Bulletin – 30th June


Services Today

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 4:16-26 – Worship

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – (Venue TBC) 1 Timothy 4 – Christian Character

Mid-week Meetings & Events

Wednesday, 7:00pm @ Sleat – Monthly Prayer meeting

Next Sunday

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John Norman Macdonald

5:00pm @ Broadford – Evening Worship – Calum Macaskill

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, Roddie Rankin is available, should anything more serious arise.

Preaching supply will be:
7th July – Sleat (11:00am) John Norman MacDonald; Broadford (5:00pm) Calum MacAskill
14th July – Sleat (11:00am) & Broadford (5:00pm) D.J. Stewart

Holiday Club
The week-long Holiday Club planned for the end of the summer has been called off this year.   This is due to the number of extra-ordinary commitments Gordon has taken on.   It is expected that we will be able to run a one-day event towards the end of the School Holiday.

Denominational News
New minister for South Uist and Benbecula Free Church
Rev Lachie Macdonald is set to become the new minister of South Uist and Benbecula Free Church, ending a four-year vacancy. Mr Macdonald has accepted a Home Missions Board (HMB) appointment for five-years, after finishing his studies at the Free Church College in Edinburgh. HMB helps support the South Uist and Benbecula congregation. Along with his wife Catherine-Joan (CJ) and 15-month-old daughter Isabella, the popular 33-year-old spent last summer undertaking a ministry placement on Uist. A date for ordination and induction will be set at the next meeting of the Western Isles Presbytery, subject to ordination trials. South Uist became vacant in 2009 when previous minister Rev Iain MacAskill accepted a call to Rosskeen.

Rev Daniel Paterson licensed for Free Church ministry
Rev Daniel Paterson, who recently completed his studies at the Free Church College, has been licensed for the Free Church ministry by the Edinburgh and Perth Presbytery. The 27-year-old is now available for a call to vacant congregations.

Evangelism fund considering grants
A special group from the Home Missions Board that encourages outreach projects is now inviting applications for grants over the summer. The Evangelism Support Group (ESG) has an annual budget of £4,000 and last year helped many congregations across Scotland with mission-minded work. Since 2005, almost half of the Free Church of Scotland’s congregations have benefited from small grants from the ESG Fund.

Free Church youth camps start this weekend
Over 300 youngsters will attend the Free Church Youth Camps programme over the summer holidays. The first camps (Kincraig 1 and Whithaugh) begin on Saturday (29 June), with the final camps (Kincraig 2 and North Uist 2) finishing on 3 August. There are still a small number of last-minute spaces still available: email Laura for more details camps@freechurchofscotland.org.uk

From the Frontiers magazine now available
First-hand missionary experiences from some of the most dangerous and deprived areas around the world can be read in the latest edition of From the Frontiers. The annual magazine, published by the Free Church’s International Missions Board, is now available priced £2. Copies can be bought from congregations as well as the Edinburgh offices and bookshop.