TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 4th March 2018

Sunday 4th March 2018

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


Property Upkeep Fund: There will be a collection for the Property Upkeep Fund today.

11.30am – Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm-Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

Children’s Church: Children for Creche & Sunday School go to the hall after the second singing.

Crèche duty today: Ina MacLean and Lorna MacIver

Crèche next Sunday:Irene Kennedy and Marlene Lobban

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

March Door Duty: Duncan MacLean and Sean MacNeil.



WFM: The WFM meets in the 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

Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery will meet at 7.30pm in the hall.


Tain Lunch Club: Lunch Club meets from 12pm-2pm. Team 1 is on duty.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study will be in the hall at 7.30pm


Casan Beaga.(Parent and Toddlers) Parent and Toddlers meets in the hall at 10am.

(Snack Duty – Emma Goss and Lindsay Rodgers.)


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. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Andrew Macleod


The plans for building the new church have now been sent to the Highland Council for planning permission . You can see the plans here

WFM: The Women for Mission group will meet on Tuesday, March 6 at 2:30 pm in the 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.

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

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.

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.

Holiday Club 2018: This year’s Holiday Club will take place on the first week of the school holidays beginning on Monday 2nd July.    Could anyone who is able to help out, please let Mairi know.

New Church Fundraising Notices

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 Rona 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.

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 most tokens out of the three groups, we will receive £500.

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.



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.

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If you would like a visit from Alasdair, the minister, please call 01862 892 156      or email


or if you would like a visit from Andrew, the assistant minister, please call 01862 832 104 or email



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