TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 18th June 2017


Sunday 18th June 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.

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.    

Sunday School Prizes:  The children will receive their books before they go out.                  

Crèche duty today: Murdina Skinner and Mary Mackay

Crèche Next Sunday:   Catherine Walker and Clara Robertson.  

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

Youth Fellowship:   The Y.F. meets tonight at Rod & Emma Mackenzie’s in Hilton at 7:30 pm.

June Door Duty: John Ross and Iain MacKay


Road to Recovery  Road to Recovery will meet in hall at 7.30pm

Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30pm.                                                                                             


Tain Lunch Club . Tain Lunch Club meets this week  from 12pm-2pm. Team 3 is on duty.

Prayer Meeting & Bible Study. The AGM of Tain & Fearn Free Church will be held in the Tain church at 7:30 pm.   There is a copy of the accounts inside your bulletin.


Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers)  ) meets in the Hall at 10am.    (Snacks Duty –Mairi MacAulay and CJ Wood )

The Kirk-Session will meet at 7 pm in the manse.


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


Communion Preparatory Service in Hilton at 7pm.

Next Sunday

AM: Mr Angus MacKay    

PM: Mr Angus MacKay

Summer Sunday School:  It would be good to have some volunteers who are prepared to take young children through to the hall during the holidays, particularly when we have visitors.   If you are willing to help out with that, we could organise a rota to cover the Sundays during the holiday period.

Fisherfolk Festival Service:  The annual open-air service as part of the Fisherfolk Festival will take place in Balintore harbour today at 2:30pm.   The speaker is Rev. A. MacAulay.  

Fearn Communion:  The communion in Fearn takes place this coming weekend.  The visiting preacher is Rev. Murdo Campell of Barvas Free Church.   Murdo will take the preparatory service at 7pm on Saturday and both services on Sunday.

Holiday Club: This year’s Holiday Club in Tain and Hilton will run from 3rd – 9th July.  If you are able to help please let Mairi know.

Elders AllocationEach 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.      

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.

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

Tain Gala Stall:  The Fund Raising Committee is organising a stall at Tain Gala on Saturday 1st July to sell our Calendars along with plants, tablet and tea-loaves. Donations of these latter items will be gratefully received on the Friday (30 June) from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Hall. Volunteers who are willing to staff the stall for a time should contact Morag Matheson.

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.


Thank-you for attending our service today. 

Note: There is a loop system in the church. We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer.

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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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