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Notices - 15 May

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Change happens at an accelerating pace. Yet, perhaps for the first time in history, we face the prospect of throwing the philosophy of growth into reverse. Wars and rumours of wars add to the maelstrom. With cautious optimism, Christians mutter our well-worn mantra about God being in control - but do we really believe it? It's time to dig deep into that peace which Jesus breathes into his disciples and how he modelled it in his composure through Holy Week and beyond...                             Rory

THIS SUNDAY 15th MAY:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Gaelic Service in Kilmore (and zoom)

3pm: Fig meetings: (Held roughly every 2 weeks) Anyone who would like to sign up for notifications, please get in touch with Peter by email so you can get notified about the upcoming meetings with the Zoom link! peter@mcdcreative.co.uk

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

FIG MEETINGS:

These are held roughly every 2 weeks on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. Anyone who would like to sign up for notifications, please get in touch with Peter by email so you can get notified about the upcoming meetings with the Zoom link! peter@mcdcreative.co.uk

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 16th MAY:

10.30- 12.30pm: 'MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ – in Sleat Free Church 

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

2pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP at work - all welcome. Gloves recommended. Contact Anne for further details: aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

TUESDAY 17th MAY:

10.30-12.30: ‘MAKE IT COUNT BROADFORD’ – in Broadford Church (details below)
1.30 – 3pm: ’STRUPAG N CRAIC’ – in Broadford Church (details below)

3 – 4pm ACORN GROUP (please see details below)

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall

WEDNESDAY 18th MAY:

11am - 12 PLANNING MEETING FOR THE BROADFORD CHURCH GARDEN (details bellow)

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

7.30: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

THURSDAY 19th MAY:

11am - 1pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP at work - all welcome. Gloves recommended. Contact Anne for further details: aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

NEXT SUNDAY 22nd MAY:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) - YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

BLYTHSWOOD FUNDRAISING:

Details:  https://blythswood.org/events-for-you/

‘MAKE IT COUNT BROADFORD’ PARENTS AND GUARDIANS GROUP:

The Make it Count group in Broadford for parent and guardians and their little people every Tuesday in Broadford church. Come and join us, have a cuppa and a chat with others.

AND… URGENT HELP REQUIRED!

After a great response this week with 16 families attending the ‘Make it Count Broadford’. Jackie says “I need help!” Can you spare a couple of hours on Tuesday morning to come and help? 10.15 -12.30 (approx.) No qualifications required just the ability to make a cup of tea or coffee and chat to the parents/carers who come along. Please don’t think about this for too long. I need you… Get in touch: strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

CHRISTIAN AID:

Christian Aid envelopes will be in the churches during May. Please leave the envelopes in the collection plate. And there will be a Christian Aid coffee morning on Saturday 28 May at Ardvasar Hall from 10-12.30. Please come along to support it - and meet friends and enjoy some good baking at the same time! You can also donate at christianaid.org.uk  or their just-giving page

 https://giving.give-star.com/microsite/christian-aid/christian-aid-week/team/80a2d926-ac44-4566-9b9e-5e50c2d568fe

STRUPAG N CRAIC BROADFORD CHURCH:  

Drop in for a cuppa and chat any time from 1.30 – 3 .00 pm on Tuesday afternoons. All welcome. Bring a friend along and gain bonus points!

HEALING FOR HURTING HEARTS:

This is a Bible Society course for those who have experienced difficult life experiences and for those who would like to be a good friend within or without church context.  It is for both men and women and for adults of any age.

Starting Tuesday May 24th 7.30 – 9.00pm, weekly for 6 weeks. This course will be by zoom for anyone who would like to sign up. Costs £5 to cover the cost of the book. Books are also available to borrow so please just request one in advance. Sign up now by emailing Jackie MacLennan: strathandsleatpda@gmail.com                         Please sign up by Friday 20th May

ACORN GROUP:

Broadford Church Every Tuesday 3 - 4 pm or join us on Zoom (please get in touch prior to the day if zoom is your preference). Interested in mission? Passionate about listening to God and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying?  Is your desire to see your community saved? Acorn is an initiative by the Church of Scotland to help us engage in a spirit inspired way with our local communities. Come and join our new Acorn group. Running from An Tobar on Tuesday afternoons from 3 -4 pm where we begin this journey together. Listening to God, putting into action where God speaks, and making new friends. Contact: Jackie for further details or just come along any Tuesday strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS:

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE LADIES DAY CONFERENCE 10.30 - 15.00 Broadford Church

Put the date in your diary and watch out for further information. A day conference for ladies in the area. No admission but booking will be preferred. A day conference where we will explore the theme, He called her name. ‘My name is written on His hands my name is graven on His heart’ are well known lyrics in a hymn. But have you heard Him call your name? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear God speak to you? Come and enjoy a relaxed day, where local speakers and women will share from their own live where God has called their name. Watch out for more details and how to make sure you have your place.

strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

Notices - 8 May

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

You will have noticed the plethora of new initiatives springing out of An Tobar (The Well) in Broadford. These are all to do with loving our community through service and building our capacity to serve, in order to share the love of Jesus and his message of justice and hope ever more widely and effectively. As always, Jesus goes even further than we might and suggests that, beyond simply digging wells, we can become "springs of living water"!

In faith and expectation, Rory

THIS SUNDAY 8th MAY:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) - YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 9th MAY:

10.30- 12.30pm: ’MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ – in Sleat Free Church 

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

TUESDAY 10th MAY:

10.30-12.30: ‘MAKE IT COUNT BROADFORD’ – in Broadford Church (details below)
1.30 – 3pm: ’STRUPAG N CRAIC’ – in Broadford Church (details below)

3 – 4pm ACORN GROUP (please see details below)

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall

WEDNESDAY 11th MAY:

11am - 12 PLANNING MEETING FOR THE BROADFORD CHURCH GARDEN (details bellow)

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

7.30: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

THURSDAY 12TH MAY:

7.30pm: KIRK SESSION MEET at the Manse.

NEXT SUNDAY 15th MAY:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Gaelic Service in Kilmore (and zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (and zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

‘MAKE IT COUNT BROADFORD’ PARENTS AND GUARDIANS GROUP:

The Make it Count group in Broadford for parent and guardians and their little people every Tuesday in Broadford church. Come and join us, have a cuppa and a chat with others.

AND… URGENT HELP REQUIRED!

After a great response this week with 16 families attending the ‘Make it Count Broadford’. Jackie says “I need help!” Can you spare a couple of hours on Tuesday morning to come and help? 10.15 -12.30 (approx.) No qualifications required just the ability to make a cup of tea or coffee and chat to the parents/carers who come along. Please don’t think about this for too long. I need you… Get in touch: strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

CHRISTIAN AID:

Christian Aid envelopes will be in the churches during May. Please leave the envelopes in the collection plate. And look out also for the Christian Aid coffee morning in Sleat - details next week. You can also donate at christianaid.org.uk  or their just-giving page...

 https://giving.give-star.com/microsite/christian-aid/christian-aid-week/team/80a2d926-ac44-4566-9b9e-5e50c2d568fe

PLANNING MEETING FOR THE BROADFORD CHURCH GARDEN:

Wednesday 11th May, 11am - 12 in Broadford Church and grounds. This is about caring for God's creation and demonstrating that care (on a very small scale) to our wider community. We'll be thinking about general principles and potential future projects. It would be great to hear what you think about it. Let us know if you would like to contribute from time to time, whether labour, plants or helping with one-off projects.  Contact

aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

STRUPAG N CRAIC BROADFORD CHURCH:  

Drop in for a cuppa and chat any time from 1.30 – 3 .00 pm on Tuesday afternoons. All welcome. Bring a friend along and gain bonus points!

HEALING FOR HURTING HEARTS:

This is a Bible Society course for those who have experienced difficult life experiences and for those who would like to be a good friend within or without church context.  It is for both men and women and for adults of any age.

Starting Tuesday May 24th 7.30 – 9.00pm, weekly for 6 weeks. This course will be by zoom for anyone who would like to sign up. Costs £5 to cover the cost of the book. Books are also available to borrow so please just request one in advance. Sign up now by emailing Jackie MacLennan: strathandsleatpda@gmail.com                         Please sign up by Friday 20th May 

ACORN GROUP:

Broadford Church Every Tuesday 3 - 4 pm or join us on Zoom (please get in touch prior to the day if zoom is your preference)

Interested in mission? Passionate about listening to God and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying?  Is your desire to see your community saved?

Acorn is an initiative by the Church of Scotland to help us engage in a spirit inspired way with our local communities.

Come and join our new Acorn group. Running from An Tobar on Tuesday afternoons from 3 -4 pm where we begin this journey together.

Listening to God, putting into action where God speaks, and making new friends.

Contact: Jackie for further details or just come along any Tuesday strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS:

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE LADIES DAY CONFERENCE 10.30 - 15.00 Broadford Church

Put the date in your diary and watch out for further information. A day conference for ladies in the area. No admission but booking will be preferred.

A day conference where we will explore the theme, He called her name. ‘My name is written on His hands my name is graven on His heart’ are well known lyrics in a hymn. But have you heard Him call your name? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear God speak to you? Come and enjoy a relaxed day, where local speakers and women will share from their own live where God has called their name. Watch out for more details and how to make sure you have your place.

strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

Notices - 1 May

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

God doesn't promise us an easy life but he does commit to accompanying his people through thick and thin. The Church witnesses to God's faithfulness through being similarly committed to the community we serve, sometimes walking with our neighbours through dark times of grief and bereavement, at other moments celebrating a new chapter - whether that appears in the life of an individual, a family or a fellowship.

Rory

THIS SUNDAY 1ST MAY:

11am: Joint Parish Communion in Elgol village hall. (and zoom) All areas of the parish will join Elgol church to celebrate Communion in Elgol village hall.

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Broadford (and zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom) – Introduction to ‘HEALING FOR HURTING HEARTS COURSE’ (details below)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 2nd MAY:

N.B. There will be NO ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ this week as it’s a bank holiday.

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

2pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP MEETS

TUESDAY3rd MAY:

10.30-12.30: ‘MAKE IT COUNT BROADFORD’ – in Broadford Church (details below)
1.30 – 3pm: STRUPAG N CRAIC – in Broadford Church (details below)

3 – 4pm ACORN GROUP (please see details below)

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall

WEDNESDAY4th MAY:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

7.30: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

 

NEXT SUNDAY 8th MAY:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

STRUPAG N CRAIC BROADFORD CHURCH:

Drop in for a cuppa and chat any time from 1.30 – 3 .00 pm on Tuesday afternoons. Beginning Tuesday 3rd May 2022 All welcome. Bring a friend along and gain bonus points!

MAKE IT COUNT BROADFORD PARENTS AND GUARDIANS GROUP:

The Make it Count group in Broadford for parent and guardians and their little people will begin on Tuesday 3rd May and will run from 10.30 – 12 .30. Come and join us, have a cuppa and a chat with others.

AND… If you can spare a few hours to help out with this group, please get in touch with Jackie. No qualifications required just to be able to chat and have a cuppa. strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

 

HEALING FOR HURTING HEARTS COURSE: - Introduction on Sunday Night at Kyleakin Fellowship

This is a bible society course, being run by Sarah Wright from Gairloch parish.  It is for those who have experienced difficult life experiences and for those who would like to be a good friend within or without church context.  The next course will start at the end of May and run for 6 weeks via zoom, with an option for a hybrid course (delivered on zoom to groups gathered in a physical location), each session is 2 hours. Sarah will join us at Kyleakin fellowship this Sunday to give an introduction to the course, how it can help us better serve our communities and those who are suffering from a biblical perspective. You are all warmly invited to join either online or in person.  It is for both men and women and for adults of any age.  You can also do extra training to become a facilitator.

ACORN GROUP:

Broadford Church Every Tuesday 3 -4 pm or join us on Zoom (please get in touch prior to the day if zoom is your preference)

Interested in mission? Passionate about listening to God and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying?  Is your desire to see your community saved? Acorn is an initiative by the Church of Scotland to help us engage in a spirit inspired way with our local communities.

Come and join our new Acorn group. Running from An Tobar on Tuesday afternoons from 3 -4 pm where we begin this journey together.

Listening to God, putting into action where God speaks, and making new friends.

Contact: Jackie for further details or just come along any Tuesday strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS:

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE LADIES DAY CONFERENCE 10.30 - 15.00 Broadford Church

Put the date in your diary and watch out for further information. A day conference for ladies in the area. No admission but booking will be preferred.

A day conference where we will explore the theme, He called her name. ‘My name is written on His hands my name is graven on His heart’ are well known lyrics in a hymn. But have you heard Him call your name? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear God speak to you? Come and enjoy a relaxed day, where local speakers and women will share from their own live where God has called their name. Watch out for more details and how to make sure you have your place.

strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

AND PLEASE GIVE THIS SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT...

People have been working hard and faithfully to maintain the local witness and ministry of our churches in Broadford, Kyleakin, Elgol and at Kilmore. But we rely on the willingness of volunteers to provide hospitality, music, cleaning, young church and... preaching. If this is to continue, we urgently need to be nurturing fresh talent all the time, especially in preaching. So now is the time to step up if you feel called or able to give it a go. You will receive training, support and the encouragement of a congregation who will be well aware that, without you, their church would cease to be local!

Notices - 24 April

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

When the cat's away... we can all look forward to extra measures of liberty! So expect great things from the pulpit and look forward to an outbreak of inspiration in the community too, not least the launching of An Tobar (The Well) - a parish resource for the whole presbytery, located in Broadford Church (Tuesdays, 2-4pm and Thursdays 10.30-12.30); soon to be available online too...

Rory

 

FRIDAY 22nd APRIL at 1pm –

The family of Sheila Stewart would like to warmly welcome you all to come and join us in a service of thanks giving and remembrance for Sheila’s life. This will take place in the Kyleakin Village Hall at 1:00pm on Friday 22nd April.

 

AND PLEASE PRAY for the family and school friends of Will Clarke, following his sudden death.

 

THIS SUNDAY 24th APRIL:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 25th APRIL:

10.30 - 12.30: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ parent and baby group meet in Sleat Free Church.

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

2pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP MEETS

TUESDAY 26th APRIL:

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall

WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

7.30: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY 1ST MAY:

11am: Joint Parish Communion in Elgol village hall. (zoom) N.B. no other morning services in the parish)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Broadford (and zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

 

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU!

People have been working hard and faithfully to maintain the local witness and ministry of our churches in Broadford, Kyleakin, Elgol and at Kilmore. But we rely on the willingness of volunteers to provide hospitality, music, cleaning, young church and... preaching. If this is to continue, we urgently need to be nurturing fresh talent all the time, especially in preaching. So now is the time to step up if you feel called or able to give it a go. You will receive training, support and the encouragement of a congregation who will be well aware that, without you, their church would cease to be local!

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week, please pray that everyone throughout the world would have affordable access to the vaccine. Pray that those with the power to make this happen will have generous hearts.

NOTICES for NEXT WEEK:

If you have anything you would like to be included in the following weekly church email, please send it (‘cut-and-paste’ ready, if at all possible, please) to Lesley: lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023) by LUNCH TIME ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK PLEASE. 

Notices - 17 April

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Tha Crìosd air èirigh! Christ is risen! This is the best news ever because it confirms that God is real and death is not the end. The resurrection of Jesus is the ultimate regain - against all expectations. It means that no situation is hopeless and everything is possible. So please join us in our celebrations over the weekend, whether that is the reopening of Broadford Church on Saturday or the various gatherings on Sunday - and may they set the tone for our worship and witness from here on...

Rory

SATURDAY 16TH APRIL  12noon to 4pm - BROADFORD CHURCH HAS CHANGED.

Please do try and come along on the day, even if it’s just for a short time. This is our opportunity to showcase our church to our community. Jackie  strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  07835249640

 

THIS SUNDAY 17TH – EASTER DAY

6am: DAWN SERVICE at the view point on the Heaste Road.

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning FAMILY Service in Kilmore Church

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Kilmore (and zoom)

5pm: SEINNEAMAID – Sing for Ukraine event (details below)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

SEINNEAMAID - SING FOR UKRAINE – EAGLAIS AN ATH-LEATHAINN

5pm Sunday 17th April in Broadford Church. Co-dhiù, the plan is to have a good sing - a mix of hymns and some music from Broadford congregation, children from Broadford PS, tea etc. There will be a collection. ALL WELCOME

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 18th APRIL:

N.B. There will be NO ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ baby group this week.

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

2pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP MEETS

TUESDAY 19th APRIL:

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall

WEDNESDAY 20th APRIL:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

7.30: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

 

FRIDAY 22nd APRIL 1pm:

The family of Sheila Stewart would like to warmly welcome you all to come and join us in a service of thanks giving and remembrance for Sheila’s life. This will take place in the Kyleakin Village Hall at 1:00pm on Friday 22nd April.

