Carloway Free Church and Church of Scotland have worked together over the last week to reach out to the community on the west of Lewis by running a children’s holiday club and hosting two events.
Each day volunteers from both congregations ran a club for 34 pre-school and primary-school children involving art, music, drama, sport and Bible teaching based on the Space Academy material by Scripture Union.
On Friday evening families and friends attended a barbecue. At a well-attended Community Praise Event on Sunday evening some of the children who took part in the club sang the songs they learnt during the week, a group of Free Church members led the congregation in singing a selection of praise items and members from the Church of Scotland congregation delivered a short gospel message. This is the 5th year that the Carloway Churches have organised these events and they are grateful to God that the joint work and outreach continues to develop.