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All articles by Gordon Bell

Gordon Bell works as communications officer for the Free Church.

Conference – Marriage course

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September 2017
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Conference – Marriage course

One of the greatest challenges in life is marriage. Two sinful people pledge their life-long commitment, love and faithfulness to each other, but do so knowing there will be hurt, sin, pain and failure at times in the future. How is a marriage to survive these inwards challenges, in addition to the constant undermining…

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April 2016
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Inductions – Free Church inductions

One of the most experienced ministers in the Free Church of Scotland has become the next minister of Stornoway Free Church. Earlier this year, Rev. James Maciver accepted a unanimous call from the Kenneth Street congregation, at a meeting of the Western Isles Presbytery in Stornoway. Mr Maciver, who served as Moderator of the…

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February 2016
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Event – Memorial service

The week before Christmas, the Free Church of Scotland congregation in Argyll held a short service for those struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Rev. Robert Macleod, who has extensive experience in hospital chaplaincy, organised the service as an acknowledgement that Christmas and New Year can often be…

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January 2016
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Mission – Free Church and MAF

A Free Church of Scotland congregation on the Isle of Lewis has entered into a 12-month mission partnership with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Uganda. The partnership with Back Free Church was formally launched at the congregation’s annual evangelism conference in November 2015, at which Major Iain Alasdair Macdonald spoke on ‘Prayer: a call…

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November 2015
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New Isle of Skye minister

Last year’s Free Church of Scotland moderator has accepted a call to minister on the Isle of Skye. The induction welcoming Rev. David Miller to Duirinish Free Church — which covers Glendale, Lonemore and Waternish — was scheduled to take place at the end of October. The Dunvegan congregation has been vacant since Rev.…

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June 2015
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Scottish conferences: Islands Study Conference

More than 100 people gathered at the 33rd Islands Study Conference in Tarbert. There were attendees from Rosskeen to Raasay, Sleat to Shawbost, North Tolsta to North Harris, as well as large contingents from other island congregations. The speakers at this year’s conference were Rev. Dr Sinclair B. Ferguson and Rev. Alasdair M. Macleod. Not…

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May 2015
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Poolewe and Aultbea – Induction of Rev. Dan Paterson

Rev. Dan Paterson is set to move to Poolewe and Aultbea Free Church of Scotland after accepting a unanimous call to become its next minister. The Wester Ross congregation has been vacant since the departure of previous minister Rev. Jeremy Ross to Dunfermline last summer. For the past 18 months, Mr Paterson has been…

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