TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 26th March 2017


Sunday 26th March 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    

       East Africa Famine:  We will have a collection at the close of both services today for the East Africa famine appeal.   This will be sent via the church offices in Edinburgh to Tearfund.

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

      Crèche duty today:   Mairi MacAulay and Murdina Skinner

       Crèche Next Sunday:  Catherine Walker and Mary Mackay.

       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.               

       March Door DutyBill Ferrier and James Gordon.

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



                          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 in Brora Free Church at 7:30 pm.                                           


                        Tain lunch Club . Tain Lunch Club meets this week  from 12pm-2pm. Team 5 is on duty.

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  Meeting for prayer and Bible study in the hall at 7.30pm


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

                         (Snacks Duty – Fiona Garvie and Rona Grigg )  


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

Next Sunday 

                        AM   Rev. A. MacAulay          

                        PM  Rev. D. MacKeddie 

Free Will Envelopes:   The envelopes for weekly giving to the church are available at the door.   If you have not had any previously, and would like a set, please speak to Donald Beaton, Donella Ferrier or the minister.

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.

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.

Congregational Meal:   It is planned to have a congregational meal after the morning service on Sunday 2nd April.  If you hope to come it would be helpful if you sign the sheet that is at the door to give an idea of numbers.

New Church Fund:  There will be a collection for the New Church Fund at the close of both services next Sunday.

Room for a Graduate  A Christian girl who will soon graduate from Edinburgh University is looking for a room to stay for three weeks from the beginning of May.   She will be taking up a full time position with Christian Focus in the summer, but is coming for an introductory period before then.  If you can help for these three weeks, please let the minister know.

C.O.G – The Christian Outreach Group will involves representatives from various churches will meet on Mon 3rd April at 9:30 am in the Youth Cafe to discuss this year’s Easter Outreach event in the Rose Garden.

Women For Mission:  The next WFM meeting will be on Tuesday 4th April at 2.30 pm in the Hall, when Rev Alex Stewart and his wife will give a talk on their work with Eastern Europe for Christ.  Tea will be served as usual and all are warmly invited to attend to learn of this significant outreach.

New Church Fundraising Events

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.


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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