Stornoway Free Church RSS FeedNews

Bulletin for Sunday 28th June 2015

Laxdale and Marybank Sunday Schools are finished for the summer.


Morning Service, 11am, English: Rev I Martin (Family Service)

Morning Service, 11am, Gaelic: Rev KI Macleod

Evening Service, 6.30pm, English: Rev Iain Morrison



Central Sunday School will have their prizegiving after the service in the hall next door.  The morning service is a family service so Central Sunday School will not meet during the service but everyone is warmly invited to join with the young people and their families for the prizegiving after the cup of tea in the hall.

The Record: The July edition of The Record is now available at the door.

Free Bibles Available: If you haven't got a Bible of your own and would like one please speak to one of the elders or deacons at the door & they will be happy to give you a copy.

 Friday 10th July There will be an informal fellowship to screen a new documentary on the life of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones called Logic on Fire. It takes place, God willing, on Friday 10th July at 7.30-9.30pm in the APC Church, Keith St, Stornoway. Donations at the door are welcome for the Gambia Partnership.


All groups are now finished for the summer


Midweek meetings: all at 7.30pm

                Wednesday – English in the Hall

Thursday – Gaelic in the Seminary

 Saturday – English in the Seminary

Services next week:

         11am, Church, Kenneth St, English service – Rev KI Macleod

         11am, Seminary, Francis St, Gaelic Service – Rev I Martin

         6.30pm, Church, Kenneth St, English service – Rev I Martin



This Week (28th June)                                               Next Week (5th July)

CRECHE                         TEAS                           CRECHE                         TEAS

Ishbel Macleod       Grace Veals                Chrisell Macleod               Betsy Macleod

Kate Macdonald     Alan Veals                 Elaine Macmillan                   Liz Macleod

Moira Morrison                                        Marina Macaulay

Mairianne Campbell                                 Elaine Poke

Bulletin for Sunday 21st June 2015

Sunday Schools are as usual today.  Children going to Central Sunday School are invited to go next door to the hall during the second singing.


Morning Service, 11am, English: Rev KI Macleod

Morning Service, 11am, Gaelic: Rev I Martin

Evening Service, 6.30pm, English: Rev I Martin



Monday 22nd June There will be a meeting of the Kirk Session at 7.30pm in the Session Room, Kenneth St.

Friday 26th June SY Connect have organized a Supper Evening with Rev Iain ‘Walrus’ Morrison which is open to all in the congregation, in the hall at 6.30pm.  A cold buffet (plus pudding!) will be served after which our guest speaker will share some of his life story.  Please book your place with Ian Murdo Macleod on 705669 or as soon as possible.  This is a great opportunity to invite along friends and family!

Saturday 27th June The Congregational Outing to Back Community Centre and Coll Beach will take place from 12.30-4.30pm with a BBQ and games on the beach.  Meet at Smith Avenue for bus at 11.30am, returning for 5pm. Everyone is very welcome.  Don’t forget your sunscreen/umbrella.

Sunday 28th June The morning service will be a family service followed by tea and coffee in the hall after which the Central Sunday School prizegiving will take place in the hall. The congregation is cordially invited to stay around for this. God willing, we will have guest speaker Rev Iain Morrison (Walrus) preaching at the evening service.  All are welcome, please invite your friends. A short biography of Rev Iain Morrison can be found in the current newsletter.


Campaigners & Cabarfaith are both finished for the summer

Toddlers:            Tuesday 1.00-3.00pm ONLY

Midweek meetings: all at 7.30pm

Wednesday – English in the Seminary

Thursday – Gaelic in the Seminary

 Saturday – English in the Seminary

Services next week:

         11am, Church, Kenneth St, English service – Rev I Martin (Family Service)

          11am, Seminary, Francis St, Gaelic Service – Rev KI Macleod

          6.30pm, Church, Kenneth St, English service – Rev I Morrison



This Week (21st June)                                      Next Week (28th June)

CRECHE                                    TEAS                                 CRECHE                            TEAS

Dolly Mackay         Kay Macleod                      Ishbel Macleod          Grace Veals

Mary Morrison     Anne-Marie Macphail        Kate Macdonald        Alan Veals

Catriona Neally                                                    Moira Morrison

Karen Mackay                                                      Mairianne Campbell

Youth Club

Youth Club meets next on Tuesday 16th June 2015 in the Rev MA Macleod Memorial Hall from 7.30-9.30pm.  All S2-S6 aged young people welcome.

What if the Gospel is True?


"Either the gospel is the most ridiculous message in the world or else it's the truth." ~ Rev I Martin
Take up the challenge to think it out for yourself this Easter weekend, have a look at this five minute sermon video excerpt:

'Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.'

(Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV)




Cabarfaith will be back on after the Easter holiday

Cabarfaith meets on Tuesdays in the Willow Suite of the Cabarfeidh Hotel to discuss questions regarding the Christian faith.  It is an informal discussion with tea and coffee served at the end. Everyone is warmly welcome



Parent and Toddler

Parent & Toddler Group meets on Thursday only during the Easter holidays


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