HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 24th December 2017


Sunday 24th 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. Andrew Macleod – in the Seaboard Hall (see notice re Community Carols)

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

Monthly Record: The January  Monthly Record is now available.



Free Lunch: The Free Lunch takes a break from now until Monday 8th January.


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


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 (See note re Baptism)

6.00pm: Mr David Forbes

Community Carols:  The offering at tonight’s service in the Seaboard Hall will be going to OMF.  The service starts at 6 pm, but the choir will be singing for 5:50 pm.

Seaboard Hall Rota:  The Green Team are on tea-duty at the Seaboard Hall tonight. 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.

Baptism:  The morning service next Sunday will be a Baptism Service at which we expect a lot of visitors.  Please try and get here early to ensure a seat.  We may also need extra helpers on Sunday School and Creche.

New Year’s Day:  There will be a short service in the church (Hilton) on New Year’s Day at 10am.

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 was an insert sheet with your bulletin last week giving details of the different ways in which you can donate to the church. There are copies at the door if you missed it.     

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 no Calendars left in the hall.  However there are still a few available at the Made in Tain shop.    The cost is £5.    If you have yet to pay for a calendar, please do so as soon as possible.

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 Information.

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