Sunday 6th October







Sunday 13th October




Sunday 20th October




Sunday 27th October






Communion Service

Morning Prayer Meeting

Rev Colin Macleod (Leith) (Church – Bilingual Praise)

Children's Church

Rev Colin Macleod (Leith) (Church)

Rev Malcolm Macleod (Shawbost) (Tong) (G)

Youth Fellowship (Hall)

Morning Prayer Meeting

Rev Alasdair Macaulay (Tain) (Church – Bilingual Praise)

Rev Alasdair Macaulay (Tain) (Church)

Morning Prayer Meeting

Rev Ian Watson (Kirkmuirhill) (Church – Bilingual Praise)

Rev Ian Watson (Kirkmuirhill) (Church)

Morning Prayer Meeting

Rev Alex J Macdonald (Retired) (Church – Bilingual Praise)

Sunday Schools (Back & Tong)

Rev Alex J Macdonald (Retired) (Church)

Rev Geroge Macaskill (Tong)


THURSDAY 3rd October

Evening Service (7.00 pm) Church Hall:

Rev Roddy John Campbell (North Tolsta) (G)

FRIDAY 4th October

Prayer Meeting (10.30am)

Question Meeting (11.30 am) Back: Rev Roddy John Campbell (North Tolsta) (Opening) & Rev Ewen Matheson (Interim Moderator) (Closing) (G)

Evening Services (7.00 pm) Church: Rev Colin Macleod (Leith)

(7.00pm) Tong: Rev Malcolm Macleod (Shawbost) (G)

SATURDAY 5th October

Prayer Meeting (11.00am)

Morning Service (12.00 Noon) Church: Rev Colin Macleod (Leith)

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

LORD’S DAY - SUNDAY 6th October

Prayer Meeting (9.30am)

Morning Service (11.00 am) Church: Rev Colin Macleod (Leith) (Lord’s Supper – Bilingual Praise)

Evening Services (6.30 pm) Church: Rev Colin Macleod (Leith)

Tong: Rev Malcolm Macleod (Shawbost) (G)

(Both services followed by Prayer Meeting)

MONDAY 7th October

Thanksgiving Service

Morning Service (11.30am) Church Hall:

Rev Roddy John Campbell (North Tolsta)

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

HOLIDAY BULLETIN - Midweek Meetings

Tues 8th Oct (7.00pm) Prayer Meeting (Gaelic) (Gress)

Wed 9th Oct (7.30pm) Prayer Meeting (Back)

Thur 10th (7.00pm) Prayer Meeting (Gaelic) (Back)

Sat 12th Oct (7.00pm) Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room)

Tues 15th Oct (7.00pm)Prayer Meeting (Gaelic) (Gress)

Tue 15th Oct (7.30pm)Prayer Meeting (Tong)

Wed 16th Oct (7.30pm)Prayer Meeting (Back)

Thur 17th Oct (7.00pm) Prayer Meeting (Gaelic) (Back)

Sat 19th Oct (7.00pm) Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room)

Tues 22th Oct (7.00pm) Prayer Meeting (Gaelic) (Gress)

Wed 23rd Oct (7.30pm) Prayer Meeting (Back)

Thur 24th Oct (7.00pm) Prayer Meeting (Gaelic) (Back)

Sat 26th Oct (7.00pm) Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room)

Crèche Rota

Sunday 6th October

Please note there will be no crèche due to the Communion Service.

Sunday 13th October

Laura Burns, Melanie Mackay, Christine Mutch, Sara Macleod

Sunday 20th October

Mina Maclean, Carol Macdonald, Lynne Maciver

Sunday 27th October

Carmen Morrison, Marina Macleod, Esther Maclachlan, Mairi Maclean

Little Lambs Rota

Wednesday 30th October

Mary Ann Maciver, Louise Reeves, Isobel Maciver (Inner Coll)

Children's Church

We warmly invite all families with young children to join for Children's Church today (Sunday 6th October) as we look at the story of the cross. Refreshments and colouring-in are provided following this service which starts at 4.30pm in the church hall.

Youth Fellowship

All young people and especially those visiting with us over the weekend are warmly invited to come along to the hall after the evening service tonight (Sunday 6th October) when there will be a chance to put your questions (anonymously!) to our visiting minister, Rev Colin Macleod and perhaps find out a little bit more about his own ministry. Supper will be provided and all are welcome to join us. The evening will finish around 9.30pm.

Sunday Schools

Sunday Schools are finished for the October holidays and will meet again on Sunday 27th October.

Little Lambs Toddler Group

Little Lambs will meet again on Wednesday 30th October, after the school holidays.

Ordination and Induction

The ordination and induction of Rev. Thomas Penman to the South Uist and Benbecula congregation will be held on Tuesday 8th October at 6.00pm - Rev James Maciver will preach and preside.   The service and the following reception will be held at the Balivanich Hall. Anyone wishing to attend the event should note that the closest ferry departure from Leverburgh on Tuesday is at 2.45pm. The earliest returning ferry from Berneray the following day leaves at 7.15am.  The next one leaves at 10.25am and at approximately three hourly intervals throughout the day. We commend Rev. Penman, his wife Mhairi and his daughter Deborah (aged 2) to the prayers of our congregations as they settle into the area and look forward to beginning their ministry.   

European Mission Fellowship

A meeting will be held in the APC church, Keith Street, on Friday 11th October, at 7.30pm. Jan Habl will speak on the work of EMF in Europe, particularly in his homeland of the Czech Republic. All welcome.

Dumisani Theological Institute 40th Anniversary

On Friday 18th October at 7.30pm, there will be special meeting in the Rev M A Macleod Memorial Hall, Kenneth Street, to mark the 40th anniversary of the Dumisani Theological Institute & Bible School in Southern Africa. The speaker will be Dr Jack C Whytock, Visiting Principal at the institute and his theme will be ‘The Vital Importance of the Bible School Movement in Missions’. A book marking the anniversary Voices of Thanksgiving will be available on the evening.

Dumisani is the official theological training institute of the Free Church in Southern Africa. Although the church there became independent in 1982, its origins and history is firmly rooted in the endeavors of Free Church of Scotland missionaries and it continues to have strong partnership links with the Free Church of Scotland. The Free Church in the Western Isles has always maintained a supportive interest in the missionary movement in Southern Africa. We trust that this interest will be reflected with a good attendance on the evening. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3 v16

(A Charity Registered in Scotland SC038164)

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

Bulletin Administrator: Mrs Lisa Maclean (