Notices

Lord’s Day – 25th October

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Day of Prayer

This Lord’s Day has been designated as a Day of Prayer. We are being exhorted and encouraged as congregations and communities to seek the Lord, that He will Bless and Pity us and Shine His Face upon us. Please take time today to pray that the Lord will:

  • Suppress the Coronavirus
  • Provide a Vaccine
  • Comfort those who Mourn
  • Give Healing to those who Suffer
  • Direct our Leaders in Government
  • Have Mercy upon us as a Nation
  • Bless the Preaching of the Gospel in our Land

Lord’s Day Services

25th October – There will be an Online Service at 11am, but no Service at 6pm.

Please make use of the other online services currently available: https://freechurch.org/online-services

All Audio & Visual Sermons can be accessed from our website at: https://sermons.barvas.freechurch.org/

Visual Sermons can also be accessed from our YouTube channel at: http://bit.ly/barvasfc 

Sunday School

The Sunday School resumes again this afternoon at 3pm via Zoom.

Youth Fellowship

The Youth Fellowship resumes again this evening at 7.30pm via Zoom.

Midweek Meeting

This Wednesday (28th October) at 7.30pm via Zoom, Rev. Norman Mackay will be speaking about his time replanting Govan Free Church on the southside of Glasgow. Everyone is warmly invited to join with us. Please get in touch for Zoom details.

Testimony Evening

The next Testimony Evening will be held on Sunday 1st November at 8pm via Zoom. God willing, the speaker will be Rev. Ivor Macdonald, minister Coatbridge Free Church. There is a warm and open inviation for anyone to join with us. Please get in touch for Zoom details.

Serving Asia

On Wednesday 4th November at 7.30pm via Zoom, Seoras and Sarah will be sharing about their plans to continue to serve refugees in Asia. Everyone is warmly invited to join with us. Please get in touch for Zoom details.

Book Study – The Pilgrims Progress

Next to the Bible, John Bunyan’s allegory of The Pilgrim’s Progress is the most popular book in the world. The story of Christian’s journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City is not only one which has influenced the English language, it has also encouraged many Seekers and Saints to persevere in their Christian Pilgrimage. Next Lord’s Day, we’re going to begin a study on The Pilgrims Progress. We will look at different chapters of the book each Sunday evening at 6pm, and then on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm via Zoom we will discuss these chapters using a study guide. You’re warmly invited to join with us. Please just get in touch for Zoom details.

Church Services & Activities

In response to all that has happened regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic,all Church Services and Activities continue to be suspended until further notice. The Office Bearers are reviewing the situaiton on a monthly basis. Please continue to pray for the Congregation and Community, that restrictions would lift and a vaccine would be found. If there’s anything that we as a Kirk Session can do to help you through this uncertain time, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Presbytery Prayer Meeting

The Western Isles Presbytery encourages us to come aside and pray in our homes every Monday evening at 8pm. Please join with us in prayer, as we pray for our nation at this time of crisis.

Extracts from the General Assembly

The Highest Court of the Free Church is referred to as The General Assembly. The General Assembly met earlier this month via Zoom, encouraging us to consider the following recommendations:

  • The General Assembly commend the UK and Scottish Governments to the ongoing prayers of the Church as they continue to navigate the coronavirus crisis. They thank the NHS and other organisations for the care and support given to those affected and their families.
  • The General Assembly call on the whole Church to continue to pray that God would raise up many more gospel workers for the urgent spiritual needs of our times.
  • The General Assembly record their concern over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the overall health and wellbeing of our people as well as its impact on the national economy. They note with sadness the spiritual and moral decline of recent times and the apparent failure to acknowledge the name of our God and to reach out to Him for help as the crisis worsens at this time. They appoint a day of prayer to be observed in all congregations on 25th October 2020. They call on the Church to pray to Almighty God for His merciful intervention to suppress the coronavirus, to give recovery and good health to those who suffer, to comfort those who have endured loss, to turn the hearts of our people in repentance to the Lord our God, and for the Spirit of God to bless the preaching of the gospel.

 

Barvas Food Bank

Out of a desire to help and support the needs our community, Barvas Food Bank  is ready to provide food parcels for those in need on the Westside. If you would like to discretely and confidentially receive a food parcel, please contact Murdo – 07770824552; Sarah – 07927236450 or Louis – 07870362449.

If you would like to contribute to the Foodbank, donations can be dropped off to the container beside the Barvas & Brue Community centre on Tuesdays & Fridays betweem 3:15 – 4pm 

Affliction is one of God’s medicines. By it He often teaches lessons which would be learned in no other way. By it He often draws souls away from sin and the world, which would otherwise have perishedHealth is a great blessing, but sanctified disease is greater. Prosperity and worldly comfort, are what all naturally desire; but losses and crosses are far better for us, if they lead us to Christ.

J.C. Ryle