TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 31st December 2017


Sunday 31st December 2017

Welcome to our services today.

Tea & Coffee are served in the hall after the morning service.

“I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”     Psalm 122:1


11.30am – Rev. Neil Maclean                 

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.

Crèche duty today: Murdina Skinner and Mary MacKay. Children for the Crèche can go through at any time.

Crèche next Sunday: Ina MacLean and Irene Kennedy.

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.

Free Church Holiday Camps Brochure: Copies of the Camp Brochure for 2018 are available in the hall.



New Year’s Day service in the church at 11am. (See note)


Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery will resume on January 9th at 7.30pm in the hall.


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

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: There will be no mid- week meeting this week. (Jan 3rd)


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: Iain Alasdair MacDonald             

6.00pm: Iain Alasdair MacDonald      


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

Property Upkeep Fund:  There will be a collection at the close of both services next Sunday for the Property Upkeep Fund.

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.

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: 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. 


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