Notices

Services 16th June:

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

'Little Lambs' Creche Rota 16th June:Fiona and Nana.

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

Sunday School Prizegiving: Sunday School Prizegiving this year will take place at the end of the morning service on Sunday, 23rd June. We also look forward to having the Creche children join us for the prizegiving, after which you are all invited to join us in the Church Hall for some tea and baking. Donations of baking gratefully received. There will be no Sunday School on the 23rd June. Sunday School will resume on Sunday 18th August 2019.

Campaigners are having a family and friends night for the last Monday of Campaigners for the Summer break. This will be on Monday 17th June, Campaigner children to be dropped off at the Community Centre, Leurbost, at 5.30pm for an hour of games before we have our Barbecue at 6.30-7.30 pm. All welcome to join with us.

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".

The Bi-annual subscription for The Record is now due. Please place £10 in an envelope marked "The Record" with your name and address in the collection plate.

Ladies Prayer Breakfast: A Ladies Prayer Breakfast (Non-denominational) will be held in Failte (Retirement) Centre on the last Saturday of every month. This month, Saturday 29th June, we hope to have Dr Wanda Taylor-Smith wife of Rev. Robert Smith, speaker at the Lewis Christian Conference to come along to speak to the ladies. 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.

Lewis Christian Conference 2019: Speaker: Dr. Robert Smith, Jr. Theme: From the book of Joshua Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham Alabama Lewis Christian Conference will hold three Conference meetings at St Columba's Church, Lewis Street (kindly granted)-

  • Friday 28th, Saturday 29th June and Monday 1st July
  • Friday 28th June at 7.30pm - A New Beginning (Joshua 1:1-5)
  • Friday 28th June at 9.00 pm LCC After Hours Youth Event at the Woodland Centre Stornoway (16 to 30 age group only).
  • Saturday 29th June at 8.30 am Woman’s Prayer Breakfast with Dr. Wanda Taylor-Smith, at Failte Centre, Bayhead, Stornoway (Booking Essential 07713013651)
  • Saturday 29th June at 7.30 pm - Rated R For Redemption (Joshua 2:1-24)
  • Sunday 30th June at 11.00 am North Harris Free Church
  • Sunday 30th June at 6.00 pm Back Free Church (followed by a fellowship meeting)
  • Monday 1st July at 7.30 pm - The Blessedness of Secondness (Joshua 14:6-14)

There will be a door collection at conference meetings to help cover expenses All are very welcome to attend.

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.