TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 2nd April 2017


Sunday 2nd April 2017

Welcome to our services today. 


        “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God trust also in me”          John 14:1                    


 There is a congregational meal after the morning service today. Please join us if you are able.

(There is plenty food for everyone!)



                      11.30 am:  Rev. A. MacAulay             

                      6.00 pm: Rev. D. MacKeddie     

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

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

      Crèche duty today:   Catherine Walker and Mary Mackay.

       Crèche Next Sunday:  Clara Robertson and Alice Fraser

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

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

       April Door Duty: Duncan Maclean and Sean MacNeil 

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


Monday The Kirk Session will meet in the manse at 8:30 pm.


                         Women For Mission:  The 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

                        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 1 is on duty.

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  Joint Prayer Meeting with the APC in our hall – Rev. John van Eyk will preach. 


                        Casan Beaga. There is no Parent and Toddler until after the school holidays.                          


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

Next Sunday 

                        AM   Rev. R. Morrison        

                        PM  Rev John de la Hay

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.

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.

Easter Sunday: Sunday 16th April is Easter Sunday. It is a great opportunity to invite people along to church. The service will have an Easter theme.

Assembly Reports: If anyone wishes a copy of all the reports that will go before the General Assembly, please let the minister know. The cost including postage will be £3.50. They will be available to view online.

East Africa Appeal: Last week’s collection for the Famine Appeal raised £875.

The Record: The April edition of the church magazine The Record has been delayed at the printers and will not now be available for a fortnight.

Easter Sunday: Sunday 16th will be Easter Sunday. This is a great opportunity to invite friends who do not normally attend. The service will have an Easter theme.


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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