NEXT SUNDAY 24th APRIL:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU!

People have been working hard and faithfully to maintain the local witness and ministry of our churches in Broadford, Kyleakin, Elgol and at Kilmore. But we rely on the willingness of volunteers to provide hospitality, music, cleaning, young church and... preaching. If this is to continue, we urgently need to be nurturing fresh talent all the time, especially in preaching. So now is the time to step up if you feel called or able to give it a go. You will receive training, support and the encouragement of a congregation who will be well aware that, without you, their church would cease to be local!

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that he said that if he reached his target of £1,000 before Easter, we can ‘enjoy’ the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! AND… RORY HAS EXCEEDED HIS TARGET OF £1000!! If you’d still like to donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week, please can we pray for all those who lost loved ones over the last 2 years. So many were unable to have friends and family with them either for support or at the funeral. And getting on with life afterwards has been difficult when life wasn’t normal for anyone.

Notices - 10 April

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. Whatever fast you may or may not have been keeping over Lent, this is an opportunity to prepare for the momentous events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. And, of course, on this occasion we have a third "momentous event" in the celebration to mark the re-launch of Broadford Church. Blessings for a special weekend...                 Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 10th APRIL – PALM SUNDAY:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 11th APRIL:

N.B. THERE WILL BE NO ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ baby group for the next 2 weeks.

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

2pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP MEETS

TUESDAY 12th APRIL:

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall

WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL:

N.B. THERE WILL BE NO KILMORE BIBLE STUDY this week.

7.30: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

SATURDAY 16TH APRIL  - BROADFORD CHURCH HAS CHANGED.

I am still looking for volunteers to come and help on the day

- I have lots of activities for the kids and could do with a couple of volunteers to help run these. No preparation involved, just show them what to do and let them go.

- A few more helpers to serve tea and coffee would be great. Everything will be provided so just serve and smile.

- Also, if you lead something in our parish then let me know so that we can promote it for others to know, just exactly what is going on.

- Please do try and come along on the day, even if it’s just for a short time. This is our opportunity to showcase our church to our community. Jackie  strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  07835249640

- N.B. And Jackie has put some flyers into churches. Please take some to put up in local places or distribute to neighbours, no matter where they are in the parish.

NEXT SUNDAY 17TH – EASTER DAY

6am: DAWN SERVICE at the view point on the Heaste Road.

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning FAMILY Service in Kilmore Church

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Kilmore (and zoom)

5pm: SEINNEAMAID – Sing for Ukraine event (details below)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

 

SEINNEAMAID - SING FOR UKRAINE – EAGLAIS AN ATH-LEATHAINN

5pm Sunday 17th April in Broadford Church. ALL WELCOME

 

DONATIONS TO SUPPORT RELIEF WORK IN UKRAINE:

You may have seen the Church of Scotland's appeal for donations to support relief work in Ukraine.  In particular, the Very Rev Dr Susan Brown wrote to congregations to share an opportunity to send donations (via the Church of Scotland national offices) to Reformed Church in Hungary Aid which is supporting those fleeing from the conflict as they seek safety and sanctuary. 

Congregations can collect donations in the usual ways including:

- by direct transfer from the donor to your congregation's bank account (Bank of Scotland 80-05-83; Strath & Sleat Church of Scotland 00930508) with donors being asked to use the reference "Ukraine"

- by cheque or cash in an envelope marked "Ukraine" to enable these donations to be properly allocated and not confused with general offering income

- please make your donation between 28th March and 18th April 2022 

Please note that HMRC will allow Gift Aid to be claimed by your congregation on these donations provided it is then passed on to the intended charity the Reformed Church of Hungary.  In order to maximise donations, we encourage congregations to claim the related Gift Aid and to transfer that additional income to the Church of Scotland national offices too.  This will require donors to have completed a Gift Aid Declaration and to meet the requirements of the scheme.  These donations will therefore require to be linked to a named donor.  Any donors who do not already have an existing Gift Aid Declaration in place, if eligible under the rules of the scheme, may print the attached form and complete the Single donation section.  In such cases, the ‘Name of Charity' section should show the congregation's name followed by ‘Ukraine Appeal'.  Your form must be forwarded to the congregational Treasurer Margaret F Macrae (mfmacrae@aol.com)

HTC IS RECRUITING A MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

If you think you may be interested in the post, please see their website for the details www.htc.uhi.ac.uk/vacancies.

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter, we can ‘enjoy’ the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! And as of today, Rory is only £84 short of his target of £1000! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray for refugees from Ukraine, and not forgetting those from Syria and Afghanistan and other troubled places, who are still having to cope with covid as they try to find a place to stay.

Notices - 3 April

THIS SUNDAY 3rd APRIL: (Rev 22. 6-13 – “What now?”)

11am: JOINT PARISH SERVICE in KYLEAKIN (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Gaelic Service in Broadford Church (and zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

N.B. THERE WILL BE NO Kyleakin Fellowship this week

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 4th APRIL:

N.B. THERE WILL BE NO ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ baby group for the next 3 weeks.

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

2pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP MEETS

TUESDAY 5th APRIL:

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall

WEDNESDAY6th APRIL:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

7.30: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY resumes in the church foyer. All welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY 10th APRIL – PALM SUNDAY:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

SAVE THE DATE! – SATURDAY 16TH APRIL – OPENING DAY FOR BROADFORD CHURCH: (Easter week-end) A special day to celebrate the re-opening of Broadford church.

·       We are looking for volunteers to help in different ways on the day. If you can come and help even if it’s just for an hour, please let me know.

·       I am hoping that the regulations allow us to serve tea, baking and sandwiches to people who might come, so please if you can help in this way be ready to get your ovens on.

·       For the children I hope to have a selection of Easter activities including a bunny/ egg trail around the grounds. Painting eggs competition and an area for small children to be able to play.

·       I hope to have a Messy church activity where we will create an Easter Garden for display

·       I also hope that we shall have opportunities to showcase all the activities we already do and advertise the ones we have planned for after the opening day.

·       I have spaces for us to share about Alpha and our Bible studies and share what other things are on in other parts of the parish. SO, if you lead something let me know so we can share it with those who will come on the day.

·       I am looking for people to commit to being there on the day, helping to serve refreshments (hopefully) and welcoming people into the church.  I am also looking for someone who might be able to make a few Flower arrangements for the day.

·       If you can help, please get in touch with me on 07835 249640 or strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

 

N.B. And Jackie will be putting some flyers into churches. Please take some to put up in local places or distribute to neighbours, no matter where they are in the parish. 

EGG CARTONS NEEDED!!!

The Creation Care team are doing a children's activity for the Easter Event at Broadford Church. We could use some help from church members to collect empty egg cartons for this activity.  If anyone has egg cartons to spare, please bring them to the Sunday service at Kyleakin this week.  

DONATIONS TO SUPPORT RELIEF WORK IN UKRAINE

You may have seen the Church of Scotland's appeal for donations to support relief work in Ukraine.  In particular, the Very Rev Dr Susan Brown wrote to congregations to share an opportunity to send donations (via the Church of Scotland national offices) to Reformed Church in Hungary Aid which is supporting those fleeing from the conflict as they seek safety and sanctuary.

Congregations can collect donations in the usual ways including:

·       by direct transfer from the donor to your congregation's bank account (Bank of Scotland 80-05-83; Strath & Sleat Church of Scotland 00930508) with donors being asked to use the reference "Ukraine"

·       by cheque or cash in an envelope marked "Ukraine" to enable these donations to be properly allocated and not confused with general offering income

·       please make your donation between 28th March and 18th April 2022

Please note that HMRC will allow Gift Aid to be claimed by your congregation on these donations provided it is then passed on to the intended charity the Reformed Church of Hungary.  In order to maximise donations, we encourage congregations to claim the related Gift Aid and to transfer that additional income to the Church of Scotland national offices too.  This will require donors to have completed a Gift Aid Declaration and to meet the requirements of the scheme.  These donations will therefore require to be linked to a named donor.  Any donors who do not already have an existing Gift Aid Declaration in place, if eligible under the rules of the scheme, may print the attached form and complete the Single donation section.  In such cases, the ‘Name of Charity' section should show the congregation's name followed by ‘Ukraine Appeal'.  Your form must be forwarded to the congregational Treasurer Margaret F Macrae (mfmacrae@aol.com)

HTC IS RECRUITING A MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

If you think you may be interested in the post, please see their website for the details www.htc.uhi.ac.uk/vacancies.

SPRING NEWSLETTER - DEADLINE FOR ITEMS IS THIS MONDAY 4TH APRIL:

Have you anything to share that others in the parish might find interesting? Have you any photos to share? Have you enjoyed any good books you’d like to let others know about? Or perhaps you’d like to share your testimony? Let’s make this a great edition that everyone can’t wait to read!! And don’t forget the letters page! Please send items for the next newsletter to Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023)

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter we can enjoy the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray for all those who might be feeling anxious as covid restrictions are being lifting.

Notices - 27 March

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Today is Mothering Sunday, which is when those in domestic service were allowed to return home and attend their "mother church". It may be some time before the millions who have fled Ukraine are able to attend their mother church. In the meantime, the government has a scheme allowing those with space to offer refuge for 6 months - 3 years. If you think you might be interested in participating in a joint response, to minimise form-filling and reassure potential guests that they will not be alone, please contact me by return via rorymofg@gmail.com. You will not be committing yourself to anything at this stage and you are, of course, free to apply in your own right...

Rory

THIS SUNDAY 27th MARCH:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 28TH MARCH:

10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

2pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP MEETS (details below)

TUESDAY 29th MARCH:

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall

WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

THURSDAY 31st MARCH:

Kirk session meeting at the manse

NEXT SUNDAY 3rd APRIL: (Rev 22. 6-13 – “What now?”)

11am: JOINT PARISH MORNING SERVICE in KYLEAKIN (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Gaelic Service in Broadford Church (and zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

SAVE THE DATE! – SATURDAY 16TH APRIL – OPENING DAY FOR BROADFORD CHURCH: (Easter week-end) A special day to celebrate the re-opening of Broadford church.

·       We are looking for volunteers to help in different ways on the day. If you can come and help even if it’s just for an hour, please let me know.

·       I am hoping that the regulations allow us to serve tea, baking and sandwiches to people who might come, so please if you can help in this way be ready to get your ovens on.

·       For the children I hope to have a selection of Easter activities including a bunny/ egg trail around the grounds. Painting eggs competition and an area for small children to be able to play.

·       I hope to have a Messy church activity where we will create an Easter Garden for display

·       I also hope that we shall have opportunities to showcase all the activities we already do and advertise the ones we have planned for after the opening day.

·       I have spaces for us to share about Alpha and our Bible studies and share what other things are on in other parts of the parish. SO, if you lead something let me know so we can share it with those who will come on the day.

·       I am looking for people to commit to being there on the day, helping to serve refreshments (hopefully) and welcoming people into the church.  I am also looking for someone who might be able to make a few Flower arrangements for the day. 

·       If you can help, please get in touch with me on 07835 249640 or strathandsleatpda@gmail.com

 

N.B. And Jackie will be putting some flyers into churches (copy attached). Please take some to put up in local places or distribute to neighbours, no matter where they are in the parish. 

BROADFORD GARDENING GROUP:

Meets on Mondays 2pm to continue talking about developing the grounds + some practical work, weeding and tidying. It would be useful to bring along gardening gloves and perhaps your favourite tools. Any questions, contact Anne 01471 822 501 aomacl@tighgorm.scot

SPRING NEWSLETTER:

Have you anything to share that others in the parish might find interesting? Have you any photos to share? Have you any good books to share? Let’s make this a great edition that everyone can’t wait to read!! Please send items for the next newsletter to Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023)

PIANO SEEKS GOOD HOME!

There is a piano in Broadford church (that used to belong to Rory’s sister) If you would like it, please get in touch with Farquhar wfgat14lb@gmail.como or tel: 07399434196. Free, but a donation to Broadford church would be appreciated.

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter we can enjoy the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray for children and young people everywhere. Their lives have been so very affected by covid. Some children will not remember life before masks, and self-isolating.

Notices - 20 March

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

As our heads reel with concern over our nearer neighbours in Ukraine, let's continue to intercede on behalf of our further away neighbours in the Middle East and beyond. On a happier note, exciting developments are occurring around the revamped Broadford Church building - inside and out - and there has been a steady response to my appeal on behalf of CHAS without any imminent leg-waxing - yet. So you know what to do...

Rory

THIS SUNDAY 20th MARCH: (Rev. 20:1-5 ‘The Millennium’)

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Gaelic service in Kilmore (and zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

N.B. There will be NO Kyleakin fellowship this evening.

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 21st MARCH:

10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

2pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING GROUP MEETS (details below)

TUESDAY 22nd MARCH:

(N.B. There won’t be a SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR this week)

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in kyleakin church hall.

WEDNESDAY 23rd MARCH:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

NEXT SUNDAY 27th MARCH:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

BROADFORD GARDENING GROUP:

Meets on Monday March 21st 2pm to continue talking about developing the grounds + some practical work, weeding and tidying. It would be useful to bring along gardening gloves and perhaps a hand fork if you have one. Any questions, contact Anne 01471 822 501 aomacl@tighgorm.scot

SPRING NEWSLETTER:

Have you anything to share that others in the parish might find interesting? Have you any photos to share? Have you any good books to share? Let’s make this a great edition that everyone can’t wait to read!! Please send items for the next newsletter to Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023)

CSW (Christian Solidarity Worldwide):

If you would like to sign up for weekly email up-dates of the work of CSW, here’s the link… https://www.csw.org.uk/home.htm

BLYTHSWOOD UKRAINE APPEAL

Blythswood Care has launched a £100,000 appeal in order that we can do more in the days ahead.  Our partners are providing food, water, toiletries, medicines, first aid, shelter and warm bedding and blankets.  At present all necessary supplies are readily available in these countries and it is more efficient and effective to send funding than to send goods from the UK. The number of people requiring assistance is going to rise rapidly.  People leeing from this terrible situation need our help today.

Donations to Blythswood’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal can be made by calling 01349 830777 or at any time online at www.blythswood.org/donate-to-ukraine-appeal

PIANO SEEKS GOOD HOME!

There is a piano in Broadford church (that used to belong to Rory’s sister) If you would like it, please get in touch with Farquhar wfgat14lb@gmail.como or tel: 07399434196. Free, but a donation to Broadford church would be appreciated.

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter we can enjoy the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

SAVE THE DATE! – SATURDAY 16TH APRIL (Easter week-end)

A special day to celebrate the re-opening of Broadford church. Details to follow….

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please remember to to keep praying for all those working in the NHS and care sectors. They are continuing to work under such pressure even though for many of us, things are beginning to return to a more normal life.

Notices - 13 March

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Baptism is a sign of dying to sin and rising to new life in Jesus Christ. It also reminds us that, in his grace, God chooses us and reaches out to us without our earning or deserving his love. These cherished truths are emphasised in our baptism of infants, which is why it is such a thrill to be welcoming Eòghan Gillan Thomson this Sunday at 11am in Kilmore. Another thrilling occasion I would like to commend is our Annual Church Gathering - in Kyleakin on Tuesday at 7.30pm; your elders and I look forward to seeing you!

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 13TH MARCH:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) with Baptism of Eòghan Gillan Thomson – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 14TH MARCH:

10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH:

2pm-3.30pm: SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR All welcome but, if you haven't attended before, please speak to Jean (844 281) or Amanda (844 385) so that we can ensure we don’t go over safe numbers.

7.30pm: ANNUAL CHURCH GATHERING in Kyleakin church hall.

WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH:

2.30 - 4pm: BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING WORKSHOP (details below).

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

 

BROADFORD CHURCH GARDENING WORKSHOP:

2.30 - 4pm WEDNESDAY 16th MARCH. Come along as we plan the development of the church garden. There will be a walk round the grounds to see what has been started and to stimulate ideas for future possibilities, followed by discussion over a cup of tea/coffee. This is an ideas meeting, so all welcome though volunteers will be needed later, for regular input and one-off projects. For further details and questions, contact Anne: aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

NEXT SUNDAY 20th MARCH: (Rev. 20:1-5 ‘The Millennium’)

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Gaelic service in Kilmore (and zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

CSW (Christian Solidarity Worldwide):

If you would like to sign up for weekly email up-dates of the work of CSW, here’s the link… https://www.csw.org.uk/home.htm

PIANO SEEKS GOOD HOME!

