Sunday 20th 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.


Services 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

Youth Fellowship: The YF meets in the Tain manse tonight at 7:30 pm.



Free Lunch: The Free Lunch takes place in Hilton tomorrow between 12 noon and 2 pm. Come along with a friend.


Craft Group: There is no Craft Group this Tuesday.   It will resume on 12th June.

Bible Study Group: The Bible Study Group meets at James and Murdina’s, 28 St Vincent Roiad, Tain at 7:30pm.   The subject is ‘Kindness’, and the passage for study is 2 Samuel Chapter 9.


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: This week is the Seaboard Joint Prayer Meeting and it will be in the APC at 7:30pm and will be taken by Rev. Andy Downie.


Prayer and Fellowship Time: There is no meeting of the Prayer Group this week.

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


General Assembly: The Free Church General Assembly takes place in Edinburgh this week.   The Assembly proceedings will be streamed live online and can be accessed from the Free Church Home Page.

Holiday Club: If you would like to help with the Holiday Club during the first week of the School holidays, see the sign-up sheet in the hall or speak to Mary Paterson

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.

Tain Ladies Bible Study: If anyone would like to attend the Tain Ladies Bible Study Dinner organised annually by Netty Sinclair  please speak to Mairi as soon as possible. Names and menu requests need to be submitted before the 15th of June.

Faith Mission: The Faith Mission is organising a two-week Tent Mission in Tain during the month of June.   The tent will be set up on the Highland Games Field, near Lidl, from the Sunday 3rd to Sunday 17th June with meetings every evening except Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

New Church Fundraising Notices

2019 Calendar: The photos for the 2019 Fundraising Calendar have been chosen and the calendars will be printed shortly to catch the summer tourist season.  Thanks to all those who contributed photographs and please continue to do so, as planning begins for a 2020 calendar.

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.

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.

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.


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