Services:        Sunday 13h January

                     Sunday 20th January

9.30am

Morning Prayer Meeting

9.30am

Morning Prayer Meeting

11.00am

Rev James Maciver

(Church – Bilingual Praise)

11.00am

Rev Calum M Smith

(Church – Bilingual Praise)

12.30pm

 

 

6.00pm

 

 

 

Sunday Schools

(Back & Tong)

 

Rev James Maciver

(Church)

 

 

12.30pm

 

 

6.00pm

 

6.00pm

Sunday Schools

(Back & Tong)

 

Rev Calum M Smith (Church)

 

Mr Ronnie Murray (Tong)

Tues (7.00pm)

Tues (7.30pm)

Wed (7.30pm)

Thur (7.00pm)

Sat (7.00pm)

Prayer Meeting (Gress) – Elder led

Prayer Meeting (Tong) – Elder led

Prayer Meeting (English) – Elder led

Prayer Meeting – (Gaelic) – Elder led

Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room) – Elder led

 

CrècheRota

Sunday 13th January:

Catherine Macinnes, Ishbel Maclachlan, Cheryl Maclachlan, Alexandra Maciver

Sunday 20th January:

Marabelle Macdonald, Anne Montgomery, Ishbal Macdonald, Erica Clark

 

Little Lambs Rota:

16th January: Mary Ann Mackinnon, Nan Ferguson, Louise Reeves, Cheryl Maclachlan

 

Capital Project Fund

The monthly CPF collection will be taken on Sunday 13th January.

 

Women for Mission

Our first WFM of 2019 is on Monday 14th January at 7.30 pm in the hall.  We are pleased to welcome Helen Stewart and Dr Janice Gilmore who will speak about their time in Iraq last year with Steadfast Global. All ladies in the community are welcome.  Usual “Bring and Buy” stall and refreshments served.

 

Little Lambs Toddler Group

Little Lambs will meet on Wednesday 16th January, 1pm - 2.45pm in the church hall. All babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents welcome.

 

Holiday Period

Rev Ewen Matheson will be away from 24th December and will return on the 18th of January. Rev Hugh Ferrier has kindly agreed to offer any pastoral support during this period. Please find his contact details below:

Email: h121ferrier@googlemail.com / Telephone: 01851706788.

 

 

Big Youth Fellowship

The Big YF will meet on Sunday 20th January in the Rev MA Memorial Hall, Stornoway at 8.30pm. We will hear from special guest, Gavin Peacock, on Facetime from Canada. This will be a Q&A about his life of faith, as a minister and formerly as a professional footballer. All young people are warmly encouraged to come along.  

 

Gavin Peacock is Discipleship Pastor at Calvary Grace Church in Calgary Alberta. He was a professional Footballer for 18 years, playing in the Premier League for Newcastle United and Chelsea. He then worked for the BBC, regularly appearing as a pundit on Football Focus, Match of the Day 2 and BBC Radio 5 live, before entering full time Christian ministry. He recently appeared on a BBC Programme My Faith and Me, explaining his journey from Premier League goal scorer to a career devoted to preaching the Gospel.

 

Senior Presbytery Camp: 8-11 February 2019

Booking forms are now available for the Senior Presbytery Camp which runs in Scaladale from Friday 8th to Monday 11th February 2019. The camp is open to young people aged S3-S6 and costs £35. Book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Catriona Macdonald for more information - 07717 368004.

Induction

The induction service for Rev Calum I Macleod will be held on Saturday 2nd February at 12 Noon inDingwall.  For practical/logistical purposes the service and reception will be held at Dingwall Academy.  A return bus service from Ullapool ferry terminal to Dingwall will be available on the day for anyone wishing to attend the induction service.

Anyone wishing to avail themselves of this service are requested to add their names to the ‘Ferintosh Induction Bus Service’ sign-up sheet which will be available at the church door from Thursday evening and over the festive period.  This will allow the Ferintosh Deacons’ Court to finalise arrangements for seating requirements.

STORNOWAY – ULLAPOOL: DEPART 0700 hrs / ARRIVE 09.30 hrs

ULLAPOOL – STORNOWAY: DEPART 18.30 hrs / ARRIVE 2100 hrs

 

GIGA

Kenny John and Ishbel hope to return to Uganda on 15th January.  They would be grateful for donations of mobile phones, tablets and laptops restored to factory settings and unlocked.

 

We wish you Gods Blessings for 2019 and Thank you for your continued support for our work at African Bible University and GIGA God Is Good Africa.

 

Blessings, KJ and Ishbel.

 

 

2019 Islands Study Conference

The 2019 Island Study Conference is due to take place over the weekend of 8th – 10th February in Tarbert on the Isle of Harris.

The Islands Study Conference is an interdenominational Bible study conference that has been held annually in the Harris Hotel since 1983.

The conference will welcome Rev. David Robertson from St Peter's Free Church, Dundee and Rev. Roger Simpson, Archbishop of York's Evangelist for the Northern Province. Mr Robertson is due to speak on "The Good News for Today's Scotland" while Mr Simpson's talk is entitled "Lost for Words".

The residential cost for the conference is £165 with a £10 deposit on written application. Student discounts are available. Day guests are also welcome.

For more on booking and other conference details please visit the Islands Study Conference website www.isc.scot

 

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God."   Ruth 1:16

www.backfreechurch.co.uk (A charity registered in Scotland SC038164)

Session Clerk: Mr Iain A Mackinnon / Church Officer: Mr Donald Stewart 

Bulletin Administrator: Lisa Maclean (lisamaclean1@hotmail.com)