There is a piano in Broadford church (that used to belong to Rory’s sister) If you would like it, please get in touch with Farquhar wfgat14lb@gmail.como or tel: 07399434196. Free, but a donation to Broadford church would be appreciated.

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter we can enjoy the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

 

ANNUAL CHURCH GATHERING:

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH at 7.30pm in Kyleakin church hall, with refreshments and entertainment! (If you would like to help with the refreshments, please contact Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023)

THE FULL FINANCIAL REPORT & ACCOUNTS FOR 2021:

This is attached to your weekly email and supported by a Summary version which includes the Budget for 2022. Our Treasurer will present a short narrative report at the meeting and answer any relevant questions.  She will appreciate advance notice of any queries by email to Margaret mfmacrae@aol.com to enable a concise response.

SAVE THE DATE! – SATURDAY 16TH APRIL (Easter week-end)

A special day to celebrate the re-opening of Broadford church. Details to follow….

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray for all those fleeing from Ukraine and refugees everywhere. Pray for their protection from contracting covid, and also that they find a safe place to stay.

Notices - 6 March

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

So much could happen between my writing this on Tuesday and our gathering on Sunday. But what I can state with confidence is that, throughout the fast-moving chaos in which the world appears to be engulfed, God remains in control, Jesus will return, justice will be done. So those whose trust is in the Lord need not fear. Pray and keep the faith!

Rory

THIS SUNDAY 6th MARCH (Rev. 15:5 – 16:6 ‘The 7 Bowls’)

11am: Joint Parish service in Broadford Church (and zoom)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Broadford Church (and zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

MONDAY 7TH MARCH:

10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

TUESDAY 8TH MARCH:

2pm-3.30pm: SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR All welcome but, if you haven't attended before, please speak to Jean (844 281) or Amanda (844 385) so that we can ensure we don’t go over safe numbers.

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

WEDNESDAY 9TH MARCH:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact Jean for the zoom link:  jeangillies@btinternet.com

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY until the church re-opens later this month.

THURSDAY 10TH MARCH:

1.30PM – 3PM: STRUPAG ‘N CRAIC in Kyleakin church hall.

7.30: KIRK SESSION MEETING at the Manse and zoom. (Learn)

NEXT SUNDAY 13TH MARCH:

11am: Morning service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and zoom) – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

PIANO SEEKS GOOD HOME!

There is a piano in Broadford church (that used to belong to Rory’s sister) If you would like it, please get in touch with Farquhar wfgat14lb@gmail.como or tel: 07399434196. Free, but a donation to Broadford church would be appreciated.

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL:

There is an opportunity at the beginning of the new school year in Zambia, to sponsor a pupil to move into grade 10 at the school (equivalent of 3rd year of secondary school) - most pupils leave after grade 9 as their families cannot afford to keep them in school after that and many of those looking for sponsorship are orphans. The cost this year is £300 which pays for their school fees and contributes toward cost of uniform, books etc. It is possible to pay in monthly instalments or to share a sponsorship with another person so please speak to Jean, Norman or Tony if you are at all interested. Contact jeangillies@btinternet.com

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter we can enjoy the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

ANNUAL CHURCH GATHERING:

TUESDAY 15TH MARCH at 7.30pm in Kyleakin church hall, with refreshments and entertainment! (If you would like to help with the refreshments, please contact Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023)

THE FULL FINANCIAL REPORT & ACCOUNTS FOR 2021:

This is attached to your weekly email and supported by a Summary version which includes the Budget for 2022. Our Treasurer will present a short narrative report at the meeting and answer any relevant questions.  She will appreciate advance notice of any queries by email to Margaret mfmacrae@aol.com to enable a concise response.

SAVE THE DATE! – SATURDAY 16TH APRIL (Easter week-end):

A special day to celebrate the re-opening of Broadford church. Details to follow….

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray for all those in Ukraine whose needs are so many that covid has become the least of their problems.

Notices - 27 February

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

We may never have needed a sense of perspective as much as in these disturbing days, so thank God for the revelation he gave us through the apostle John. It is time for God's people everywhere to rise up and be part of the new thing he is doing and to bear witness to the one through whom all things are possible: our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ. Please pray through the notices which follow, and get involved as you are able...

Rory

 

N.B. We’d like to encourage those who feel able, to “Flow before you go”

THIS SUNDAY  27th FEBRUARY: ‘The plot thickens’ Rev. 12:1-9

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (and zoom) – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Elgol

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Monday 28th February:

10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 1st March:

2pm-3.30pm: SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR All welcome but, if you haven't attended before, please speak to Jean (844 281) or Amanda (844 385) so that we can ensure we don’t go over safe numbers.

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 2nd March:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact jeangillies@btinternet.com for the zoom link.

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY until the church re-opens later this month.

NEXT SUNDAY 6th MARCH (Rev. 15:5 – 16:6 ‘The 7 Bowls’)

11am: Joint Parish service in Broadford Church (and zoom)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Broadford Church (and zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and zoom)

BROADFORD CHURCH:

The church is on course to re-open for the joint parish service on Sunday 6th March. However, there is a huge clean-up needed from Tuesday 1st March. If you can spare any time to help, please contact Farquhar as soon as possible wfgat14lb@gmail.como or tel: 07399434196

PIANO SEEKS GOOD HOME!

There is a piano in Broadford church (that used to belong to Rory’s sister) If you would like it, please get in touch with Farquhar wfgat14lb@gmail.como or tel: 07399434196. Free, but a donation to Broadford church would be appreciated.

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL:

There is an opportunity at the beginning of the new school year in Zambia, to sponsor a pupil to move into grade 10 at the school (equivalent of 3rd year of secondary school) - most pupils leave after grade 9 as their families cannot afford to keep them in school after that and many of those looking for sponsorship are orphans. The cost this year is £300 which pays for their school fees and contributes toward cost of uniform, books etc. It is possible to pay in monthly instalments or to share a sponsorship with another person so please speak to Jean, Norman or Tony if you are at all interested. Contact jeangillies@btinternet.com

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter we can enjoy the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

ANNUAL CHURCH GATHERING:

Tuesday 15th March at 7.30pm in Kyleakin church hall, with refreshments and entertainment! (If you would like to help with the refreshments, please contact Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023)

SAVE THE DATE! – SATURDAY 16TH APRIL (Easter week-end)

A special day to celebrate the re-opening of Broadford church. Details to follow….

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray for all those who are feeling uneasy about the lifting of the regulations after such a long time. And pray that infection rates continue to fall.

NOTICES for NEXT WEEK:

If you have anything you would like to be included in the following weekly church email, please send it (‘cut-and-paste’ ready, if at all possible, please) to Lesley: lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023) by LUNCH TIME ON WEDNESDAY. 

Notices - 20 February

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

For some it's business as usual, for others this weekend begins a short mid-term break. Whether we are relaxing or hard at work, God's presence is an enduring reality, sustaining life and attentive to our prayers. At the same time God also rested after creation, not because he needed to but in order to set us an example, that we should punctuate our schedules with opportunities for recuperation. So wherever this finds you in the cycle of your work, do not neglect to move in the rhythms of God's grace. 

Rory

 

(Rory will be away from 19th to 23rd February. Steve Fennell has kindly offered to provide pastoral cover in his absence)

 

N.B. We’d like to encourage those who feel able, to “Flow before you go”

THIS SUNDAY 20th February:

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – (No YV or Sunday school due to half-term break)

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church and zoom – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

(N.B. No Gaelic service as the minister is away)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Monday 21st January:

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 22nd February:

2pm-3.30pm: SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR All welcome but, if you haven't attended before, please speak to Jean (844 281) or Amanda (844 385) so that we can ensure we don’t go over safe numbers.

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 23rd February:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact jeangillies@btinternet.com for the zoom link.

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY until the church re-opens later this month.

 

NEXT SUNDAY 27th February: ‘The plot thickens’ Rev. 12:1-9

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church and zoom – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Elgol

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

 

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL:

There is an opportunity at the beginning of the new school year in Zambia, to sponsor a pupil to move into grade 10 at the school (equivalent of 3rd year of secondary school) - most pupils leave after grade 9 as their families cannot afford to keep them in school after that and many of those looking for sponsorship are orphans. The cost this year is £300 which pays for their school fees and contributes toward cost of uniform, books etc. It is possible to pay in monthly instalments or to share a sponsorship with another person so please speak to Jean, Norman or Tony if you are at all interested. Contact jeangillies@btinternet.com

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter we can enjoy the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

ANNUAL CHURCH GATHERING:

Tuesday 15th March at 7.30pm in Kyleakin church hall. Details to follow.

 

SAVE THE DATE! – SATURDAY 16TH APRIL (Easter weekend)

A special day to celebrate the re-opening of Broadford church. Details to follow….

BROADFORD CHURCH:

Work is progressing well and the church is on course to re-open soon (details to follow).

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray for all those involved with the NHS who are still having to work so hard to catch up on waiting lists and cover for staff absences and vacancies.

Notices - 13 February

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Despite some setbacks, the work on Broadford Church continues and we remain hopeful of its reopening soon. Our Parish Development Worker, Jackie MacLennan, is planning a celebratory event for Easter Saturday; please keep that date free! In the meantime, all our other gatherings are up and running; pray God's blessing on those in Kilmore, Kyleakin and Elgol this Sunday and that the Holy Spirit would anoint the preachers, readers, welcomers, young church and praise leaders. Thank you all, with Farquhar and his makeover team in Broadford, for all you do - to God be the glory!

Rory

 

N.B. We’d like to encourage those who feel able, to “Flow before you go”

THIS SUNDAY 13th FEBRUARY: ‘The 7 trumpets’ - Rev 8:6-13

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church and on zoom – YC and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Monday 14th January:

10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 15th February:

2pm-3.30pm: SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR All welcome but, if you haven't attended before, please speak to Jean (844 281) or Amanda (844 385) so that we can ensure we don’t go over safe numbers.

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 16th February:

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact jeangillies@btinternet.com for the zoom link.

7:30pm: PRAYER MEETING FOR COOL to pray for our young people. In the Lighthouse Centre in Kyle. All welcome.

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY until the church re-opens later this month.

 

NEXT SUNDAY 20th February:

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – YV & Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church and zoom – YC & Sunday school

3pm: Gaelic Service – (on zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE ACROSS SCOTLAND (CHAS):

Thanks to those who have already sponsored Rory's head-shaving in support of CHAS. Remember that if he reaches his target of £1,000 before Easter we can enjoy the spectacle of his leg-waxing too! To donate, please go to his Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

ANNUAL CHURCH GATHERING:

Tuesday 15th March at 7.30pm in Kyleakin church hall. Details to follow.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

SATURDAY 16TH APRIL (Easter week-end) A special day to celebrate the re-opening of Broadford church. Details to follow….

BROADFORD CHURCH:

Work is progressing well and the church is on course to re-open later this month (details in next week’s notices).

PRAYERS FOR COVID: Please pray for all those who have had hospital procedures postponed due to covid.

Notices - 6 February

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

How refreshing it is to receive good news. You may well have seen the Morrison family splashed across the front page of this week's West Highland Free Press. When I heard about the support they have been receiving from the CHAS community nurses I knew what I had to do for Lent... In the meantime, our focus remains on the Lord's message to us through Revelation and those 7 seals. What a treat that we shall all be gathering on Sunday morning, in person or via Zoom.

Rory

 

N.B. We’d like to encourage those who feel able, to “Flow before you go”

THIS SUNDAY 6th FEBRUARY: ‘The 7 seals’ – Rev. 6:1-8

11am: Whole parish service in Kilmore Church (and on zoom) - Sunday School and YV available for all.

3pm: Gaelic Service - ONLY on zoom (N.B. some people had difficulty with the link last time, but we believe this was an issue with zoom.  So, the usual link should work this time!)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Monday 7th January:

10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 8th February:

2pm-3.30pm: SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR All welcome but, if you haven't attended before, please speak to Jean (844 281) or Amanda (844 385) so that we can ensure we don’t go over safe numbers.

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 9th February

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom. Please contact jeangillies@btinternet.com for the zoom link.

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY during January.

Thursday 10TH February:

1.30pm – 3pm: STRUPAG N CRAIC Kyleakin church hall. If you would like to attend but need a lift or help to do so ... to get in touch with Jackie on 07835 249640.

7.30pm: KIRK SESSION MEETING at the manse (or zoom).

NEXT SUNDAY 13th FEBRUARY: ‘The 7 trumpets’ - Rev 8:6-13

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

PRAYER MEETING FOR COOL:

Meeting to pray for our young people on Wednesday 16th February at 7:30pm in the Lighthouse Centre in Kyle. All welcome.

CHAS:

Rory is doing another fundraising challenge for lent (This time for CHAS). Rory says “I always associated CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland) exclusively with buildings. But recently I became aware of the sterling work their community nurses do, in support of families with children suffering from long term or terminal illness. As she cut my hair in her salon in Broadford (Scizzors), Ruth regaled me with stories of their willingness to go the extra mile for her and Peter’s son, Harris, whose cheerful resilience has proved such an inspiration to our church and community. With Lent approaching, I thought it might be time to give up hair again – and for which worthier cause than CHAS?

Last year, when I did something similar to raise funds for our twin church in the Middle East, a shop assistant in Kyle stopped me and said that shaving my head was no big deal. If I wanted to do something really impressive I should get my legs waxed! So that is exactly what I shall do if I hit my target of £1,000 before Easter…”

If you would like to donate to Rory’s fundraising, (or just want him to experience the pain of having his legs waxed!) here’s the link… https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roderick-macleod2

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray this week for all those who have lost someone close over the last couple of years. Grief is always hard, but so much harder to ‘try to get back to normal’ when life isn’t normal yet.

Notices - 30 January

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Day by day the news confirms the critical nature of the times we live in. How does that make you feel? The Revelation of John offers us a God's-eye perspective and can help us keep things in perspective, while informing our response. Air adhart còmhla...

Rory

THIS SUNDAY 30th JANUARY: ’God Glorified’ – Rev 4:1-8

We’d like to encourage those who feel able, to “Flow before you go”

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS: All welcome.

Monday 31st January:

 10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 1st February:

2pm-3.30pm: SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR has resumed meeting in the open hall area at Kilmore. All are welcome but, as we are currently practising social distancing, please speak to Jean (844 281) or Amanda (844 385) before coming along so that we can ensure we don’t go over safe numbers. Mask inserts are available to buy for those who wish to sing with masks on.

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 2nd February

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom is continuing on Wednesday evenings and a warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to join us. We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke. Please contact jeangillies@btinternet.com for the zoom link.

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY during January.

Thursday 3rd February:

7.30 – 8.30pm: JOSHUA STONES For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

 

NEXT SUNDAY 6th FEBRUARY: ‘The 7 seals’ – Rev. 6:1-8

11am: Whole parish service in Kilmore Church (and on zoom)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Broadford Church (on zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

Please pray for all those living in residential homes who have been so cut off from their family and friends over the last couple of years.

Notices - 23 January

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

On Wednesday I tuned into the on-line launch of Open Doors' Worldwatch List, which offers prayer points for the 50 most dangerous countries in which to be a Christian today. It's a harrowing thought that 360 million Christians face persecution - that it is 1 in 7 who are alive today! The really moving thing is that, when asked how they would like those of us who live in freedom to support them, their answer tends to be: "Pray that we remain faithful." What a testimony and an encouragement to us - a challenge even - that we should remain faithful: in prayer for our sisters and brothers in their suffering and in witness of the Lord who came to save us all.

Na beannachdan,

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 23RD JANUARY:

We’d like to encourage those who feel able, to “Flow before you go”.

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS: All welcome.

Monday 24th January:

 10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 25th January:

2pm-3.30pm: SLEAT COMMUNITY CHOIR has resumed meeting in the open hall area at Kilmore. All are welcome but, as we are currently practising social distancing, please speak to Jean (844 281)or Amanda (844 385) before coming along so that we can ensure we don’t go over safe numbers. Mask inserts are available to buy for those who wish to sing with masks on.

7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 26th January

11am – 1pm: ELECTRICAL RECYCLE at Ashaig camp site. All domestic electrical items (anything with a plug or battery!)

7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom is continuing on Wednesday evenings and a warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to join us. We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke. Please contact jeangillies@btinternet.com for the zoom link.

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY during January.

Thursday 27th January:

7.30 – 8.30pm: JOSHUA STONES For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

 

NEXT SUNDAY 30th JANUARY:  ‘God Glorified’ – Rev 4:1-8

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC and Sunday school

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

                       

ST. PAULS:

Please remember St. Paul's in your prayers, especially George Ai-Kopti’s family as they grieve for George’s father, Jabra Al-Kopti, who passed away on 14th of January.

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's give thanks to God that the NHS wasn’t overwhelmed with covid cases as had been feared.

