Bulletin: 16th June

16th June 2013

Diary

Services Today

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 4:1-15 – Living Water

3:30pm @ Kyleakin – Afternoon Worship

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – 1 Timothy 3:14-16 – The Mystery of Godliness

Mid-week Meetings & Events

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

Next Sunday

11:00am @ Sabhal mor Ostaig – Sunday School End of Term Service

6:00pm @ Kyleakin Village Hall – Joint District Communion

Notices

Sunday School Outing

The Sunday School outing will be taking place next Saturday (22nd June).   We are going to the Clan Donald Gardens this year, so please meet at the Clan car park, at 11:00am, on Saturday morning.

Morning Prayer Meeting

Please note, the morning PM is cancelled next Sunday, due to the joint service at SMO.

Joint District Communion

The next joint district service for churches across South Skye and Lochalsh will be on the 23rd June (next Sunday), at 6:00pm in Kyleakin Village Hall.   The Preacher will be Donnie Macleod (retired, Snizort Church of Scotland).

Opportunity to Serve

After many years administering the (Monthly) Record distribution in the congregation, Margaret MacKinnon has decided to step back from this role.   We are very thankful for her work in this.

Distributing the Record is fairly straight forward – the magazine is delivered in bulk to one address in the congregation, and then the distributor makes sure everyone who wants a copy gets one.   A quarterly bill should go out to with the magazines, asking people to pay for them through the collection plate.   There is a list of people who receive the magazine, but no money is handled directly.

If you are interested in taking on this role, please speak to Gordon as soon as possible, so that we can arrange for the magazines to go to your address in time for the next edition.

Minister’s Annual Leave

Gordon will be on annual leave for two weeks from Thursday 4th – 18th July.    In the event of pastoral emergencies, please contact the elders in the first instance.

Denominational News

Cheerful Givings campaign launched

The Free Church of Scotland has launched an innovative campaign encouraging members and adherents to consider giving more of their money to the Lord’s work. Entitled ‘Cheerful Givings’, based on the text from 2 Corinthians 9:7, postcards and posters have been distributed to every congregation offering a fresh, positive and simple guide to giving financially to the Free Church. There will be up to four seasonal mailings throughout the year, as well as a short update featuring special projects like the Free Church Youth Camps and the Govan church plant.

University chaplain explores science and Christianity conflict on Skye

A senior Scottish university chaplain is to challenge the myth that science and Christianity are completely incompatible at a special talk in the Isle of Skye next week. On Saturday 22 June Rev Dr Alistair Donald from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh will speak at Dunvegan village hall on the topic of ‘has science buried God?’. The event has been organised by Duirinish Free Church and begins at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Former Moderator gets on his bike for charity

Former Free Church Moderator Rev Dr Iain D Campbell is getting on his bike for charity next week as he raises funds for MacMillan Cancer Research. The Point Free Church minister is repeating his sponsored Western Isles cycle from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 June. Dr Campbell will be accompanied by his son Iain as he peddles from the Butt of Lewis to Barra. Those wishing to sponsor Iain D can get in touch by emailing revdridc@gmail.com

Good Neighbours café and High Five holiday club in Dumfries

As part of Guid Nychburris (Good Neighbours) week in Dumfries the Free Church congregation is opening its doors and running a free café from 12-3pm on Saturday (15 June). The congregation are also preparing for a holiday club from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 July to build on previous contacts.

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