Sleat & Strath Free Church

Bulletin: 3rd November (Its November already!!!)



Services today:

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – Matthew 20 The Parable of the Labourers

5:00pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Evening Worship – 1 Samuel 17 David & Goliath

Mid-week meetings & events:

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

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

Next Lord’s Day

10:30am @ Sleat – Morning Prayer Meeting

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 7 What does unbelief look like?

4:00pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Evening Worship – 1 Samuel 18-19 Popularity & Envy


  Door Duty After-church coffee
Sunday, 10th Nov. Gordon & Isobel Carol & Mairi M
Sunday, 17th Nov. Alasdair & Mairi L. Rosie & Helen
Sunday, 3rd November J.N. & Shonnie Elena & Rosie



Congratulations to Lyn-Anne and John MacKinnon, on the birth of John Donald last week.   May they all know God’s blessing and protection in these days of joy.

First Aid Training

Congratulations as well to Kate MacRae, Fiona MacKinnon, Carol MacPherson and Isobel Taylor, who have passed the Emergency First aid at Work certificate.

Sunday 10th November

At last week’s Presbytery meeting, Gordon was appointed Interim Moderator of the Durinish congregation.   This was done to take pressure off Marcos, whose father remains unwell in Spain.   On Sunday, 10th November, Gordon plans to take the evening meeting in Dunvegan.   The 5:00pm service in Broadford that day will be rescheduled for 4:00pm, to enable Gordon to travel up for 6pm.   Please pray for the congregation there, but also for the Presbytery as we begin to think about how we will meet the financial burden of a ministry there.

Congregational Meal

We plan to hold a congregational dinner on Friday, 15th November, at the church in Sleat.   After the Wednesday evening meeting, there will be time for a bit of planning for this.   Ideally a couple of people will prepare hot main courses, and others can bring desserts.

Kirk Session

The Kirk Session will meet on Thursday at 7:00pm in the Sleat Church.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee will meet on Monday, 11th November, at 7:30pm, in the Sleat Church.


God willing, we will have communion on Sunday, 1st December.   We hope to have Alasdair MacDonald (Dunblane) with us for the Saturday and Sunday.   Preparatory services will be in Kyleakin Free Church, but as with the last “Strath” communion, we expect to have the Lord’s Supper at both services that Sunday.

Anyone wishing to profess their faith in Christ, and sit at the Lord’s Table for the first time should contact Gordon, or one of the elders.

Denominational News

New minister for Lochgilphead and Tarbert

Two rural congregations in Argyll are rejoicing after experienced hospital chaplain Rev Robert Macleod accepted an invitation to become their minister. Mr Macleod, who originally began his ministry in the Argyll area, is set to pastor the Lochgilphead and Tarbert congregations under a special local arrangement. It is hoped that an induction will take place before the end of the year, with details to be announced in due course.

Winter lectures at Falkirk Free Church – Friday 8 November

One of Scotland’s leading theologians will be giving a set of expositions on the book of Colossians over the winter months at Falkirk Free Church. Professor Donald Macleod, former Principal of the Free Church College in Edinburgh, will give the first talk on Friday 8 November beginning at 7.30pm.

Govan church plant goes Stateside

The minister of a church plant in one of the most deprived areas of Scotland is to speak at a special missionary conference in the USA later this month. Rev Norman Mackay, who heads up the G51 church plant in Govan, Glasgow, will travel to Pennsylvania to be part of the Global Outreach Week from 8-10 November. It is being organised by Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, whose minister Rev Dr Liam Goligher recently visited Scotland. Donations are still greatly welcomed towards the work in Govan.

Meet Suraj – the vision for Nepal

A Christian convert from Hinduism who is now studying for the ministry at the Free Church College has shared his burden for an evangelistic church in Nepal. Suraj Kasula, who came to the UK in 2009 to study tourism at Ayr College, attends St Columba’s Free Church in Edinburgh. The 26-year-old is in the final year of a theology degree, but hopes to begin a Masters which would complete his studies for the ministry. He has a remarkable testimony having grown up with Hinduism in Nepal, and falling into the street gang culture including running battles with the police. Suraj plans to return to his homeland after finishing his Masters to share the Gospel with his compatriots