 

NOTICES for NEXT WEEK:

If you have anything you would like to be included in the following weekly church email, please send it (‘cut-and-paste’ ready, if at all possible, please) to Lesley: lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk (or ring 01471 822023) by LUNCH TIME ON THURSDAY. 

Notices - 16 January

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Our adventure in Revelation has begun! This week we explore how the letter was received by the original pioneer churches around whom it was first circulated, in order to understand its prophetic message for us today...

Rory

 

“FLOW BEFORE YOU GO”

 

THIS SUNDAY 16th JANUARY – ‘Church: Warts and all’ (Rev. 2:1-7)

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and on zoom) – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Kilmore Church (and on zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin Church Hall (and on zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS: All welcome.

Monday 17th January:

 10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 18th January at 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 19th January 7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom is continuing on Wednesday evenings and a warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to join us. We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke. Please contact jeangillies@btinternet.com for the zoom link.

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY during January.

Thursday 20th January:

7.30 – 8.30pm: JOSHUA STONES For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

NEXT SUNDAY 23RD JANUARY:

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

 

MAKE IT COUNT baby group are looking for volunteers. The group meets at the Free Church building in Teangue Sleat on Monday mornings between 10.30 and 12.30. So, if you have a spare couple of hours, and love to chat and can help make a cup of tea, then please get in touch with Jackie MacLennan for further details strathandsleatpda@gmail.com or 07835 249640

                       

ST. PAULS:

Please remember St. Paul's in your prayers, and special prayers for George Kopti’s father who is at hospital in critical situation.

 

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's pray for all our young people. Two years is so much longer for those who are young.

CREATION CARE:

ELECTRICAL RECYCLE Wednesday 26th January 11am – 1pm Ashaig camp site All domestic electrical items (anything with a plug or battery!)

Notices - 9 January

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Sunday promises to be special for many reasons: we keep it as "the Lord's Day" and today it is also Epiphany Sunday, when churches around the world celebrate the revelation of Jesus as God (as well as man). We look forward to being joined by George, minister of our sister church in Jordan, and we begin our adventure in Revelation. So, hold onto your hats!

Rory

 

N.B. Steve Fennel with be providing pastoral cover while the minister is away for the first week of January.

“FLOW BEFORE YOU GO”

Following current guidelines, we would like to encourage people to consider taking lateral flow tests before church meetings (in our church buildings or in homes). This will help us to keep each other safe. The tests are available free online or from local chemists and have become even easier to use recently.

THIS SUNDAY 9TH JANUARY - Epiphany: ‘Welcome to Revelation’ (Rev. 1:1-11)

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

All welcome.

Monday 10th January:

 10.30am – 12.30pm: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’ Parent/Grandparent and baby group in Sleat Free Church

 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 11th January at 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 12th January 7.15: KILMORE BIBLE STUDY via Zoom is continuing most Wednesday evenings and a warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to join us. We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke. Please contact jeangillies@btinternet.com for the zoom link.

N.B. There will be no BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY during January.

Thursday 13th January:

 1.30pm to 3pm: STRUPAG ’N CRAIC in Kyleakin church hall. Come for a cuppa and chat and a wee activity (Ladies only!)

 7.30 – 8.30pm: JOSHUA STONES For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

 7.30pm: KIRK SESSION MEET at the manse.

 

SUNDAY 16th JANUARY – ‘Church: Warts and all’ (Rev. 2:1-7)

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (and on zoom) – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Gaelic Service in Kilmore Church (and on zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin Church Hall (and on zoom)

A REMINDER ABOUT SIGNING IN WHEN ATTENDING SERVICES AND MEETINGS:

Please remember to write clearly and always include a contact phone number. In the event of being contacted by ‘Test and Trace’, someone will be tasked with passing on all the details!

BROADFORD CHURCH PEWS:

The church pews will be available for sale THIS SATURDAY 8TH JANUARY from 10am to 12 noon.  If you are interested in buying a pew, we would just ask you to make a donation towards the refurbishment of the church building.  The pews are long (13ft) and fairly heavy.  3-4 people are needed to carry them.  Should you need them delivered locally, please contact John Angus Robertson on 01471 820398 or Farquhar Graham on 01471 822671

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

MAKE IT COUNT baby group are looking for volunteers. The group meets at the Free Church building in Teangue Sleat on Monday mornings between 10.30 and 12.30. So, if you have a spare couple of hours, and love to chat and can help make a cup of tea, then please get in touch with Jackie MacLennan for further details strathandsleatpda@gmail.com or 07835 249640

JOSHUA STONES MEMOIR WRITING GROUP

We will start our meetings again on Thursday 13th January at 7.30pm on Zoom.  Anyone is very welcome to join in as the sessions are very informal and we spend most of the time exchanging ideas! We are discovering our writing talents and one particular person has revealed themselves as a gifted poet, so don’t be shy and join us next Thursday - you will be most welcome as everyone has a story to tell.

Contact Jane on janemcd.aird@gmail.com or Jackie on  strathandsleatpda@gmail.com to register your interest.

                       

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

PRAYERS FOR COVID:

This week let's pray for all those who are having to wait longer for appointments and operations while the NHS is under extra pressure due to Covid.

Notices - 26 December

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Who would have thought that we would be slipping into another lockdown, meaning that 2022 will start with a whimper rather than a bang? Many will be hoping that it ends with a crescendo but who knows? Yet we can rely on God to be our constant companion, whatever lies ahead. Rather than plodding along ignoring him, why not open yourself to his presence? It is so much more enjoyable engaging with fellow travellers than maintaining stony silence. And what could be more inspiring than a conversation with the creator of the world? May you know him as he is: Emmanuel - God with us...

Rory

 

N.B. Steve Fennel with be providing pastoral cover while the minister is away for the first week of January.

 

“FLOW BEFORE YOU GO”

Following current guidelines, we would like to encourage people to consider taking lateral flow tests before church meetings (in our church buildings or in homes). This will help us to keep each other safe. The tests are available free online or from local chemists and have become even easier to use recently.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES:

Friday 24th – Christmas eve

7pm: Family Carol service in Kilmore Church

11.30pm: Watch-night service in Broadford Church ('Congregational Carol Singing from 11.20pm)

Saturday 25th – Christmas day

11am: Family Christmas day service in Kyleakin Church Hall

Sunday 26th – Boxing Day

11am: Whole parish Service meet on zoom

3pm: Service in Elgol

(N.B. No fellowship in Kyleakin)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Monday 27th December: 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Wednesday 29th December 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

 

NEXT SUNDAY 2ND JANUARY 2022:

11am: Whole Parish service in Broadford Church (and on zoom)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (on zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (and on zoom)

 

SUNDAY 9th JANUARY:

N.B. NO Morning Service in Broadford Church (due to the refurbishment)

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church and zoom – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin Church Hall (and on zoom)

 

A REMINDER ABOUT SIGNING IN WHEN ATTENDING SERVICES AND MEETINGS:

Please remember to write clearly and always include a contact phone number. In the event of being contacted by ‘Test and Trace’, someone will be tasked with passing on all the details!

BROADFORD CHURCH PEWS:

The pews will be available to buy in January.  Proceeds to go towards the Broadford Church refurbishment.  For details contact Farquhar Graham   wfgat14lb@gmail.com or 01471 822671.

 

N.B. THERE WILL BE NO NOTICES NEXT WEEK

 

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: for nice smelling sheets, especially when you can't dry them outside. Mix together in a spray bottle 1 tsp lavender essential oil, 60mls vodka + 750mls water. Spray on sheets when about dry, but airing.

Eco-verse: You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. Rev 4:11

 

COURSES AT THE HIGHLAND THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE:

Please see HTC's website for their latest newsletter - www.htc.uhi.ac.uk/resources/newsletters. You can also find details about their Access Course there.

                       

‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’:

Parent/Grandparent and baby group will be taking a break during the holidays, and will resume on Monday 10th January.

 

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL:

Order your Hope & Faith 2022 Calendars (£10) and Christmas Gift Cards (£5). Each gift feeds the school for a day! Or order from Tony on 01471 822023 strathandsleatworship@gmail.com or from Jean on 01471 844281

 

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID:

This week let's pray for all those who will be alone this Christmas.         

Notices - 19 December

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Having three out of four of the Advent sermon texts from the Old Testament might appear excessive, until we recognise that the early church considered the Old Testament to be a "Christian book", inspired by the Holy Spirit to speak to believers after as well as before the coming of Jesus. As such, Zephaniah's message of warning and reassurance is as fresh and applicable to all believers today as it was to Jewish believers in 600BC. That is because the event of Jesus' life on earth, whose beginning we celebrate at Christmas, is nothing less than the hinge of history, which the Bible both anticipates (in the Old Testament) and reflects on (in the New).

Rory

“FLOW BEFORE YOU GO”

Following current guidelines, we would like to encourage people to consider taking lateral flow tests before church meetings (in our church buildings or in homes). This will help us to keep each other safe. The tests are available free online or from local chemists and have become even easier to use recently.

 

THIS SUNDAY 19th DECEMBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: All-age, Family Christmas Service in Kilmore Church

11am: All-age, Interactive Family Service “CHRISTMAS UN WRAPPED” in Kyleakin Church and on zoom

3pm: Gaelic Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (on zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (N.B. JUST ON ZOOM)

COMMUNITY CAROLS HAS BEEN CANCELLED:

The planned community carols in Kyleakin Village Hall has been cancelled due to the latest guidelines.

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Monday 20th December:

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

7.30pm – 8.30pm: A LOW CARBON CHRISTMAS (on zoom) - see Creation care for details.

Wednesday 22nd December 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES:

Friday 24th – Christmas eve

7pm: Family Carol service in Kilmore Church

11.15pm: Watch-night service in Broadford Church (Carols from 11.20, service begins at 11.30)

Saturday 25th – Christmas day

11am: Family Christmas day service in Kyleakin Church Hall

Sunday 26th – Boxing Day

11am: Whole parish Service on zoom

3pm: Service in Elgol

Sunday 2nd January – Whole Parish service in Broadford Church

 

A REMINDER ABOUT SIGNING IN WHEN ATTENDING SERVICES AND MEETINGS:

Please remember to write clearly and always include a contact phone number. In the event of being contacted by ‘Test and Trace’, someone will be tasked with passing on all the details!              

‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’: 

Parent/Grandparent and baby group will be taking a break during the holidays, and will resume on Monday 10th January.

 

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL:

Order your Hope & Faith 2022 Calendars (£10) and Christmas Gift Cards (£5). Each gift feeds the school for a day! There will be some in church this Sunday, or order from Tony on 01471 822023 strathandsleatworship@gmail.com or from Jean on 01471 844281

COURSES AT THE HIGHLAND THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE:

Please see HTC's website for their latest newsletter - www.htc.uhi.ac.uk/resources/newsletters. You can also find details about their Access Course there.

 

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Think carefully about everything you plan to buy for Christmas. Do you need to buy new? How about tying presents with coloured left-over wool, giving baking or other home-made items, or buying second hand gifts - often more character! For food - think about how to minimise waste. Keep all fancy paper, ribbons etc for next year. And for some more tips, you could join in the short event on Monday 20th 7.30- 8.30pm: ‘Let's talk about the climate emergency’ A Low Carbon Christmas Monday. Register at…

 http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/event/alowcarbonchristmas/ How can we reduce plastic, food waste and the carbon footprint of our Christmas celebrations? Join us to discuss and share thoughts on A Low Carbon Christmas, the December theme in this year's "Let's talk about the climate emergency" resources.

Eco-verse: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. (John 1: 1-3)

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's pray for all those who are working in social care.

Notices - 12 December

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Unless you have been visiting another planet or have your head very firmly in the sand, you will be aware of the controversy surrounding standards in public life! The Bible insists that we shall all be called to give account of our lives before God. How we behave personally really matters, just as it really matters that the institutions which govern our lives maintain their integrity. Our theme this Sunday is 'Judgement', which may sound daunting but, if it provides a safe and fair space in which all can flourish, should we not be welcoming God's judgement?

Rory

“FLOW BEFORE YOU GO”

Following current guidelines, we would like to encourage people to consider taking lateral flow tests before church meetings (in our church buildings or in homes). This will help us to keep each other safe. The tests are available free online or from local chemists and have become even easier to use recently.

THIS SUNDAY – 12th DECEMBER: (Luke 3:1-9)

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church and on zoom –

YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin Church Hall (and on zoom)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Monday 13th December

10.30-12.30: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’. Parent/Grandparent and baby group at the Sleat Free Church. More info on our ‘Make it count’ Facebook page

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 14th December 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 15th December 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY 19th DECEMBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: All-age, Family Christmas Service in Kilmore Church

11am: All-age, Interactive Family Service “CHRISTMAS UN WRAPPED” in Kyleakin Church and on zoom

3pm: Gaelic Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering (zoom)

PM (time to be confirmed) Community Carols in the Kyleakin Village Hall

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin Church Hall (and on zoom)

COMMUNITY CAROLS:

Sunday 19th December in Kyleakin Village Hall.

Families, stuff for the kids to do and Carols for all. Details in next week’s notices.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES:

Friday 24th – Christmas Eve

7pm: Family Carol service in Kilmore Church

11.30pm: Watch-night service in Broadford Church

Saturday 25th – Christmas day

11am: Family Christmas day service in Kyleakin Church Hall

Sunday 26th – Boxing Day

11am: Whole parish Service on zoom

Sunday 2nd January – Whole Parish service in Broadford Church                            

 

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

 

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL:

Order your Hope & Faith 2022 Calendars (£10) and Christmas Gift Cards (£5). Each gift feeds the school for a day! There will be some in church this Sunday, or order from Tony on 01471 822023 strathandsleatworship@gmail.com or from Jean on 01471 844281

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's pray for the wellbeing of all those working in the health service. They have had such a difficult time for over 18 months, and know that they will be busy over the winter months to come.

Notices - 5 December

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

In the wake of last Sunday's Gift Service, the next 3 Sundays in Advent will address the themes of: return, judgment, redemption - all of which are associated with Jesus' return in glory at the end of the age. The age in question is now, the time between Jesus' ascension into heaven and his return to earth. This expectation transforms our worldview and means we are not like everyone else, bumbling or grafting their way through life as if this is all there is. However challenging, or pleasant, our current situation, we know that a far better future is fast approaching for those who put their trust in Jesus. Obeying his instruction to remember him through bread and wine taken in fellowship with other believers is one vital way of confirming that trust and our place in his future. So please come...

See you soon!

Rory

COVID MEASURES:

Following current guidelines, we would like to encourage people to consider taking lateral flow tests before church meetings (in our church buildings or in homes). This will help us to keep each other safe. The tests are available free online or from local chemists and have become even easier to use recently.

THIS SUNDAY - 5th DECEMBER – WHOLE PARISH COMMUNION SERVICE IN KYLEAKIN (Malachi 3: 1-4)

11am: Communion Service in Kyleakin Church (and on zoom.)

N.B. Please collect your individual cups with juice and gluten free bread, at the door.

YC (Youth Church) for 11 years up, and Sunday School for those up to P7

3pm: Broadford Church - Gaelic Communion Service (and on zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall (and on zoom)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Monday 6th December 10.30-12.30: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’. Parent/Grandparent and baby group at the Sleat Free Church. More info on our ‘Make it count’ Facebook page

Monday 6th December 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday7th December 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 8th December 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

Thursday 9th December 1.30pm to 3pm: STRUPAG ’N CRAIC 1.30 to 3pm in Kyleakin church hall. STRUPAG N CRAIC Come for a cuppa and chat and a wee activity (Ladies only!)

Thursday 9th December  7.30 – 8.30pm: JOSHUA STONES For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

 

NEXT SUNDAY – 12th DECEMBER: (Luke 3:1-9)

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church and zoom – YV and Sunday school

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church – (and on zoom) YC (age 11 up) and Sunday school (up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin Church Hall (and on zoom)

 

THE CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER will be with you soon!                                         

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Make your own air freshener: mix together in a (recycled) spray bottle, 1/2 cup vodka or gin, 1/2 cup water, 10 drops lavender essential oil, 5 drops bergamot, 5 drops clove, 2 drops peppermint. Squirt. Adapt the essential oils to suit - maybe cinnamon or sandalwood nearer Christmas.

Eco-verse: By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. Hebrews 11: 3

 

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL:

Order your Hope & Faith 2022 Calendars (£10) and Christmas Gift Cards (£5). Each gift feeds the school for a day! There will be some in church this Sunday, or order from Tony on 01471 822023 strathandsleatworship@gmail.com or from Jean on 01471 844281

 

LIGHTHOUSE IN KYLE FOR WORSHIP:

All welcome to the Lighthouse in Kyle for worship on the 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoons of the month, 2:30 for 3pm. 5th December, Gary Wilson from Skye Bible Church. 

