Hilton Weekly Bulletin Sunday 8th October 2017


Sunday 8th October 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:

AMRev. A. MacAulay  

PM Rev. Douglas MacKeddie

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

Youth Fellowship: The Youth Fellowship will meet tonight in the home of Rod and Emma MacKenzie, Deebank, Hilton at 7:30 pm.    The speaker is Christina MacMillan from Rosskeen.



Free Lunch : Their will be no Free Lunch this Monday because of the school holidays. Free Lunch starts again on 23rd October. 


Craft Group: All are welcome to join the Craft group in the church hall in Tain from 2 to 4.30 pm. 

House Bible study: The Bible Study will be at 7:30 pm at the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd.  (see note below)


Midweek Meeting : Meeting will be at 7.30pm

Friday: 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 – Mr Sandy Finlay                    

PM – Joint Meeting in the APC 

Assistant Minister:  Induction:  We are delighted that Rev. Andrew MacLeod has accepted a call to be our assistant minister.   It is anticipated that his induction will take place on Friday 3rd November. 

Presentation:  There will be an opportunity to contribute to a presentation to Andrew, at the close of both services on Sunday 22nd October.

Hilton Manse Clean-Up:  It is proposed to give the Hilton manse a thorough clean inside and outside on Saturday 21st October.   This will require as many people as possible for cleaning, DIY tasks and gardening.  If you are able to help but cannot make that day, please contact David Merrick to make other arrangements.

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 at the door.

Baptism:  We will have a baptism service In Hilton on the morning of Sunday 29th October. 

WFM Fundraising:  The WFM sales table and Mission Boxes raised the sum of £162:78 last month.

The Record:  There has been a delay in getting The Record for October due to the editor undergoing surgery. 

Youth Cafe AGM: The Tain & District Youth Cafe AGM will be held on Monday 6th November 2017.  The meeting will be in the Youth Cafe starting at 7.30 pm and there will be refreshments afterwards.

 Bible Study: The passage for study this week is Philippians 1 verses 1-11.  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 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.

U.F. Holiday Club :Mon 16th-Fri 20th Oct from 10 am – noon.

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 now 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.


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