Covid update

Update

​Most of our services are currently live online services. The links to join the meeting are sent out weekly via email. If you are not receiving these, and would like to be added to the church email list, please email Lesley at lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk.

We are meeting virtually each Sunday at 11am Morning Worship, 3pm Gaelic service, (1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays,) 3pm Fig Gathering (2nd and 4th Sundays) and the Evening Fellowship at 6pm. We continue to share the message each week on Facebook, but we encourage you to join the live services, where we worship together in a time of praise, share news of the fellowship and read the Bible together.

Resources

DAILY HOPE: A free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers - 0800 804 8044 

The line – which is available 24 hours a day has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

 

ONLINE GAELIC SERVICE: This channel is an initiative of two Gaelic churches - St Columba Gaelic Church in Glasgow and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh.  Here you will find services, hymns, Psalms and prayers in Gaelic. Here's the link...   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5IfnFkXnGdVHnQ67l_boWg

 

2 CHRONICLES 7:14 - Unite714 is a new prayer initiative that has quickly become a Global Prayer Movement as a result of the pandemic. What we are asked to do is join with millions around the Globe and pause to pray  at 714am and 714pm. For further information please check out the website...   https://www.unite714.com/

 

ONLINE DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Join our brothers and sisters from Gairloch on a virtual daily devotion based on the SU WordLive reading notes, posted at 8am Monday-Saturdays on facebook.  

Mon, Wed, Fri- Rev Stuart Smith, Gairloch CoS, leads: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GandDCofS/videos/?ref=page_internal

Tues, Thurs, Sat- Rev Colin MacLeod, Gairloch Free church leads: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GairlKinlTorrFreeChurchofScotland/videos/?ref=page_internal

Notices

Notices - 24 January

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

"Let's remember our neighbours in America, Uganda and Romania - all of whom have had elections recently. A change in administration is often tense, which is why we are fortunate in having such a long-standing Head of State in the person of Queen Elizabeth II. As Christians we are doubly blessed because we also recognise that the whole of creation is under the ultimate authority of Jesus Christ, whom we are privileged to know as Saviour and Lord and, perhaps most amazingly, as friend and brother. May that realisation ignite our worship and invigorate our witness..."

THIS SUNDAY - 24 January:

11am: Morning service - Waiting on God (Mark 1:14-20)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

 

NEXT SUNDAY 31 JANUARY:

11am: Morning Service - Listening to God (Mark1:21-28)

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin fellowship

COVID-19 CHAT AND PRAYER

26th January a 7.30pm. A time to come together to exchange news and pray about the issues around the pandemic. For Zoom link, please see weekly notices.

 

TEA AND CHAT WITH JADE

Every Friday at 1pm, starting 22nd January. For Zoom link, please see weekly notices.

PRAYERS FOR THE PANDEMIC

Be Joyful always; pray without ceasing; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18)

With the situation we are in as a country, and although there looks as if there is an end in sight, I have jotted down a few things to pray about and also to give thanks for. (Mary Fennell - Prayer Coordinator)

o    The UK and the Scottish governments, with decisions being made that affect us all.

o    Those suffering bereavement especially with Covid restrictions being in place and also we think of the families who have been unable to visit a loved one while they were in hospital, this is to include those who have the virus.

o    Barra and Vatersay are now in tier 4. 10% of Barra are having to self -isolate.

o    This is a difficult time for families, with the announcement that restrictions are to remain in place until mid-February.

o    There are many in our community suffering from underlying health conditions and having to shield, as well as those suffering from cancer.

o    Pray for our own families some we haven’t seen physically for a long time, that the Lord would keep them safe.

 

Give thanks for:

o    Zoom. As a church we can still meet together even although not physically.

o    We can also join prayer meetings in different parts of the UK.

o    The NHS. They do an amazing job.

o    The community we live in, helping one-another.

o    We now have the vaccine, it will take time to cover everyone.  May the Lord grant us patience. Don’t be so eager to start socialising. The message is still to stay safe at home.

o    Most of all may we thank the Lord for this time of rest from the busyness of life.

