TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 29nd April 2018

Sunday 29nd April 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


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 Rae Ross.

Crèche next Sunday: Marlene Lobban and Lorna MacIver

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

April Door Duty: James Skinner and James Gordon



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: Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study in hall at 7:30 pm.


Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers) meets in the Hall at 10 am. (Snacks duty – Alice Fraser and Linda Bousfield ).


Prayer Group. Prayer Group meets at 11am at David and Anne’s house

Next Sunday:

Property Upkeep Fund: There is a collection next Sunday for the Property Upkeep Fund.

11.30am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Andrew Macleod

Bible Study Group: The group meets next on Tuesday 8th May at 7:30pm in the home of James and Murdina. The topic is Patience. The passage for study is Matthew 18: 21-35.

Tain Communion: The Tain Communion weekend is 12th and 13th May. Our guest preacher is Rev. Duncan MacLeod of Dornoch F.C. If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith in the Lord Jesus and take communion for the first time, they should speak to a minister or elder before then.

Mission Support: The Inverness and North Free Church Mission Support Group will hold a Coffee Morning on Saturday, 5 May, from 10.30 am – 12.00 noon in Dingwall Free Church hall.   As well as tea, coffee and home baking, there will be a bric-a-brac stall and a baking stall.

Church Camps: Please inform either of the ministers, if you have children going to camp, as the Deacons Court will provide some financial assistance.

Bulletin Items: Any items for inclusion in the weekly bulletin should be submitted by Thursday evening at the latest.

New Church Fundraising Notices

Car Boot Sale: The sale raised a total of £3200 on the day with more being added since then.

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

Fun-Run Fund-Raiser: Fun-Run Fund-Raiser:  This Saturday is our Fun Run at Geanies House, IV20 1TW.  Entrants can walk or run the 2k or 5K route.  The run starts at 10:30am with registration from 9:30am.  Entries can be made by printing a form from our website, by completing a form from the church hall or on Saturday Morning at Geanies.     The cost of entry is £5 for an individual or £15 for a family, with all proceeds going to our New Church Fund. Cheques should be made payable to Tain and Fearn New Church Fund.  You can get more information from Isla Scamen – 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.

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 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



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 would like.