We extend a warm welcome to everyone worshipping with us today.  We trust that God will richly bless our time together.

Services for Sunday 18th March


Services for Sunday 25th March




Morning Prayer Meeting





Morning Prayer Meeting



Rev Calum I Macleod (Church)





Prof John A MacleodCommunion  (Church)




Sunday School (Back/Tong)





No Sunday Schools




Rev Calum I Macleod (Church)




Prof John A Macleod(Church)








Rev Kenneth M Ferguson

(Tong – Gaelic)










Midweek Services


Tue (7pm)

Prayer Meeting (Church – Gaelic)

Wed (7.30pm)

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








Spring Communion

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be dispensed in our congregation next Lord’s Day.  Prof John A Macleod (ETS) will conduct our main services over the Communion weekend.  He will be assisted by Rev Ewen Matheson (Cross), Rev Malcolm Macdonald (Callanish) and Rev Kenneth M Ferguson.  Please pray for God’s blessing on our forthcoming Communion.


Back Free Church: Spring Communion Programme 2018




Morning Service (12.00 Noon)          Back: Rev Malcolm Macdonald (G)


Evening Services (7.00 pm)              Back: Rev Ewen Matheson


FRIDAY 23 March


Question Meeting (11.30 am)            Back: Rev Malcolm Macdonald (Opening)

               & Rev Calum I Macleod-Back (Closing)


Evening Services (7.00 pm)               Back: Prof John A Macleod

                         Tong: Rev Malcolm Macdonald (G)

                         Fellowship in Church Hall at 8.30pm




Morning Service (12.00 Noon)         Back: Prof John A Macleod


Evening Service (6.00 pm)                Back: Prayer Meeting (Church Hall)



LORD’S DAY 25 March


Morning Service (11.00 am)             Back: Prof John A Macleod

                                                            (Communion - Bilingual Praise)


Evening Services (6.30 pm)               Back: Prof John A Macleod

                        Tong: Rev Kenneth M Ferguson (G)

                        (Both services followed by Prayer Meeting)


                        FOCUS YF in Church Hall at 8.00 pm


MONDAY 26 March


Morning Service (11.30 am)             Back: Rev Kenneth M Ferguson (G)


Evening Services (7.00 pm)               Back: Rev Kenneth M Ferguson


Please note: Thursday / Monday morning services will be held in the church hall. 


Bible Buddies

Bible Buddies meets this week:

Monday 19th March 6.30-7.30pm for all children aged P1 to P3. 

Tuesday 20th March 6.30-8pm for all children aged P4 to P7.


Walking Group

The Walking Group meets on Tuesday 20th March. The group meet in the church car park at 6.30pm and go for a 5k walk.  If you wish further information, contact Dina (07557091593) or Isabelle (07786845916). Everyone is welcome.


Property Fund Collection

The monthly collection for the Property Fund will be taken next Lord’s Day, 25th March.


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 23rd 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.


Please come along and join us for a time of fellowship and testimony in the Church Hall after the evening services on Friday 23rd MarchAll welcome.


Communion Focus YF

Focus YF will meet in the Church Hall at 8pm next Sunday, immediately after the evening Communion service.  A light supper will be served followed by a Q&A session with Prof John A. Macleod.  All young people are encouraged to joins us.  The evening will finish at 9.30pm.


Crèche Rota

Sunday 18th March: Carmen Morrison, Marina Macleod, Esther MacLachlan, Mairi Maclean


Sunday 25h March: Catherine Macinnes, Ishbel MacLachlan, Cheryl MacLachlan, Alexandra Maciver


Little Lambs Rota

21st March: No Little Lambs

28th March: Louise, Nan and Ishbel Mackenzie.


Little Lambs

Little Lambs will not meet this week. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 28th March, 1pm - 2.45pm.  

All babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents welcome.


Greetings: Karina in New Zealand

The time at Eastwest College went well. It was busy and demanding but very good to explore all aspects of college life.  As an evaluation team, we got on well together and produced our report on time!  I'm now having a few days relaxing with former colleagues from MTC Brazil.  They regularly run camps for schools and churches.  Today's group was from a Maori school.  Hope you are starting to enjoy spring weather.  Pleasantly autumnal here. Prayerfully – Karina.



The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

The Bible speaks of Jesus Christ as ‘preeminent.’  He is ‘before all things, and in him all things hold together’ (Col 1: 17-18).  He is the incomparable Christ who reigns supreme and has the first place in everything.  At a time of Communion we focus primarily on Jesus, his sufferings and his death.  He is the focal point of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  The symbolic significance of bread and wine points to Jesus, highlighting his broken body and shed blood on Calvary’s cross.  It is all about Jesus.  The spotlight is firmly on him ‘the head of the body, the church…that in everything he might be preeminent’ (Col 1:18).  We are called to worship him, acknowledging his supremacy, without distraction.  Nothing is to come between us and exalting Jesus, the founder and the perfecter of our faith.  As we ‘proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes’ (1 Cor 11:26), we are encouraged to adopt the steadfast testimony of Paul who ‘decided to know nothing…except Jesus Christ and him crucified’ (1 Cor 2:2).  May we know the blessing of Christ over our forthcoming Communion weekend.   

Rev Calum I Macleod




“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid” (Isaiah 12:2)

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