Contact Stevie Boyle on 07715435341 for more details. 

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's give thanks that so many people in our country have been vaccinated and pray for our government and other rich nations to be generous in providing vaccines to the rest of the world.

Notices - 28 November

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

Welcome to Advent! Or should I say "Time to look up!" because Advent is the season that reminds us that Jesus is coming again, in an altogether different manner to the way he arrived at the first Christmas. His return will be in glory and authority, to bring mercy and judgment on the world. Which we can expect will depend on our relationship with him now.                  

 

THIS SUNDAY – 28th November GIFT SERVICE

11am: Service in Broadford Church

11am: Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom (Sunday school and YV)
11am: Service in Kyleakin Church - (Youth church for 11 years up/ Sunday school for up to P7)

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall (and on zoom.)

 

GIFT SERVICE – Today, Sunday 28th November: Please bring provisions to make up Christmas food parcels to be distributed to those in our community who are in need this Christmas. We would be so grateful for a mixture of special Christmas donations and also basic food items. These may be left in any of the churches between now and the end of November, and will be passed on to social services to be distributed locally in December.

 

PLANNED CHANGES TO BROADFORD CHURCH:

Please see the attachment to the intimations regarding planned changes to the Broadford Church of Scotland which will be presented to the Broadford church after this Sunday’s service.    

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Friday 26th Nov 7.30: COOL 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION in Dornie Hall. (See details below)

Saturday 27th Nov 7.30: HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL FUNDRAISING QUIZ on Zoom. (See details below)

Monday 29th November

10.30-12.30: ‘MAKE IT COUNT SLEAT’. Parent/Grandparent and baby group at the Sleat Free Church. More info on our ‘Make it count’ Facebook page

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 30th Nov. 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 1st Dec. 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

Thursday 2nd Dec.

7.30: Kirk session meet

7.30 – 8.30pm: JOSHUA STONES For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

 

NEXT SUNDAY 5th DECEMBER – WHOLE PARISH communion service in Kyleakin

11am: Communion Service in Kyleakin Church and on zoom (Youth church for 11 years up and Sunday school up to P7)

N.B. Please collect your individual cups with juice and gluten free bread, at the door.

3pm: Broadford Church - Gaelic Service (and on zoom)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on zoom.

STRUPAG N CRAIC:

THURSDAY 9TH DECEMBER: 1.30 to 3pm in Kyleakin church hall. Come for a cuppa and chat and a wee activity (Ladies only!)

 

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Make your own fabric softener. 1 cup washing soda (available in the Co-op), 1 cup white vinegar, 10 drops essential oil (eg lavender, lemon, eucalyptus). Mix together, store in a bottle and use just like the commercial stuff.

Eco-verse: You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. Psalm 65: 9

 

THE CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER will be with you at the beginning of December.

 

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

 

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL FUNDRAISING QUIZ:

Following the success of our first ever virtual quiz last year, we are holding another online quiz via Zoom on Saturday, 27th November at 7.30pm. You can take part from the comfort of your own home: all you need to do is form a team of up to 4 people who can all be together on the night or can be in different venues but communicating through whatsapp or similar. Entry is by donation and all proceeds will go to the work of the school. Donations can be made by bank transfer (Friends of Hope and Faith School, acc no: 06002289, sort code: 80.05.83) or through the DONATE button on our Facebook page. Full instructions on how to take part are in the attachment to this email. Please register as soon as possible on jeangillies@btinternet.com or 01471 844281

 

COOL ANNIVERSARY:

COOL is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and you are all warmly invited to come to our special event taking place on Friday 26th November at 7:30pm in Dornie Hall. Please join us as we celebrate and reflect on all that God has done, giving thanks to Him for His goodness and faithfulness throughout the years. It is sure to be a great evening.

Details: ​https://coolscotland.org.uk/20th-anniversary-celebration/ 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/COOLScotland​ Inst: https://www.instagram.com/cool_scotland

 

LIGHTHOUSE IN KYLE FOR WORSHIP:

All welcome to the Lighthouse in Kyle for worship on the 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoons of the month, 2:30 for 3pm. This Sunday (21st Nov) Tommy MacNeil from Martins Memorial in Stornoway, will be sharing and a fortnight later Gary Wilson from Skye Bible Church. 

Contact Stevie Boyle on 07715435341 for more details. 

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's remember to pray for all refugees, whose lives are so hard even without the extra complications of being homeless during a pandemic. And remember all those lost while trying to cross the channel.

 

CHURCH EMAIL LISTS:

A couple of people’s emails have mysteriously slipped off my church group lists. No-one has been dropped intentionally, so if you know of anyone who has stopped getting the weekly emails, and would like them, please ask them to email me so I can make sure they are on the list!

Notices - 21 November

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

As the tempo builds towards the festive season, beginning this Sunday with 'The Feast of Christ the King' when the church hails Jesus' sovereignty, let us take time to savour the significance of what we are celebrating. I like the idea which Anne MacLennan commends in her Eco-tip (there's a first time for everything!). Advent begins a week on Sunday, which is a time for reflection and preparation. From a worldly point of view it's the countdown to Christmas. For Christians it's a reminder that Jesus is coming back. But will he find faith on the earth?

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY - 21st November

11am: Service in Broadford Church

11am: Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom (Sunday school and YV)
11am: Service in Kyleakin Church (Youth church for 11 years up and Sunday school up to P7)

3pm: Kilmore - Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on zoom.

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:
Monday 22nd Nov.

10.30-12.30: PARENT AND BABY GROUP at the Sleat Free Church. More info on our Facebook page ‘Make It Count Sleat’. 

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

Tuesday 23rd Nov 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall.

Wednesday 24th Nov 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

Thursday 25th 7.30 – 8.30pm: JOSHUA STONES For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

Friday 26th Nov 7.30: COOL 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION in Dornie Hall. (See details below)

Saturday 27th Nov 7.30: HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL FUNDRAISING QUIZ on Zoom. (See details below)

 

NEXT SUNDAY 28th NOVEMBER – GIFT SERVICE (please see note below)

11am: Service in Broadford Church

11am: Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom (Sunday school and YV)
11am: Service in Kyleakin Church - (Youth church for 11 years up/ Sunday school for up to P7)

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall (and on zoom.)

GIFT SERVICE - SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER:

Please bring provisions to make up Christmas food parcels to be distributed to those in our community who are in need this Christmas. We would be so grateful for a mixture of special Christmas donations and also basic food items. These may be left in any of the churches between now and the end of November, and will be passed on to social services to be distributed locally in December.

 

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER:

Please send anything for inclusion to Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 01471 822023 by this MONDAY NOVEMBER 22nd so that the newsletter can be distributed before the beginning of December.

FIRST AID COURSE:

We are hoping to have a few people who have done a first aid course, in each church. If you would be interested in attending a first aid course, please let one of your elders know.

 

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Eco-tip: Make a face mask with 1 egg, 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, 1 tsp olive oil. Spread over your face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off in the bath and the rest of your skin will benefit too.

Eco-verse: Those who live at earth's farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy. Psalm 65: 8

RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRICAL ITEMS: Wednesday 24th November 11am – 1pm at the Ashaig camp site.

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL FUNDRAISING QUIZ:

Following the success of our first ever virtual quiz last year, we are holding another online quiz via Zoom on Saturday, 27th November at 7.30pm. You can take part from the comfort of your own home: all you need to do is form a team of up to 4 people who can all be together on the night or can be in different venues but communicating through whatsapp or similar. Entry is by donation and all proceeds will go to the work of the school. Donations can be made by bank transfer (Friends of Hope and Faith School, acc no: 06002289, sort code: 80.05.83) or through the DONATE button on our Facebook page. Full instructions on how to take part are in the attachment to this email. Please register as soon as possible on jeangillies@btinternet.com or 01471 844281

COOL is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and you are all warmly invited to come to our special event taking place on Friday 26th November at 7:30pm in Dornie Hall. Please join us as we celebrate and reflect on all that God has done, giving thanks to Him for His goodness and faithfulness throughout the years. It is sure to be a great evening.

Details: ​https://coolscotland.org.uk/20th-anniversary-celebration/ 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/COOLScotland​ Inst: https://www.instagram.com/cool_scotland

 

LIGHTHOUSE IN KYLE FOR WORSHIP:

All welcome to the Lighthouse in Kyle for worship on the 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoons of the month, 2:30 for 3pm. This Sunday (21st Nov) Tommy MacNeil from Martins Memorial in Stornoway, will be sharing and a fortnight later Gary Wilson from Skye Bible Church. 

Contact Stevie Boyle on 07715435341 for more details. 

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's remember to pray for all our school children as their education continues to be so disrupted by high absences due to covid.

 

CHURCH EMAIL LISTS:

A couple of people’s emails have mysteriously slipped off my church group lists. No-one has been dropped intentionally, so if you know of anyone who has stopped getting the weekly emails, and would like them, please ask them to email me so I can make sure they are on the list!

Notices - 14 November

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

From COP 26 to Remembrance, the cycle moves on. Yet at the same time we live with the legacy and the challenge of both all year round. Climate change won't politely retreat until the next global summit, we shall continue to suffer its effects until action is taken and sufficient time allowed for its effect to work through. For those carrying the scars of war, theirs too is a daily reality and not just an annual parade. The good news is both that God is with us and he has a plan: to heal our broken world and to heal our broken hearts. So please come out and be counted - at your local church and at your local war memorial, where we shall gather as near 12md as we can make it (and not 1pm as advertised in the WHFP!)

Rory

THIS SUNDAY 14th November REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

10.50am: Service in Broadford Church

10.50am: Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom (Sunday school and YV)
10.50am: Service in Kyleakin Church (Youth church for 11 years up/ Sunday school up to P7)

These services will all be followed by laying a wreath at the war memorial.

12.30: Remembrance service at Ashaig

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on zoom.

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS: 

(N.B. Please remember that face masks must be worn)
Monday 15th Nov.

10.30-12.30: PARENT AND BABY GROUP at the Sleat Free Church. More info on our Facebook page ‘Make It Count Sleat’. 

11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)

7.30pm: CREATION CARE STUDY (on Zoom) Continuing the Tear Fund series. Study 7: 'Climate change is a threat multiplier'.

Tuesday 16th Nov. at 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. FAITH MISSION will be sharing a message and will have a book stall (from 7pm). All welcome.

Wednesday 17th Nov. at 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

Thursday 18th 7.30 – 8.30pm: JOSHUA STONES For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

Friday 12th Nov. at 2pm to 5pm (and every Friday): BROADFORD CHURCH Come and join us with plans to connect our church with the community. The Church will be open for refreshments and we will have cake!

 

NEXT SUNDAY 21st NOVEMBER

11am: Service in Broadford Church

11am: Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom (Sunday school and YV)
11am: Service in Kyleakin Church - (Youth church for 11 years up/ Sunday school for up to P7)

3pm: Kilmore - Gaelic Service

6pm Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall (and on zoom.)

 

COP26:

Here is the link to Highland in-person and online events during COP26

https://mailchi.mp/ecocongregationscotland/ecohighland2021?e=8675cca3ff

 

GIFT SERVICE - SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER:

Please bring provisions to make up Christmas food parcels to be distributed to those in our community who are in need this Christmas. We would be so grateful for a mixture of special Christmas donations and also basic food items. These may be left in any of the churches between now and the end of November, and will be passed on to social services to distributed locally in December.

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER:

Please send anything for inclusion to Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 01471 822023 by November 21st so that the newsletter can be distributed before the beginning of December.

 

FAITH MISSION:

Faith Mission will be sharing a message and having a book stall at the Kyleakin prayer meeting this Tuesday 16th November. (Book stall from 7pm and meeting will begin at 7.30pm.

 

CREATION CARE:

Creation care study this Monday 15th November at 7.30 by zoom. (N.B. every 3rd Monday)

Eco-verses: Eco-tip: Use re-usable cloths for washing dishes and cleaning surfaces - either bought for the purpose or made from old towels. They should be regularly cleaned in the washing machine or put in the sink and pour boiling water over it /them and let soak for a few minutes. A dash of white vinegar can be added.

Eco-verse: The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Isaiah 24: 5

SHOEBOX APPEAL:

Last day to hand boxes into Blythswood is tomorrow, FRIDAY November 12th.

 

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL FUNDRAISING QUIZ:

Following the success of our first ever virtual quiz last year, we are holding another online quiz via Zoom on Saturday, 27th November at 7.30pm. You can take part from the comfort of your own home: all you need to do is form a team of up to 4 people who can all be together on the night or can be in different venues but communicating through whatsapp or similar. Entry is by donation and all proceeds will go to the work of the school. Further details will follow but please put the date in your diary. To register or for further info contact: jeangillies@btinternet.com or 01471 844281

 

COOL is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and you are all warmly invited to come to our special event taking place on Friday 26th November at 7:30pm in Dornie Hall. Please join us as we celebrate and reflect on all that God has done, giving thanks to Him for His goodness and faithfulness throughout the years. It is sure to be a great evening. Details: ​https://coolscotland.org.uk/20th-anniversary-celebration/ 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/COOLScotland​ Inst: https://www.instagram.com/cool_scotland

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's remember to pray for all those still suffering from long Covid.

Notices - 7 November

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER:

As we approach the halfway point of COP26 let us remember that, formidable though the challenges are, we are witnesses that God is in charge, God loves his creation, God has a plan to redeem everything. This is the basis of the good news which we proclaim!

Rory

THIS SUNDAY 7th NOVEMBER:

PLEASE NOTE THE 11AM SERVICE IS NOW IN KILMORE CHURCH AND NOT IN BROADFORD

11am: KILMORE Church - Whole parish service (and on zoom) Sunday school and YV (YV bring your own hot chocolate in a flask!)

3pm: Broadford - Gaelic Service

6pm Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall (and on zoom.)

 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Please remember that face masks must be worn.
Monday 8th Nov. 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)
Tuesday 9th Nov. at 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome.

Wednesday 10th Nov. at 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

Thursday 11th Nov. 1.30 – 3pm ‘STRUPAG N CRAIC’ in Kyleakin church hall (and now with a wee activity!) All ladies welcome. Now once a month and will have a wee activity! The next dates are November 11th and December 9th.

Friday 12th Nov. at 2pm to 5pm (and every Friday): BROADFORD CHURCH Come and join us as we revamp the grounds around Broadford Church (easy gardening work). We’d welcome your input into our plans to connect our church with the community. The Church will be open for refreshments and we will have cake!

NEXT SUNDAY 14th November - REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:

10.50am: Service in Broadford Church

10.50am: Service in Kilmore Church and on zoom (Sunday school and YV)
10.50am: Service in Kyleakin Church (Youth church for 11 years up/ Sunday school up to P7)

3pm: Service in Elgol Church

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on zoom.

COP26:

Here is the link to Highland in-person and online events during COP26

https://mailchi.mp/ecocongregationscotland/ecohighland2021?e=8675cca3ff

 

CREATION CARE:

Saturday 6th November is the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. There will be a march over the Skye Bridge organised by Skye Climate Action, leaving the Kyleakin side at 12 midday. All welcome - at your own risk. Bring face covering and hand sanitiser for gathering together prior to the march (although the ventilation is likely to be superb). This is a peaceful, non-disruptive, family-friendly march to express support for the call to climate justice and to demonstrate the kind of society we want to have.

Those who would like to show support, but can't be at the march are encouraged to walk over the Bridge anytime during the weekend, ideally with some sort of signage to show why you're doing it. Could be individuals, families, groups of friends.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move through the various gatherings in Glasgow at this time, and to guide us in our responses to these human-made crises. It is time to return to the Lord's way: showing love and gratitude to God by loving our neighbours and caring for the amazing creation that he provided to give us all we need for a full and just life for all and leaving the earth in a condition that allows today's children to look forward to full lives too.

Eco-verses: Prov. 11:28 Those who trust in their riches will wither, but the righteous will flourish like green leaves. And in John 4:4 Those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.

SHOEBOX APPEAL:

Filled boxes can be handed into any of the churches by this Sunday. Any late boxes can be still be handed in to Broadford church up until the 7th November, or into the Blythswood shop at the VERY LATEST by Friday November 12th. Leaflets are in all the churches, or for details, here’s the link… https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal/

 

HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL FUNDRAISING QUIZ:

Following the success of our first ever virtual quiz last year, we are holding another online quiz via Zoom on Saturday, 27th November at 7.30pm. You can take part from the comfort of your own home: all you need to do is form a team of up to 4 people who can all be together on the night or can be in different venues but communicating through whatsapp or similar. Entry is by donation and all proceeds will go to the work of the school. Further details will follow but please put the date in your diary. To register or for further info contact: jeangillies@btinternet.com or 01471 844281

 

COOL 20TH ANNIVERSARY:

COOL are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and you are all warmly invited to come to our special event taking place on Friday 26th November at 7:30pm in Dornie Hall. Please join us as we celebrate and reflect on all that God has done, giving thanks to Him for His goodness and faithfulness throughout the years. It is sure to be a great evening.

