HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 4th March 2018




Sunday 4th March 2018

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:

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

10.00 amRev. Andrew MacLeod

Pre-school, Crèche and Sunday School- The children will go through to Sunday School and Creche after the second singing.

6.00pmRev. Andrew MacLeod



Free Lunch: The Free Lunch will run in Hilton between 12 noon and 2 pm tomorrow. Come along with a friend!


WFM:  WFM meets in the Tain hall at 2:30 pm.   The speakers are Mr and Mrs Davies, who will tell about their work in Marseilles. All ladies welcome.   There will be tea, coffee and a Sales Table.


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Prayer and Bible Study at 7:30 pm.


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

Next Sunday:

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay    

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay    


The plans for building the new church in Tain have been sent to Highland Council for planning permission. You can see the plans Here

Proposed Change to Evening Service Time: The deadline for returning your preference slips is today.

WFM: The Women for Mission group will meet on Tuesday, March 6 at 2:30 pm in Tain church hall where the speakers will be Mr and Mrs Davies, who will tell about their work in Marseilles. A warm invitation is extended to all ladies to come along. Tea and coffee will be served, and there will also be a Sales Table.

Bible Study Group: The next meeting will be on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm, at James and Murdina’s home.  This will be the start of a new study on the Fruit of the Spirit beginning with Love.   The passage for study is 1 John 4:7-16.

Gideons Friends Evening:  The annual Friends Evening for the Easter Ross Branch of Gideons International is on Friday 16th March in Tain Parish Church at 7.30 pm.  The Speaker is Nick Timmins (Scottish Gideons) with praise items from the Highland Male Voice Gospel Choir.  All are welcome.

Coffee Morning: The WFM will hold a coffee morning in Tain Free Church Hall on Saturday, 24 March.

Women Across the Highlands: This one-day conference will be held at Smithton Free Church on Sat 19th May.  The guest speaker is Heidi Johnston from Northern Ireland.  Booking forms are in the hall or you can book at www.womenacrossthehighlands.co.uk   The cost of £22 includes a buffet lunch and refreshments.

New Church Fundraising Notices

ASDA Tokens:  If you shop at Asda, there is currently an opportunity to put your green tokens towards our New Church Project.    If we get the most tokens out of the three groups, we will receive £500.

Church Calendars:  Planning has already begun to produce a fundraising calendar for 2019.  It would be much appreciated if you could send any suitable images to Rhona at – catrionagrigg@btinternet.com

Hilton Soup Lunch Fundraiser:   There will be a soup lunch on 3rd March from 12 till 2pm at Hilton Free Church Hall in aid of the New Church Fund.   There will be a stall for bric-a-brac also.

Fun-Run Fund-Raiser: It is intended to host a 5K fun run for individuals and families on Saturday 5th May at Geanies House. If you can help with taking booking and payment or with organising the event, please speak to Isla Scamen on 851 839 or 07779 991 132

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.


Church Finances:  The Deacons Court would like to encourage those who contribute to the church to consider doing so by Standing Order.

· The bank details for Ordinary Income are as follows –

Sort Code 80-06-36.  Account Number 06001724.

· The Bank Details for the New Church Fund are –

Sort Code 80-06-36.  Account Number 10090961.


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 Alasdair the minister, 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