BACK FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

SERVING THE COMMUNITY OF BROADBAY

WEEKLY BULLETIN



Sunday 18th August


9.30am


11.00am


6.00pm


6.00pm






Sunday 25th August


9.30am


11.00am


6.00pm








Morning Prayer Meeting


Rev Colin Macleod (Overseas ministry)(Church – Bilingual Praise)


Rev Colin Macleod (Overseas ministry) (Church)


Mr Donnie Rankin (Tong)









Morning Prayer Meeting


Rev Ewen Matheson (Interim Moderator)(Church – Bilingual Praise)


Mr Scott Macleod (Church)





Midweek Meetings


Tues (7.00pm) Prayer Meeting (Gaelic) (Gress)

Tues (7.30pm) Prayer Meeting (Tong)

Wed (7.30pm) Prayer Meeting (English) (Back)

Thu (7.00pm) Prayer Meeting (Gaelic) (Back)

Sat (7.00pm) Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room)

Crèche Rota


Sunday 18th August

Dana Murray, Lisa Maclean, Mairianne Maciver, Catherine France

Sunday 25th August

Laura Burns, Melanie Mackay, Christine Mutch, Sara Macleod


Safeguarding

All those who currently volunteer in the congregation with any of the groups involving children (excluding Little Lambs) and vulnerable adults are reminded that they require to have completed the PVG application process and be a PVG scheme member for the Free Church of Scotland.


To assist with any outstanding or new applications time a form filling session will be held in the church hall on Monday 19th August starting at 7.45pm- 9pm during which those without the above PVG documentation can come along, receive and complete the required application forms and get assistance with any aspect of this process.


Please take two separate items of identification with you, one which should be photographic, and one which shows your home address. Please make every effort to attend so that any outstanding applications can be dealt with. If you have any questions or wish any advice do not hesitate to contact Iain Macaulay Tel 820 501 imacaulay@hotmail.com


Request for Volunteers

The provision of lunch/afternoon tea facilities in the hall on the occasion of funerals and marriages has been operating for nearly ten years. We now have a need for more volunteers so if you are able to help could you please add your name to the sheet at the door or speak to Chrissie Burr.

Grateful thanks to the team of people who currently help with this service and make it possible for it to continue.


Property Fund Collection

The property fund collection will be taken next Sunday.


Little Lambs

Little Lambs toddler group will meet again on Wednesday 28th August.


Sunday School

Back Sunday School will meet again on Sunday 1st September at 12.30pm. All children in P1 -S2 welcome.



North Harris Free Church Ladies’ Conference

North Harris Free Church Ladies’ Conference will take place on Saturday 7th September. For more details and to book please see the flyer below.


STUART TOWNEND

Stuart Townend is one of today’s leading worship songwriters. Hymns such as “In Christ alone”, “How Deep the Father’s Love” and “The Power of the Cross” are sung in churches around the world, while the skill and depth of his lyric writing has drawn some to compare his contribution to hymnody to that of Watts and Wesley.


Aside from writing, Stuart travels around the UK and abroad, leading worship at events and performing concerts on his own or with his band. An accomplished musician, arranger and producer, he also has years of experience in teaching and training musicians who serve in local church worship.


Stuart has featured on numerous live albums, and to date has recorded ten solo albums. He appears regularly on the BBC’s immensely popular Songs of Praise programme. In June 2017 he was delighted to receive The Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship “for his outstanding contribution to contemporary worship music.” He has also regularly led the worship at the Keswick Convention. His most recent album, “Courage” (2018), includes some powerful personal songs, including “Keep you here”, an honest and moving response to his brother’s recent journey with cancer; and “I am here for you” (co-written with his daughter), exploring issues of mental health.


Stuart will be making his first trip to Lewis on 8th September this year, performing with his family in the Lewis Sports Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets price £15 for general admission and £10 for under 18s are now on sale online at www.tickettailor.com/events/eventplanningstornoway and will also shortly be available at the Christian Book Shop, 30 Kenneth Street, Stornoway.



And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14

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