Bulletin: 27th April

Diary

Services today:

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 12:20-36 – The Hour Has Come

6:00pm @ Sleat – Monthly Joint Service with Church of Scotland

Mid-week meetings & events:

Tuesday, 12-1:30pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Mustard Seed Cafe

Wednesday, 7:00pm @ Sleat – Weekly Bible Study

Next Lord’s Day

11:00am @ Sleat – Morning Worship – John 12:37-50 – Just what does it mean to believe?

5:00pm @ Broadford Village Hall – Evening Service – 2 Samuel 11 – David’s Slide into Sin

Rotas

Date Door Tea
4th May J.N. & Kate Shonnie & Mairi L.
11th May Gordon & Alasdair Kate & Rosie
18th May J.N. & Mairir L. Shonnie & Lyn-Anne

 

Notices

Monthly Joint Service

This evening we will host the regular joint service with the Church of Scotland.   This will be in Sleat, and will be followed by the usual time for fellowship.

Dates for Holiday Club Fund Raiser

We hope to run a fund raising coffee morning / soup & sandwich lunch to raise funds for the summer Holiday Club.   The Ardvassar Hall is available a number of Saturdays after Easter.   Please speak to Shonnie Miller if there are any dates you would prefer.

Discipleship Explored

DE is an 8-week study course designed ideally for people who have come to faith recently, or anyone who is interested in learning more about personal Bible Study and walking with the God.   We are hoping to start a group going through this course a week on Thursday (8th May), meeting ideally in the evening at the manse.   If you are interested, please talk to Gordon after the service, or phone.   We can be more flexible with the day/time to suit people, but that really depends on who wants to take part.

Denominational News

Govan church plant sources office accommodation

A pioneering church plant in one of the most deprived parts of Glasgow has been able to source premises in the heart of the area. The G51 church group, led by Free Church minister Rev Norman Mackay in his hometown of Govan, will be based at the Pearce Institute. The office space that the group is renting will accommodate small groups for Bible study, but there are bigger halls within the building if required.

WFM annual meeting in Edinburgh – Thursday 22 May

The annual meeting of Women for Mission (WFM) takes place in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 May, beginning at 2pm. There will be the usual mission speakers, a final update on the Viva South America project and the launch of a new supported project. A crèche will also be provided. It is hoped to run a bus again from the north, please contact Mairi Macleod on 01463 792 045 or mairileod@aol.com by 1 May to confirm your place.

Special presentation – the naval policy of the Free Church of Scotland

The National Archives near London are next week hosting a special presentation on ‘the naval policy of the Free Church of Scotland’. The novel talk will be given by Alex Ritchie on Thursday 1 May at 2pm. Mr Ritchie will  look at the floating church of Loch Sunart, the floating manse described by Hugh Miller in his publication ‘The Cruise of the Betsey’, as well as the Free Church yacht ‘Breadalbane’ – which ferried ministers to remote locations. It is hoped a podcast will be available on the Free Church website afterwards.

Free Church Youth Camps training days

With the summer fast approaching, the Free Church Youth Camps team have organised a number of training days to help equip leaders. These are: Saturday 3 May at Stornoway Free Church led by Andy Cumming, on the same day at Glasgow City Free Church led by Rev Derek Lamont, and on Saturday 10 May at Greyfriars Free Church in Inverness led by Rev Colin Macleod. All sessions begin at 9.30am and should conclude by 3.30pm.

Encouraging response to Wester Ross holiday club

We are pleased to report that 40 children attended the recent Easter holiday club organised by the Gairloch and Kinlochewe congregations and Skye and Wester Ross youth worker Susan Maclean. Glasgow City’s Rev Dr Colin Dow spoke at a friends and family dinner on the Friday night, and the week culminated with the Free North’s Rev Colin Macleod leading the Sunday services. Neighbouring churches also attended the evening service.

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