Today’s Services (19th March)


Next Lord’s Day (26th March)



Morning Prayer Meeting





Morning Prayer Meeting



Rev Donald A Macdonald (Hall)




Rev David Macleod (Church)*




Rev Kenneth M Ferguson







Mr Joe Macphee

(Church) Gaelic




Rev David Macleod



Back Sunday School

Tong Sunday School



Rev Kenneth M Ferguson

(Tong) Gaelic



Rev Donald A Macdonald




FOCUS Youth Fellowship



Focus YF










Midweek Services

Tue (7pm)

Prayer Meeting (Church)  Gaelic


Wed (7.30pm)

Pre-Communion Prayer Meeting (Hall) – Rev Calum I Macleod


Wed (7.30pm)

Road to Recovery (Back Community Hut)


Creche Rota

Today (19th March):  Mina Maclean, Mairi Martin, Maggie Macdonald.

Next Sunday (26th March):  Carmen Morrison, Marina Macleod, Esther MacLachlan


Youth Conference (FCYC – 2017)

Calum Iain is the main speaker at the Free Church Youth Conference at Lendrickmuir over this weekend.  He hopes to return on Monday morning.


Spring Communion

The Kirk Session will meet in the Crèche / GP Room over the communion weekend (from Thursday evening) and will be pleased to meet with anyone belonging to our congregation wishing to make a public profession of their faith and sit at the Lord’s Supper for the first time.


Congregational Fellowship

The hall will be open on Friday 24th March between 3pm and 4pm for anyone who is able to provide savouries /baking for serving at the evening fellowship.  All donations gratefully received.  Thank-you.


Little Lambs

Little Lambs will meet this week (22nd March) 1pm - 2.45pm.   All babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents welcome.


Bible Buddies

Bible Buddies meets this week:

Monday 20th March, 6.30-7.30pm for all children aged P1 to P3.

Tuesday 21st March, 6.30-8pm for all children aged P4 to P7.


Moldova Support Group

The Moldova Support Group is working in partnership with Biserica "Sfânta Treime" (Holy Trinity Church), Nisporeni, Moldova.  Please support our 2017 Camps, which are a Residential Youth Camp from 23rd June to 6th July (Contact: Marion Macaulay 07717452226) and Day Camps and Local Projects from 8th July to 15th July (Contact: Isabelle Macdonald 07786 845916)

You can help financially by sponsoring a young person to attend residential camp (£50), or by donating funds towards camp costs and local projects. To make a donation please send a cheque with your details to: Moldova Support Group, c/o 81 Upper Coll, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0LT, or by Direct deposit, with your details, to: Moldova Support Group Treasurer’s Account, Sort code: 80 22 60, Account number: 14865364

How you can help prayerfully:

·       Pray for the Scottish teams who pay all their expenses and appreciate your support.

·       Pray for the Moldovan team leaders who give up their work to lead camps

·       Pray for the ladies of the church in Nisporeni who provide meals with no facilities

·       Pray for the children, that the power of the Gospel will lead them to Christ

·       Pray for the parents and families, that Christian witnessing will soften their hearts



Please note that Anne Murray (Tong) is currently undertaking the role of Bulletin Administrator.  All notices / enquiries should be directed to Anne in the interim.

Her email address is:


Back Free Church: Spring Communion Programme 2017

THURSDAY 23rd March


Morning Service (12.00 Noon*)       

Back:Rev Kenneth M Ferguson (G)

Evening Services (7.00 pm)               

Back: Rev David Macleod (E)



FRIDAY 24th March


Question Meeting (11.30 am)

Back: Rev Kenneth Ferguson (Opening)                   

& Rev Calum I Macleod - Back (Closing)

Evening Services  (7.00 pm)

Back: Rev David Macleod (E)

Tong: Rev James Maciver (G)

Fellowship (8.30 pm)

Church Hall - Congregational Fellowship



SATURDAY 25th March


Morning Service (12.00 Noon)

Back: Rev James Maciver (E)

Evening Service  (6.00 pm)

Back: Prayer Meeting (Church Hall)



LORD’S DAY 26th March


Morning Service (11am)

Back (Church): Rev David Macleod (E)

(Bilingual Praise)

Evening Services (6.30 pm)

Back: Rev David Macleod (E)

Tong: Rev Kenneth Ferguson (G)

(Both services followed by Prayer Meeting)

Fellowship  (8.00 pm)

Church Hall - Youth Fellowship



MONDAY 27th March


Morning Service (11.30 am*)

Back: Rev James Maciver (G)

Evening Service  (7.00 pm)

Back: Rev Roddy J Campbell (E)


Please note: Thursday / Monday morning services will be held in the church hall.  The Sunday morning service begins at 11 am.  Morning Prayer Meetings will be intimated accordingly.



Back Free Church Shorter Catechism Initiative

Q49.            What is the second commandment?

A.                    The second commandment is: You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.


Q50.       What does the second commandment require?

A.                    The second commandment requires us to receive, respectfully perform, and preserve completely and purely all the regulations for religion and worship that God has established in His word.


Q51.        What does the second commandment forbid?

A. The second commandment forbids our worshipping God with images or in any other way not established in His word.


Q52.        What are the reasons for the second commandment?

A. The reasons for the second commandment are that God totally rules over us, that we belong to Him, and that He is eager to be worshipped correctly.


Why was it so important to God that His people not make statutes or pictures of Him? Why is it so important to God that His people find out from scripture instead of imagining what He is like? God is very great. No one could make a statue or a picture of God that would show how great He is. No one could make up a God in his mind as great as the true God. Statues, pictures, or opinions only take away from the greatness of God


Read Psalm 97:1-2.What do these verses say about God? Now read 1 Timothy 6:15-16. Where do these verses say God dwells? Why would one verse say God is surrounded with thick darkness, while another verse says He lives in light so bright you could not come near it? Both verses give us a picture of how very great and beyond our understanding God is. He is so far beyond our understanding that it is as though He were in a blinding light. He is so hard for us to understand that it is like He is in thick darkness. God is great beyond anything we can imagine. We are to get our ideas of what He is like from what He has told us in His Word alone.


An excerpt taken from Training Hearts Teaching Minds, Family Devotions based on the Shorter Catechism by Starr Meade, ISBN 978-0-87552-392-7. Used with permission from P&R Publishing Co Phillipsburg, N.J.


I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  (John 14 v 6) (A charity registered in Scotland no. SCO38164 )

          Minister: Rev Calum I Macleod /Session Clerk: Mr Iain Mackinnon

Church Officer: Mr Donald Stewart / Bulletin Administrator: Anne Murray (