Lord’s Day – 20th January
Lord’s Day Services
11am Rev. Murdo M. Campbell
6pm Rev. Murdo M. Campbell
There is a crèche facility available for parents/carers with children. There are helpers on rota if you wish to leave your child with them. Alternatively, you can listen to the service from there.
The Sunday School meets today during the morning service. The Children will go their classes during the second singing.
Clan MacQuarrie Testimony Evening
The next Testimony Evening in the Clan MacQuarrie Hall in Borve is on Sunday 20th January at 8.30pm. God willing, Iain Murdo Macleod, Swainbost will be speaking. Tea and Coffee will be served afterwards. All are welcome.
The Big YF will meet on Sunday 20th January in the Rev MA Memorial Hall, Stornoway at 8.30pm. We will hear from special guest, Gavin Peacock, on Facetime from Canada. This will be a Q&A about his life of faith, as a minister and formerly as a professional footballer. All young people are warmly encouraged to come along.
Gavin Peacock is Discipleship Pastor at Calvary Grace Church in Calgary Alberta. He was a professional Footballer for 18 years, playing in the Premier League for Newcastle United and Chelsea. He then worked for the BBC, regularly appearing as a pundit on Football Focus, Match of the Day 2 and BBC Radio 5 live, before entering full time Christian ministry. He recently appeared on a BBC Programme My Faith and Me, explaining his journey from Premier League goal scorer to a career devoted to preaching the Gospel.
Prayer & Bible Study
The midweek meeting is on every Wednesday evening in the Church Hall at 7.30pm. Please make this meeting a priority in your week. This week, we will be hosting Donnie Macleod from the Faith Mission. God willing, there will be a Tent Mission in the community at the end of May and Donnie will be talking about how we can get involved. Everyone welcome
Little Rainbows Toddler Group – CLOSED
Little Rainbows is CLOSED this coming week, as the electricity will be off in the Church. God willing, Little Rainbows will resume next Thursday morning at 10am.
Lord’s Day Services – 27th January
11am Rev. John Davidson
6pm Rev. Murdo M. Campbell
God willing, Murdo will be in Carloway next Lord’s Day, conducting a Baptism Service.
YF DVD Night
There will be a YF DVD Night in the manse this Friday from 6pm. Pizzas, Popcorn etc. will be provided. All young people from P6+ are warmly invited to come along.
The YF will meet in the manse, next Sunday (27th January) after the evening service. All youth are warmly invited.
Election of Deacons
At a recent meeting of Kirk Session, it was resolved to elect new Deacons. Those eligible for office are as follows: (in alphabetical order)
Kenneth John Macleod Monard, Lower Barvas
David Macmillan 17 Arnol
Alexander Murray Alabhair, 52 Lower Barvas
Murdo Nicolson 28 Borve
If any of the above wish to withdraw their names, they must do so by contacting the minister (Tel: 840 284) or the Session Clerk (Tel: 840 339) by 6pm on Monday 28th January.
Bible Study: The Holy Spirit
In a few weeks’ time, we will be starting an eight-week Bible Study on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. On Wednesday evenings in the Church, We will be looking at how the Holy Spirit works in our lives, and then on the following Tuesday evening in the manse, we will be looking at a Bible Study Booklet based upon our Study. Everyone is warmly invited to come along. If you would like a Bible Study Booklet, please put your name down on the sheet in the foyer.
Free Church Youth Camps 2019
Brochures for the Free Church Youth Camps are available at the door. To register for a place at a camp, go to www.freechurchyouthcamps.org.
Senior Presbytery Camp: 8-11 February 2019
Booking forms are now available for the Senior Presbytery Camp which runs in Scaladale from Friday 8th to Monday 11th February 2019. The camp is open to young people aged S3-S6 and costs £35. Book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Catriona Macdonald for more information – 07717 368004.
Western Isles Free Church Mission Support Group
We will be hosting our annual supper evening on Friday 1st February at 7pm in the Rev MA Macleod Memorial Hall. Our speaker will be Janice Gilmour who will tell us about her recent trip to Iraq. In order to book a place or a table, please contact Duncan Maclean on: 702618 / 07733 077972 / [email protected]. Donations from the evening will go to Muriel Macleod (Cambodia) & Catriona Macdonald (Peru). All very welcome.
Scottish Reformation Society
On Friday, 25th January, at 7.30pm, the Lewis Branch of the Scottish Reformation Society is hosting a Lecture in the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway, when Rev Paul Murray, of Kinloch will be speaking on the subject of The Life & Ministry Rev John “Big MacRae”. There will be a Bookstall available at the Lecture and all are welcome.
“How could we expect a blessing, if we were too idle to ask for it? How could we look for a Pentecost, if we never met with one accord, in one place, to wait upon the LORD? Brethren, we will never see much change for the better in our Churches, until the Prayer Meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.”
C. H. Spurgeon