P6 and above are welcome to attend.

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 Carloway and North Tolsta this weekend, 27th February-2nd March.

Presbytery Youth & Discipleship Support Worker - Commissioning Service: A Commissioning Service to mark the appointment of Mr Gordon Macleod as the Presbytery Youth & Discipleship Support Worker will be held in North Harris Free Church, Tarbert, on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 7.30pm. Rev James Maciver will preach and preside. We give thanks to the Lord for Gordon's appointment and for the desire he's been given to engage in this important work. Your attendance at the service would be a great encouragement to Gordon and confirmation of your prayerful interest as he prepares to take up the post on 1st March 2020.

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 bring them to your church from where they will be collected. For more information please contact Rev. Murdo Campbell at murdocampbell@live.co.uk

Lectures: Rev James Maciver will be delivering a series of 10 theological lectures on "being human", based on the Bible's teaching, with an application to current views and debate. Topics covered include human origin (creation); the "image of God"; gender; our relation to the environment; flawed humans; God becoming human; being human in a new creation, holy humans; and glorified humans. The Course is suitable for all levels of biblical and theological knowledge and will be delivered at Lews Castle College on Tuesdays, 7-8pm, starting on Tuesday 25th February. The cost of the Course will be £45. To reserve a place, please contact Lews Castle College on 770000 or adminle@uhi.ac.uk

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.