God Bless

PASTORAL VISITING:

Pastoral Care in homes should only take place for the most serious of situations (and still by your invitation) The usual pastoral care can still take place in an outside space with social distancing. Please get in touch with the minister or any of your elders.

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

Notices - 17 January

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

As we get going again in 2021 and adjust to further restrictions, it is more important than ever that we invest our trust as well as our hope in God. We are grateful for the prospect of a vaccination and appreciative of the scientists who have made this possible, as we are of the medics and essential workers who are sustaining us in the meantime. Yet we know that God alone is equal to the predicament we find ourselves in and he alone offers the necessary foundation for life and keys for the future. So, in the words of Hebrews (10.25), "Let us not give up meeting together..."

LATEST COVID RELATED GUIDELINES:

All church buildings will be closed for the foreseeable future. So services will be by zoom, from people's homes.

THIS SUNDAY - 17 January:

11am: Morning service - Learning from others (John 1:43-51)

3pm: Gaelic service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 24 January:

11am: Morning service - Waiting on God (Mark 1:14-20)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

CREATION CARE:

Monday January 18th 7.30 - 9pm: Creation Care Meeting Brainstorming session to consider how we can move forward as an Eco-congregation.  All ideas, questions welcome, all ages. Zoom in, even just for part of the time, or get in touch for more information, to share your ideas or have a chat beforehand. Anne MacLennan, aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

PASTORAL VISITING:

Pastoral Care in homes should only take place for the most serious of situations (and still by your invitation) The usual pastoral care can still take place in an outside space with social distancing. Please get in touch with the minister or any of your elders.

PRAYER SERVICES

Tuesday evening Prayer Services at Kyleakin are suspended until further notice due to the current Covid restrictions.

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

Notices - 10 January

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

The Minister is on holiday until 12th  January. If you require pastoral support, please contact Steve Fennell sif13648@gmail.com or 01471 820168.

LATEST COVID RELATED GUIDELINES:

All church buildings will be closed for the foreseeable future. So services will be by zoom, from people's homes.

THIS SUNDAY - 10 January:

11am: Morning service

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 17 January:

11am: Morning service 

3pm: Gaelic service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

CREATION CARE:

Monday January 18th 7.30 - 9pm: Creation Care Meeting Brainstorming session to consider how we can move forward as an Eco-congregation.  All ideas, questions welcome, all ages. Zoom in, even just for part of the time, or get in touch for more information, to share your ideas or have a chat beforehand. Anne MacLennan, aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

PASTORAL VISITING - changes from December 27th:

Pastoral Care in homes should only take place for the most serious of situations (and still by your invitation) The usual pastoral care can still take place in an outside space with social distancing. Please get in touch with the minister or any of your elders.

PRAYER SERVICES

Tuesday evening Prayer Services at Kyleakin are suspended until further notice due to the current Covid restrictions.

CREATION CARE:

Monday January 18th, 7.30 - 9pm: Brainstorming session to consider how we can move forward as an Eco-congregation.  All ideas, questions welcome, all ages. Zoom in, even just for part of the time, or get in touch for more information, to share your ideas or have a chat beforehand. Anne MacLennan, aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

​ace for the most serious of situations (and still by your invitation). The usual pastoral care can still take place in an outside space with social distancing. Please get in touch with the minister or any of your elders.

Notices - 27 December

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

After the turmoil, distress and confusion of last year - and with more to come - I pray that you all manage a happy Christmas, full of the joy and peace that nothing can rob us of: the experience of Emmanuel, God with us, born a babe in Bethlehem, coming in glory at the end of the age! On Christmas Eve please join us (online, of course) for Family Carols at 7pm and the Watchnight Service at 11.15pm. On Christmas Day, the Kyleakin Fellowship is hosting an informal Christmas Celebration at 11.30am. Then on Christmas Sunday (27 December) something different again: to give our hard-working techies a break, we shall be gathering as usual at 11am via Zoom, where we shall enjoy the Moderator's Christmas broadcast, before adjourning for virtual coffee and chat (with mince pies) after. Sunday 3 January 2021 is Epiphany Sunday. The morning service will be broadcast from Broadford at 11am, the Gaelic from the manse at 3f and the Kyleakin Fellowship meets as usual at 6pm.

