Sleat & Strath Free Church

Bulletin – 23rd March



Services today:

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 10:22-42 – All that John said about this man

5:00pm @ Broadford – 2 Samuel 5-6 – Jerusalem

Mid-week meetings & events:

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

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

Next Lord’s Day

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 11 – Lazarus and the Tears of God

6:30pm @ Broadford – Faith Mission Convention – Gospel Meeting


Date Door Tea
30th March J.N. & Mairi L. Kate & Dolina
6th April Gordon & Carol Communion
23rd March Alasdair & Kate Mairi M & Isobel



Skye Convention – Faith Mission

This weekend sees the annual Skye Convention, organised by the Faith Mission.   Meetings are:

Our service next Sunday evening will close for this this.

Communion Service

The next communion service in the congregation will be held Sunday 6th April.   Anyone wishing to profess faith in Jesus Christ for the first time, or join the congregation from another church, is invited to contact Gordon in advance, to arrange to meet with the Kirk Session.

Denominational News

Wanted: new name for Free Church children’s magazine

The search is well and truly on for a new name for the Free Church of Scotland’s children’s magazine. There have been many changes to The Instructor since 1906, and now it has been decided to find a more appropriate title. A competition has been launched in the March edition of the magazine, with a top prize on offer for the winner. It is hoped the new name will first appear on the 2014 October edition. Please send your entries to the editor: Mrs Irene Howat, 57 Garvine Road, Coylton, Ayr, KA6 6NZ.

Special offer for new book by Professor Donald Macleod

The Free Church bookshop in Edinburgh will continue its special offer on Professor Donald Macleod’s new book until the end of March. The hotly anticipated ‘Christ Crucified: Understanding the atonement’ is available for purchase from 21 March. Retailing at £16.99, the bookshop is offering a special deal of just £10.50 per copy. To place your order email bookshop manager Charlie Douglas at

New e-book on Thomas Guthrie out now

A new e-book about the role of the family from a leading Free Church minister at the time of the Disruption has been made available on Amazon. ‘God’s Institution of the Family’, based on a famous General Assembly address by Rev Dr Thomas Guthrie in 1862, is a challenging short paper on the Biblical responsibilities of Christian parents and their covenanted children. The e-book has been carefully pieced together by Guthrie enthusiast and blogger Mr Andrew Murray. Download from Amazon for 77p.

Former London City minister nominated for top US church role

A former Free Church minister in London is expected to be called as senior minister of one of the biggest Presbyterian congregations in America. Rev David Strain, who studied at the Free Church College in Edinburgh and pastored the London City congregation for five years, has been unanimously recommended to the post at the 2,100-member First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi by its Kirk Session. Mr Strain is expected to follow in the footsteps of Ligon Duncan.

New edition of Free out now

The April/May edition of Free magazine is now available. This issue has an interview with a Christian vet, and also a feature on the pitfalls of superstition.

Trotternish spring mission

We give thanks for the attendance at the Trotternish Spring Mission event on Sunday. Around 100 people came along to the special praise evening.

Thanks from FCYC kitchen

A huge thank you to the volunteers who got in touch after last week’s appeal for kitchen helpers at the youth conference. We are pleased that three extra people can help the team. Please remember to pray for those involved with the conference, which runs from 21-23 March.

Sexual temptation – Proverbs 7

Coatbridge minister Rev Ivor MacDonald has written a helpful guide for those struggling with sexual temptation. Based on a sermon on Proverbs 7, it can be read on the Free Church website.