Small Groups are as important in the life of the church as Sunday worship. Large group teaching can be best applied in smaller settings and all of us need the support, encouragement and prayer of friends. Smaller groups can also be more effective in reaching out to our communities.Meeting formats vary but generally include the four Ws: Welcome,Worship, Word, Witness. That means time to relax and unwind, time spent worshipping God, time studying and discussing the previous Sunday’s teaching and time thinking about application and praying for each other and for others outside the group. The number and composition of the Small Groups changes from time to time and all are always open to visitors and new folk. When numbers become too large the Small Group may split to form two groups.
Some groups are affected during the Coronavirus restrictions. The following is a summary as of June 2021:
Burray: Ben & Rhoda Featherstone (73127O) Normally Wednesdays at 3:00pm but not currently meeting. Plans to resume in the Autumn of 2021.
West Mainland: Finstown: Ian & Lindsay Blair (7513O7) Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Holm & South Isles: Alan & Lorna Scott (874543) Various locations Wednesdays at 7:30pm
East Mainland: Gordon & Kirsti Jones (O7977 583549) 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month at 5:00pm but not currently meeting. Plans to resume in the Autumn of 2021.
Kirkwall/ St Ola:
Rognvald & Margaret Rendall (87458O) Thursdays at 8:00pm
Paul & Hannah Casey (87O459) Thursdays at 7:30pm
Harold & Margaret Rendall (875O87) Normally Wednesdays at 2:15pm but not currently meeting.
Young People’s Group – Fraser Scott (988267). Fridays at 8:00pm