Services for Sunday 23rd September

Services for Sunday 30th September

9.30am

Morning Prayer Meeting

9.30am

Morning Prayer Meeting

11am

Rev Calum I Macleod

(Church)

11am

Rev Calum I Macleod

(Church)

12.30pm

Sunday School

(Back & Tong)

12.30pm

 

Sunday School

(Back & Tong)

 

6pm

Rev Calum I Macleod

(Church)

 

6pm

Rev Calum I Macleod

(Church)

 

7.15pm

After-Church Fellowship

Caitriana Nicolson

 

 

 

Tues (7.00pm)

Wed (7.30pm)

Thur (7.30pm)

Prayer Meeting (Gress)

Prayer Meeting (Hall) - Rev Calum I Macleod  (English)

Prayer meeting (Hall) – Elder-led (Gaelic)

Sat (7pm)

Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room)

 

Crèche Rota

Sunday 23rd September:

Mina Maclean, Linda Macmillan Carol Macdonald, Lynne Maciver

 

Sunday 30th September:

Carmen Morrison, Marina Macleod, Esther MacLachlan, Mairi Maclean

 

Little Lambs Rota

Wednesday 26th September:

Maryann Mackinnon, Ishbel Mackenzie, Rhoda Maciver, Cheryl MacLachlan

 

Caitriana Nicolson

There will be an after church fellowship tonight (23rd September at 7.15pm) at which Caitriana Nicolson (formally of Back) will speak on aspects of international mission work from her own personal perspective.  Tea will be served.  Everyone welcome.

 

Little Lambs Toddler Group

Little Lambs will meet on Wednesday 26th September, 1pm - 2.45pm in the church hall. All babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents welcome.

 

Moldova Support Group 

Moldova Support Group and the congregation in Nisporeni thank everyone who supports us prayerfully, financially and practically in the Gospel outreach work we do. In particular we appreciated the £500 donation from the Mid-week Offering which allowed the church's sports team to run a Christian Sports Camp with churches in the capital city. 

 

Teodor Ciochina, who organises the club says "...Dear friends, brothers and sisters in Christ of the Moldova Support Group, I want to thank you for your prayers and for trusting me and the mission through sport here in Nisporeni. 

Beside the two intensive training periods (every day), swimming pool and other sport activities destined to increase the physical performance of the participants, we had daily Bible lessons where the young people were taught Christian values and principles that our Lord Jesus had and other bible characters. Every evening we had the chapel program, during which every coach would share their testimony, and encouraged the young people to know Jesus.

 

So, thank you again dear friends for supporting this mission and the sport mission during the year, thank you for your prayers and may our Lord reward you. Psalm 73:28

 

 

 

Back Free Church

Autumn Communion Programme 2018

 

THURSDAY 4th October

Morning Service (12.00 Noon) Back: Rev James Maciver (G)

Evening Services (7.00 pm) Back: Rev James Maciver

 

FRIDAY 5th October

Question Meeting (11.30 am) Back: Rev James Maciver (Opening)

& Rev Calum I Macleod-Back (Closing)

 

Evening Services (7.00 pm) Back: Rev Paul Amed

Tong: Rev Roddy J Campbell (G)

Fellowship in Church Hall at 8.30pm

 

SATURDAY 6th October

Morning Service (12.00 Noon) Back: Rev Roddy J Campbell

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

 

LORD’S DAY 7th October

Morning Service (11.00 am) Back: Rev Paul Amed (Communion – Bilingual Praise)

Evening Services (6.30 pm) Back: Rev Paul Amed

Tong: Rev Roddy J Campbell (G)

(Both services followed by Prayer Meeting)

 

FOCUS YF in Church Hall at 8.00 pm

 

MONDAY 8th October

Morning Service (11.30 am) Back: Rev Roddy J Campbell (G)

Evening Services (7.00 pm) Back: Rev Paul Amed

 

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

 

 

NHS Western Isles:

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Month

Next week marks the start of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness month across the Western Isles which will run from World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th September to World Mental Health Day on the 10th October. This month will be used as an opportunity to acknowledge that this work is everyone's business. Reaching out to people who are going through a difficult time is so important. Small things like hearing from friends or family, feeling listened to or just being told that 'it's ok to talk' can make a huge difference.

   

As part of a number of activities planned for this month we will be holding a ‘Leave the light on service’ for those who have been lost or those who have experienced a loss, not just by suicide.  This service will be on Friday 28th September at 7pm in the High Church in Stornoway. There will be tea and coffee and an opportunity to talk after the event.  This event is open to everyone and we warmly invite all to attend. The experience of connectedness is important in the mental health and wellbeing of all people and we are hopeful that this event will provide an opportunity for this.

 


Iolaire Festival of Remembrance – Tickets

 

On Monday 31st December, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will host a civic event from 9:30pm in the Lewis Sports Centre to mark the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy, featuring military and school band performances, poetry readings and songs, drama in addition to spiritual elements.

This commemoration is of major significance for our Islands. The events of that terrible night in January 1919 impacted on communities throughout the Western Isles and remain a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by our young men in the service of their country. It is the worst tragedy to befall our Islands and its effect reverberates to this day.

The capacity for the event in the Lewis Sports Centre is 720 and therefore, although tickets will be free of charge, there will only a limited number available and we do anticipate a high demand for tickets. Tickets will be on a first come first served basis and will be available to reserve from 9am on Monday 10th September.

We would encourage the public to be mindful of older family members, neighbours or friends, who may wish to attend but may not have access to the internet and/or phone.

This will be an opportunity for our community to bring in the New Year together as we remember the men and families associated with HMY Iolaire.

Tickets will be free of charge but there will only be a limited number available on a first come, first serve basis from 9am on Monday 10th September 2018 online at: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/news/2018/july/tickets-for-a-community-remembers-event/. and over the phone by calling Customer Services on 01851 600 502.

The Iolaire Working Group also has a Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/AnIolaire/.

 

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4

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