TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 8th October 2017


Sunday 8th October 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: June Grant and Rae Ross

Crèche Next Sunday: Catherine Walker and Natalie Edwards

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

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.

October Door Duty: John Ross and James Gordon



Craft Group: Craft group meets in 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 7:30 pm at the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd.  (See note below)


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

Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study: Meeting at 7.30pm


Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers) There will be no Casan Beaga this week but it will resume after the October Holiday break on 26th October.


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 – John Alexander Wilson


Assistant MinisterInduction:  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-UpIt 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.

House 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.

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.

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.

Blythswood Shoe Boxes: Leaflets are available at the door. Comleted boxes can be brought to the church or delivered to any Blythswood Shop by 5th November.

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.

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.


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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If you would like a visit from the minister, please call 892 156      or email minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

CDs and mp3 files of our Sunday Services are available.  Please use the forms in the vestibule if you wish to order any or please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you would like