Sunday 8th January 2017

Welcome to our services today. 



I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”                     

Psalm 122:1

 Tea & Coffee are served in the hall after the morning service.

 Please stay behind if you are able.


                      11.30 am: Rev. Ronnie Morrison

                      6.00 pm:  Mr Angus MacKay

            Sunday School and Crèche –  There is a crèche today and any younger primary children can also go through to the hall if they wish after the second singing.

           Crèche duty today:  :   Clara Robertson and Alice Fraser         

            Crèche Next Sunday:  Fiona Garvie and Lorna MacIver

            Evening Prayer Group:  This meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.  

            January Door Duty: James Skinner and Marcus MacIver.

            Camps Brochure: The Free Church Camps Brochure for 2017 is now out and is available through in the hall.

             Missionary Prayer Notes: The Prayer Notes for January are at the door. 


Tuesday      Craft Group meet in the Hall from 2 to 4.30 pm.  All welcome

                          Road to Recovery  Road to Recovery will resume this week.  


                      Tain lunch Club . Tain Lunch Club meets this week  from 12pm-2pm. Team 2 is on duty.

                      Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  meets at 7.30pm in hall.

                        All donations in the plate at the midweek meeting will be put towards the New Church Fund from now on.


                     Casan Beaga. The Parent and Toddler Group will resume this week.

                         (Snacks Duty – Fiona Garvie and Joan Smith) 

Saturday  Communion Preparatory Service at 7:30 pm followed by fellowship in the manse.                    

Next Sunday 

                        AM   Rev. A. MacAulay          

                        PM  Mr Iain Morrison  

Tain Communion: There is a preparatory service on Saturday night at 7:30pm taken by Mr Iain Morrison  (ETS Student).    This will be followed by fellowship in the manse.   

The communion service in Tain on Sunday morning will be taken by the minister and the evening service will be taken by Mr Iain Morrison.    This will be followed by fellowship in the church hall.

If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith and take communion for the first time, they should speak to the minister or one of the elders. 

Books:  There are two boxes of older theological books through in the hall for anyone to take any books that they wish. 

Assistant Minister:  The Elders and Deacons have recently agreed that we will apply to the General Assembly in May, for permission to get an assistant minister in 2017.   This will require a significant increase in the sum we send to central funds in Edinburgh.   We will have sent £60,000 by the end of 2016, but we will be required to send £70,000 in future, to qualify for an assistant.     

The office-bearers believe that an assistant minister is now necessary, given the growth in the congregation and they commend this need to your prayers.  They are also very aware of how generously the congregation are already giving, but would encourage you to consider making any increase you can in your donations to ensure that we can finance this.

The church envelope system can be used for regular giving, or alternatively, you can set up a monthly standing order – Account number: 06001724    Sort code: 80-06-36

Those who pay tax are also urged to complete a Gift Aid Form which enables the congregation to gain an extra 25% on any donations you make, at no cost to the giver.   Almost £20,000 of our income in this current year has come from Gift Aid.   If you wish additional information, speak to Mr Donald Beaton or Mrs Donella Ferrier.   Their contact details are in the congregational directory and on our website.   

Jewellery & Phones Collection:  There are boxes at both doors for unwanted jewellery, gold, silver or platinum as well as disused silver cutlery, watches or clocks.   Mobile phones are also welcomed, but please erase any data and remove the sim card.  Do not include phone chargers


Thank-you for attending our service today. 

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If you would like a visit from the minister, please call 892 156      or email minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

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Note: There is a loop system in the church.

We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer

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