As a congregation, we are hoping to run seven sessions of Christianity Explored, the popular, informal guide through the Gospel of Mark, looking specifically at the person and claims of Jesus Christ.
The course will meet in the church (time/date TBC) and is open for all, whether you have knowledge of the Bible, or whether you are a regular in church who just wants to know a little more. It is geared to reach across all levels of knowledge. It asks key questions about who Jesus is, why He came to die, and what it means for us day-to-day.
Please get in touch via the website, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you.
We have been grateful this weekend to enjoy having Rev. Graeme Craig, FCC Minister in the Ayr Congregation, with us for our communion weekend.
We have heard him preach in Revelation 3 ("Behold I stand at the door and knock...") on Saturday, on the "...travail of his soul" on Sunday morning, and on repentance from Luke 15 on Sunday evening.
Tonight (Monday), a thanksgiving service will be held at 7.30 pm, again conducted by Rev. Craig.
We look forward this weekend to having the Rev Kenneth Macdonald with us for our Communion Weekend. Rev Macdonald was recently the minister of the Scalpay Congregation, in the Outer Hebrides, and is now retired and living on the Isle of Lewis, acting as the Interim Moderator for the Stornoway Congregation.
The weekend will begin with our Bible Study, held in the church, and conclude on the Monday evening with a thanksgiving service. All services and info as below and all at the church;
Friday Bible Study - from 7.30pm
Saturday Preparatory Service - 6.00pm
Sunday Morning Service and Lord's Table - 11.00am
Sunday Evening Service - 6.00pm
Monday Thanksgiving Service - 7.30pm
The Session will be open and will be happy to meet with any who would seek to profess their faith in Christ publicly.
We pray all who attend will know God's blessing as we meet to "...do this, in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19).
Over the weekend (11th-13th November) we will have our winter Communion Season, where we will welcome the Rev. Greg Macdonald, from Ness on the Isle of Lewis. Rev. Macdonald was with us a number of years ago and we look forward to having him again this weekend. Rev. Macdonald is also currently the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church (Continuing).
The meeting(s) schedule is as below;
Friday, 7:30pm - informal Bible study, looking at Isaiah 11-12
Saturday 6:00pm - Preparatory Worship Service (Rev. Macdonald)
Sunday 11:00am - Morning Worship followed by the Lord's Supper (Rev. Macdonald)
Sunday 6:00pm - Evening Worship (Rev. Macdonald)
Please note also that after morning worship, a fellowship lunch will be held in the hall area. If you are a visitor, please feel free to stay as there will be plenty to go round!
All services/meetings will be at the church on Long Walk Road.
Note - there will be Sunday School this weekend
In recent years we've seen an expansion of our denomination in Europe, namely in Pau (France), Bilbao and Barcelona (Spain) and now, in Braga, Portugal. Next week, our Minister will be travelling to Braga, in the North of Portugal, to conduct some teaching and preaching over a long weekend there.
Igreja Presbiteriana de Braga (Braga Presbyterian Church) was formed in 2017, and the people there have embraced Reformed Theology and have formally joined the FCC. They were welcomed into the Presbytery of Navarra and Aragon in January this year. As a congregationm, we are only too glad to 'lend' our Minister for a time to assist there and encourage them in their work.
Please pray for the work there and for Mr McGlynn, for safe travels and for liberty in his lectures.
The pulpit schedule for the rest of October is as follows;
16th October - Rev T McGlynn (AM & PM)
23rd October - Mr Paul Crowe (AM & PM)
30th October - Mr Paul Crowe (AM & PM)
Note also, the Sunday school will be off for a short break during the school October Holiday, on the weekends of the 23rd and 30th October.