24th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS EVE ZOOM SERVICES:

7pm: Carol Service (zoom link to follow)

11.15pm: Watch-night service (zoom link to follow)

CHRISTMAS MORNING:

11.30am: An informal half hour service, sharing of presents on screen, and a couple of carols.

THIS SUNDAY - 27th DECEMBER 2020:

11am: Morning service  - We are joining the Moderator for the Church of Scotland's service instead of our usual parish one. And followed by our usual virtual cuppa (bring a mince pie)!

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 3rd JANUARY 2021 (Epiphany Sunday):

11am: Morning service 

3pm: Gaelic service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NOTICES NEXT WEEK

There will be no notices next week.

CUIREADH (AN INVITATION):

St Donnan’s Episcopal Church at Nostie would like to invite you to pop into the church, to sit for a while, be still, and hopefully benefit from its peace. The church will be open during Sundays in Advent, from Sunday 6th December, from midday until 2pm, on Christmas Eve, from 3 to 5pm, and on Hogmanay from midday until 2pm.

CREATION CARE:

Monday January 18th, 7.30 - 9pm: Brainstorming session to consider how we can move forward as an Eco-congregation.  All ideas, questions welcome, all ages. Zoom in, even just for part of the time, or get in touch for more information, to share your ideas or have a chat beforehand. Anne MacLennan, aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

Pastoral Care in homes should only take place for the most serious of situations (and still by your invitation). The usual pastoral care can still take place in an outside space with social distancing. Please get in touch with the minister or any of your elders.

Notices - 20 December

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Christmas is different this year but we are all working hard to make sure that it is just as special. That involves doing things differently. This Sunday there will be two Family Services running concurrently, one for the Strath area and one for the Sleat area. Although unable to gather in person, the Christmas Eve services at 7pm and 11.15pm will be more participative than usual. And for those not online, your elders have been working hard to deliver cards and booklets to everybody on the membership roll so that nobody feels left out. Remember, you can always request a pastoral visit if you need somebody to talk to. Whatever your situation, may you know the joy of Emmanuel (God with us) in a special way this Christmas...

 

THIS SUNDAY - 20th DECEMBER 2020 (ADVENT 4):

11am: All-age Family Nativity Service from Broadford church

11am: All-age Family Service from Kilmore

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

24th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS EVE ZOOM SERVICES:

7pm: Carol Service (zoom link to follow)

11.15pm: Watch-night service (zoom link to follow)

CHRISTMAS MORNING:

11.30am: An informal half hour service, sharing of presents on screen, and a couple of carols.

NEXT SUNDAY - 27th DECEMBER 2020:

11am: Morning service  - We are joining the Moderator for the Church of Scotland's service instead of our usual parish one. (zoom link to follow next week)

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT WEEK'S NOTICES WILL BE CIRCULATED ON WEDNESDAY (23rd DECEMBER) Please send anything for inclusion by mid-day on Wednesday.

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER:

This will hopefully be with you over the weekend!

MESSAGE FROM ROSIE AT THE FOODBANK

"I was in the foodbank sorting through the donations from the church today. So much generosity. We extend a huge thanks to you and the congregation for the thoughtful donations which will go such a long way to making Christmas less stressful and happier for the recipients. We are truly overwhelmed."

CUIREADH (AN INVITATION):

St Donnan’s Episcopal Church at Nostie would like to invite you to pop into the church, to sit for a while, be still, and hopefully benefit from its peace. The church will be open during Sundays in Advent, from Sunday 6th December, from midday until 2pm, on Christmas Eve, from 3 to 5pm, and on Hogmanay from midday until 2pm.

