HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 5th November 2017


Sunday 5th November 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.


Property Upkeep Fund:  There is a collection for the Property Upkeep Fund at the close of both services today

Services today:

AMRev. Andrew  MacLeod

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

PM Rev Alasdair MacAulay

Youth Fellowship-  The YF meets tonight at 7:30 pm in the Tain Manse.



Free Lunch Free Lunch is on from 12 noon till 2.00pm. Please come along and bring a friend. 


WFM The WFM meets at 2:30 pm in the church hall in Tain. All welcome. (See Notice)

House Bible Study Bible study will be at James and Murdina Skinner’s, 28 St. Vincent Road at 7:30 pm. (See Notice)  


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study:  The meeting for prayer and Bible study will be taken by Rev. Andrew Macleod.


Kirk Session meets in the manse in Tain at 7 pm.


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


Communion Preparatory Service in Hilton at 7 pm, taken by Rev. Angus MacRae, Dingwall.  This will be followed by a fellowship in the hall at which Rev. Andrew MacLeod will share his testimony.

Next Sunday:

AM – Rev. Angus MacRae

The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the morning service. (See note below)                  

PM –   Rev. Angus MacRae


Induction Thanks:  Thanks to all those who helped out in any way with the induction, particularly the organisation and smooth running of the reception.   It is very much appreciated.   Thanks also to all those who helped to make the manse a very welcoming home for Andrew’s arrival. 

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.

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.

House Bible Study: The next Bible study will be on Tuesday 7th Nov at 7:30pm and will be at James and Murdina Skinner’s, 28 St. Vincent Road.   The passage for study is Philippians 2.   Each study is self-contained, and the aim is to generate informal discussion.

WFM: All ladies are warmly invited to come along to the Women for Mission meeting this Tuesday, 7th November in Tain Free Church hall.   The speaker will be Drew Anderson from Invergordon Seafarer’s Centre, who will speak about his outreach work to the crews of the liners that visit the port.   Tea and coffee will be served and there will also be a sales table.

New Church Plans:  Thanks to all who made suggestions or gave feedback with regard to the plans for the new church.  The Project Team met with the architect on Monday and he will now develop the plans to planning permission stage.

Fearn Communion:  The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the morning service next Sunday.   The guest preacher on Saturday and Sunday is Rev. Angus MacRae of Dingwall.   Mr MacRae will also share some testimony after the evening service on Sunday.   If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith in Christ for the first time, and take communion, they should speak to the minister or one of the elders.

Rosskeen Ladies Meeting:   The speaker at the next meeting on Monday 13th November at 7:30 pm is Carina MacIver of Invergordon, who is a youth worker at Dowanvale Free Church in Glasgow.  


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:  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.


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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Note: There is a loop system in the church