TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 26th February 2017


Sunday 26th February 2017

Welcome to our services today. 


              “Stop doubting and believe.”                    

                                                                                              (John 20:27)              

 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:  : Alice Fraser and Lorna MacIver.

       Crèche Next Sunday: Cathie MacKenzie and Fiona Garvie.

        Innis MhorThere is no service in the nursing home today due to illness among the residents.

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

       March Door DutyBill Ferrier and James Gordon.

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


                        WFM / 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   

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


                        Tain lunch Club . Tain Lunch Club meets this week  from 12pm-2pm. Team 1 is on duty.

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  This week’s meeting will be in the APC at 7:30 pm where there will be a guest speaker from the charity Release International – an organisation that seeks to help persecuted Christians around the world.  Release International also wants to help churches understand the persecution that takes place so as to be able to respond to it, prayerfully, pastorally and practically.  There will be a collection for the work.                      


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

                         (Snacks Duty – Angie Young and Jan Garscadden)   


                      Friday Prayer Group at David and Anne Wilkie’s home  10 Duthac Wynd at 11am.

Next Sunday 

                        AM   Rev. A. MacAulay          

                        PM   Rev. John van Eyk

                           Property Upkeep Fund:  There will be an opportunity to contribute to the Property Upkeep Fund at the close of both services next Sunday.

New Church Fundraising Events

Auction Deadline  The forms with your suggestions for contributions to the auction were due to have been returned last week.  Please fill them in and return them as soon as possible with any suggestions that you have.  This will allow the Fundraising Committee to begin approaching any businesses and individuals that no-one else has suggested.  There are additional forms at the door if you have mislaid the one you got.

2018 Calendars:  Scenic photos for the 2018 calendar should be sent to        catrionagrigg@btinternet.com

Easy Fundraising:  We now have an easyfundraising account.   If you shop online, the church can gain a donation for every purchase you make from numerous retailers, at no cost to you.   You can sign up at the following site easyfundraising.org.uk    then follow the simple instructions to join. This service is free every time for both yourself and the church.

Soup Lunch Fundraiser:    Thanks to everyone involved in preparing and/or supporting the Soup Lunch at Hilton – over £600.00 was raised!


The Record:  There will be no March issue of The Record.   Rev. David Robertson will become editor temporarily.

Congregational Meeting:   The recent congregational meeting unanimously approved the proposal to apply to the General Assembly for permission to call an assistant minister.   This will require the approval of Presbytery at its meeting on Tuesday and should then go to the General Assembly in May.

Smithton Meeting:  There will be two speakers from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries at Smithton Free Church in Inverness this Wednesday at 7:30pm.   Sam Allberry will speak on “A Biblical Perspective of Transgender Issues” and Logan Gates will speak on “Why Trust the Bible”.  The meeting is open to all.

Rosskeen F.C. Ladies Meeting  The next meeting is on Monday 6th March when Emma MacKenzie from Hilton will speak on the subject of “Fed by Ravens – Lessons learnt on a journey with Multiple Sclerosis”. 

Women For Mission:  Our next WFM meeting is on Tuesday 7 March at 2.30 pm in the Hall at Tain.  Cathy and Christina – Bear Essentials for Bulgaria will update us on their visits to these needy children.  All women are welcome.


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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