CREATION CARE:

Monday January 18th, 7.30 - 9pm: Brainstorming session to consider how we can move forward as an Eco-congregation.  All ideas, questions welcome, all ages. Zoom in, even just for part of the time, or get in touch for more information, to share your ideas or have a chat beforehand. Anne MacLennan, aomacl@tighgorm.scot 01471 822 501

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

Pastoral care visiting is allowed once again but has to be by your invitation. So please do get in touch with the minister or any of the elders if you would like them to visit for any reason, or just need to chat with someone!

Notices - 13 December

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Our preacher this morning is Jade MacLean, who is from Glenelg but attached to Strath & Sleat while she trains for ministry in the Church of Scotland. What a privilege - for her of course, yet... especially for us! Ministers are fast becoming an endangered species, so it is encouraging to participate in one's formation. Please encourage Jade and consider what expression of ministry God may be calling you to. Every Christian is called, though not all to ordained Ministry of Word and Sacrament. In the past, the Church has not been good at recognising the unpaid ministries which sustain its mission, so our challenge for 2021 is to put that right in Strath & Sleat. And because the Church year begins in Advent, now is the time to begin...

THIS SUNDAY - 13th DECEMBER 2020 (ADVENT 3):

11am: Morning service  - (John 1:6-8 & 19-28)

3pm: Elgol Church service

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 20th DECEMBER 2020 (ADVENT 4):

11am: All-age Family Nativity Service from Broadford church

11am: All-age Family Service from Kilmore

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

24th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS EVE ZOOM SERVICES:

7pm: Carol Service (zoom link to follow)

11.15pm: Watch-night service (zoom link to follow)

MESSAGE FROM ROSIE AT THE FOODBANK

"I was in the foodbank sorting through the donations from the church today. So much generosity. We extend a huge thanks to you and the congregation for the thoughtful donations which will go such a long way to making Christmas less stressful and happier for the recipients. We are truly overwhelmed."

CUIREADH (AN INVITATION):

St Donnan’s Episcopal Church at Nostie would like to invite you to pop into the church, to sit for a while, be still, and hopefully benefit from its peace. The church will be open during Sundays in Advent, from Sunday 6th December, from midday until 2pm, on Christmas Eve, from 3 to 5pm, and on Hogmanay from midday until 2pm.

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER:

Please send anything for the Christmas newsletter to Lesley by Monday 14th December (but as soon as possible please!)  lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk  or ring 01471 822023

 

TUESDAYS - KYLEAKIN PRAYER SERVICE 7.30PM: 

A time to come together for a short prayer service in Kyleakin church hall. As spaces are limited, it will be necessary to pre-book your attendance. Please phone or email Lesley (01471 822023 or lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk) by Monday evening.

(N.B. Covid guidelines: face coverings, social distancing of 2 metres, sign in and hand sanitising on entrance and exit.)

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

Pastoral care visiting is allowed once again but has to be by your invitation. So please do get in touch with the minister or any of the elders if you would like them to visit for any reason, or just need to chat with someone!

Notices - 6 December

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

In our reading this Sunday morning, Jesus defines greatness in terms of service. Gift Sunday invites us to put that principle into practice by serving the neediest in our community with both necessities and luxuries this Christmas. Please read on for further details...

THIS SUNDAY - 6th DECEMBER 2020 (ADVENT 2):

11am: Morning service - Gift Service (Luke 22:24-31)

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 13th DECEMBER 2020 (ADVENT 3):

11am: Morning service  - (John 1:6-8 & 19-28)

3pm: Elgol Church service

3pm: Fig Sunday Gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

24th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS EVE ZOOM SERVICES:

7pm: Carol Service

11.15pm: Watch-night service

CUIREADH (AN INVITATION):

St Donnan’s Episcopal Church at Nostie would like to invite you to pop into the church, to sit for a while, be still, and hopefully benefit from its peace. The church will be open during Sundays in Advent, from Sunday 6th December, from midday until 2pm, on Christmas Eve, from 3 to 5pm, and on Hogmanay from midday until 2pm.

QUIZ NIGHT

Quiz night in aid of the Hope & Faith Community school:

The evening raised... £860!... with donations still coming in! Many thanks to all who took part and donated and congratulations to Peter and Jane McDermott who won the quiz with the help of their fellow team mates, Janet and Rosemary.

