Building Community: Ferintosh and Resolis Free Church Hosts Memorable Weekend of Fellowship and Fun

Ferintosh and Resolis Free Church hosted a weekend of events aimed at reaching out to their community.

Welcoming people to Ferintosh and Resolis Free Church has been the aim of a weekend of events. 

From Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th March, events were held in the Ferintosh and Resolis buildings which were of great encouragement to the congregations and the community. 

Rev. Calum Iain Macleod said: “On Friday 22nd March we hosted a casserole evening which came with enough food to feed an army!  This was attended by nearly one hundred people from our own congregation, our local community and further afield.  After a hearty feed, our friend Bob Akroyd was our after-dinner speaker.  Bob shared some stories of, ’20 Years Inside’ as he reflected on 20 years of prison chaplaincy.  Bob told of some of his experiences and the opportunities he was given after serving in this community. 

“On Saturday 23rd March we hosted a Community Fun Day at Resolis.  This all-age event was well attended by children, teens and adults who took part in games, face painting and even a shot on bouncy castle!  We were also able to enjoy the first barbecue of the year and enjoyed a large feast of burgers, sausages and home baking. 

“On Sunday 24th March we hosted invitation services at Resolis and Ferintosh where Bob Akroyd was our preacher.  This was followed by an afternoon seminar as we continued with a recent series, ‘Equipped to Serve’ which looks at an Andy Bannister book, ‘How to talk about Jesus without looking like an idiot.’  Our weekend was closed with a praise evening.” 

Calum added: “As we reflect on the weekend, we are grateful to our team of caterers, welcomers and activity organisers who brought all the logistics together.  We are thankful to our friends, Bob Akroyd and Willie Matheson for their contributions to the weekend. 

“We are most thankful to God for all that was provided to us over the weekend, and for the encouragement and sense of community we experienced.” 

‘For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.’ Psalm 100:5.