TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 21st May 2017


Sunday 21st May 2017

Welcome to our services today. 


           “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses….”  

Acts 1:8                                            


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

 Everyone is welcome


                      11.30 am:    Rev. A. MacAulay 

                        6.00 pm: Rev. A. MacAulay                    

      Sunday School and Crèche –  Children for Sunday School and Creche go through after second singing.

     Crèche duty todayFiona Garvie and Lorna MacIver

      Crèche Next Sunday:  Cathie MacKenzie and Ina MacLean.

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

     Youth Fellowship: The Y.F. meets tonight at 7:30 pm in Rod & Emma MacKenzie’s, Deebank, Hilton. The speaker is Claire Ross. 

      May Door Duty: James Skinner and Donald MacKenzie.


                          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  Our midweek meeting will be in Tain at 7:30 pm. 


                        Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers)  ) meets in the Hall at 10am.    (Snacks Duty – Janette Crowther and Elaine Currie)                    


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

                    New Church Fundraising Auction  will be held in the Royal Hotel from 10am-2pm and from 5pm – 7pm  (See note below re Auction Arrangements) 

Next Sunday 

                       AM – Rev. A. MacAulay

                       PM- Rev. A. MacAulay

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

Thanks from the Morrisons: Joan and I would like to express our thanks to you all for the most generous gifts given to us last Sunday evening. We were quite overwhelmed by your kindness. Although my thanks was brief, that was simply to avoid an emotional moment overtaking me – I do find such occasions quite challenging!  We will always retain an interest in the work in Easter Ross and especially in Tain and Fearn where we have very precious memories of the people we met and with whom we shared times of fellowship. It has been encouraging watching the congregation continuing to grow and to meet up with people coming to faith. Our prayer is that more souls will be touched by the power of the gospel and be saved. 

Again many, many thanks to you all. Till we meet again-  be it in this world or a new one – God bless you all.     Ronnie and Joan

Holiday Club: This year’s Holiday Club in Tain and Hilton will run from 3rd – 9th July.   for those who can help run the club.  If you are able to help, but were not able to  make  last Tuesday’s meeting please let Mairi know.

John van Eyk:  On Thursday 25th May the van Eyks are hosting a leaving party for friends in the Church and community.  This 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.

The Record:   The monthly church magazine is available for those have ordered it.

Elders Allocation Each home in the congregation has been allocated to a specific elder.   We will publish a list soon of what homes have been assigned to each elder.    These elders are available to support you in addition to the minister.      

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

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.

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

Diary Dates:

                      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

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: 

If anyone is donating items for the auction, they can be brought to the hall in Tain on Thursday evening from 5pm to 9pm.



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We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer