Sunday 27th August 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.


Services today: AM Rev. A. MacAulay 

                              PM Rev.Donald MacIver

Crèche and Sunday School- Children can go through to the hall after the second singing. 

Youth FellowshipThe Y.F. meets tonight in the Tain manse.  There will be a quiz.


Free Lunch – The Free Lunch will take place tomorrow in Hilton from 12 noon to 2pm. Come along with a friend.


Midweek Meeting : The new church plans will be displayed at the meeting in the Tain church this Wednesday at 7:30 pm. The architect, Billy Reynolds will be there to answer any questions.    The plans will be put on display here in Hilton and in Tain for some time to allow people to study them in greater detail and feedback to the Deacons Court.


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

Next SundayAM – Rev.Andrew Macleod                   

PM – Rev. A. MacAulay

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

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.

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.

Bible StudyIt is being proposed that the planned Bible study will take place on a Tuesday evening.   It is likely to be led by David Wilkie.   If anyone is happy to host it in their home, please let the minister know

ETS Courses:  Edinburgh 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 guest preacher for the communion weekend on 16th and 17th September will be Rev. Iver Martin. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the evening service. If anyone connected to the congregation wishes to profess their faith, and take communion for the first time, they should speak to the minister or any of the elders.

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

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 

or email minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk


Note: There is a loop system in the church