Elgin & Forres Free Church is part of the Free Church of Scotland.
Which basically means we believe the traditional teachings of Christianity, as revealed in the Bible!
What We Believe
We believe in everyday Christian living.
We believe that the Bible teaches us to live out our Christian lives on a daily basis,
taking the Good News about Jesus into the communities where he has placed us.
We are a Bible believing Church. We believe the Bible is the infallible,
inspired word of God and therefore the reference point for all that we do.
We firmly believe that God still speaks to us through the reading of,
and preaching from, His word, The Bible.
As a church we believe:-
◽ In one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who is in control,
who created and sustains the world and everything in it,
has a plan to save us, and will one day judge everyone.
◽ Jesus Christ is God, but is also a real human; he was born of a virgin,
died on the cross, physically came back to life,
and is now King of heaven and earth.
He is the only one that can fix our broken relationship with God and give us eternal life.
◽ We are all sinners (it's part of our nature!) and realistically,
should be punished for the wrong things we do.
But if we turn to Jesus, and believe that He died for our sins (the wrong things we do),
we can be set free and these sins are forgiven.
This is the great and life changing message of the Bible.
Interested? Want to learn more? Why not drop by and meet with us or send us a message.
What Happens at Church?
What are our meetings like?
When you arrive you'll be met by one of our Welcoming Team.
They'll offer you a Bible and a Psalm Book.
You don't have to take a Bible (our praise and Bible readings are shown on screens in the church) but some people do.
In our meetings we stand to sing and sit to pray.
The singing is led by a precentor (unaccompanied singing) and a pianist.
We sing Psalms (both Sing Psalms and the 1650 traditional version), Mission Praise and other Spiritual songs,
and you don't have to sing if you feel uncomfortable doing so!
We use the 2011 New International Version (NIV) of the Bible in our services.
After our meetings (both morning and evening) we serve tea and coffee.
It's a great opportunity for us to get to know and for you to get to know us!
Who Comes to Church?
In a word - EVERYONE!!!
We are delighted to welcome people from all backgrounds;
Christians, the unsure, the curious, and those looking for Christ.
What should I wear?
You don't have to dress in a specific way.
Most Sundays you'll find people
dressed casually in jeans and t-shirts
and some formally in suits.
There's no strict dress code!
Can I bring children?
Yes, children are very welcome.
During the morning service there is a Crèche and Sunday school.