Week commencing Sunday 19th January
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 10.00am – noon – Hope Corner in the hall
1.00pm – 2.30pm – Little Ark Toddler group in the hall.
7.30pm – Preparatory service in the hall.
Friday - Closed
Saturday - 9.00am – Prayer meeting in the hall.
Sunday 26 January: Communion will be observed at the morning service. Anyone wishing to come into communicant membership either by profession of their faith or by transfer from another congregation should speak to Rory or one of the elders as soon as possible.
Door Rota: In order for the Church Door Rotas for 2020 to be prepared; can anyone (male or female) who is willing to help in this important duty please speak to Norman Smith as soon as possible.
Book Group: The Book Group will resume their meetings on Monday 2nd March 2020 at the MacPhersons’ at 3.30pm. The book to be discussed is “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. If anyone would like to join the group please speak to Irene Howat.
Edinburgh Theological College: The 2020 MacMillan Lecture in Evangelism will be held on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 2pm in the Chalmers Hall, The Mound, Edinburgh. The guest speaker is Martin Povey who is an itinerant evangelist with the Association of Evangelists. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Free Church Youth Camps 2020: The brochures for the FCYC 2020 are now available for anyone in P5-S6. Bookings can be made on the camps new website: freechurchyouthcamps.org from Monday 16th December 2019. If there are no brochures in the hall you can contact Kirsten MacDonald on: - email@example.com.
Generation (Mission): Generation is extremely excited to announce the launch of a brand new online daily devotional series called Walk With Me!
Written by Billy Graham, an elder in St Columba’s Free Church, Edinburgh, these devotionals contain daily truths for people of all ages – biblical truths to encourage, guide and challenge each one of us. We hope this project encourages younger generations to come and walk through 2020 with a man who has sat at the feet of Jesus and who has followed the call of his Father for many years.
You can sign up now for daily email updates, which will include the daily devotional for each day, and the daily devotional will also be available on the Walk With Me website every day. We just can’t wait for the email updates and the website to begin on 1st January 2020! You will find further details on the Free Church website under Generation. The link to sign up with is: .
Free Church Youth Conference:13th-15th March 2020 at Lendrick Muir SU Centre, Kinross. Rev. Robin Sydserff of Chalmers Church, Edinburgh will be speaking on the theme of ‘Fit for Purpose’ from 2 Timothy 2, a gospel letter of encouragement, which gives helpful advice about perseverance and also challenges us to count the cost of following Jesus as Lord, even as a ‘youth’!
The conference is open to anyone aged 17-30 and costs £59 for students and £65 for full-time workers. Bookings will open on 6th January 2020.
The link to find more details about the conference etc. is: freechurchyouthconference.com.
Voluntary Administrator: Any notices/information for the Sunday Notice sheet should go through me till further notice: - or 01292 441853.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: -
26TH JANUARY 2020: - Communion – 11am
22ND FEBRUARY 2020: ETS Saturday Course in the hall at 9.30am.
2ND MARCH 2020: The Book Group at the MacPhersons’ at 3.30pm
12TH MARCH 2020: - Mission night at 7.30pm – Rev. Malcolm MacLeod will be speaking on Steadfast Global.
28TH MARCH 2020: - ETS Saturday Course in the hall at 9.30am.
25TH APRIL 2020: - ETS Saturday Course in the hall at 9.30am.
25TH & 26TH APRIL 2020: - Communion – 7.30pm & 11.00am – Rev. Hugh Ferrier, High Free Church, Stornoway
22ND – 24TH MAY 2020: - Keswick Ayrshire 2020, in the Park Hotel Kilmarnock, at 7.30pm (doors open from 6.30pm) – Guest speaker is Alistair Begg.
1ST – 4TH SEPTEMBER 2020: Bible Convention – 7.30pm. The speakers are: - Rev. Hugh Ferrier, High Free Church, Stornoway and Rev. David Carmichael, Abbeygreen Church, Lesmahagow.
The above dates are all God willing and some may have to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances.
“Dates for your 2020 Diary” will be kept updated when new events have been arranged.
Congregational Meeting: The Kirk Session has been notified that the Presbytery of Inverness, Lochaber and Ross have sustained a Call from the Congregation of Fortrose to Rev. Rory Stott, minister of this congregation, and that our Presbytery are to dispose of the Call at their meeting on 28th January. Prior to that meeting the Kirk Session is required to consult with the congregation as to the case that is to be presented to the Presbytery on their behalf. A meeting of the congregation will therefore be held for this purpose in the Church Hall, Ayr, on Wednesday 22nd January at 7.30pm and it is hoped that as many members as possible will be able to attend. Angus J Howat, Session-Clerk