HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 5th March 2017


Sunday 5th March 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. A. MacAulay (Joint with the APC)

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

                  Youth Fellowship- The Youth Fellowship meets tonight in the Tain manse at 7:30 pm.   The speaker is Katie Forbes MSP.     

                 Missionary Prayer Notes:  The March Prayer Notes are available at the door.


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

                      Seaboard Cares is on this Monday at 2:30pm in the Seaboard Hall Cafe.

Tuesday :

                  WFM   Cathy and Christina from Bear Essentials for Bulgaria will update us on their visits to these needy children. Meeting starts at 2.30 pm in the Hall in Tain.  All welcome.                       


                         The Prayer meeting will take place in Hilton at 7.30 pm.


                       Friday Prayer Group.  All welcome for prayer and fellowship at David and Anne Wilkie’s home, 10 Duthac Wynd, Tain at 11.00am

Next Sunday 

                        10.00am  Mr David MacDonald ETS           

                         6.00pm – Rev. W. Paterson

                         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. Completed forms should be returned this week at the latest.

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

Gift Aid Forms:  Along with your bulletin today is a Gift Aid Form.   If you donate money to the church and you are a tax-payer – the congregation can gain additional income at no cost to you.  Therefore we would urge you to fill in this Gift Aid Form unless you have already done so.   Last year we received almost £20,000 back from the government in Gift Aid.


Barnabas Newsletter:  There are some copies of the monthly newsletter from the Barnabas Fund at the door.  Barnabas help persecuted Christians worldwide.   If you find the newsletter helpful and would like to receive it on a regular basis, please let the minister know.

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

Youth Camps Support:  The Deacons Court will provide some financial help to parents who are sending their children to a Free Church camp this year.  Let the minister know if you have children attending camp.

Gideons:  The Annual Meeting of the Gideons will take place in Tain Parish Church on Friday 17th March at 7:30 pm.  The speaker will be Matthew Gracie from Gideons Scotland and there will also be an update on their work locally.   The Highland Male Voice Choir will be there and there is tea and fellowship afterwards.

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.

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



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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