While on a sabbatical from pastoral ministry in the United States, my family happened upon the Falkirk Free Church, and we truly found a jewel in this lovely congregation. The first day we arrived we had thought we might try visiting other churches also, but this loving group of people drew us in, and we couldn't really imagine going anywhere else. As a minister myself, the opportunity to listen to someone else preach for two months was a special treat, and Reverend Mackay's preaching was rich and deep and regularly fed my soul with a banquet from God's word. And the people were so friendly and loving. We felt a part of the fellowship almost right away. We so enjoyed the once-a-month fellowship lunches and the delicious soups and tasty puddings. But the fellowship was even sweeter, and we will always fondly remember feeling God's hand of blessing through this wonderful group of Christ-followers in Falkirk.
PROFESSOR BOB AKROYD
I am just back from preaching in the Falkirk Free Church. I was there a
few months ago for a communion service and was delighted to be asked back to preach. The Falkirk congregation is diverse and it is growing - two very healthy signs for any church.
I have many friends in the congregation already but each time I've visited, I've met new people. There is always a warm welcome in the church and I especially like the time to relax over a cup of tea after the evening service in the hall. If you haven't been to the Falkirk Free Church or maybe if you haven't been to any church in a while, give it a try - you might be pleasantly surprised.
Bob Akroyd from New Jersey currently residing in Edinburgh