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Annabelle Maclean

Ann Mackenzie

 

Liz Macleod

Maighread Macphee

Michelle Morrison

Naomi Mackay

 

Christina Morrison

Heather Mackay

Catriona Neally

 

 

Alison Macdonald

 

Kathleen Walker

 

 

Annemarie Macphail

 

TWEENIES

 

TWEENIES

Chrisanne Mackenzie

Diane Morrison

 

Mairianne Campbell

Heather Mackay

Bulletin for Sunday 1st May 2016

We warmly welcome you to our worship service today. We extend a special welcome to visitors. Please join us for tea in the hall after the morning service.

Psalm books and Bibles are available at the front door.  We sing unaccompanied psalms, led by a precentor. We stand to sing and sit to pray.

There is a crèche that meets in the hall next door to the church during the morning service: age 0-2yrs upstairs and age 3-6yrs (Tweenies) downstairs. You are welcome to take your children to crèche before the service begins or after the children’s talk.

No Sunday Schools today due to May Holiday.  Tweenies will cater for age 3 to P2 age children.

Morning Service (Church), 11am, English: Rev James Maciver  

Morning Service (Seminary), 11am, Gaelic: Dr George Macleod

Evening Service (Church), 6.30pm, English: Rev James Maciver

 NOTICES

Friday 6th May:  The Gambia Partnership will be speaking at the forthcoming Mission Evening and AGM for the Western Isles Mission Support Group on Friday 6 May at 7.30 pm in the hall. Tea and coffee will be served.  Donations go to Muriel Macleod (Cambodia) and Neil and Rachel Rae (OMF). All are warmly invited to attend.

Thursday 5th May: Scottish Parliament Election

There are 60 copies of the ‘Scottish Election Briefing 2016’ booklet from the Christian Institute  available at the door as well as ‘Question your Candidate’ Cards which give six questions to help you find out the views of candidates on key issues. Please take a copy or visit christian.org.uk/scottishelection to download a copy.

Saturday 7th May:  Garage Sale in aid of Children Activities Project in Moldova

Please come along 11am-1pm at 20 James Street, Stornoway (opposite H.I.E)

For further information contact Charlie on 703325 or 07717816476.

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm

Monday – Monthly Biligual in the Seminary; Wednesday – English in the Hall

Thursday – Gaelic in the Seminary; Saturday – English in the Seminary

Children and youth groups

Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) and Thursday (9.45-11.45am)

Campaigner:       No Campaigners on Monday due to May holiday.

                                Kidzone (6.15-7.30pm) on Thursday in the hall

Saturday 21st May: Christians Against Poverty Student Money Course

Students face one of the biggest budgeting challenges out there. CAP Money Students is a short, practical course that will put students in control of their finances.

This course will be run in MA Hall on Saturday 21st May 2016 (D.V.), 10am-4:30pm and is open to all school leavers and students. Booking is essential.  The course is free to attend with lunch provided. To book please contact Mairianne Campbell on mairianne@stornowayfreechurch.org or 01851 703860

Community Gaelic Services 2016: You are welcome to attend our community Gaelic services in Stornoway Town Hall at 7:30pm on the following dates:

Friday 13th May – Rev Kenneth Macdonald, Free Church Continuing Scalpay

Friday 5th August – Rev James Maciver, Free Church of Scotland, Stornoway

Friday 11th November – Rev Hugh Stewart, Church of Scotland, Uig & Bernera

Gaelic psalm-singing will be arranged by Mr Calum Martin, Tong. A collection will be taken at each of the services to assist with the expenses. This is an inter-church initiative designed to help promote the use of Gaelic in public worship, and will follow the traditional style of Gaelic services and Gaelic precenting. For further information please contact Rev Iain D Campbell (702924, revdridc@gmail.com)

WFM Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Women for Mission will take place on Saturday 14th May at Glasgow City Free Church at 1.30pm. There will be a video link to the upstairs MA Hall. A collection will be taken at the door for the WFM Project. All women welcome

Bulletin for Sunday 24th April 2016

We warmly welcome you to our worship service today. We extend a special welcome to visitors. Please join us for tea in the hall after the morning service.

Psalm books and Bibles are available at the front door.  We sing unaccompanied psalms, led by a precentor. We stand to sing and sit to pray.

There is a crèche that meets in the hall next door to the church during the morning service: age 0-2yrs upstairs and age 3-6yrs (Tweenies) downstairs. You are welcome to take your children to crèche before the service begins or after the children’s talk.

No Sunday Schools today due to our Campaigners Family Service.  Tweenies will cater for age 3 to P2 age children who do not attend Campaigners.

Campaigners Family Service (Church), 11am, English: Rev James Maciver  

Morning Service (Seminary), 11am, Gaelic: Rev KI Macleod

Evening Service (Church), 6.30pm, English: Rev James Maciver

 NOTICES

Retiring Collection Today:  There will be a collection taken after all services today for the work of Campaigners to which you are welcome to contribute as you are able.

Tonight: The Congregational Fellowship will meet in the hall after the evening service and Rev James Maciver will speak. All are welcome.

Tuesday 26th April: The All Girls Allowed Craft group will meet in the hall at 7:30pm.

