HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 15th January 2017

Sunday 15th January 2017

We are very pleased to welcome you to our service today.

We hope you feel welcome and trust that you will benefit from worshipping God with us.  


During the service we stand to sing and remain seated for prayer.

Tea/coffee are served in the hall

after the morning service today



                  10.00am-  Mr Iain Morrison (ETS Student)

                  Sunday School, Pre-school class and crèche meet this morning. Children leave after the second singing.

                  6.00pm This evening there will be no service in Hilton Free Church because we will be  joining with the congregation in Tain, where the service will be taken by Mr Iain Morrison.   The service will be followed by tea and fellowship in the church hall there. All are welcome.   

The name of Wendy Robson has been added to the roll of communicant members in the congregation.              

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

                 Camps Brochure: The Free Church Camps Brochure for 2017 is now out and is available at the door.

Monday: The Free Lunch will run in Hilton from 12 noon—2 pm. Come along with a friend!     

Tuesday:    Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30 pm

Wednesday: There will be a joint congregational prayer meeting in Tain at 7.30 pm.

Next Sunday 

                            10.00am Rev. A. MacAulay

                             6.00pm – Rev. R. Morrison

                                Youth Fellowship: The YF will meet next Sunday evening in the manse.    


Tea rotas: If you would be able to help with making up tea rotas, speak to Mary Paterson.

New Church Fundraising: The Fundraising Committee has prepared a newsletter with information about its activities last year and some of the events that are planned for 2017.  This will be distributed next weekend and will also include information about an upcoming auction that anybody can help out with. 

Assistant MinisterThe 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.  


Sermon Recordings:  If anybody wishes a copy of any sermon as an MP3, via e-mail – please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you would like.

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If you would like a visit from the minister, please call 892 156 
Note: There is a loop system in the church