TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 15th Oct 2017


Sunday 15th 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 – Mr Sandy Finlay             

PM – John Alexander Wilson

Children’s Church: – There is no Sunday School today, but children for Creche can go through to the hall after the second singing.

Crèche duty today: Catherine Walker and Natalie Edwards

Crèche Next Sunday: Clara Robertson and Lindsay Rodgers

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

October Door Duty: John Ross and James Gordon



Road to Recovery:  Road to Recovery will meet in hall at 7.30pm

Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30 pm.


Tain Lunch Club: Meets from 12pm-2pm. Team 3 is on duty. 

Congregational Prayer Meeting and Bible Study is at 7:30pm. This month it is in Tain.  We will be looking at the 4th of the Five Points of Calvinism – Irresistible Grace.


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.


All are welcome for prayer and fellowship in the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd, at 11am


Hilton manse clean-up. (see note below)

Next Sunday:

AM:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay      

PM: Rev. Donald MacIver


Induction: We are delighted that Rev. Andrew MacLeod has accepted a call to be our assistant minister.  It is expected that his induction will take place in the Seaboard villages on Friday 3rd November.  The time and venue will be confirmed by Presbytery this Tuesday.   If anyone wishes to add their name to the call, today will be the final opportunity to do so. 

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 at 9am.   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.

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

House Bible Study: The next Bible Study will be on Tuesday, 24th Oct at 7:30 pm at the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd.  The passage for study is Philippians 1 verses 12-30.  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.

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

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