MEETINGS OF PRESBYTERY (D.V.)
NORTHERN: At Dingwall on Tuesday, 23rd June, at 2.00 pm.
WESTERN: At Laide on Tuesday, 30th June, at 6.00 pm.
SKYE: At Portree on Tuesday, 21st April, at 11.00 am.
OUTER ISLES: At Stornoway on Tuesday, 16th June, 1.00 pm.
AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND: At Auckland on Friday, 29th May , 1998, at 2.30 pm.
ZIMBABWE: At Bulawayo on Tuesday, 9th June, at 11.00 am.
NOTICE REGARDING SYNOD AGENDA
CLERKS of Presbyteries, conveners and clerks of committees, and all interested parties should note that all items of business intended to be placed on the Synod Agenda must be in the hands of the Clerk of Synod by Tuesday, 7th April, 1998.
(Rev.) John MacLeod, Clerk of Synod
NOTICE TO CONVENERS AND CLERKS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
THE conveners and clerks of all standing committees of synod should note that all committee reports must be in the hands of the Clerk of Synod by Tuesday, 7th April, 1998, for printing purposes. These reports should contain information about the work of the committees during the year. Recommendations and proposals should be sent as separate items for the Synod Agenda.
(Rev.) John MacLeod, Clerk of Synod
STUDENTS RECEIVED BY PRESBYTERIES
AT a meeting of the Northern Presbytery in Dingwall on Tuesday, 24th February, 1998, Dr Douglas W. B. Somerset, Ph.D., was received as a student in training for the ministry of the Church.
(Rev.) D. M. Boyd, Clerk of Presbytery
THE Australia and New Zealand Presbytery, at the meeting on 26th January 1998, received Mr C H Tuck, BA, as a student for the ministry.
(Rev.) Johannes van Dorp, Clerk of Presbytery
AT its meeting on Tuesday 10th February, the Skye Presbytery accepted Mr David Campbell as a student for the ministry of the gospel.
(Rev.) James R. Tallach, Clerk of Presbytery
CHURCH VISITS OVERSEAS
AT the time of writing, the Rev John MacLeod is visiting Chesley, Canada, and Texas, USA. In Chesley, as well as conducting the services of the communion, he is to give an address at the annual meeting of the Lord’s Day Observance Association. He was also delegated to visit groups of Christians in Mount Elgin and Texas who wish to know more about the Free Presbyterian Church
It is hoped that the Rev Neil M. Ross will visit Odessa, Ukraine, for two weeks at the end of April, God willing. He expects to preach to, and instruct, the group there to which we have been ministering. He hopes to visit another group of believers some distance from Odessa. The Confession of Faith in Ukrainian has come into their hands and they are expressing an interest in its doctrines.
We ought to bear these ministers on our spirits at the throne of grace, seeking that the Lord of the harvest would bless their labours to the conversion of sinners and to the confirming of believers in the faith once delivered to the saints.
(Rev.) D. A. Ross, Convener, Dominion and Overseas Committee
Mission Administrator urgently required
AN Administrator is required immediately for the Mission Head Office in Bulawayo. The main duties of the post will be the co-ordinating of the several departments of the Mission, and general administrative work in connection with the entire Mission. Please apply to Rev. J. R. Tallach, Clerk to the Foreign Mission Committee, F.P. Manse, Raasay, Kyle, Ross-shire, IV40 8PB, or to The Administrator pro tem, The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, 9 Robertson Street, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
VOLUNTARY STAFF FOR SENGERA HOSPITAL, KENYA
THERE is a gap in the nursing cover at Sengera Mission between April and October this year. If any suitably qualified nurses were able to work there on a voluntary basis for a few months the Foreign Mission Committee would be pleased to hear from them. Fares and other legitimate expenses would be paid.
(Rev.) J. R. Tallach, Clerk to the Foreign Mission Committee, F.P. Manse, Raasay, Kyle IV40 8PB
FORT WILLIAM COMMUNION
THE Communion services will be held as follows in the Red Cross Hall, Inverlochy, God willing: Thursday, 9th April, at 7 pm; Friday, 10th, 7 pm; Saturday, 11th, 3 pm; Sabbath 12th, 11 am and 6.30 pm; and Monday, 13th, 11 am. It is expected that the services will be conducted by the Rev. G. Hutton. Enquiries to Mr I. MacKinnon, Tel. No. 01855 821308.
THE Sydney communion for June this year will be held on Sabbath 7th June, God willing.
(Mr.) Calvin MacKenzie, Session Clerk