For more details: ​https://coolscotland.org.uk/20th-anniversary-celebration/ 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/COOLScotland​ Inst: https://www.instagram.com/cool_scotland

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's remember to pray for all those countries where they have been unable to get enough vaccines. And pray that those countries with excess are generous.

 

JOSHUA STONES WRITING GROUP:

Joshua 4:21-22 ‘Please feel free to join us for 1 or 2 sessions - it will be very informal and you can dip in and out as you like!’

‘What do these stones mean to you?’ This was the question the setting up of the stones at Gilgal was meant to spark… and this in turn has led to a thought that it might be fun to have a group to record some of our memories - would you like to join us?

How do we remember things? Sights, sounds, smells, tastes - all of these things can cause us to remember times and events in our lives, but do we write them down for our children or grandchildren to ask questions about, or even just for our own enjoyment. We may think we don’t have anything interesting to tell, but all of us have a story and it can be fun to explore ways of recording this and other memories we may have.

We intend to run a group via Zoom for 6 weeks starting on Thursday November 4th from 7.30 - 8.30pm to explore and share together our ways of recording our stories. We have absolutely no experience in doing this(!) so we will all be in the same boat and can learn and encourage each other as we go - come and join us for what we hope will be an enriching and fun experience! For more info, or to sign up, please contact Jackie strathandsleatpda@gmail.com  or Jane janemcd.aird@gmail.com

Notices - 31 October

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Last week in Broadford Church I mentioned 5 distinguishing marks which are characteristic of the voice of prophecy. But I delivered only 4. The 5th, which I withheld, is "love of church". Most enjoy a moan about church from time to time, sometimes with good reason. Yet we need to remember that church is Jesus' idea and not ours. He loved his church and so should we. He gave up his life for the church and so should we be prepared to. This week let us not omit to love our church and thereby move a step closer to the Lord of the Church...

Rory

THIS SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER: (remember to put your clocks back!)

11am: Service in Broadford Church

11am: Service in Kilmore Church (Sunday school and YV)
11am: Service in Kyleakin Church - zoom (Youth church for 11 years up/ Sunday school for up to P7)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on zoom.

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Please remember that face masks must be worn.
Monday 1st Nov. 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL (on zoom)
Tuesday 2nd Nov. at 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome.

Wednesday 3rd Nov. at 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

Friday 5th Nov. at 2pm to 5pm (and every Friday): BROADFORD CHURCH Come and join us as we revamp the grounds around Broadford Church (easy gardening work). We’d welcome your input into our plans to connect our church with the community. The Church will be open for refreshments and we will have cake!

 

STRUPAG N CRAIC:

Now once a month and will have a wee activity! The next dates are November 11th and December 9th (see flyer attached)

 

NEXT SUNDAY 7th NOVEMBER:

11am: Broadford Church - Whole parish service (and on zoom)

3pm: Broadford - Gaelic Service

6pm Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall (and on zoom.)

SHOEBOX APPEAL:

Filled boxes can be handed into any of the churches by this Sunday. Any late boxes can be still be handed in to Broadford church up until the 7th November, or into the Blythswood shop at the VERY LATEST by Friday November 12th. Leaflets are in all the churches, or for details, here’s the link… https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal/

 

COP26:

Here is the link to Highland in-person and online events during COP26

https://mailchi.mp/ecocongregationscotland/ecohighland2021?e=8675cca3ff

 

CREATION CARE:

Eco tip: Saturday 6th November is the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice and there will be a peaceful, family-friendly, non-disruptive walk over the Skye Bridge (pavement) starting at 12 midday. Join us anytime from 11am at the Kyleakin end. You're welcome to wear bright clothing and/or bring placards supporting action on climate / addressing the injustices. This is non-political and aimed at promoting the positives of caring for one another and the planet, God's creation. Contact Anne if you'd like more detail.

Eco-verse: The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting: For every wild animal of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the air, and all that moves in the field is mine. Psalm 50: 1, 10, 11.

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID: 

This week let's remember to pray for those who are caring for their loved ones at home. Many of them are still having to manage without the help they were receiving before covid. And some are unable to take up offers of respite due to worries about contracting covid.

 

JOSHUA STONES WRITING GROUP:

Joshua 4:21-22 ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ This was the question the setting up of the stones at Gilgal was meant to spark… and this in turn has led to a thought that it might be fun to have a group to record some of our memories - would you like to join us?

How do we remember things? Sights, sounds, smells, tastes - all of these things can cause us to remember times and events in our lives, but do we write them down for our children or grandchildren to ask questions about, or even just for our own enjoyment.  We may think we don’t have anything interesting to tell, but all of us have a story and it can be fun to explore ways of recording this and other memories we may have.

We intend to run a group via Zoom for 6 weeks starting on Thursday November 4th from 7.30 - 8.30pm to explore and share together our ways of recording our stories. We have absolutely no experience in doing this(!) so we will all be in the same boat and can learn and encourage each other as we go - come and join us for what we hope will be an enriching and fun experience!

Contact Jackie on strathandsleatpda@gmail.com or Jane on janemcd.aird@gmail.com for more info or to sign up!

Notices - 10 October

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

There is both beauty and sadness in the landscape at this time of year, with the turning of colours and the drawing in of nights. This reflects life, except that the ups and downs of life are not regular like the seasons. But since the advent of climate change the seasons have returned the compliment; now it is they that are resembling us, in the unpredictability of our lives. While we need to be concerned about the state of the planet and we cannot help worrying about our own issues, we can navigate through both if we keep our focus on Jesus who remains constant. We know this through Scripture, which is our focus this Sunday…

 

….and a reminder that Rory will be away from Monday 11th to Saturday 23rd October and that Fred Vincent will be covering during his absence.

 

THIS SUNDAY 10th OCTOBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (Sunday school and YV)

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

N.B. There will be no service in Elgol today – the next Elgol service will be at 3pm on Sunday 24th October

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on Zoom

HARVEST:

If you haven’t yet made a donation of food for THE SKYE AND LOCHALSH FOOD BANK, it can be left in any of the churches this weekend or taken to the donation points at An Crubh or the Co-op.

Rosie from the foodbank asked us to pass on her thanks to all who have already donated. She said that over the last week they had seen a considerable rise in people needing to access their services. This is likely due to a combination of the end of furlough, the £20 reduction in universal credit and reduced work opportunities as the tourist season comes to an end. So please keep donating at the Co-ops or at An Crubh.

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Please remember that face masks must be worn.

MONDAY 11th Oct. 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL on ZOOM (details below)

TUESDAY 12th Oct. 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome.

WEDNESDAY 13th Oct 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.
N.B. Jackie is on holiday next week so the usual Baby Group in Sleat on Monday, the Strupag and Chat meetings in Kyleakin on Thursday and the meetings at Broadford church on Friday afternoon will not be happening this coming week.

NEXT SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm Kyleakin Fellowship

PRAYER MEETING FOR REVIVAL - MONDAY MORNINGS AT 11AM:

If you have a longing for a demonstration of the Holy Spirit's power in Revival - many unbelievers coming to faith (and, hopefully, to church), a new sense of God's holy presence among us and a deeper sense of God's love poured out in our hearts (Rom. 5:5) - then please consider joining our prayer for revival on Monday mornings at 11am. Continuing for the present on Zoom. The link will be sent out by Mary Fennell   prayercoordinator1995@gmail.com   every Sunday if you give her your email address.

NEW!  LADIES STRUPAG ‘n CRAIC:

Every Thursday 1.30 – 3pm in Kyleakin church hall. Note this is cancelled on Thursday 14th October; back on the 21st!

Come and join us for a cuppa and chat. Bring a friend or come on your own.

 

LIVING HOPE:

All are welcome to prayer and praise with Living Hope in the Lighthouse Centre in Kyle on 24th October when Kenny Borthwick will be the speaker. From 2:30 for a 3pm start. Contact Stevie Boyle for more info on 0771 5435341.

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land that he has given you. Deuteronomy 8: 10

Eco-tip: more energy-saving ideas. Switch off appliances and TV at the wall when not in use. Wash up in a bowl rather than under running water, and fit a more efficient shower head.

 

JOSHUA STONES WRITING GROUP:

Joshua 4:21-22 ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ This was the question the setting up of the stones at Gilgal was meant to spark… and this in turn has led to a thought that it might be fun to have a group to record some of our memories - would you like to join us?

How do we remember things? Sights, sounds, smells, tastes - all of these things can cause us to remember times and events in our lives, but do we write them down for our children or grandchildren to ask questions about, or even just for our own enjoyment.  We may think we don’t have anything interesting to tell, but all of us have a story and it can be fun to explore ways of recording this and other memories we may have.

We intend to run a group via Zoom for 6 weeks starting on Thursday November 4th from 7.30 - 8.30pm to explore and share together our ways of recording our stories. We have absolutely no experience in doing this(!) so we will all be in the same boat and can learn and encourage each other as we go - come and join us for what we hope will be an enriching and fun experience!

Contact Jackie on strathandsleatpda@gmail.com or Jane on janemcd.aird@gmail.com for more info or to sign up!

SHOEBOX APPEAL:

Leaflets are in all the churches. The full boxes will need to be handed in by the end of October, so start collecting your contents now!  Details:  https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal/

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID:  

This week let's pray for all those working in the health service and carers. Let’s pray that those feeling under stress will find time and space to recover.

Notices - 3 October

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

On the one hand, Harvest is not what it was. On the other, it is so much more. I'm looking forward to exploring what a 21st century Hebridean Harvest Thanksgiving looks like, when we all gather on Sunday morning in Kyleakin or online...

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 3rd OCTOBER:

11am: Harvest Thanksgiving Joint Parish Service in Kyleakin Church and on zoom (Sunday school for those up to P7).

PLEASE BRING DONATIONS OF FOOD FOR THE SKYE AND LOCHALSH FOOD BANK

2.30 for 3pm: All are welcome to prayer and praise with Living Hope in the Lighthouse Centre in Kyle this Sunday. Pastor Alan Hamilton (married to Jackie Neil) will be sharing.

3pm Gaelic Service in Broadford Church and on zoom (please see attached file for link)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on zoom.

 

N.B. The next Fig Sunday Gathering will be on the 17th October

HARVEST:

Donations of food for THE SKYE AND LOCHALSH FOOD BANK can be left in any of the churches for the next 2 weeks.

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Please remember that face masks must be worn.

MONDAY 4th Oct. 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL on ZOOM (details below)

TUESDAY 5th Oct. 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome.

WEDNESDAY 6th Oct 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY in the church foyer. All welcome.

THURSDAY 7th Oct. 1.30-3pm: LADIES STRUPAG n CHAT and every Thursday, in Kyleakin church hall.

FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER 2-5pm (and every Friday) in BROADFORD CHURCH FOYER:

Can you spare a couple of hours on a Friday? Would you like to see the church open and active in our community? Come and join in with some exciting plans to revamp the grounds around Broadford Church. We have plans and ideas but would welcome your input and if you can spare an hour or so to do some easy gardening work. The Church will be open for refreshments and we will have cake

NEXT SUNDAY 10th OCTOBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (Sunday school and YV)

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on zoom.

OPENING CHURCH:

The first Sunday in every month will be a whole parish joint service, rotating round churches. Other Sundays will be in all the churches.

While social distancing will no longer be strictly necessary according to government guidelines, we ask people to still respect a comfortable distance between households by spreading themselves out through the whole seating area as much as possible. Masks will still need to be worn inside. And hand gel at the door. There is no need to book a seat.

N.B. While the churches will be re-opening from September, we will continue to be broadcasting services by Zoom from Kilmore for those who would rather not return to actual buildings yet.

PRAYER MEETING FOR REVIVAL - MONDAY MORNINGS AT 11AM:

If you have a longing for a demonstration of the Holy Spirit's power in Revival - many unbelievers coming to faith (and, hopefully, to church), a new sense of God's holy presence among us and a deeper sense of God's love poured out in our hearts (Rom. 5:5) - then please consider joining our prayer for revival on Monday mornings at 11am. Continuing for the present on Zoom. The link will be sent out by Mary Fennell   prayercoordinator1995@gmail.com   every Sunday if you give her your email address.

NEW!  LADIES STRUPAG ‘n CRAIC:

Every Thursday 1.30 – 3pm in Kyleakin church hall. 

Come and join us for a cuppa and chat. Bring a friend or come on your own -

 

LIVING HOPE:

All are welcome to prayer and praise with Living Hope in the Lighthouse Centre in Kyle this Sunday. Pastor Alan Hamilton (married to Jackie Neil) will be sharing. From 2:30 for a 3pm start. We will meet again on the 24th when Kenny Borthwick will be the visiting speaker. Contact Stevie Boyle for more info on 0771 5435341.

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Continuing the theme of energy-saving: Seal cracks in floors and skirting boards, line your letterbox and block an unused chimney to reduce your heating bills by up to £35 a year.
Eco verse: The Lord created me [wisdom] at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago ... then I was beside him, like a master worker, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race. Proverbs 8: 22, 30-31.

 

JOSHUA STONES WRITING GROUP:

Joshua 4:21-22 ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ This was the question the setting up of the stones at Gilgal was meant to spark… and this in turn has led to a thought that it might be fun to have a group to record some of our memories - would you like to join us?

How do we remember things? Sights, sounds, smells, tastes - all of these things can cause us to remember times and events in our lives, but do we write them down for our children or grandchildren to ask questions about, or even just for our own enjoyment.  We may think we don’t have anything interesting to tell, but all of us have a story and it can be fun to explore ways of recording this and other memories we may have.

We intend to run a group via Zoom for 6 weeks starting on Thursday November 4th from 7.30 - 8.30pm to explore and share together our ways of recording our stories. We have absolutely no experience in doing this(!) so we will all be in the same boat and can learn and encourage each other as we go - come and join us for what we hope will be an enriching and fun experience!

Contact Jackie on strathandsleatpda@gmail.com or Jane on janemcd.aird@gmail.com for more info or to sign up!

SHOEBOX APPEAL:

Leaflets are in all the churches. The full boxes will need to be handed in by the end of October, so start collecting your contents now!  Details:  https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal/

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID:  

This week please remember all those that have had to make use of food-banks because of covid. Let’s pray that they feel the Lord's blessing this harvest.

Notices - 26 September

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Money is something we enjoy having but are reluctant to talk about. However we need to get over that today because is National Giving Day. You can read more about it below but, in our conviction that everything belongs to God - including our money - it is an issue which deserves our attention and our appropriate response!

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 26th SEPTEMBER - NATIONAL GIVING DAY:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (Sunday school and YV)

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (zoom)

HARVEST:

Donations of food for THE SKYE AND LOCHALSH FOOD BANK can be left in any of the churches for the next 3 weeks.

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Please remember that face masks must be worn.

MONDAY 27TH SEPT. 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL on ZOOM (details below)

TUESDAY 28th SEPT.  7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome.

WEDNESDAY 29TH SEPT 7.30pm: BROADFORD BIBLE STUDY resumes in the church foyer. All welcome.

THURSDAY 30th SEPT. 1.30-3pm: LADIES STRUPAG n CHAT and every Thursday, in Kyleakin church hall.

FRIDAY 1st OCTOBER 2 – 5pm (and every Friday) in BROADFORD CHURCH FOYER: Can you spare a couple of hours on a Friday? Would you like to see the church open and active in our community? Come and join in with some exciting plans to revamp the grounds around Broadford Church.  We have plans and ideas but would welcome your input and if you can spare an hour or so to do some easy gardening work. The Church will be open for refreshments and we will have cake!

NEXT SUNDAY 3RD OCTOBER HARVEST FESTIVAL:

11am: Whole Parish Service in Kyleakin Church and on zoom (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

PLEASE BRING DONATIONS OF FOOD FOR THE SKYE AND LOCHALSH FOOD BANK

3pm Gaelic Service in Broadford Church and on zoom

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship in Kyleakin church hall and on zoom.

N.B. The next Fig Sunday Gathering will be on the 17th October

OPENING CHURCH:

The first Sunday in every month will be a whole parish joint service, rotating round churches. Other Sundays will be in all the churches.

While social distancing will no longer be strictly necessary according to government guidelines, we ask people to still respect a comfortable distance between households by spreading themselves out through the whole seating area as much as possible. Masks will still need to be worn inside. And hand gel at the door. There is no need to book a seat.

