An Exciting place to preach.
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
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.
Reverend Roger Knowlton Edgewood Community Church Waupun, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
I visited Falkirk Free Church in September 2009 when I came from the Isle of Man on Deputation work for the charity of which I am chairman, Grace Third World Fund. I came with Timothy Babu from India and we were both extremely encouraged by the lovely Christian friends we made at Falkirk. Timothy gave a Presentation of our work amongst disadvantaged children in south India, and we were thrilled by the genuine heartfelt interest of everyone who came. We especially appreciated the obvious genuine love and prayerful support we experienced there, and for the gift given towards the much needed third floor of the orphanage.
We were also extremely grateful for the wonderful hospitality shown to us by Reverend Mackay and Joyce Nicholson whilst we were there. Reverend Mackay gave up his time to show us some of the local sights, and Timothy in particular was keen to see a country with such contrasts to his own.
The charity hopes to return in a couple of years, God willing, and Timothy and myself are already looking forward to meeting up with all the good friends we made in Falkirk. We thank you with all our hearts for making it such an enjoyable and encouraging visit.