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER:

Please send anything for the Christmas newsletter to Lesley by Monday 14th December (but as soon as possible please!)  lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk  or ring 01471 822023

 

TUESDAYS - KYLEAKIN PRAYER SERVICE 7.30PM: 

A time to come together for a short prayer service in Kyleakin church hall. As spaces are limited, it will be necessary to pre-book your attendance. Please phone or email Lesley (01471 822023 or lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk) by Monday evening.

(N.B. Covid guidelines: face coverings, social distancing of 2 metres, sign in and hand sanitising on entrance and exit.) 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR DONATION TO THE GIFT SERVICE (6th December):

Normally, around this time of year, we provide an opportunity via our December Gift Service to donate luxury and Christmas food items for distribution locally to families in need. Due to Covid restrictions, the Social Work Department is unable to distribute these goods on our behalf this year.

Given the need will be greater than ever, we have teamed up with the Skye and Lochalsh Community Foodbank. So that you can drop off any goods safely, we have arranged the following drop-off points and times...

BROADFORD CHURCH and KYLEAKIN CHURCH HALL on...

SATURDAY 5th (10.30am-12.30pm) and

SUNDAY 6th (1.30-3.00pm)

N.B. For those who live in Sleat - please share transporting of goods where possible or they can be dropped off (left in porch) of Jean or Nicola's home before 2pm on Sunday 6th. Anyone who has difficulty getting their donation to a drop off point should phone one of the elders and we will try to help.

Alternatively, you can donate at the drop-off points already in place - An Crùbh, Broadford and Kyle Co-ops, OR make a monetary donation through their website or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/skyelochalshfoodlink/

At the moment, the foodbank has no need for any more tins of soup but are always grateful for small bags of sugar, tinned fruit, tinned potatoes, tinned meat and cereal. Non-perishable Christmassy food would also be appreciated as would some little luxury items such as: nice soap, nice chocolate, herbs, spices, washing tablets, deodorant, hand cream, hair bobbles, bubble bath, shower gel, nice biscuits, jars of coffee.

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

Pastoral care visiting is allowed once again but has to be by your invitation. So please do get in touch with the minister or any of the elders if you would like them to visit for any reason, or just need to chat with someone!

Notices - 29 November

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

"The story of the prophet Nathan rebuking King David might seem like an odd choice for a Communion Sunday. But think about how God sent his only son into the world and of the treatment Jesus received. What a relief that wasn't the end of the story! And because he lives, we have hope. That is what makes Holy Communion both a memorial and a celebration. So please come prepared, both with bread and wine and with a pure heart and a clear conscience: the former you can buy at the Co-op, the latter is a gift of God's grace which he promises when we confess our sins..."

THIS SUNDAY - 29th NOVEMBER 2020 (ADVENT 1):

11am: Morning service  - HOLY COMMUNION (2 Samuel 12:1-10)

(please remember to have some bread and wine/juice ready)

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

 

NEXT SUNDAY - 6th DECEMBER 2020 (ADVENT 2):

11am: Morning service  - GIFT SERVICE (Luke22:24-31)

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

TUESDAYS - KYLEAKIN PRAYER SERVICE 7.30PM: 

A time to come together for a short prayer service in Kyleakin church hall. As spaces are limited, it will be necessary to pre-book your attendance. Please phone or email Lesley (01471 822023 or lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk) by Monday evening.

(N.B. Covid guidelines: face coverings, social distancing of 2 metres, sign in and hand sanitising on entrance and exit.) 

GIFT SERVICE (6th December):

Normally, around this time of year, we provide an opportunity via our December Gift Service to donate luxury and Christmas food items for distribution locally to families in need. Due to Covid restrictions, the Social Work Department is unable to distribute these goods on our behalf this year.

Given the need will be greater than ever, we have teamed up with the Skye and Lochalsh Community Foodbank. So that you can drop off any goods safely, we have arranged the following drop-off points and times...

BROADFORD CHURCH and KYLEAKIN CHURCH HALL on...

