HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 26th November 2017


Sunday 26th 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.


Services today:

AMRev. Andrew Macleod 

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

Missionary Prayer Notes:  The Missionary Prayer Notes for December are available at the door.

PM Rev. Andrew Macleod 




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


Craft Group: Craft Group meet in the Hall in Tain from 2 to 4.30 pm.  All welcome.


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Mid-week Meeting is on Thursday this week. See note re National Day of Prayer.

Thursday: National Day of Prayer. See note below.


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

Curry Night: Friday 1 December at 6pm. There is a sign-up sheet in the hall if you are able to help. Also a sign-up sheet to give us some idea of numbers. All welcome.

Next Sunday:

AM: Rev. Andrew MacLeod

PM: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

New Church Fund: There will be a retiring collection next Sunday for the New Church Fund.


The Record:  Payment for the Free Church magazine, The Record can be made anytime between now and the end of the year.  The cost is £18 if you have been getting it all year.  If anybody would like to order for next year, please speak to Kathleen MacInnes.   There are a couple of spare copies from the last few months that you could take to have a look at, if you are interested.

National Day of Prayer: This Thursday has been set aside as a National Day of Prayer by the Free Church. Instead of the usual mid-week meeting on Wednesday, we will have a morning and evening prayer time on Thursday.  The morning meeting will be from 8-9 am and the evening meeting starting at 7:30 pm. There is a booklet of suggested prayer topics with your bulletin.  Please use this throughout the week and you can bring it along with you on Thursday.

Coffee Morning:  There will be a Coffee Morning and Sale of Work here on the morning of Saturday 25th November from 10:30 to 12:30. Donations will go to Tain and Fearn Free Church and local charities. Adults £3, Children 50p

Calendars:  There are still some of our own Calendars available which make an ideal gift for others.   They can be picked up in the hall.  The cost is £5. 

WFM:  All ladies are warmly invited to come along to the Women for Mission meeting on Tuesday, December 5th at 2:30 pm in the Tain Free Church Hall.  The speaker will be Colin Macpherson from The Emmaus Road Trust, who will speak about that work.  Tea and coffee will be served, and there will be a sales table.

Bible Study:  The next Bible study is on Tuesday 5th December at 7:30pm at James and Murdina Skinner’s, 28 St Vincent Road.   The passage for this study is Phil. 3:1-11.   Please consider going along, even if you haven’t been to any of the previous studies.

Fiona Christie:  Fiona who was at one time a member of Tain Free Church expects to finish her work with Latin Link in Colombia next year.  It is expected she will return from Colombia around Easter and continue to serve with Latin Link until July.   Fiona still has to raise £1500 towards her commitment to the projects she is currently involved in.  If you would like to make a contribution towards that, you can place that in an envelope, marked Fiona Christie, in the collection plate.


New Church Fundraising Events

Coffee Morning:  There will be a Coffee Morning and Sale of Work here on the morning of Saturday 25th November from 10:30 to 12:30. Donations will go to Tain and Fearn Free Church and local charities. Adults £3, Children 50p

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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If you would like a visit from the minister, , Alasdair, please call 01862 892 156 

or email minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

or if you would like a visit from  Andrew, the assistant minister, please call 01862 832 104 or email mowgli16b@hotmail.com



Note: There is a loop system in the church