HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 15th April 2018



Sunday 15th 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. Alasdair MacAulay

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

6.00pm –   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay in the APC



Free Lunch: 

The Free Lunch will run in Hilton from 12 noon until 2 pm. Come along with a friend.


Tuesday: Northern Presbytery meets in Brora at 7:30 pm.


 Congregational Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Congregational 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

Saturday – Car Boot Sale at the Old Health Centre, Tain, from 10 am to 2 pm. See note below.

Next Sunday:

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


Rosskeen Ladies Meeting: This will take place tomorrow night, Monday 16th April at 7.30 p.m. The speaker will be Mrs Sarah Johnston, Mission Co-ordinator for the Free Church.

New Church Update: Our planning application for the New Church in Tain was approved by Highland Council.  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:

Please invite friends and neighbours to come along to the sale this Saturday at the Old Health Centre Car Park.   Set up from 9 am. Selling from 10 am to 1 pm.   Packing up from 1 pm – 2 pm.

All electrical items for the sale should be PAT tested. There will be a box for collecting electrical items at both the Tain and Hilton Church Halls until this Wednesday. The items will be tested on Friday and can be collected from the Tain Church Hall on Saturday morning between 9 and 10.

If you have stuff you wish to donate for the sale, the following people are prepared to sell it for you – Alice Fraser; Morag Matheson; Irene Kennedy; Catherine Walker; Mairi MacAulay; Ina Maclean; Catherine Maclean; Jeanette Oliver; Dina Macdonald; Susan Clyne; Fiona Robertson; Mary Mackay; Linda Bousfield.

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