HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 2nd September 2018

Sunday 2nd September 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: There is a collection at the close of the morning service for the Property Upkeep Fund.

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

Services today: 

10.00 amRev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm – Rev. Andrew MacLeod in the APC

Sutherland Christian Convention: The final meeting of the convention with guest speaker Rev. Dr Sinclair Ferguson, will take place tonight at 8.15pm in Dornoch Academy hall.



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


Women For Mission: The first meeting of the WFM for this session will be held this Tuesday at 7:30pm in Hilton Free Church. The speaker for the evening will be Fiona Christie, a former member of the congregation, who will speak about her work with children in Colombia. The ladies will also be serving several puddings as part of the evening.   A warm welcome is extended to all ladies to come along. If you require transport, speak to Donella Ferrier. There is a list at the front door of the church if anyone would like to provide one of the puddings.


Mid-week  Meeting: The midweek meeting at 7:30pm will be taken by Mr Willie MacKenzie who will share a little about the work of Christian Focus Publications.   We have specifically asked Willie to bring us some recommendations of books that would be suitable for people at various different stages in their spiritual life.   These recommended books will be available to purchase at the meeting. (This notice is TBC)


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


Sunday School Helpers: With the growth in numbers attending Sunday School, we are looking for helpers who would go on a rota to assist the teachers.   You would not have the responsibility to teach the children but simply to assist those who already teach.   Please speak to myself or Mary Paterson if you can help.

Bible Study Group: It is hoped to resume the Bible Study in Tain on Tuesday 11th September at 7:30pm in the home of James and Murdina Skinner, continuing the theme of the Fruit of the Spirit. The topic will be Gentleness and the passage for study is 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12.

Craft Group: The Craft Group will resume in the Tain hall on Tuesday 11th Sept from 2pm to 4:30pm. There are flyers with more information at the door. 

Tain Communion: The Tain communion will be on the weekend of 23rd September. The guest preacher is Rev. George MacAskill, APC. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the Sunday evening service, and Hilton will close to allow everyone to worship together that night.

Online Sermons:  Sunday morning sermon are now being added to the church website on a weekly basis.   If you wish to listen again, or have missed a sermon, you can get them on the sermons page of our website , or follow this link below


Church Calendars: The fundraising calendars for 2019 are available in the hall.   The price remains at £5, which includes an envelope if you wish to post it.   Please ensure that your money goes in the blue cash box that is with the calendars.   Please bear in mind that we will be looking for photos for the 2020 calendar in due course.


New Church – Fundraising Notices

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