HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 8th April 2018


Sunday 8th April 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.



10.00 am –   Rev. Andrew Macleod

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

6.00pm –   Rev. Andrew Macleod



Free Lunch: No Free Lunch due to the school holidays. Next lunch 16th April.


Craft Group: Craft Group meet in the Hall in Tain from 2 to 4.30 pm. All welcome


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Meeting for Prayer and Bible study at 7:30pm 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, Tain at 11am

Next Sunday:

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay in APC


Proposed Change to Evening Service Time:The Kirk-Session has concluded that there will be no change to the evening service time.   The preference forms were evenly split, with no clear mandate for change.

New Church Update: Our planning application for the New Church in Tain was approved by Highland Council in the last few days.   This is great news and we give thanks to the Lord for ensuring the application progressed without hindrance.   We continue to trust that he will help us bring the project to fruition. The Project Team will now instruct the architect to proceed to Building Warrant stage.

Bible Study Group: The group will meet again after the school holidays on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm at James and Murdina’s home.  The subject is Peace, and the passage for study is Isaiah 43: 1-7.

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 Rhona at – catrionagrigg@btinternet.com

Car Boot Sale: This will be take place in the Old Health Centre Car Park on 21st April from 10 am – 2 pm.     If you can bring along a boot full of stuff to sell in aid of the New Church, please sign up on the sheet at the door to help the planning for the day.
All electrical items for the car boot sale should be PAT tested. There will be a box for collecting electrical items at both the Tain and Hilton Church Halls from Wednesday 11th to Wednesday 18th April. The items will be tested on Friday 20th April and can be collected from the Tain Church Hall on Saturday morning 21st between 9am and 10am.

Fun-Run Fund-Raiser:Fun-Run Fund-Raiser: We will host a 2k and a 5K Fun Run (or walk)  for individuals and families on Saturday 5th May at Geanies House. There is now a sign-up sheet on our website with booking and payment instructions. Click  here  to sign-up and to get more information.  You can speak to Isla Scamen on 851 839 or 07779 991 132 for more information or if you can offer to help in any way. 

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