Cornerstone Appoint New Pastoral Worker

Cornerstone, a Free Church of Scotland church plant in Edinburgh, recently appointed AnnaLauren Packer as their new Pastoral Worker. Starting in mid-August, AnnaLauren will be helping to strengthen ties with the local Morningside community and build on the work that has already been done. Cornerstone minister Rev. Neil MacMillan explained the...

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Bon Accord Building Refurb Complete

Following a ten-month refurbishment project and an investment of well over a million pounds, Bon Accord Free Church have successfully returned to their church building. Rev. David MacPherson said, "We are delighted to be back in our building on Rosemount Viaduct in the centre of Aberdeen. I guess I might be a little biased but all those involved...

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BASE Youth Camp 2017

Dowanvale Free Church's Sarah Hamilton reports on the new Free Church Youth Camp which was held for the first time in Pitlochry this summer.   The new camp, that had discipleship training at its core, went down a treat for all campers and leaders alike, as the gospel was presented in a way that both challenged and excited our souls. As the...

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Positively Presbyterian 2017

This year, The Positively Presbyterian Conference is due to take place from 21st – 23rd August at Lendrick Muir Conference Centre. The conference brings together a range of ministers, church workers elders and deacons from around the world for teaching, fellowship and worship. The main speaker is Rev. Owen Griffiths, minister of Carmel Church in...

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New Ministries in the Western Isles

Three newly licensed ministers are set to be ordained and inducted to congregations in the Western Isles this month. The dates for the events were agreed at a meeting of the Western Isles Presbytery and are as follows: Friday 11 August - Rev. David Macdonald as Assistant Minister of Back Free Church Tuesday 15 August - Rev. Paul Murray as pastor...

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Oswestry Junior Camp 1 - Report

On Thursday 6th July, 27 campers, 11 leaders, 4 cooks and a bus driver, all arrived safely for the start of Oswestry Junior 1 camp at the Quinta Centre in Weston Rhyn after a mammoth bus journey. The week kicked off with outdoor activities and ice-breakers out on the field and we were blessed to have such good weather right through the week. With...

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Kincraig Girls Camp - Report

31 girls arrived in Kincraig full of excitement for the week ahead. Old friendships were renewed and new friendships were made. The rain on the first day did not dampen our spirits and we got on with getting to know each other through different games and activities. Saturday also saw the first of our surprise challenges where one person from each...

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Vacancy - Admin Assistant

  ADMIN ASSISTANT Edinburgh An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a small and friendly staff team in the Free Church offices in central Edinburgh. The post holder will play a key role as the first point of contact for visitors and contribute to the smooth running of the office.  This is a full-time post and responsibilities will i...

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New Book To Help Building Fund

A newly released book entitled 'One Good Owner' shares the journey of Stirling Free Church member Murdo Murchison from a youngster in the highlands to his successful career in the second-hand car trade through to the devastating diagnosis of terminal cancer. In the book, Murdo shares how his personal Christian faith has sustained and supported...

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Three Newly Licensed Ministers Called To Western Isles

Three newly licensed Free Church ministers were called by Western Isles congregations last week. During a meeting of the Presbytery on 10th July, presided by Rev. Murdo Campbell of Barvas Free Church, Rev. David MacDonald accepted the congregations call to Back Free Church as the Assistant Minister. Due to family commitments, Rev. MacDonald was...

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2017 Leadership Bootcamp Report

Neil MacMillan opened up Bootcamp with the words “Prepare to suffer”, which looking back wasn’t as dramatic a warning as we thought! With the 6 am morning runs (not forgetting the added Crossfit), intense morning teaching and a three-hour activity session in the afternoon, we were tired. Encouraged by the teaching, but tired. Added in were clean...

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Dumfries Free Church Welcomes Rev. Trevor Kane

In an evening that was marked with much encouragement, joy and hope, the Dumfries congregation gathered on Friday 30th June with friends from the town and further afield to hold the service of ordination and induction of Rev Trevor Kane to the charge. The service was conducted by the moderator of Glasgow and Argyll Presbytery, Rev Ivor MacDonald,...

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ETS Student Placement Experiences

Each year Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS) students take part in a 6-week summer placement as part of their training for future full-time ministry within the Free Church of Scotland. As one of those students, Calum Cameron travelled to Carloway Free Church on the idyllic Isle of Lewis, here he shares some of his thoughts about the time he...

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Westminster Theological Seminary Honour Former Moderator

Former Free Church Moderator, Rev. Dr John Nicholls, has been recognised by Westminster Theological Seminary (WTS), Philadephia with an honorary Doctor of Divinity. The award stated that “At recent meetings of our Faculty and Board, we unanimously voted to honour your long and faithful career of honouring God’s Word, Christ’s Gospel, and our Refor...

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