On this page you will find basic information about our services. On other pages there is more information and various contact details. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information, or are visiting the area and would like to double check service times. We are in the process of giving this website a major overhaul and there will soon be a tab that will direct you to a families page!
News and dates for your diaries!
This Sunday's reflection is on the Reflection tab above and we share worship with the neighbouring congregation.
The latest newsletter is on the Facebook page. It's a public page so you should be able to access the page from this link and find the post on August 8th.
To all who are waiting for exam results today, we wish you all the best.
The results are part of the the key to you future - they tell of your capacity for learning but don't show the quality of your character. 'How' you are matters just as much today and tomorrow. You are more than your results.
No matter the results, you are still loved and cared for.
Have you heard of arrow prayers? They're the prayers that are said when there are no words. So many situations like that, every day, in the lives of so many people.
Today, Beirut ... Oh God ...
Later on come thoughts like ...
Oh God, we don't know why this happened ...
but we do know how you will be there
working through people helping in any way;
a presence through
the hands and skills of the emergency services
and hospital staff,
of the police,
through the passers by,
through the hugs of families and friends,
in so many ways You are there.
You grieve alongside all involved
You grieve for the losses,
this is not how life is meant to be -
and that's why You are there alongside people in time of need.
You hear the anger and disbelief,
You know the pain and hurt,
the anger and disbelief.
And You hold in Your love all involved
like a parent holds a hurting child.
There is so much more - but today, just ... Oh God. Amen
It's official! This is excellent news! Is this recognition that science is one of God's many languages?
The next Messy Bags are in the box at the manse gate.
Please check out the Messy Church Families page for news about a holiday club.
The Church of Scotland has launched a donations page to make it really easy to give to the work of the Church. Please do consider using this link to help the ministry and mission of the Church. Thank you.
Church continues to be happy to help and support anyone to live their life as God intended life to be lived - to the full, rewarding for all, even now! Church is here to help you look after your soul! If you'd like simply to chat, to let off steam / frustrations please message or phone and chat. if you'd like to discuss faith, again, please message or phone and chat.
Pastoral visits. Pastoral phone calls are the way ahead, for now. Let us know, through the contact details, if you, or someone you know of, could do with a call.
During the Covid-19 outbreak, various local shops are offering home deliveries. Each community has groups of people willing to help in any way they can. There are leaflets available with details of help being provided; if you would like to have a leaflet just send a message and we'll send one or point you in the right direction for one.
At the manse gate there is a box with various resources including the latest reflection and something for families to do.
Emergencies. Just phone and we'll try to sort something out.
To find us try clicking on 'Find a Parish' on the Church of Scotland web-site.
Just a reminder that if you are shopping on-line and would like the congregations to benefit too, please consider shopping through this scheme. Thank you.
Throughout the year, donations for the Foodbank in Fort William can be left in Acharacle at the Parish Church, the Village Store and Kilchoan at Ferry Stores, where there are dedicated boxes for donations, from where the goods will be collected and taken to Fort William. Tesco in Fort William has a dedicated 'bin' for donations.
To receive a package from the Foodbank please contact either Social Services or the Citizen's Advice Bureau, both based in Fort William. Local delivery can be arranged.
On the 8th of June donations of 47kg were delivered to the Foodbank!
Please remember if your soul is in need of pastoral care and you would like a listening ear, the minister is available 01967 431 654.
Alternatively, contact Ewen's Room which was set up by a partnership of a Church of Scotland Deacon and local people.www.ewensroom.com
The first photo is of the interior of Acharacle Church and the second of the exterior of Ardnamurchan Church at Kilchoan. Both pictures are available, for a donation, on a postcard from the respective churches. If you do want to copy these from the web-site please do consider getting permission first, thank you.
Worship during lockdown.
Services of worship in church buildings have been stopped during the Covid-19 restrictions.
Lunches, morning coffees and scone teas have been stopped for now.
Worship, however, continues in different ways. Let's continue to worship God through the way we live our lives on the 167 other hours of the week.
From the tab above go to Reflections and you'll find a weekly Bible reading, reflection and prayer.
From the link below you'll find churches that have online worship.