Sunday 6th May 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.
Property Upkeep Fund: There is a collection at the close of both services today for the Property Upkeep Fund
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 in the APC – Rev. Andrew MacLeod
Youth Fellowship: The Y.F. meets tonight in the Tain manse at 7:30 pm.
Free Lunch: No Free Lunch tomorrow due to the school holiday.
Craft Group: Craft Group meet in the Tain Hall from 2 to 4.30 pm. All welcome.
Bible Study Group: The group meets at 7:30pm in the home of James and Murdina. The topic is Patience. The passage for study is Matthew 18: 21-35.
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Seaboard Joint Prayer Meeting is in the Free Church at 7:30 pm
Prayer and Fellowship Time: Prayer Group meets at 11am at David and Anne’s house.
Saturday – Communion Preparatory Service at 7:30 pm in Tain followed by fellowship in the manse.
10.00am: Rev. John Ferguson
6.00pm: – Join with Tain
Tain Communion: The Tain Communion is this weekend. The guest preacher is Rev. Duncan MacLeod of Dornoch Free Church.There will be fellowship in the hall after the Sunday evening service.
Creche: We intend to draw up a rota to provide cover for creche to ensure that mums and dads who can only get out in the morning, are able to stay in during the service. Please consider helping with this as the more people on the rota, the less often people will be on duty.
Sudan Speaker: Patrick Jok who is a pastor in the Sudanese Reformed Church will speak at a meeting in the Capstone Centre in Alness on Thursday night at 7:30pm. Patrick ministers in a context of violence and persecution where the noise of gun-shot is as common as that of traffic.
APC Arrangement: We have agreed with the local congregation of the APC, that we will worship together at all services for the rest of this year. During that time all morning services and prayer meetings will be in the Free Church as will most evening services. Twice a month, on the first and third Sundays, the evening service will be in the APC. During this year, occasional services will be taken by APC preachers. This arrangement has been agreed on the basis of a stated intention that at the end of the year the two congregations will become one. We believe that this is a very important and positive step in bringing Christians together; one which we hope will be for the benefit of this community and the Church of Christ within it.
Church Camps: Please inform either of the ministers, if you have children going to camp, as the Deacons Court will provide some financial assistance.
New Church Fundraising Notices
Fun-Run Fund-Raiser: Thanks to everyone who helped in organising and overseeing the Fun Run yesterday. The sum of £900.00 was raised for the New Church Fund.
New Church Fund Total: The New Church Fund currently stands at £168,000. We have raised £180, 000 but have spent in the region of £12,000 thus far on professional and planning fees.
Asda Tokens: We received a cheque from Asda for £500 this week for coming first in the Green Token Challenge in March.
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 – email@example.com
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.
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