MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY (D.V.)
NORTHERN: At Dingwall on Tuesday, 23rd February, 1999, at 2.00 pm.
WESTERN: At Laide, on Tuesday, 9th February, 1999, at 6.00 pm.
SKYE: At Portree on Tuesday, 2nd February, 1999, at 11.00 am.
OUTER ISLES: At Stornoway on Tuesday, 8th December, at 1.00 pm.
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: At Auckland on Friday, 29th January 1999, at 2.30 pm.
ZIMBABWE: At Bulawayo on Tuesday, 9th March 1999, at 11.00 am.
DAY OF HUMILIATION AND PRAYER
THE Synod has appointed that “Wednesday, 9th December, 1998, be kept as a day of humiliation and prayer throughout the Church, to acknowledge with grief the alarming increase of our personal, social, ecclesiastical and national guilt, and to plead for the Lord’s merciful intervention by the outpouring of His blessed Holy Spirit for the sake of Christ.”
– Rev. John MacLeod, Clerk of Synod
THE Theological Conference will be held, D.V., in St. Jude’s Free Presbyterian Church, Glasgow, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1st and 2nd December.
The following papers will be read:
TUESDAY: 2.30 pm
Rev. J. MacLeod, Stornoway
Rev. D. M. Boyd, Inverness
Rev. K. Watkins, London
Rev. J. R. Tallach, Raasay
Rev. R. MacLeod, North Harris
The meeting on Wednesday, at 7.30 pm, will be in public.
Would each minister please ascertain the approximate number in his congregation, and in any congregation of which he is interim moderator, of those who wish to attend, and send these to Dr D. R. MacSween, Clerk of the Training of the Ministry Committee, 28 Borden Road, Glasgow, G12 1QX, as soon as possible, to facilitate the arranging of catering. It is planned to provide tea on Tuesday evening, and lunch and tea on Wednesday.
–Rev. D. J. MacDonald, Convener, Training of the Ministry Committee
DEPUTY’S VISIT TO NORTH AMERICA
AT the time of writing, the Rev John Goldby, M.A., is conducting services in our congregation in Chesley, Canada. He will also conduct services for the group of people in Texas with whom the Church has been maintaining contact, some of whom are communicants connected with the Chesley congregation. He is due to return, after his seven weeks’ visit, on 18th December, God willing.
Our prayer is that the Lord would watch over him in all his travels and bless his work in those places.
(Rev.) D. A. Ross, Convener, Dominion and Overseas Committee
PRICES OF MAGAZINES
THE Magazines Committee regrets that it finds it necessary to increase the retail prices of both Magazines by 10p from January next year. Therefore The Free Presbyterian Magazine will be 80p per copy, and The Young People’s Magazine 50p per copy, but subscription rates remain unchanged.
(Rev.) K. D. Macleod, Clerk of the Magazines Committee
NOTICES TO CONGREGATIONAL TREASURERS
CONGREGATIONAL Treasurers are requested to send their final remittances for 1998 to the General Treasurer to reach him not later than Wednesday, 30 December 1998, to allow these to be banked by 31 December 1998. All payments not banked by the end of the year will be considered as 1999 receipts.
R. A. Campbell, General Treasurer