Saturday 30th April There will be a Fundraising Light Lunch (Soup and Teas) in the hall from 12-2pm in aid of ‘Kevin’s Well’, Uganda.

Support Group Suggestion: Murdo Macleod (Newmarket) who related his testimony in this month’s newsletter is keen to find out what interest there would be for starting a faith-related support group for people within the Church who have to grapple with low mood & anxiety. Anyone interested can contact Murdo for more information: 700129, 07760460210, murdo101@btinternet.com

Midweek Meetings: All at 7.30pm in the Seminary

Wednesday – English ; Thursday – Gaelic; Saturday – English

Children and youth groups

Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) and Thursday (9.45-11.45am)

Campaigner:       C Club (6-7pm) and Crosstrax (7-8.30pm) on Monday in the hall

                                Kidzone will not meet due to May holiday

Western Isles Free Church Mission Support Group

The Gambia Partnership will be speaking at the forthcoming mission evening and AGM on Friday 6 May at 7.30 pm in the MA Macleod Memorial Hall.

Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.  Donations go to Muriel Macleod (Cambodia) and Neil and Rachel Rae (OMF). All are warmly invited to attend.

 

Moldova Garage Sale in aid of Children 5 day Activities Project in Moldova

Saturday 7th May 11am – 1pm at 20 James Street, Stornoway (opposite H.I.E)

Donations of small furniture, bric a brac, old records, toiletries etc. would be gratefully received. No books or magazines please. Funds raised will go towards the cost of running children’s activity days in  Moldova.

Please bring any donations to Charlie Nicolson’s house (20 James Street) on Thursday 28th April between 5.30 –6.30pm. Thank you.

For further information contact Charlie on 703325 or 07717816476

CAR PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE CALADH INN WITH THEIR KIND PERMISSION

“Supporting young people in Moldova”

Cabarfaith

Cabarfaith returns on Tuesday 19th April

 

Caberfaith meets on Tuesdays in the Caberfeidh Hotel between 7:30 and 9pm. If you are interested in finding out more about the Christian faith then please join us in a relaxed informal environment, where you can just listen, or participate in discussions relating to Christianity and the church. Prior Biblical knowledge is not required.  No question is considered stupid.  No commitment to weekly attendance is expected. Why not come along and join us. Perhaps as a Christian you could bring along an interested friend. If you want to find out more please get in touch with Roddy Cunningham (07900 807375) or Cala Mackenzie (07818 076163).  You will be most welcome.

 

One Life.

What’s it all about?

Do you ever ask yourself the above question?

Would you like to discuss and find out more about the great questions of life in a relaxed, informal setting?

Then join us this Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Cabarfeidh Hotel.

During the next few weeks we will be looking at what is Jesus’s most famous parable – The Parable of the Prodigal Son. We will be using Tim Keller’s acclaimed DVD ‘The Prodigal God’ to study this story. The sessions we will be discussing each week include the following topics, which will open your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus’ best known parable:

1.       The Parable – the People around Jesus

2.       The Two Lost Sons

3.       The Elder Brother

4.       The True Elder Brother

5.       The Feast of the Father

The study will take you beyond the traditional focus of the wayward son, and help you glean insights from each character in Jesus’s parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both.

We will explore questions for group discussion and personal reflection, all of which will help you experience the truths of Jesus’ parable in your own life.

 

 

Don’t put it off! Come along this Tuesday

 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Christian faith and the impact Jesus ‘teaching can have on your life please join us. Even if you are a sceptic you are welcome to come and consider the claims of Jesus and challenge them.

You will not be asked to contribute by speaking and you will not be asked any questions if it makes you uncomfortable. You are welcome to come and listen only.

We live in challenging times when the claims of Jesus are being questioned by many. You owe it to yourself, and your family, to find out more about the Good News of Jesus Christ. We’d love to see you joining us, or bringing a friend along.

Cabarfaith

Tuesdays @ 7.30pm, Cabarfeidh Hotel

 

If you wish to find out more beforehand please call Cala (07818076163) or Roddy (07900807375). They will be delighted to talk to you about it.   

 

 

Reviews of The Prodigal God study.

            “There is more than one way to run away from God and defy         him. But there is only one way back: God is so prodigal in his     grace that he reaches out to humble and restore and receive         both. Few books unpack this theme with greater force than this         slim volume from Tim Keller.”

— D. A. Carson, professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

 

 

 

Youth Club

Youth Club meets on Tuesday 19th April 2016 at the usual time of 7.30-9.30pm in the church hall.  All S2-S6 aged young people welcome.

Harris Conference Booking Open

Islands Study Conference

22nd—24th April 2016

Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Isle of Harris

            Speakers:        Prof. John Angus Macleod, ETS

                                    Saved to the Uttermost’

                                    Rev Dominic Smart, Aberdeen

                                    Servants suffering well’

            Cost: £155

            Booking: (Hotel Residents) - David MacIver

                                    Tel: 830406 or 07810 257179

                                    Email: islandsstudyconference@mail.com

                           (Day Visitors) - Joan Iverson

                                    Tel: 702172 or 07768887031

                                    Email: harrisconf@gmail.com

Parent and Toddler


 

  Tuesdays     1:00 - 3:00pm;  Thursdays 9.45 - 11.45am