Sunday 3rd June 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.


New Church Fund: There is a collection for the New Church Fund at the close of both services next Sunday.

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 in APC

Youth Fellowship: There is no Y.F. tonight but the young folk are invited to attend the Faith Mission Tent with us. Meet us at the Tain manse at 7:15pm.



Free Lunch: No Free Lunch tomorrow due to the School Holiday.


Bible Study Group:The Bible Study Group meets tonight at 7:30pm in David and Anne Wilkie’s home at 10 Duthac Wynd.   The topic is “Goodness” and the passage for study is Psalm 107.


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: There will be no meeting for prayer and Bible Study in Hilton this week, to enable folk to support the Faith Mission meeting.   There will however be a meeting for Prayer and Bible study in Tain.  The following week the Tain meeting will be cancelled but there will be a mid-week meeting in Hilton.


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

Next Sunday:

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


Parking: To help with the parking situation on a Sunday morning, we have permission for you to park over at the entrance to William Paterson’s yard.  Meanwhile, if you are first to park on the grass bank across the road, try and park as far in as possible, to allow for more cars to utilise that space.

Faith Mission: The Faith Mission will hold its first meeting in the tent tonight at 7:30pm.  The tent is set up on the Highland Games Field near Lidl. For the next fortnight, there will be meetings each night except Saturdays, at 7:30pm.   Please go along to as many meetings as you can and bring a friend with you.  There will also be a Coffee Morning each Friday at 10:30am.   If anyone can provide a meal for 4 people any night during the next fortnight, please let Emma MacKenzie know, or you can sign up for any evening using the following online link – https://takethemameal.com/JZIP7168    The meal is to be served in the Tain church hall.    

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. Application forms for any children attending are available from each school office or from Mairi MacAulay. Information and application forms can be  downloaded from the website  HERE

Creche: We are working on drawing 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.   Speak to Emma MacKenzie for more information.   If anybody wishes to go out on a Sunday just to see what it involves before committing to help, please feel free to do so.

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.

Seaboard Cares: The next drop-in takes place a week tomorrow – Monday 1th June in the Seaboard Hall café. There will be entertainment by pupils from Hilton School.

Church Website: The church website has reverted to it’s previous address which is – https://tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

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.

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