SATURDAY 5th (10.30am-12.30pm) and

SUNDAY 6th (1.30-3.00pm)

N.B. For those who live in Sleat - please share transporting of goods where possible or they can be dropped off (left in porch) of Jean or Nicola's home before 2pm on Sunday 6th. Anyone who has difficulty getting their donation to a drop off point should phone one of the elders and we will try to help.

Alternatively, you can donate at the drop-off points already in place - An Crùbh, Broadford and Kyle Co-ops, OR make a monetary donation through their website or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/skyelochalshfoodlink/

At the moment, the foodbank has no need for any more tins of soup but are always grateful for small bags of sugar, tinned fruit, tinned potatoes, tinned meat and cereal. Non-perishable Christmassy food would also be appreciated as would some little luxury items such as: nice soap, nice chocolate, herbs, spices, washing tablets, deodorant, hand cream, hair bobbles, bubble bath, shower gel, nice biscuits, jars of coffee.

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

HOPE & FAITH CALENDARS and GIFT CARDS

Feed the school for a day! - Calendars will be £10 and cards are £5, with £5 from each going directly to the school. Details will be in the newsletter which will be with you next week. The cards and calendars will be available to pre-order until the 15th November by emailing Jean  jeangillies@btinternet.com

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

Pastoral care visiting is allowed once again but has to be by your invitation. So please do get in touch with the minister or any of the elders if you would like them to visit for any reason, or just need to chat with someone!

Notices - 22 November

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

"This Sunday marks the end of the old Church year, with the start of the next falling on Advent Sunday (29 November). In recent years many churches have been using the occasion to hail Christ as King, acknowledging all his accomplishments which we have been celebrating through the year. Of all the years that we need to remember that Jesus is in control! So let us gather in the awareness that God is equal to all of our struggles and frustrations and sorrows. Furthermore, that he has great plans for his people and for his creation and following him means that we become a part of those plans."

THIS SUNDAY - 22nd NOVEMBER 2020:

11am: Morning service  (Matthew 25:31-46)

3pm: Afternoon service at Elgol

3pm: Fig Sunday gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

 

SUNDAY - 29th NOVEMBER 2020 (ADVENT 1):

11am: Morning service  - Holy Communion (2 Samuel 12:1-10)

(please remember to have some bread and wine/juice ready)

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

COOL PRAYER MEETING

25th November

QUIZ NIGHT IN AID OF HOPE AND FAITH SCHOOL

There will be an online quiz on Saturday, 28th November at 7.30pm by Zoom. We invite you to form a team of up to 4 people. Teams can be physically together on the night by virtue of being from the same household or members of a 'bubble' OR can be physically separate but linked on the night by a second device so that they can communicate via Facebook, WhatsApp or similar. Detailed instructions and zoom link will be sent out nearer the time. Please register your team (only one person from each time needs to be in touch) by emailing jeangillies@btinternet.com, saying how many will be in your team and whether you will be together or separate. Entry by donation. It should be a lot of fun!

TUESDAYS - KYLEAKIN PRAYER SERVICE 7.30PM: 

A time to come together for a short prayer service in Kyleakin church hall. As spaces are limited, it will be necessary to pre-book your attendance. Please phone or email Lesley (01471 822023 or lesleyinskye@yahoo.co.uk) by Monday evening.

 

(N.B. Covid guidelines: face coverings, social distancing of 2 metres, sign in and hand sanitising on entrance and exit.) 

GIFT SERVICE:

As usual at this time of year we are giving an opportunity to donate food items to make up Christmas food parcels for local families. Social Work are unable to deliver for us this year because of the covid 19 situation so we will be donating through the foodbank. Further details of how to do this will be provided next week.

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

HOPE & FAITH CALENDARS and GIFT CARDS

Feed the school for a day! - Calendars will be £10 and cards are £5, with £5 from each going directly to the school. Details will be in the newsletter which will be with you next week. The cards and calendars will be available to pre-order until the 15th November by emailing Jean  jeangillies@btinternet.com

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

Pastoral care visiting is allowed once again but has to be by your invitation. So please do get in touch with the minister or any of the elders if you would like them to visit for any reason, or just need to chat with someone!

