TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 22nd October 2017


Sunday 22nd 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. Alasdair MacAulay

PM – Rev. Donald MacIver

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: Clara Robertson and Lindsay Rodgers

Crèche Next Sunday: Mairi MacAulay and Rae Ross

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

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

Youth Fellowship:  The Y.F. meets tonight in the manse at 7:30 pm.  The speaker is Calum MacAulay from Inverness.

Presentation:  There will be an opportunity at the close of both services today to contribute to a presentation that will be made to Andrew at the induction.   

October Door Duty: John Ross and James Gordon



Craft Group: meets in hall from 2 till 4.30pm. All welcome.

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

House Bible Study: Meets tonight at David and Anne’s, 10 Duthac Wynd at 7:30 pm. (See notice)


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

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study is at 7:30pm in the church hall.


Casan Beaga.(Parent and Toddlers) Parent and Toddlers meets in the Hall at 10 am.  (Snacks Duty – Fiona Garvie and Rhona Grigg )


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

Next Sunday:

Clocks Change:  British Summer times ends next weekend so the clocks go back one hour.

AM:  Rev. Donald MacAskill       

PM: Rev. A. MacAulay


URGENT: Empty shoeboxes are urgently required by the Craft Group.

Hilton Manse Clean-UpThanks to all who helped with cleaning the manse yesterday.

House Bible Study: This week’s Bible Study will be looking at Philippians 1 verses 12-30.  Each study is self contained and the aim is to generate informal discussion.   .

The Record:  The church magazine for October has now arrived and is available for those who ordered.  

Induction Service:  The induction of Rev. Andrew MacLeod as our assistant minister will take place on Friday 3rd November in the Seaboard Hall.   The service will begin at 7 pm and Rev. A. MacAulay will preach and preside.  This will be followed by a reception in the hall.  All welcome.

Induction Reception:  Volunteers are required from both ends of the congregation to prepare sandwiches in Hilton church hall on the Friday morning.   The bread and fillings will be provided.   The supply of baking has already been arranged and no further donations of baking are required.    We require volunteers to transport tables from both Tain and Hilton churches to the hall and set them up on Friday morning.   There will also need to be a team to re-arrange tables following the service and prior to the reception on the Friday night.   Further details will be provided in next week’s bulletin.

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. Completed boxes can be brought to the church or delivered to any Blythswood Shop by 5th November.

Luther 500: There will be a public lecture celebrating 500 years since the start of the Reformation in Dingwall Free Church on Monday 6th November at 7:30 pm.  The speaker is Rev. Dr. Nick Needham of HTC.

Fearn Communion The communion weekend in Fearn will be on 11th and 12th November.   The guest preacher is Rev. Angus MacRae of Dingwall. 

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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