TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 23rd April 2017


Sunday 23rd April 2017

Welcome to our services today. 


             “The blood will be a sign for you.”

Exodus  12:13                        


 Tea & Coffee are served in the hall after the morning service.

  Please feel free to join us! 


                      11.30 am:  Rev. A. MacAulay                      

                        6.00 pm: Rev. A. MacAulay                       

      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:  Cathie MacKenzie and Ina MacLean.

      Crèche Next Sunday: Irene Kennedy and June Grant.

      Innis Mhor:  There is a service in the nursing home today at 3 pm.

      Evening Prayer Group:  Meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.    

      Youth FellowshipThe YF meets tonight at Rod & Emma MacKenzie’s, Deebank, Hilton.     

      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 4 is on duty.

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  This week the Prayer Meeting & Bible Study will be in the hall in Tain at 7:30 pm


                        Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers) meets in the Hall at 10am.  (Snacks Duty – June Grant and Irene Kennedy)              


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

Next Sunday 

                       AM – Rev. A. MacAulay                 

                       PM – Rev. A. MacAulay                       

Mission Support Group: The Inverness and North Free Church Mission Support Group will hold a Coffee Morning on Saturday, 6 May, from 10.30 – 12.00 noon in Dingwall Free Church hall.   As well as tea, coffee and home baking, there will be a bric-a-brac stall and a baking stall.  The funds raised will go towards this year’s project which is to help support the building project at USEL, a growing Christian University in Lima .

Blythswood Volunteer:  Blythswood are looking for a volunteer to cover their reception desk at the Deepaven depot in Evanton on Fridays.  It would entail answering the telephone, processing the post and any other administration tasks that were needed.  If you are a good communicator and have some spare time, contact: Barbara Grace, on 01349 830777  or  personnel@blythswood.org

Tain Communion:  The communion in Tain will be the weekend of 14th May.  The guest preacher is Rev. Derek Lamont of St Columba’s Free Church in Edinburgh.

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, is now available and should be on your usual seat!

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

ETS Prospectus: There is a copy of the new prospectus for Edinburgh Theological Seminary on the shelf through in the hall if anyone wishes to study the courses on offer.   There are also some flyers which you can take away with you



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.

Note:  The Auction will take place on Friday 26th  May in the Royal Hotel, Tain.


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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