Notices - 15 November

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

This week's theme - healing and deliverance - is both pertinent and controversial. We all need healing - physically, mentally, spiritually - but when it is misapplied the consequences can be devastating. So we need to pay careful attention to what Scripture says about being the hands and feet of Jesus in this area and learn from those with experience...

May the Lord inspire and guide us!

Rory

​THIS SUNDAY'S ZOOM SERVICES

11am: Morning service  (Mark 1:21-34)

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY  22nd NOVEMBER 2020:

11am: Morning service  (Matthew 25:31-46)

3pm: Afternoon service at Elgol

3pm: Fig Sunday gathering

6pm: Kyleakin Fellowship

NOVEMBER DATES

15th - Orders for Hope & Faith School calendars

16th - Creation Care meeting - any queries to Anne MacLennan - 822501 aomacl@tighgorm.scot

25th - COOL prayer meeting

28th - Quiz Night in aid of Hope & Faith School

PRISONERS WEEK

This week is Prisoners Week. For more details please see this info sheet.

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

HOPE & FAITH CALENDARS and GIFT CARDS

Feed the school for a day! - Calendars will be £10 and cards are £5, with £5 from each going directly to the school. Details will be in the newsletter which will be with you next week. The cards and calendars will be available to pre-order until the 15th November by emailing Jean  jeangillies@btinternet.com

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

Pastoral care visiting is allowed once again but has to be by your invitation. So please do get in touch with the minister or any of the elders if you would like them to visit for any reason, or just need to chat with someone!

Notices - 8 November

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

"Remembrance Sunday is always unique but this year particularly so. If you cannot manage to attend any of the ceremonies at our War Memorials, you can still mark the occasion privately: by donning a piece of your or a relative's uniform, lighting a candle, catching up with the 'Festival of Remembrance' on the iPlayer, or making a point of stopping for 2 minutes of silent reflection at 11am on Wednesday 11 November. "There is no greater expression of love than to lay down one's life for one's friends..." 

​THIS SUNDAY'S ZOOM SERVICES - REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

10.50am: Morning service

3pm: Fig Sunday gathering

3pm: Afternoon service at Elgol

6pm:Kyleakin Fellowship

NEXT SUNDAY - 15 NOVEMBER 2020

11am: Morning service

3pm: Gaelic Service

6pm:Kyleakin Fellowship

NOVEMBER DATES

13th - Absolute final deadline for Blythswood shoeboxes

15th - Orders for Hope & Faith School calendars

16th - Creation Care meeting (Zoom link to follow)

25th - COOL prayer meeting (Zoom link to follow)

28th - Quiz Night in aid of Hope & Faith School

A REMINDER: SERMONS, TALKS AND REFLECTIONS:

If you miss the zoom services on a Sunday, remember that you'll find most of the recordings of the Sunday morning's sermon and children's talk, as well as other messages or reflection from some of the other services on the church Facebook page.

HOPE & FAITH CALENDERS and GIFT CARDS

Feed the school for a day! - Calendars will be £10 and cards are £5, with £5 from each going directly to the school. Details will be in the newsletter which will be with you next week. The cards and calendars will be available to pre-order until the 15th November by emailing Jean  jeangillies@btinternet.com

CALLS for a NATIONAL or WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Here are the links for 2 calls for prayer. An on-line petition, and Sundays at 7pm, both calling for a special time of prayer about the Covid pandemic...

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-churches-issue-joint-call-to-prayer-for-Sunday

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-call-upon-boris-johnson-for-national-day-of-prayer

PASTORAL VISITING

Pastoral care visiting is allowed once again but has to be by your invitation. So please do get in touch with the minister or any of the elders if you would like them to visit for any reason, or just need to chat with someone!

SHOEBOX APPEAL for BLYTHSWOOD:

Please drop your filled shoeboxes at the Blythswood shop or with Jack at his house (or when Blythswood is closed you can leave them in Lesley's porch, Grianach, house attached to Skyeline Ceramics and next door to Blythswood).

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