HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 30th April 2017


Sunday 30th April 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. Douglas MacKeddie   


                         Free Lunch The Free Lunch is cancelled for May Holiday.

                       New Church Project Team  New Church Project Team will meet in the hall in Tain at 4:30 pm.                                             


                         The Prayer meeting   Prayer Meeting will be in the hall at 7.30pm


                        Kirk-Session    The Kirk-Session Meets in the manse at 7 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:   AM – Rev. A. MacAulay.                

                                       PM – Rev. A. MacAulay.

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

Seaboard CaresThere will be a quiz at this week’s drop-in in the Seaboard Hall Cafe at 2:30 pm.   If anyone needs a lift, call 832 981.

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.

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.

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.  

House Wanted:  If anybody knows of a large house available for rent – around 4 bedrooms –  please let the minister know – 892 156.

WFM Annual Meeting:   The AGM of the Free Church Women for Mission will take place on Saturday 13th May in Glasgow City Free Church.   There will be a bus from the North but it must be booked as soon as possible.  Contact Janet Murchison on 01456 450837 or Jcmurchison@Hotmail.co.uk         

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:  Please consider completing a Gift Aid Form if you are a tax payer and you donate to the church.

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.


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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If you would like a visit from the minister, please call 892 156 
Note: There is a loop system in the church