Notices

Lord’s Day – 22nd April

 

Lord’s Day Services

11am     Clan MacQuarrie Hall       Rev. Murdo M. Campbell

6pm      Borve Free Church            Rev. Murdo M. Campbell

 

Crèche

There is a crèche facility available for children at the back of the hall. There are helpers on rota if you wish to leave your child with them.

This Week          Margaret Finlayson          CJ MacRury

Next Week           Mairi Smith                       Marina Matheson

 

Sunday School

Sunday School meets today. The children will go to their classes during the second singing. The junior class will go to their classroom through the door at the back of the hall, while the senior class will go to their classroom through the door at the entrance of the hall.

 

This Week

 

Prayer & Bible Study

The midweek meeting is on every Wednesday evening in Borve Free Church at 7.30pm. This week we will are beginning our study of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Please make this meeting a priority in your week.

 

Little Rainbows Toddler Group

The Little Rainbows Toddler Group meets on Thursdays in the Barvas & Brue Community Centre @ 10am. The toddler group is open everyone in the community who wishes to come along for a tea or coffee and meet other parents, in a fun, safe, environment for their children.

 

Other Notices

 

Lord’s Day Services – 22nd April

11am     Clan MacQuarrie Hall        Rev. Murdo M. Campbell

6pm        Borve Free Church              Rev. Murdo M. Campbell

 

Youth Fellowship – Big YF

The Big YF meets next Sunday (29th April) in the Rev MA Memorial Hall, Stornoway from 8.30pm. Professor Bob Ackroyd (ETS) will speak about ‘Our Identity in Christ’. All young people are welcome and Youth Fellowships from all over the island and are warmly encouraged to attend. God willing the Barvas YF will be going along. If you wish to go, please speak to Donna Smith or Steven Graham.

 

Bible Study: Philippians

The Bible Study on Philippians will begin on Tuesday 1st May at 7.30pm in the manse. If you would like to come to the Bible Study, copies of the Bible Study Booklet are available at the door.

 

Day One Community Statement RE: An Lanntair Sunday Opening

“There has been much evidence on social media, and more recently it would seem via the Stornoway Trust election result, that there is strong support for preserving the ‘traditional Lewis & Harris Sunday’. With this in mind, and specifically in relation to the recent trial Sunday opening of An Lanntair, the local branch of DayOne/LDOS met recently and agreed a “Community Statement” that we hope folk will feel at liberty to sign. Until now, there hasn’t been a formal means by which the community can make collective representation against future Sunday openings of An Lanntair and it would be our intention to formally present the Community Statement and accompanying signatures to the Board of An Lanntair in due course.

They have asked us to bring this to the attention of congregations to give everyone an opportunity to sign their names in agreement with the following statement – “As a resident in this island community I am disappointed that An Lanntair chose to trial Sunday opening. I hope that this trial does not result in any permanent Sunday opening. It is my sincere view that An Lanntair has not well represented our local community in this matter. I have no desire to see any further erosion of our heritage and unique culture as regards a peaceful Sunday.”

You can do this by either accessing one of the the following links online: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/communitystatement-1 or http://www.hebrideanoutpost.com/ or by signing a form which is available at the door today. Please only sign either the hard copy or the e-version – not both.

   If you wish, individuals are welcome to take copies of the Community Statement for gathering signatures with a view to returning them no later than Sunday 30th April.

 

Interdenominational Gaelic Service

There will be an Interdenominational Gaelic service held in the Clan MacQuarrie Community Centre, Borve, on Friday 11th May at 7.30pm. God willing, Rev. Roddy Morrison will conduct the service. Door collection will cover supply costs and hire of the hall. Any remaining monies will be donated to Bethesda Hospice. Everyone is warmly invited to come along.

 

Clan MacQuarrie Testimony Evening

The next Testimony Evening in the Clan MacQuarrie Hall in Borve, will be on Sunday 20th May at 8.30pm. God willing, Donald Morrison (Bragar) will be speaking. Tea and Coffee will be served afterwards. All are welcome.

 

 

Oh brother, pray; in spite of Satan, pray; spend hours in prayer; rather neglect friends than not pray; rather fast, and lose breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper – and sleep too – than not pray. And we must not talk about prayer, we must pray in right earnest. The Lord is near. He comes softly while the virgins slumber.”

 

Andrew Bonar