The Mission board of the Free Church – generation-mission.org – organises a monthly prayer schedule for the congregations across our denomination for each week of each month we are asked to pray for specific congregations and their various needs and thanksgivings. We will try and keep you updated on our website of the congregations to be praying for each week. For week beginning 10th October your congregations to remember before the Lord are:
Lochcarron & Applecross – Minister: Marcos Florit
Lochcarron and Applecross is a joint congregation located in beautiful Wester Ross.
- Pray that the congregation would engage with the local community and that the Lord would bring new families into the congregation.
- Pray for wisdom for the leadership of the congregation and for office bearers in the congregation.
Dumfries – Interim Moderator: Kenny Macleod
Dumfries is a small congregation, meeting in the town centre; there is a population of around 33,000, and it is by far the largest town in Dumfries and Galloway which has a total population of just fewer than 150,000. We have been vacant since June 2020.
- Give thanks for the ordination of three elders in May and the anticipated baptism of two young children in late September. Pray for the future ministry, as the Strategy Committee of the Presbytery considers the Development Plan and options for ministry suggested by the congregation.
- Following closure in the lockdown, pray for the planning for the re-opening in October of First Steps (parents and toddlers) and the Drop-in which is run with the help of a supervisor from Bethany Christian Trust. Having held a Carol Service in 2018 and 2019, we are considering a repeat on 18th December this year.
Here are all the congregations we will be focusing on for prayer across the month of October