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


Services for Sunday 10th December


Services for Sunday 17th December


Morning Prayer Meeting



Morning Prayer Meeting


Rev David F Macdonald (Church – Baptism)



Rev David F Macdonald (Hall)


Sunday Schools



Rev Calum I Macleod (Tong – Baptism)


Rev Calum I Macleod (Church)



Rev Kenneth M Ferguson (Church – Gaelic)


Mr Iain A Mackinnon (Tong - Gaelic)



No Sunday Schools





Rev David F Macdonald(Church)

Midweek Services

Tue (7pm)

Prayer Meeting (Gress - Gaelic)

Wed (7.30pm)

Prayer Meeting (Hall – English) - Mr Iain R Morrison

Thu (7pm)

Prayer Meeting (Hall – Gaelic) – Rev Donald A Macdonald

Sat (7pm)

Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room)


Crèche Rota

10th December:  Carmen Morrison, Marina Macleod, Esther MacLachlan, Mairi Maclean

17th December: Catherine Macinnes, Ishbel MacLachlan, Cheryl MacLachlan, Alexandra Maciver


Little Lambs Rota

13th December: Mary Ann, Louise, Nan and Isobel Plant



The Sacrament of Baptism will be administered during today’s morning service.  The following children will be baptised: Callum Iain Macleod (Back), Esther Rose Macleod (Coll), Kyle Murdo Maclean (N Tolsta).  Tea will be served in the church hall immediately following the service for all families and friends.  All are welcome to come along.

The Sacrament of Baptism will also be administered on Lord’s Day 17th December during the morning service at Tong Mission House.  Jack Cadzow Campbell Murray(Aird Tong) will be baptised.

Please pray for all of the children who are to be baptised along with their parents. 


Bible Buddies Christmas Night

All parents, family and friends are warmly invited to the Back Church Hall on Tuesday 12th December at 7pm to hear the Buddies tell the story of Jesus’s birth. Tea and cake will be served, and the evening will finish no later than 8pm. All buddies should come to the hall as usual for 6.30pm. (Parents are welcome to remain in the hall after dropping off and until the evening begins)


Walking Group

The Walking Group meets again on Tuesday 12th December. The group meet in the church car park at 6.30pm and go for a 5k walk.  For further information, contact Dina (07557091593) or Isabelle (07786845916). All welcome.


Little Lambs

Little Lambs will meet this week, Wednesday 13th December, 12.45pm - 2.45pm.  This will be our Christmas Party and the last session before the holidays.


Stornoway Street Pastors

Stornoway Street Pastors are hoping to hold an information evening with Carols and Hot Chocolate on Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 7.30pm in St Columba's Church Hall. All are welcome. The management committee intends on holding information nights in other parts of the island in the New Year. The AGM of the management committee will be held on Tuesday 16th January at 5pm in St Columba's hall.  New committee members would be most welcome.


Midweek Offering Fund

The following donations were made via the MWOF over recent days:

Pastor Patrick Jok (South Sudan): £250 – to coincide with the visit of Pastor Jok [representing the Sudanese Reformed Church] to the UK and speak at several churches including Back in Spring 2018.

Pastor Upoki (Congo): £500 – for Pastor Upoki’s encouragement and to coincide with his ordination and induction to a reformed congregation in Bunia, Congo in January 2018.

Scripture Union: £300 – for Back School SU.


Board of Trustees

Rev Calum I Macleod will be attending a Board of Trustees meeting in Inverness on Thursday 14th December.  He hopes to see to this engagement on a day return basis.


God is Good Africa

If you can spare some time on Saturday 16th December come and join us in singing some psalms, hymns and carols in the town centre between 11.30am and 1.30pm in aid of GIGA. All are welcome.


Annual Fellowship Meeting

The annual fellowship meeting will be held on Thursday 28th December at 7.30 pm in the church hall.  All are welcome to come along and hear several testimonies shared on the night.  Tea and informal fellowship will follow.


Rev Andrew Macleod

Following the retiring collection held over recent weeks for Rev Andrew Macleod (Tain & Fearn Free Church), a presentation will be made to Andrew at the close of our annual fellowship meeting on Thursday 28th December.


 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1: 1)

www.backfreechurch.co.uk( A charity registered in Scotland no. SCO38164)

Minister: Rev Calum I Macleod / Assistant Minister: Rev David F Macdonald

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

Bulletin Administrator: Anne Murray (anne_m_murray@hotmail.com)