Sunday 22nd 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- Rev. A. MacAulay
Sunday School, Pre-school class and crèche meet this morning. Children leave after the second singing.
6.00pm– Rev. R. Morrison
Youth Fellowship: The YF will meet this evening in the manse at 7.30pm
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: Craft Group meet in the Tain Church Hall from 2 to 4.30 pm. All welcome.
Wednesday: Joint Seaboard Prayer Meeting This week is the joint Seaboard prayer meeting and it will be in the UF church
10.00am– Rev. A. MacAulay
6.00pm – Faith Mission in Seaboard Hall (See Note immediately below).
Faith Mission – The Green Team is on duty for teas. That is Joan Morrison, Isla Scaman and/or Dorothy Ross. The duties are preparing and serving teas and juice and helping with the tidy up.
Tea rotas: If you would be able to help with making up tea rotas, speak to Mary Paterson.
Prayer Group: David and Ann Wilkie are to host a prayer group in their home each Friday morning at 11am, beginning this week. The address is 10 Duthac Wynd, Tain. There will be prayer and fellowship and the group is open to anyone who wishes to attend. No-one will be asked to pray aloud unless you are comfortable doing that. Speak to David or Anne if you wish more details.
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.
2017 Calendars: The Church Calendars have sold out and once they have all been paid, this will have raised almost £700 for the New Church Fund.
Blythswood Jobs: Blythswood currently has two full-time vacancies and two part-time vacancies for paid employment at their Evanton depot. If anybody wishes more information, speak to the minister or search online.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating which sermon you would like.
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