HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 17th December 2017


Sunday 17th December 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:

10.00 amRev. Alasdair MacAulay   

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

6.00pm Rev. Alasdair MacAulay in the APC

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

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



Free Lunch: Free Lunch is on from 12 noon till 2.00pm. Please come along and bring some friends!


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: The joint meeting this week will take the form of a Testimony Meeting in the church in Tain at 7.30pm. (See notice 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

Next Sunday:

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Andrew Macleod – in the Seaboard Hall


Seaboard Hall Rota:  The Green Team are on tea-duty at the Seaboard Hall this coming Sunday evening. We also need some more people to go on the Seaboard hall tea-duty rota, for the joint community services. This would involve doing tea duty twice in the year. If you would be willing to help with this, see the list in the hall.

Testimony Meeting:  Everybody is welcome to come along to this meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the church.  Several of our men will share snippets of their testimony and tell of how God has worked in their lives.

New Church Update:  The current total in the New Church Fund is £160,000.   This exceeds our target figure for the end of 2017 which was £150, 000.   We will however begin to pay out of this fund shortly for architect and planning fees.   It’s hoped that our application for planning permission will be submitted this month.

Finances:  There is an sheet with your bulletin today giving details of the different ways in which you can donate to the church.  

House Bible Study:  The Bible study will not meet now until the New Year with the first scheduled meeting to be on Tuesday 16th January. 

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 Anne Allan .   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.

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.

Calendar Payment:   If anyone has yet to pay for Calendars that they have taken, please do so either by putting it in a named envelope in the collection box or by giving it to David Merrick.



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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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