Smithton church NEWS

We'll keep a small update on the latest news and events from Smithton here, but you should find a comprehensive breakdown of all of the events in and around Smithton Church in the calendar here


Student Hospitality


Calling all Students!

We’re running a new hospitality rota over the next few months in Smithton Church, especially for students.

Each Sunday we’ll pair you up with a group of other students in the congregation, and a host family who have prepared extra lunch. Just meet at the reception desk after the morning service, or ask one of the welcome team for more information.

If you would like to volunteer to host a group of students for Sunday lunch please contact Catriona Van Woerden, or the church office.


Midweek meals


We are hoping to reintroduce a meal before our regular midweek Wednesday meetings once a month.

This was tried very successfully before the vacancy with a meal served at 6pm allowing time for eating and conversation before the midweek meeting.

If you are able to help with meals or setup then please send an e-mail to the church office




Recently in our community groups we’ve been looking at prayer. Most of us recognise the importance of prayer but many of us admit that we find it a challenge.

Following on from these discussions, we are introducing a couple of initiatives to encourage more prayer in the congregation. There are two new opportunities for praying together:

- Sunday evenings at 5.30 pm in the big hall – this is open to everyone.
- Alternate Monday mornings at 9.30 am (before the ladies’ Bible study) in the auditorium – this is a chance for the ladies to meet on their own.

Please do join us at one of these meetings and/or at our midweek prayer meeting. This is held on alternate Wednesdays at 7.30 pm in the café lounge. Our next midweek meeting is on Wednesday 15th March.

We have also reformatted our weekly prayer notes to help you to pray on your own throughout the week. Suggestions for prayer are provided for each day. The prayer notes are published each Wednesday but you can pick up a copy on a Sunday or download a copy here, if you are logged in to the website.


The Great Smore's bake off


All across Inverness, ovens are on a preheat - ready for tomorrow's Great S'mores Bake Off!

Taking place in the Games Hall at Smithton, the S’mores Girls will be serving tea, coffee and lots of delicious S’mores-themed baking goodies.

It's a great opportunity to take a break on a Saturday morning, so please join us if you can and enjoy a Saturday morning treat!

Saturday 04th March from 10.30am - 12.30pm. 


Truth? In A Confused World


We’re looking forward to having Sam Allberry and Logan Gates from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries with us this coming Wednesday night (01st March) at Smithton Church.

RZIM is a Christian organisation that uses public events to present the Gospel of Jesus in the context of local culture.

On Wednesday Logan will be giving a short presentation on ‘Why trust the Bible’ and Sam will be speaking on a ‘Biblical perspective of transgender issues’.

In addition to being joined by members of churches throughout Inverness, this event is open to anyone, whether you are a regular attendee at church, or if you have never been before.

The meeting will take place in the sanctuary of the church, and starts at 7.30pm.

For more information on RZIM, you can check out their website here