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


Services for Sunday 19th  November


Services for Sunday 26th November


Morning Prayer Meeting



Morning Prayer Meeting


Rev Calum I Macleod (Hall)



Rev Calum I Macleod (Hall)


Rev David F Macdonald (Tong)



Mr Angus Macdonald (Church - Gaelic)


Rev Kenneth M Ferguson (Church – Gaelic)



Sunday Schools


Sunday Schools



Rev Calum I Macleod (Church)


Rev David F Macdonald (Church)



Mr Neil Murray (Tong – Gaelic)

Midweek Services

Tue (7pm)

Prayer Meeting (Gress - Gaelic)

Wed (7.30pm)

NO Road to Recovery (Back Community Hut)*

Thu (7.30pm)

Annual Thanksgiving Service – Hall – Rev Calum I Macleod

Sat (7pm)

Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room)

 *Please note that there will be no R2R on Wednesday evening.  R2R will meet again on Wednesday 6 December.


Crèche Rota

19th November: Dana Murray, Lisa Maclean, Mairianne Maciver, Catherine France

26th November:Laura Graham, Melanie Mackay, Christine Mutch, Sarah Macleod


Little Lambs Rota

November 22nd:  Mary Ann, Catriona and Nan

November 29th:  Mary Ann, Ishbel Mackenzie and Nan


Big Youth Fellowship

There is a Big YF meeting tonight at 8.30 pm in the Rev M.A Macleod Memorial Hall.  All young people are encouraged to come along.  Transport will be provided and will leave the church car park at 8 pm.  All young people will be dropped off at their respective homes on their return.



Cearcall meets tomorrow, Monday 20th November, at 2:00pm. We are looking forward to welcoming Karina Macleod who will be sharing about her life under the title 'My Life by Decades'. Please come, and let us know if you need help with transport.


Walking Group

The Walking Group meets again on Tuesday 21st November. The group meet in the church car park at 6.30pm and go for a 5k walk.  If you would like further information contact Dina (07557091593) or Isabelle (07786845916). All welcome.


Little Lambs

Little Lambs will meet this week, Wednesday 22nd November, 1pm - 2.45pm.  

All babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents welcome.


Annual Thanksgiving Service

We will have a Thanksgiving Service on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm in the Church Hall. There will be no prayer meeting on Wednesday evening. All are encouraged to come along.


Aspects of the Religious History of Lewis (updated)

A limited number of copies of the recently published Aspects of the Religious History of Lewis by Rev. M Macaulay are now available at the church door, priced at £15.50.  Please take a copy and forward your payment in an envelope marked ‘Aspects - book payment’.


The Gideons - Western Isles Branch Annual Rally

The Annual Rally of the Western Isles Branch of The Gideons will be held in the Associated Presbyterian Church, Keith Street, Stornoway at 7.30pm on Friday 24th November 2017.  Main Speaker is Rev Iain Murdo Campbell, Kinloch Church of Scotland.


The Reformation Anniversary

The Presbytery has made arrangements to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Tuesday 21st November 2017, at 7.30pm. This will be held at An Lanntair, Stornoway. Professor Emeritus John R. McIntosh, Edinburgh Theological Seminary, will give a lecture on “Why the Reformation is Worth Remembering.”.  Following a short break for tea and coffee the evening will continue with a panel discussion involving Professor McIntosh and three others. Entrance will be £1.  Booking is required and can be made at the desk at An Lanntair, by phone on 01851 703307, or on the website at http://lanntair.com. This is a public meeting and all are welcome.


Scottish Reformation Society

The local branch of the Scottish Reformation Society is hosting a Lecture on Friday 24th November 2017 at 7.30pm in the Cabarfeidh Hotel, when the speaker will be Rev Dr Malcolm MacLean of Greyfriars Free Church, Inverness. Dr MacLean will be speaking on the subject "Women of the Scottish Reformation." Everyone is most welcome.


Weekend Break

Rev David F Macdonald is intending to be on a break from Thursday 23rd November until Tuesday 28th November.


National Day of Prayer

The Western Isles Presbytery has agreed to hold a special prayer meeting to mark the National Day of Prayer on Thursday November 30th.  This prayer meeting will be from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in Stornoway Free Church, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, and will be led by the Moderator of Presbytery, Rev Murdo Campbell.  Congregations from across Lewis and Harris are invited to support this meeting as we join together in prayer.


Kirk Session

The Kirk Session will meet on Wednesday 22nd November at 7.30pm in the church hall and will be pleased to meet with anyone wishing to apply for the Sacrament of Baptism.  All applicants may wish to approach their local elders initially and come along at 7.45 pm.  It is anticipated that the Sacrament will be administered on Sunday 10th December during the morning service.


I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139: 14)

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