N.B. While the churches will be re-opening from September, we will continue to be broadcasting services by Zoom from Kilmore for those who would rather not return to actual buildings yet.

PRAYER MEETING FOR REVIVAL - MONDAY MORNINGS AT 11AM:

If you have a longing for a demonstration of the Holy Spirit's power in Revival - many unbelievers coming to faith (and, hopefully, to church), a new sense of God's holy presence among us and a deeper sense of God's love poured out in our hearts (Rom. 5:5) - then please consider joining our prayer for revival on Monday mornings at 11am. Continuing for the present on Zoom. The link will be sent out by Mary Fennell   prayercoordinator1995@gmail.com   every Sunday if you give her your email address.

NATIONAL GIVING DAY:

Our Kirk Session has nominated Sunday 26th September 2021 as National Giving Day for Strath & Sleat Church of Scotland.  This is a church-wide initiative encouraged by the General Assembly during the season of Harvest which will provide people of all ages with an opportunity to reflect on God's presence with us through these challenging times and to offer gifts of thanksgiving back to God.  Money received by our Parish will probably be used to offset deficits in our General Fund taking into account our challenging financial circumstances over the last year and will not be assessable for Ministries and Mission purposes so future M&M Allocations will not rise because of your generosity on this occasion.

To ensure that our Treasurer can identify these specific donations and demonstrate this clearly in the accounts we would appreciate if your gifts are presented in one of the following ways

1.    in the Church Plate on 26th September only - please use an envelope marked National Giving Day - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name

2.    by bank transfer before 26th September - please identify by National Giving Day or NGD - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name - our bank details are Bank of Scotland account 00930508 Sort Code 800583

3.    by post directly to our Treasurer to arrive before 26th September - please use an internal envelope marked National Giving Day - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name - Treasurer's details are Margaret F Macrae Rowan Cottage South Obbe Kyleakin Isle of Skye IV41 8PN

If you have any concerns or questions please contact our Treasurer by email mfmacrae@aol.com or telephone 01599534695

NEW!  LADIES STRUPAG ‘n CRAIC:

Every Thursday 1.30 – 3pm in Kyleakin church hall. 

Come and join us for a cuppa and chat. Bring a friend or come on your own -

 

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Save energy, save planet-draining resources, save money. Share your tips, but to get started: you may be able to turn the heating down a bit by wearing more clothes (go along to Blythswood to see what they have) and moving regularly - either going outside for walks or even just stretching and shaking arms and legs every hour inside. Make sure that draughts are blocked eg by curtains or rolled up towels used as draught excluders on the floor. Wash (and tumble-dry) clothes less often.

Eco-verse: If you follow my statutes and keep my commandments and observe them faithfully, I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Leviticus 26:3-4

 

JOSHUA STONES WRITING GROUP:

Joshua 4:21-22 ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ This was the question the setting up of the stones at Gilgal was meant to spark… and this in turn has led to a thought that it might be fun to have a group to record some of our memories - would you like to join us?

How do we remember things? Sights, sounds, smells, tastes - all of these things can cause us to remember times and events in our lives, but do we write them down for our children or grandchildren to ask questions about, or even just for our own enjoyment.  We may think we don’t have anything interesting to tell, but all of us have a story and it can be fun to explore ways of recording this and other memories we may have.

We intend to run a group via Zoom for 6 weeks starting on Thursday November 4th from 7.30 - 8.30pm to explore and share together our ways of recording our stories. We have absolutely no experience in doing this(!) so we will all be in the same boat and can learn and encourage each other as we go - come and join us for what we hope will be an enriching and fun experience!

Contact Jackie on strathandsleatpda@gmail.com or Jane on janemcd.aird@gmail.com for more info or to sign up!

SHOEBOX APPEAL:

Leaflets are in all the churches. The full boxes will need to be handed in by the end of October, so start collecting your contents now!  Details:  https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal/

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID:  

This week can we pray for all the young people going to Allt na Criche this weekend. Let’s pray that they will feel God’s presence and that they meet with Jesus. And also please pray for the leaders, for stamina and that the arrangements under covid restrictions run smoothly.

Notices - 19 September

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Today is Freedom Sunday, when the advocacy organisation, International Justice Mission (IJM) is urging Christians around the world to notice the millions of people living and working in conditions of slavery. Yes even in this day and age. Indeed, especially in this day and age when, due to scourges like bonded labour, people trafficking and the sex trade, more people than ever are being abused in this way. Worshippers in Kilmore can look forward to my interviewing of IJM's Scottish officer, Andy Bevan which, I hope, will find its way onto the church website, so everyone can view it. Remember: "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free" (Galatians 5.1). And be blessed!

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (Sunday school and YV)

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm Gaelic Service in Kilmore Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (on Zoom) 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

Please remember that face masks must be worn.

MONDAY 20TH SEPT: 11am: PRAYER FOR REVIVAL on ZOOM (details below)

MONDAY 20TH SEPT: 7.30-9pm: CREATION CARE STUDY We'll continue with the Tear Fund series on Christianity and Climate. Video 5 introduces the topic, 'Speaking to other Christians about Climate Change'. Zoom link is in the list attached to your email notices.

TUESDAY 21st SEPT: 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome.

THURSDAY 23rd SEPT: 1.30-3pm: LADIES STRUPAG n CHAT and every Thursday, in Kyleakin church hall.

FRIDAY 24TH SEPT: 2 – 3 pm (and every Friday) in BROADFORD CHURCH FOYER: Can you spare a couple of hours on a Friday? Would you like to see the church open and active in our community? Come and join in with some exciting plans to revamp the grounds around Broadford Church.  We have plans and ideas but would welcome your input and if you can spare an hour or so to do some easy gardening work. The Church will be open for refreshments and we will have cake!

NEXT SUNDAY 26th SEPTEMBER - NATIONAL GIVING DAY:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (Sunday school and YV)

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (zoom)

OPENING CHURCH

WE ARE BACK TO CHURCH IN OUR BUILDINGS!

The first Sunday in every month will be a whole parish joint service, rotating round churches. Other Sundays will be in all the churches.

While social distancing will no longer be strictly necessary according to government guidelines, we ask people to still respect a comfortable distance between households by spreading themselves out through the whole seating area as much as possible. Masks will still need to be worn inside. And hand gel at the door. There is no need to book a seat.

N.B. While the churches will be re-opening from September, we will continue to be broadcasting services by Zoom from Kilmore for those who would rather not return to actual buildings yet.

PRAYER MEETING FOR REVIVAL - MONDAY MORNINGS AT 11AM: If you have a longing for a demonstration of the Holy Spirit's power in Revival - many unbelievers coming to faith (and, hopefully, to church), a new sense of God's holy presence among us and a deeper sense of God's love poured out in our hearts (Rom. 5:5) - then please consider joining our prayer for revival on Monday mornings at 11am. Continuing for the present on Zoom. The link will be sent out by Mary Fennell   prayercoordinator1995@gmail.com   every Sunday if you give her your email address.

NATIONAL GIVING DAY:

Our Kirk Session has nominated Sunday 26th September 2021 as National Giving Day for Strath & Sleat Church of Scotland.  This is a church-wide initiative encouraged by the General Assembly during the season of Harvest which will provide people of all ages with an opportunity to reflect on God's presence with us through these challenging times and to offer gifts of thanksgiving back to God.  Money received by our Parish will probably be used to offset deficits in our General Fund taking into account our challenging financial circumstances over the last year and will not be assessable for Ministries and Mission purposes so future M&M Allocations will not rise because of your generosity on this occasion.

To ensure that our Treasurer can identify these specific donations and demonstrate this clearly in the accounts we would appreciate if your gifts are presented in one of the following ways

1.    in the Church Plate on 26th September only - please use an envelope marked National Giving Day - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name

2.    by bank transfer before 26th September - please identify by National Giving Day or NGD - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name - our bank details are Bank of Scotland account 00930508 Sort Code 800583

3.    by post directly to our Treasurer to arrive before 26th September - please use an internal envelope marked National Giving Day - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name - Treasurer's details are Margaret F Macrae Rowan Cottage South Obbe Kyleakin Isle of Skye IV41 8PN

If you have any concerns or questions please contact our Treasurer by email mfmacrae@aol.com or telephone 01599534695

NEW!  LADIES STRUPAG ‘n CHAT:

Every Thursday 1.30 – 3pm in Kyleakin church hall. 

Come and join us for a cuppa and chat. Bring a friend or come on your own - Starts this Thursday 23rd (details attached.)

 

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: go along to 9 Torrin during Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23rd 11-3pm to join 'Waste not and Repair Hobbitin'. take along items that you no longer want and/or forage to see what you could make use of that someone else no longer needs. Also an opportunity to have clothes, tools, electrical items etc assessed for repair - or you might be able to help with repairs. Donations for recycled, certified electrical goods, everything else free.

Eco-verse: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. Ps 29: 3,4.

 

SHOEBOX APPEAL:

Leaflets are in all the churches. The full boxes will need to be handed in by the end of October, so start collecting your contents now!  Details:  https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal/

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID:  

This week can we pray for the Lord’s blessing on all the students as they return to (or are starting at) colleges and universities, as they have to cope with a very different life there with some covid restrictions still in place.

Notices - 12 September

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Today marks the first full day of services re-opening in all our buildings - Hallelujah! Not everyone will feel comfortable about returning and we understand that. Zoom will continue for the time-being and perhaps for the foreseeable future, so that we do not lose anyone who is not in a position to join us in person. Please pray for protection and for patience, along with courage and boldness. Above all, may we be led by the Holy Spirit so that everything we do is faithful and effective...

Rory       

 

THIS SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

3pm: Afternoon Service in Elgol church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (Zoom)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

TUESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome (please wear a face mask).

NEXT SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church (Sunday school for all those up to P7)

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church (Sunday school and YV)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm Gaelic Service in Kilmore Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

OPENING CHURCH

WE ARE BACK TO CHURCH IN OUR BUILDINGS!

The first Sunday in every month will be a whole parish joint service, rotating round churches. Other Sundays will be in all the churches.

While social distancing will no longer be strictly necessary according to government guidelines, we ask people to still respect a comfortable distance between households by spreading themselves out through the whole seating area as much as possible. Masks will still need to be worn inside. And hand gel at the door. There is no need to book a seat.

N.B. While the churches will be re-opening from September, we will continue to be broadcasting services by Zoom from Kilmore for those who would rather not return to actual buildings yet.

BROADFORD CHURCH:

Every Friday afternoon 2 – 5pm

Can you spare a couple of hours on a Friday? Would you like to see the church open and active in our community?

Come and join in with some exciting plans to revamp the grounds around Broadford Church.  We have plans and ideas but would welcome your input and if you can spare an hour or so to do some easy gardening work.

The Church will be open for refreshments and we will have cake!

NATIONAL GIVING DAY:

Our Kirk Session has nominated Sunday 26th September 2021 as National Giving Day for Strath & Sleat Church of Scotland.  This is a church-wide initiative encouraged by the General Assembly during the season of Harvest which will provide people of all ages with an opportunity to reflect on God's presence with us through these challenging times and to offer gifts of thanksgiving back to God.  Money received by our Parish will probably be used to offset deficits in our General Fund taking into account our challenging financial circumstances over the last year and will not be assessable for Ministries and Mission purposes so future M&M Allocations will not rise because of your generosity on this occasion.

To ensure that our Treasurer can identify these specific donations and demonstrate this clearly in the accounts we would appreciate if your gifts are presented in one of the following ways

1.    in the Church Plate on 26th September only - please use an envelope marked National Giving Day - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name

2.    by bank transfer before 26th September - please identify by National Giving Day or NGD - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name - our bank details are Bank of Scotland account 00930508 Sort Code 800583

3.    by post directly to our Treasurer to arrive before 26th September - please use an internal envelope marked National Giving Day - if you are a Gift Aider please add your individual name - Treasurer's details are Margaret F Macrae Rowan Cottage South Obbe Kyleakin Isle of Skye IV41 8PN

If you have any concerns or questions please contact our Treasurer by email mfmacrae@aol.com or telephone 01599534695

PRAYERS FOR COVID:

This week let's pray for all our NHS staff as rising admissions and staff shortages make life so difficult for them all.

CREATION CARE:

Creation Care study: Monday September 20th, 7.30-9pm. We'll continue with the Tear Fund series on Christianity and Climate. Video 5 introduces the topic, 'Speaking to other Christians about Climate Change'. Zoom link is in the list attached to your emailed notices.

Notices - 5 September

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

A new month, a new season, a new routine. Re-opening our churches represents an exciting step forward, for which some have been itching and others will still find a step too far. We shall need to be considerate. How fitting that our friend Martin Haworth happens to be visiting to promote his new book and has agreed to preach at our 11am Communion service. Please keep praying for Alpha, our congregational mission effort, and for 'Make it count', an exciting new venture between ourselves and our neighbours in the Free Church.

"How good and pleasant it is, when brothers dwell together in unity..." Psalm 133

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 5th SEPTEMBER:

11am: Whole Parish Communion Service (Kilmore Church and Zoom). The elements for communion will be provided in separate portions as you enter the church, or you may bring your own if you prefer.

6pm Gaelic Communion Service in Kilmore Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (still just on Zoom)

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

TUESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER at 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome (please wear a face mask).

NEXT SUNDAY 12th SEPTEMBER:

11am: Morning Service in Broadford Church

11am: Morning Service in Kilmore Church

11am: Morning Service in Kyleakin Church

3pm: Afternoon Service at Elgol Church

6pm Gaelic Service in Kilmore Church

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

OPENING CHURCH

WE ARE BACK TO CHURCH IN OUR BUILDINGS!

The first Sunday in every month will be a whole parish joint service, rotating round churches. Other Sundays will be in all the churches.

While social distancing will no longer be strictly necessary according to government guidelines, we ask people to still respect a comfortable distance between households by spreading themselves out through the whole seating area as much as possible. Masks will still need to be worn inside. And hand gel at the door. There is no need to book a seat.

N.B. While the churches will be re-opening from September, we will continue to be broadcasting services by Zoom from Kilmore for those who would rather not return to actual buildings yet. 

BROADFORD - FRIDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 2PM:

We are looking for volunteers who might help in opening up Broadford church foyer for young people to drop in on a Friday afternoon? Alongside this we hope to work in the grounds and make the outside of our church an eco-friendly environment where people might like to come and spend time. So perhaps you might like to help with weeding, planting and general outside tidying.

Do you have a couple of spare hours to come and spend some time with any who might drop in?

Interested in getting involved and being part of an exciting new outreach in Broadford? Come along to an informal meeting on Friday 3rd September at 2 pm in the foyer of Broadford church for more information and to see how we can begin to emerge out of covid and serve our community once again.

MAKE IT COUNT:

For details of the exciting new parent group starting up in Sleat, see this document.

PRAYERS FOR COVID:

This week let's give thanks to God as we can once again meet in our churches.

CREATION CARE:

Creation Care study: Monday September 20th, 7.30-9pm. We'll continue with the Tear Fund series on Christianity and Climate. Video 5 introduces the topic, 'Speaking to other Christians about Climate Change'. Zoom link is in the list attached to these notices.

Eco tip: Don't throw out the tough outer leaves, stalks or wilted, past-date vegetables. They can be used to make stock for soup or other dishes. If you don't need it at the time, freeze it for later use.

Eco-verse: By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth. Psalm 33: 6

Notices - 29 August

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Over the summer those who have been involved in the Alpha project will have been thinking about whom they might bring/ send on the outreach course which begins on Wednesday (1 September). It will run for 11 weeks (with a break for the October Holiday) 7.30-8.30pm on Zoom, including an in-person meal option the hour before (location tbc).

Please invite guests to register at www.alpha-skye.co.uk by this Sunday (29 August). It would be so encouraging and significant if anyone can commit to praying for those involved. Please let me know if that's you!

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 29th AUGUST:

11am: Morning Service (Kilmore Church and zoom)

5pm Gaelic Service (Communion moved to next Sunday, 5th September.)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (zoom) 

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

TUESDAY 31st AUGUST: 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. All welcome (please wear a face mask).

NEXT SUNDAY 5th SEPTEMBER:

11am: Whole Parish Communion Service (Kilmore Church and zoom). The elements for communion will be provided in separate portions as you enter the church, or you may bring your own if you prefer.

6pm: Gaelic Communion Service at Kilmore

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (Zoom)

OPENING CHURCH

SEPTEMBER: BACK TO CHURCH IN OUR BUILDINGS!

The 1st Sunday in every month will be a whole parish joint service, rotating round churches. Other Sundays will be in all the churches. While social distancing will no longer be strictly necessary according to government guidelines, we ask people to still respect a comfortable distance between households by spreading themselves out through the whole seating area as much as possible. Masks will still need to be worn in the meantime.

