MEETING OF SYNOD
THE Synod of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland will meet, God willing, in St. Jude’s Free Presbyterian Church, Glasgow, on Tuesday, 19th, May, 1998, at 6.30 pm, when the retiring Moderator, the Rev. D. M. Boyd, will conduct public worship.
-Rev. John MacLeod, Clerk of Synod
THE MEETING OF SYNOD
THE ministers and representative elders of the Church expect to meet in Synod this month. Cases will be dealt with, reports of committees and foreign mission work submitted, many other matters discussed, and decisions made. The prayers of the Lord’s people are requested for this meeting of the supreme court of the Church, that it may be guided aright in all matters brought before it and that all may be done to the glory of God and the advancement of His cause at home and abroad.
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.
OUTER ISLES: At Stornoway on Tuesday, 16th June, at 1.00 pm.
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: At Auckland on Friday, 29th May, at 2.30 pm.
ZIMBABWE: At Bulawayo on Tuesday, 9th June, at 11.00 am.
VOLUNTARY STAFF FOR SENGERA HOSPITAL, KENYA
THERE is a gap in the nursing cover at Sengera Mission between May 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.
EASTERN EUROPE VISIT
WE regret that the visit of Rev. Neil Ross to Odessa, which was to take place during the last week of April and the first of May, has had to be postponed. He was advised by his doctor to cancel it meantime on medical grounds. It is hoped that an alternative arrangement can be made soon.
(Rev.) D. A. Ross, Convener of the Dominions and Overseas Committee
BARNOLDSWICK MANSE FUND APPEAL
FRIENDS will be interested to know that following the Appeal for the Barnoldswick Manse Fund in the August 1997 Magazine, the Fund’s value has doubled, and currently stands at over £14,000. The Southern Presbytery joins with the congregation in acknowledging with thankfulness the kindness of the Most High and the generosity of the people of the Church. Additional financing is still needed, and at the meeting of the Southern Presbytery on 24 March 1998, it was agreed that an appeal be made again on behalf of this cause. With the help of any further donations yet to be received, it is hoped that the congregation should be able to proceed to the purchase of a suitable manse property in the not too distant future, God willing. Donations may still be sent to Mr C. T. Metcalfe, 23 Coates Lane, Barnoldswick, Lancs., BB8 6HJ. Cheques should be made payable to “Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland Barnoldswick Congregation”.
“Do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion: build Thou the walls of Jerusalem,” Psalm 51:18.
(Rev.) Alex. McPherson, Clerk, Southern Presbytery
HOME MISSIONS FUND
BY appointment of Synod, the Special Collection, on behalf of the Home Missions Fund, is due to be taken in congregations during the month of May, D. V.
R. A. Campbell, General Treasurer.
THE FREE PRESBYTERIAN MAGAZINE ON TAPE
THE Free Presbyterian Magazine is now available on audio cassette tape. It is produced for the use of those who are unable to read for themselves because of sight impairment, blindness, illness or illiteracy. Tapes will be provided free as funds permit, and anyone may request them on behalf of those eligible.
For further information please contact Mr Ian MacDonald, 3 Anderson Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis HS1 2PG. Tel No. 01851 703997. E-mail address: [email protected]
Mr MacDonald also expects that Soundtapes will produce tape recordings of extracts from sound Reformed literature, for use on the same basis. A catalogue of these tapes will be available in due course, God willing.
We commend this worthwhile work to the prayerful support of the people of the Church, and hope that it will prove a blessing to many.
THE information on the covers of the Magazine about Free Presbyterian places of worship and other matters has been updated. It would be appreciated if those who are responsible for submitting such information would check their entries and let the Editor know if there are other changes to be made.
DELIVERY OF CHURCH MAGAZINES
THERE are still some of our readers who expect our Magazines to be available by or before the first day of each month. It is to be noted that the publication date of the Magazines is the first Saturday of the month, which in some months will be as far forward as the 6th of the month.
With regard to subscribers who receive the Magazines late on any occasion, it would be helpful if they would inform the General Treasurer so that steps can be taken to remedy the situation.