TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 24th September 2017


Sunday 24th September 2017

Welcome to our services today.

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

Children’s Church: – Children for Creche & Sunday School go through to the hall after the second singing

Crèche duty today: Cathie MacKenzie and Alice Fraser 

Crèche Next Sunday: Ina MacLean and Irene Kennedy

Innis Mhor:   There is a service in the nursing home today at 3pm.

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

Youth Fellowship:  The Y.F. meets in the manse tonight at 7:30 pm.

September Door Duty: James Skinner and Samuel Robertson



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

House Bible Study: The Bible Study will be at David and Anne Wilkie’s, 10 Duthac Wynd at 7:30 pm. (See Note)


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

Midweek Meeting: Meeting for Prayer and Bible study at 7:30 in the hall.


Casan Beaga. Parent and Toddlers meets in the Hall at 10 am.  (Snacks Duty – Clara Robertson and Flora MacKenzie)


Prayer and Fellowship Time: 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. Donald MacIver

New Church Fund:  There will be an opportunity to contribute to the New Church Fund at the close of both services next Sunday (1st Oct).

Health Centre Clean-Up:   Thanks to everyone who helped out on Saturday with the clean-up at the old Health Centre.  

Assistant MinisterNorthern Presbytery will meet with the congregation to oversee the signing of a call to Rev. Andrew MacLeod to be our assistant minister.   This meeting will take place in Tain Free Church on Wed 4th Oct at 7:30pm.   If you are unable to attend, but wish to show your support, you can sign a mandate which is available at the door.  House Bible Study:   The group will meet fortnightly and the venue may change.  The study will be on  The Bible Study begins this Tuesday, 26th September at 7:30 pm at the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd.  The first study will be an introduction to the church at Philippi from Acts 16:6-34.  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.

New Church Plans:  The new church plans are 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.

Baking Sale: The Co-op has offered to host a baking stall in their High Street store on 29th September to raise funds for our new church.   We must provide the baking.   If you can bake for that date, please speak to Mairi.

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. Although the courses have started you can still sign up for them and catch-up online for any lectures missed.   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.

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.

Africa Inland Mission:  A.I.M.  will host a dramatic presentation of the life story of Hudson Taylor, in Tain Parish Church on Saturday 14th Oct at 7:30 pm.   There are flyers with more information in the hall.

New Church Fundraising Events

Baking Sale: See note above

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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