Bulletin: 17th March

Diary

Services Today

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 1:1-18 (2) – The Message

3:30pm @ Kyleakin – Afternoon Service – Psalm 40 –

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – 1 Timothy 1:8-17 – What’s the Law for?

Mid-week Meetings & Events

Tuesday, 12-2:00pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Mustard Seed Cafe

Tuesday, 5:00pm @ The Manse – Christianity Explored

Wednesday, 7:00pm @ Sleat – Mid-week Bible Study

Saturday, 10:30am @ Kyle Free Church – Praise Workshop

Next Sunday

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 1:1-18 (2) – The Message

6:30pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Faith Mission Gospel Meeting

Notices

Christianity Explored

Please note, Christianity Explored resumes this week.

Praise Workshop

On Saturday (23rd March) there will be a praise workshop at Kyle Free Church, from 10:30am – 3:30pm.   This event will be focused on Psalm singing, and will be particularly useful for precentors, but is open to everyone who wants to go along.   There will be seminars running throughout the day, with a break for lunch 1-1:45pm, so if you can only make the morning, or the afternoon, please still feel free to pop in.   Lunch will be provided, but the Kyle congregation would appreciate an indication of numbers in advance.   Please contact Gordon if you plan on having lunch at the workshop.

Faith Mission Convention

Next weekend is the Faith Mission convention in Broadford and Kyleakin.   The main speaker is Rev. George Macaskill, retired from Stornoway APC.   George is a fantastic preacher, and his messages will be worth making an effort hear.   There are meeting Thursday and Friday night at 7:30pm in Kyleakin Church of Scotland, and in Broadford Village Hall on Saturday at 4:00 and 7:00pm, and Sunday at 6:30 and 8:15pm.

Our own evening service in Broadford next Sunday will be cancelled to avoid over-burdening us with meetings.

Joint District Communion

The next joint district communion service will be Sunday, 31st March – Easter Sunday – at 6:00pm in the Kyleakin Village Hall.

Denominational News

Board of Trustees workshop

Following on from the consultation exercise at the end of last year, the Board of Trustees are hosting a two-day workshop at Greyfriars Free Church in Inverness next week. Representatives from every Presbytery as well as the main boards have been invited, and it is hoped that discussions will help build consensus on the best way forwarded strategically for the Free Church. Please do pray for this important event.

Rev Dr John Nicholls set to join Smithton

Smithton Culloden Free Church in Inverness are adding another member to their ministry staff this coming summer. Rev Dr John Nicholls steps down as chief executive officer of London City Mission at the end of April after 20 years with the organisation, and will be joining Smithton as an associate minister in August. John will take special responsibility for training the office-bearers and the congregation in leadership and evangelism as well as ministering to the wider church and community.

Marriage consultation

All congregations are urged to respond to the Scottish Government’s second consultation on the redefinition of marriage. The consultation closes on Wednesday 20 March at 5pm. You can respond via the Scottish Government website here: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/family-law/marriagebill

Spring conference 12-14 April in Inverness

The 2013 Spring Conference takes place at Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland in Inverness from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April. The main address will be from Rev Dr Robin Sydserff, minister of St Catherine’s Argyle Church of Scotland in Edinburgh, who will speak on Daniel. The conference costs £25 for the weekend, or £12 for a day ticket. More details available on the conference website: http://fcossc.wordpress.com/

OMF missionaries return

We are pleased to report that the Rae family have made it safely back to the Philippines for missionary service with OMF. Last Friday over 100 people gathered at Dingwall Free Church for their recommissioning service.

Dumisani newsletter out now

The latest newsletter from the Dumisani Theological Institute in South Africa is now available to download from their website: http://www.dumisani.org/

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