TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 24th December 2017


Sunday 24th December 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


11.30am – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

Children’s Church: – There is no Sunday School today but younger children can go through to the hall just after the second singing at the same time as children for crèche.

Crèche duty today: Mairi MacAulay and Rae Ross

Crèche next Sunday: Murdina Skinner and Mary MacKay

Innis Mhor:   There is no service in the nursing home today

Community Carols:   There is a Community Carol service in the Seaboard Hall in Balintore tonight at 6pm.   Rev. Andrew Macleod will be the speaker at that service.

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

December Door Duty: Duncan MacLean and Marcus MacIver

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

Monthly Record: The January Monthly Records are now available.



Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery will resume on January 9th, 2018.


Tain Lunch Club: Lunch Club resumes on Wed 10th January

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


Casan Beaga.(Parent and Toddlers) Parent and Toddlers resumes on Thursday 11th January.  


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am: Rev. Neil MacLean      

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


New Year’s Day:  There will be a short service in the church (Tain)  on New Year’s Day at 11am.

Used postage stamps are still being collected to benefit Blythswood Care and the Highland Hospice.  Please leave a border of at least half an inch around the stamp. They can be put in the box at the door.

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 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.

Calendars:  There are no Calendars left. 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.

 The Record:  Payment for the Free Church magazine, The Record is now due.  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.   


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.


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.

You are always welcome at any of our services during the week and you can find more information about us at


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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


CDs and mp3 files of our Sunday Services are available.  Please use the forms in the vestibule if you wish to order any or please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you