Sunday 22nd 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. A. MacAulay.  

                      6.00 pm:  Rev. A. MacAulay.

         Sunday School and Crèche –  Children for Creche and Sunday School go to the hall after second singing.

        Crèche duty today:  : Cathie MacKenzie and Ina MacLean  

         Crèche Next Sunday:  Irene Kennedy and June Grant

         Innis Mhor – There is a service in the nursing home today at 3pm.

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

         Youth Fellowship:  The YF meets tonight in the manse at 7:30 pm.

         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.  


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

                        Road to Recovery  Road to Recovery will meet in hall at 7.30pm                         


                        Tain lunch Club . Tain Lunch Club meets this week  from 12pm-2pm. Team 4 is on duty.

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study   Prayer Meeting & Bible study meet at 7:30pm.                       


                       Casan Beaga. The Parent and Toddler Group meets in hall at 10.00am.

                         (Snacks Duty – June Grant and Irene Kennedy  )            

Next Sunday 

                        AM   Rev. A. MacAulay          

                        PM Rev. A. MacAulay 

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.

Christian Outreach Group:   There will be a meeting of the Christian Outreach Group on Monday 30th January at 9.30 am in the Youth Cafe. The meeting will begin planning for this year’s Easter Event.

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

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.   


Thank-you for attending our service today. 

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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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