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uring this annual season of Remembrance, it is only natural, I suppose, for each generation to reflect on those who have gone before. However, when we look back, can we honestly say we compare with our forebears in terms of fortitude, dedication, and a sense of duty? Previous generations were faced with privations, difficulties and dangers that we cannot imagine. So I cannot help but feel that previous generations knew more of sacrificial living and service and even at times self-sacrifice than we do. Continue reading
Our next Gaelic service is scheduled for this coming Sunday evening 25th April, at 6 PM, to which everyone is cordially invited.
The service will be live-streamed using Zoom and YouTube from the church in Tarbert and will consist of Gaelic singings, prayers and sermon. Continue reading
The New Year letter this year is being posted on the website a bit later than usual. This letter is also being posted physically to the entire congregation, and hence we did not feel it was right to post the letter on the website until it had arrived via Royal Mail to people’s homes. Undertaking a mailshot of the congregation is an extremely onerous task, hence the reason we haven’t undertaken too many mailshots during the past year. Our grateful thanks are due to Karen, Agnes, Christine and others who printed, collated, labelled, enveloped and arranged postage for all these letters. Continue reading
We will round off our worship services in 2020 with a Gaelic service at 6 PM tomorrow.
Gaelic has always been a vital part of the Western Isles’ spiritual and cultural heritage. We all miss not meeting for our traditional Gaelic service on the evening of the Lord’s day. So tomorrow night once again, we will be hosting a Gaelic service of worship live from Harris. Continue reading
Today is the first day of December, the last month of the year. Today also marks the opening of the first day of Advent Calendars of various kinds. Very often today of a chocolately variety! Continue reading
What do we have to be thankful for on Thanksgiving day? What could we possibly have reason to be thankful for in this ‘Annus Horribilis’, in this horrible year when everything seems to have gone wrong. Continue reading
A Study of Mary Magdalene from our morning Zoom service in our Women of Faith Sermon series.
Sunday morning 22nd November 2020 Continue reading
Gaelic service via Zoom Sunday 15th November 2020 Ceann Teagaisg ( Text ) “ Oir cha do gabh sibh a riamh roimhibh air an rathad seo” Iosua 3:4 Seinn Salm 122 : 1-4 ‘Bha aoibhneas orm tràth thubhairt iad Gu … Continue reading
There are 176 names on the Harris war memorial. Each name representing a son, brother, husband neighbour or friend, tragically taken away in their youth. The appalling loss the Western Isles suffered still continue to shock many years later. The number of names on the various memorials pays tribute to the heavy price these islands paid. My grateful thanks to my friend and colleague Rev Alen McCulloch North Uist for gathering much of the data. Continue reading