Sunday 14th May 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. Douglas Mackeddie                        

                 Sunday School, Pre-school class and crèche meet this morning. Children leave after the second singing.

                  6.00pm   Join with Tain. See note below re Tain Communion     


                         Free Lunch The Free Lunch takes place in Hilton between 12 noon and 2 pm. Come along with a friend.   


                  Holiday ClubThere will be a meeting on Tuesday night at 7:30 pm in the Tain manse, for those who can help run this year’s Holiday Club.   The Club will take place on the first week of the holiday – 3rd – 9th July.   Those who help with catering need not attend this meeting.   If you are able to help, but cannot make Tuesday’s meeting please let Mary Paterson know. 


                         The Prayer meeting   We will be joined by Tain folk for the midweek meeting at 7:30 pm.  There will be a presentation from the Christian Institute on what the main political parties are pledging with regard to many spiritual and ethical issues.    These will be issues that appear in their manifestos but will seldom be reported in the media                      


                       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.John van Eyk in the APC 

Tain Communion:  The guest preacher is Rev. Derek Lamont of St Columba’s Free Church in Edinburgh.The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated during the morning service today in Tain.   Following the evening service there will be fellowship in the hall at which Derek will share some of his life story. 

New Members:  The Kirk-Session is delighted to welcome the following people into communicant membership in the congregation at the Tain communion – Effie Ross, Jessie MacKenzie and Marion Fisher.  

John van Eyk:  On 25th May the van Eyks are hosting a leaving party for friends in the Church and community.  It begins at 4:30pm and runs till the last folks leave.  It is a drop-in affair; come and go as you please.  There will be refreshments and pizza.  They would love to see you.

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. 

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

Diary Dates:

Monday 15th May:  This is the deadline for photos for the 2018 Calendar.

Friday 26th May:  New Church Fund-raising Auction in the Royal Hotel.

Wednesday 14th June: Congregational Meeting regarding an assistant minister.  This will be in Hilton at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday 21st June:  The Annual General Meeting of Tain and Fearn Free Church will be in Tain at 7:30 pm.

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 
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