TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 9th April 2017


Sunday 9th April 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. R. Morrison           

                      6.00 pm: Rev. John de la Haye       

       Sunday School and Crèche –  There is no Sunday School today due to the holidays, but children for Creche can go through to the hall after second singing or at any point during the service. 

      Crèche duty today:  Clara Robertson and Alice Fraser

       Crèche Next Sunday:  Fiona Garvie and Lorna MacIver       

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

       April Door DutyDuncan MacLean and Sean MacNeil.

       April Prayer Notes: The April 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                                                           


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

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


                        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 (Easter Sunday)Today provides you with a great opportunity to invite people along to church because the service will have an Easter theme.

                        AM   Rev. A. MacAulay          

                        PM  Rev. Donald MacIver 

Congregational Meal: Thanks to everyone who provided food and helped in setting up, serving and clearing up at the congregational meal last Sunday.

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.

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.

The Record:  The April edition of the monthly church magazine, The Record, has been delayed at the printers and will not be available for another week.

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.

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.


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.

Auction Arrangements: The Fund Raising Committee is grateful for each of the large number of offers, submitted by the congregation, both to provide a service and of material items. Unfortunately, due to limitations of space only portable items will be collected for inclusion in the auction. Large items, such as furniture, may be advertised and sold individually. It is also important to stress that, because of Health and Safety regulations, electrical items can only be auctioned if they are in their original and unopened packaging.


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

CDs and mp3 files of our Sunday Services are available.  Please use the forms in the vestibule if you wish to order any.

Note: There is a loop system in the church.

We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer

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