N.B. While the churches will be re-opening from September, we will continue to be broadcasting services by Zoom from Kilmore for those who would rather not return to actual buildings yet.

 

KYLEAKIN CHURCH CLEAN UP!

Saturday 28th AUGUST 10.30am.

The church hasn't been cleaned for nearly 18 months! So please come along to give the church and church-hall a good clean! Please bring your own dusters, vacuum cleaners etc. too! – Whatever time you can manage (even just 30 minutes!) your help would be really appreciated! With many hands we should have it looking great in next to no time.

BROADFORD - FRIDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 2PM:

We are looking for volunteers who might help in opening up Broadford church foyer for young people to drop in on a Friday afternoon? Alongside this we hope to work in the grounds and make the outside of our church an eco-friendly environment where people might like to come and spend time. So perhaps you might like to help with weeding, planting and general outside tidying.

Do you have a couple of spare hours to come and spend some time with any who might drop in?

Interested in getting involved and being part of an exciting new outreach in Broadford? Come along to an informal meeting on Friday 3rd September at 2 pm in the foyer of Broadford church for more information and to see how we can begin to emerge out of covid and serve our community once again.

MAKE IT COUNT:

For details of the exciting new parent group starting up in Sleat, see this document.

PRAYERS FOR COVID:

This week let's pray for all refugees, who are having to cope with the pandemic as well as everything else in their lives.

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Use your money. Example 2. If you belong to a pension scheme or are able to invest money as an organisation or an individual, it's worth checking out what those funds are financing. The Highland Council's Pension Fund for instance, has several million pounds supporting fossil fuels and armaments. Often this is done with the best of intentions for financial returns, without realising the harms perpetuated. If you have control of investments, consider switching your support from harmful outcomes to positive ones - for people, planet and the Kingdom. If you don't have any control, but don't like what you discover, you could send a polite letter or email pointing that out.

Eco-verse: The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it. Psalm 24:1

Notices - 22 August

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Between Easter and the summer holidays we ran an Alpha Course to prepare the church for a big missional effort to share the good news of Jesus with the people of Strath & Sleat. About a third of you responded, with a view to helping on the next course and/ or inviting a non-believing neighbour/ friend/ relation. I am delighted to announce that this opportunity begins on Wednesday 1 September and will run for 11 weeks, with a break for the October Holiday. We shall continue to offer the Zoom option - an hour of video and discussion, 7.30 - 8.30pm - as the core of the next course, which people can join from home. But we are also extending hospitality to anyone who would like to gather an hour earlier - at 6.30pm - for a meal at a location which we shall confirm when we know who is coming. The deadline for registration is Sunday 29 August, so don't delay! Please send contact details to the minister at rorymofg@gmail.com or phone the manse on 01471 822416.

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 22nd AUGUST:

11am: Morning Service “Back to School with God” (Kyleakin village hall and on Zoom).

We will also be commissioning Jackie’s work as Parish Development Assistant. To book a place follow the link below.

3pm: Elgol church service

3pm: Fig Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

TUESDAY 24th AUGUST: 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. Please contact Lesley if you would like to attend as spaces are limited - lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 01471 822023

NEXT SUNDAY 29th AUGUST:

11am: Morning Service (Kilmore Church and zoom)

5pm Gaelic Service (Communion moved to next Sunday, 5th September.)

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship (zoom) 

OPENING CHURCH

AUGUST: continuing with Zoom

29th in KILMORE CHURCH - if you would like to book a seat for any of the Kilmore services, please see this document for instructions.

22nd in KYLEAKIN VILLAGE HALL - here’s the link to book a place:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kyleakin-village-hall-live-worship-service-tickets-156320690393

PLEASE REMEMBER that whichever church is being used to broadcast from, the whole parish is eligible to attend in person.

SEPTEMBER: BACK TO CHURCH IN OUR BUILDINGS!

The 1st Sunday in every month will be a whole parish joint service, rotating round churches. Other Sundays will be in all the churches. While social distancing will no longer be strictly necessary according to government guidelines, we ask people to still respect a comfortable distance between households by spreading themselves out through the whole seating area as much as possible. Masks will still need to be worn in the meantime.

N.B. While the churches will be re-opening from September, we will continue to be broadcasting services by Zoom from Kilmore for those who would rather not return to actual buildings yet.

SUNDAY SERMONS

A reminder that they are put onto the church’s facebook page. Here’s the link

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=strath%20and%20sleat%20church%20of%20scotland

 

KYLEAKIN CHURCH CLEAN UP!

Saturday 28th AUGUST 10.30am.

The church hasn't been cleaned for 17 months! So please come along to give the church and church hall a good clean! With many hands we should have it looking great in next to no time. A good idea to bring your own dusters, vacuum cleaners etc. too! N.B. The water has not yet been checked so please bring your own drinking water etc.

AUGUST NEWSLETTER:

DEADLINE FOR ITEMS… MONDAY 23RD AUGUST  We would love to hear from any groups that have been meeting (in person or on line) during the pandemic. Don’t forget the new ‘letters page’ and photos of any events since the last newsletter are always welcome too! I only have one piece at the moment! Please send items for the August Newsletter to Lesley lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk  by TOMORROW… MONDAY 23RD AUGUST!

PRAYER FOR HIGHLAND COUNCIL is a non-denominational network of people that pray for Highland Council, and give prayer support to Councillors in the region. Recently we have started using an App to disseminate prayer updates.  We need a logo to use on several social media and online platforms (The PrayerMate App, Facebook and Twitter), the logo will also appear on a monthly (emailed) prayer diary circulated to supporters. If anyone has giftings in this area and would be willing to help design one can you please email Anne Sikorski (anne@annesikorski.com)

or Gordon Matheson(gordonmatheson101@gmail.com)

DO YOU ENJOY WEEDING?

If anyone would enjoy a spot of weeding BROADFORD CHURCH is in great need of you! Please weed whatever your time allows over the next couple of weeks. Many thanks!

MINISTER’S FUNDRAISING LINK FOR ALZHEIMERS:

Some people have been asking for the link to the minister's fundraising page in favour of   Alzheimers Scotland. Here it is:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peaksandpipes?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=peaksandpipes&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=fcf12f10eb8c44878bccd075662ed59d&fbclid=IwAR0-MjDs95-EaHCoWRp0pE3MLGQPV18PzOpB5MbhAaYNhDakl_zd9iyJ7Nw

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Use your money to send a message to creation-exploiters. Example 1 - try to avoid anything containing palm oil unless specifically labelled sustainable. Clearing land for palm oil plantations causes air pollution and carbon emissions from burning, while destroying ecosystems and habitat for animals, birds and plants with adverse health impacts on local people. It is really difficult to avoid all palm oil as it's in many soaps, Tunnocks tea cakes, Co-op bread, Harry Gow bakery and many more food items. Read the small print and ponder whether you can use something else instead (or make/bake your own).

Eco-verse: Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary, his understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40: 28

BLYTHSWOOD CARE AUCTION on 11th September: Please see this flyer for details.

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID:  

This week let's give thanks again for the vaccine. Truly an answer to prayer! As we move towards meeting weekly in churches, let’s ask God to remind us to continue to be careful and to remember that we can still carry the virus without symptoms.

Notices - 15 August

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

The minister is away from Monday 9th August until Monday 16th August.

Steve Fennell  sjf13648@gmail.com  (01471 820168) has offered to cover pastoral emergencies.

 

THIS SUNDAY 15th AUGUST:

11am: Morning Service (Kilmore Church)

5pm Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

TUESDAY 17th AUGUST: 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. Please contact Lesley if you would like to attend as spaces are limited - lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 01471 822023

MONDAY 16TH AUGUST 7.30-9PM: CREATION CARE ZOOM - DISCUSSION of the award-winning documentary, 'Thank you for the rain'. We have free access to this film through Christian Aid. Watch the trailer here: https://thankyoufortherain.com/trailer and contact Anne at aomacl@tighgorm.scot for the link to the full film which you can watch in your own time. You might find it helpful to have paper and pen by you to jot down your impressions to bring to the discussion. If you can't come to the Monday evening discussion, I'd still love to hear your comments on the film and we can have an additional date to talk about it if there are sufficient people interested.

NEXT SUNDAY 22nd AUGUST:

11am: Morning Service “Back to School with God” (Kyleakin village hall and on zoom).

We will also be commissioning Jackie’s work as Parish Development Assistant. To book a place follow the link below.

3pm: Elgol church service

3pm: Fig Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

OPENING CHURCH

AUGUST: continuing with Zoom

15th & 29th in KILMORE CHURCH

22nd in KYLEAKIN VILLAGE HALL - here’s the link to book a place:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kyleakin-village-hall-live-worship-service-tickets-156320690393

If you would like to book a seat for any of the Kilmore services, please see this document for instructions.

PLEASE REMEMBER that whichever church is being used to broadcast from, the whole parish is eligible to attend in person.

SEPTEMBER: BACK TO CHURCH IN OUR BUILDINGS!

The 1st Sunday in every month will be a whole parish joint service, rotating round churches. Other Sundays will be in all the churches. While social distancing will no longer be strictly necessary according to government guidelines, we ask people to still respect a comfortable distance between households by spreading themselves out through the whole seating area as much as possible. Masks will still need to be worn in the meantime.

N.B. While the churches will be re-opening from September, we will continue to be broadcasting services by Zoom from Kilmore for those who would rather not return to actual buildings yet.

SUNDAY SERMONS

A reminder that they are put onto the church’s facebook page. Here’s the link

https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=strath%20and%20sleat%20church%20of%20scotland

 

AUGUST NEWSLETTER:

Please send items for the August Newsletter to Lesley by 23RD AUGUST lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk  We would love to hear from any groups that have been meeting (in person or on line) during the pandemic. And any photos are always welcome too!

PRAYER FOR HIGHLAND COUNCIL is a non-denominational network of people that pray for Highland Council, and give prayer support to Councillors in the region. Recently we have started using an App to disseminate prayer updates.  We need a logo to use on several social media and online platforms (The PrayerMate App, Facebook and Twitter), the logo will also appear on a monthly (emailed) prayer diary circulated to supporters. If anyone has giftings in this area and would be willing to help design one can you please email Anne Sikorski (anne@annesikorski.com)

or Gordon Matheson(gordonmatheson101@gmail.com)

DO YOU ENJOY WEEDING?

If anyone would enjoy a spot of weeding BROADFORD CHURCH is in great need of you! Please weed whatever your time allows over the next couple of weeks. Many thanks!

MINISTER’S FUNDRAISING LINK FOR ALZHEIMERS:

Some people have been asking for the link to the minister's fundraising page in favour of   Alzheimers Scotland. Here it is:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/peaksandpipes?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=peaksandpipes&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=fcf12f10eb8c44878bccd075662ed59d&fbclid=IwAR0-MjDs95-EaHCoWRp0pE3MLGQPV18PzOpB5MbhAaYNhDakl_zd9iyJ7Nw

CREATION CARE:

Eco-tip: Go to the 'Waste not Wednesdays' events at 9 Torrin (Holidays) on 18th and 25th August, 10-4pm. Take no-longer-wanted stuff (clothes, toys, electrical, kitchen ware, tools - anything) to be offered to others rather than landing in landfill . AND/OR have a rummage for things that you would find useful. Most items free. Donations invited for new or repaired and tested electrical goods. More info at  www.climatefeis.org/events/

Eco-verse: He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside

still waters; he restores my soul. Psalm 23: 2

BLYTHSWOOD CARE AUCTION on 11th September: Please see this flyer for details.

 

PRAYERS FOR COVID:  

This week let's pray for all our NHS staff, who are continuing to be working under such pressure.

Notices - 8 August

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Did anyone notice the launch of the Skye Climate Fèis last Sunday? You can catch up with all the events preparing us for COP 26 on the dedicated website. Another significant beginning is that of our new Parish Development Assistant, Jackie MacLennan. Please keep her in your prayers as she helps us all towards becoming a more faithful and effective community of believers.

Rory

 

THIS SUNDAY 8th AUGUST:

11am: Morning Service (Kilmore Church)

3pm: Elgol church service

3pm: Fig Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

MID-WEEK MEETINGS:

TUESDAY 10th AUGUST: 7.30pm: KYLEAKIN PRAYER MEETING in the church hall. Please contact Lesley if you would like to attend as spaces are limited - lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk or tel: 01471 822023

NEXT SUNDAY 15th AUGUST:

11am: Morning Service (Kilmore Church)

5pm Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

OPENING CHURCH

8th and 15th August at Kilmore. 22nd August in Kyleakin Village Hall.

If you would like to book a seat for any of the services, please see this document for instructions.

As from the 19th July, we were only required to have social distancing set at 1 metre apart. But we have decided to be cautious while there are still rising covid numbers in Skye. We will therefore be waiting until numbers drop before reducing the distance.

PLEASE REMEMBER that whichever church is being used to broadcast from, the whole parish is eligible to attend in person (please remember to book early as places are filled up quickly!) The services will continue to take place in Kilmore for the summer as all the equipment for it to be on zoom is in place there. A monthly service in Kyleakin Village Hall is planned from August onwards.

CREATION CARE ZOOM:

AUGUST 16TH 7.30-9PM. DISCUSSION of the award-winning documentary, 'Thank you for the rain'. We have free access to this film through Christian Aid. Watch the trailer here: https://thankyoufortherain.com/trailer and contact Anne at aomacl@tighgorm.scot for the link to the full film which you can watch in your own time. You might find it helpful to have paper and pen by you to jot down your impressions to bring to the discussion. If you can't come to the Monday evening discussion, I'd still love to hear your comments on the film and we can have an additional date to talk about it if there are sufficient people interested.

 

AUGUST NEWSLETTER:

Please send items for the August Newsletter to Lesley by 23RD AUGUST lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk  We would love to hear from any groups that have been meeting (in person or on line) during the pandemic. And any photos are always welcome too!

PRAYER FOR HIGHLAND COUNCIL is a non-denominational network of people that pray for Highland Council, and give prayer support to Councillors in the region. Recently we have started using an App to disseminate prayer updates.  We need a logo to use on several social media and online platforms (The PrayerMate App, Facebook and Twitter), the logo will also appear on a monthly (emailed) prayer diary circulated to supporters. If anyone has giftings in this area and would be willing to help design one can you please email Anne Sikorski (anne@annesikorski.com)

or Gordon Matheson(gordonmatheson101@gmail.com)

DO YOU ENJOY WEEDING?

If anyone would enjoy a spot of weeding BROADFORD CHURCH is in great need of you! Please weed whatever your time allows over the next couple of weeks. Many thanks!

A LETTER FROM JACKIE (Parish Development Assistant)

Hi everyone.

Just wanted to keep you all updated in regard to your Parish Development. I have now been in post for three weeks and am presently just working one day a week. This will change at the beginning of September when I will have left my previous employment. 

As we are at the beginning of this exciting work, I am open to any suggestions you may have to enhance the plans I have already managed to put together.   I am keen to have our churches open and being effective in each of the communities where they are based, so if you have an idea, don’t keep it to yourself, share it with me and let's see how we can accommodate it.

I spent my first days at the Holiday Club, making good connections with some of the families in the parish. Please pray for these seeds sown over these days.

For starters, I am trying to connect with community groups within the parish and see how we can support some of the already excellent work going on. Last week I saw in the WHFP the walking initiative for young mothers headed up by Shirley Taylor, who works for the Highland Council Early Years. An excellent idea which if anyone can give an hour a week, to go for a walk with some of these parents, then please let me know and I shall direct you to the correct place. I hope to link up with the group which runs in Broadford in September and perhaps be able to offer a place to retreat if the weather is inclement and just have a cup of tea. Again, if you could help with this, let me know.

I am also looking at providing a space for high school aged children to drop in after school. This would just be a quiet space, to perhaps do homework, or chill out away from the normal routines of school. My desire is to have a few church members who would just come and get to know them, support them, perhaps in a certain subject of homework but also provide an opening to encourage them along to other activities our church may be running eg Youth Alpha / Messy Church.

I also have some plans for our church community for Christmas but I shall keep you all waiting for them! Suffice to say I will be looking for volunteers, and if you don’t come forward, I will be coming looking for you!

I think that’s enough for now, but I hope you can see I've been busy. Please also remember that I will need help to do a lot of the things planned, so now is the time for us all to become actively involved in the work of our parish.

Just to finish a couple of prayer points:

·         Please pray for the conversations within the community, that they would be positive and receptive

·         Pray for our parish, especially the parts which perhaps we haven't reached so far.

·         Pray for clarity in where to begin and not to become overwhelmed by too many things

Blessings to you all

Jackie MacLennan     strathandsleatpda@gmail.com 

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