Sunday 10th September 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.Andrew Macleod  

PM Rev.Andrew Macleod 

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

Youth fellowship: The Y.F. meets tonight at 7:30 pm in Rod and Emma’s, Deebank, Hilton.  The speaker is Rev. Andrew Macleod.

Missionary Prayer Notes: September Missionary Prayer Notes are available at the door


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

Tuesday :

The Craft Group resumes this week, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm in the Tain church hall.  Come along and bring a friend.


Midweek Meeting : Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study in the hall at 7.30pm.


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

Women For Mission meets at 2.30 pm in the Tain Church Hall (see below).


There will be a communion Preparatory Service in Tain on tonight at 7:30 pm.  

Next Sunday

AM – Rev. A. MacAulay                    

PM – Join with Tain (See note below re Communion Weekend)


Congregational Meeting: 

The Kirk Session has called a Congregational Meeting for Monday 18th September to seek the congregation’s view on calling an assistant minister.  The meeting will be in the church in Tain at 7:30 pm.


The Highland Foodbank would like to thank Tain and Fearn Free Church for their recent donation of 58.58 kg in August.

Women For Mission: 

There will be a Women For Mission meeting in Tain Church Hall a week on Friday, 15th September, at 2.30 pm.  Cathy and Christine, from Rosskeen Free Church, will give an update on their ‘Bear Necessities’ charity work in Bulgaria.  They will introduce the Bulgarian pastor with whom they work.  His wife and daughter will also be present.  Tea and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.  Bring a friend!

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 Plans: 

The plans will be on display in the church hall.   If you wish to give feedback, please fill in one of the sheets that are through in the hall.

Rosskeen Ladies Meeting:  

The first meeting of the new session will be on Monday 11 Sept at 7.30 pm in Rosskeen Church Hall.  The speaker will be Sebrina Ganusheva from the Christian charity Bear Necessities.

Northern Convention

The convention will take place in Castle Street Church, Dingwall from Sun 24th – Thurs 28th September.   The main speaker is Rev. Ian Hamilton.   More details on the notice board poster.

Bible Study

The Bible Study will begin on Tuesday 26th September at 7:30 pm at the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd.  The group will meet fortnightly and the venue may change.  The study will be on Philippians and study booklets are available from David.  Each study is self contained and the aim is to generate informal discussion.   Advance preparation for the study is not necessary and no-one will be expected to speak unless they wish to.

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.

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