Sunday 20th August 2017
Welcome to our services today.

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

All are welcome.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” .

Psalm 122:1


AM – Rev. A. MacAulay                    

PM – Rev. A MacAulay

Sunday School and Crèche Children for Creche & Sunday School go through to the hall after the second singing

Crèche duty today:  Fiona Garvie and Lorna MacIver.

Crèche Next Sunday:  Cathie MacKenzie and Ina MacLean

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

August Door Duty: Duncan MacLean and Gavin MacKenzie


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


Tain Lunch Club. Meets from 12pm-2pm. Team 4 will be on duty.

Meeting for Prayer and Bible study: Prayer Meeting & Bible study at 7:30 pm.


Casan Beaga. Parent and Toddlers meets in the Hall at 10 am. 

(Snacks Duty – June Grant and Irene Kennedy)

Friday   All are welcome for prayer and fellowship in the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd, at 11am

Next Sunday:AM – Rev. A. MacAulay                   

                                   PM – Rev. A MacAulay

Summer Sunday School:  Thanks to all who covered Sunday School during the holiday. 

Youth Fellowship:  The Y.F. resumes next Sunday 27th August with a quiz in the Tain manse.

Highland Food Bank: During the month of August, the Highland Food Bank would be grateful for donations of the following items: Long Grain Rice; Tins of Tomatoes; Tins of Corned Beef; Cat/Dog Food.  Also needed are new or used supermarket “Bags For Life”.   Boxes will be available at each door for contributions.   The Foodbank would like to say a huge “thank you” to Tain and Fearn Free Church for its previous support.

Parish Church Anniversary:  Tain Parish Church is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the church in its present form.  Tonight ( Sunday 20th August) there will be a Songs of Praise event at 8pm to which all are invited.  

Sutherland Christian Convention: This takes place in Dornoch Academy from Friday to Sunday, 1st to 3rd September each evening at 7.30 pm but at 8.15 pm on the Sunday.  The speaker is Rev Professor Drew Gibson from Union Theological College in Belfast.

New Church Plans:  The new church plans will be displayed at a special meeting on Wed 30th August at 7:30 pm in the church hall.   The architect, Billy Reynolds will be there to answer any questions.    It is expected that the plans will remain on display for people to study them in greater detail and feedback to the Deacons Court.

Challenger Bus:  We expect to have the Challenger Bus with us on the first week of September. A team of seven will arrive on Saturday 2nd September and depart on the evening of Friday 8th September.   Accommodation and meals have now been arranged for the week.  Thanks to all who offered to help. 

Bible Study:  We are currently seeking to ascertain what interest there would be in a home Bible study.  The time and venue would depend on what suited the majority of interested people.  If you would be interested in being part of a Bible Study Group or finding our more about it, please speak to the minister or one of the elders.  

ETS CoursesEdinburgh Theological Seminary will begin its Saturday Lectures in mid-September.   There is a leaflet on the notice-board and a list of the subjects covered.   The course can be done online at a time that suits the individual.    ETS also has an Access to Theology course on a Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, September to May and this can also be done by distance learning.     Also available to do remotely is a course on Presbyterianism.   You can study the literature or speak to the minister if you wish more information.

Tain Communion:  The date of the September Communion has been changed from the 4th Sunday of the month, to the third Sunday, for this year only.   Tain Communion will be on the weekend of 16th and 17th September.    The guest preacher is Rev. Iver Martin.

New Church Fundraising Events

Calendars:  2018 Calendars are now available and can be purchased anytime.   They cost £5.00 Thanks to all those who contributed photos and please continue to take photos which may be used in future years.

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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