TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 30th September 2018

Sunday 30th September 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. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm- Rev Andrew Macleod

Children’s Church: Children for Creche and Sunday School go through to the hall after the second singing.

Crèche duty today:  Mairi MacAulay and Murdina Skinner

Crèche next Sunday: Mary Mackay and Rae Ross.

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

Youth Fellowship: The YF meets tonight at 7:30 at Rod and Emma’s in Hilton.

 September Door Duty: John Ross and Donald MacKenzie



WFM – The WFM will meet at 2:30pm in the Tain Free Church hall.  See note below.

Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery will meet at 7.30pm in the hall.


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club will meet today at 12noon. Team 1 are on Duty.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study  : Meeting for Bible study and prayer will be in the hall at 7.30pm.


Casan Beaga: (Parent and Toddlers) Thursday at 10am.

(Snacks duty – Irene Kennedy and Fiona Garvie  )


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am: Rev Andrew Macleod

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay   

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


The WFM:  The Women For Mission will meet at 2:30pm in the Tain Free Church hall.  The speaker will be Joan Mackenzie, who will give an illustrated talk on her work in Chad.   A warm invitation is extended to all ladies in the congregation. The meeting will be followed by tea and coffee, and there will also be a sales table.

Communion Roll: The following names have been added to the roll of communicant members; Hector Campbell, Winnie Campbell and Irene Lawson

Creche Rota: We need more people to help on the creche rota.   It is planned to make some changes, such as providing simple teaching materials that can be done with the infants.   It is also intended that creche duty will only start once the children go through to Sunday School.   There will be no need for those on duty to be in the hall from the start of the service, as we would like all the children to be in church then.   Once we have additional personnel, we will draw up a new rota & provide more information for those who are on it.   Please speak to Fiona Garvie, Lorna MacIver or the minister if you are willing to help.

Bible Study Group: The next Bible Study will be on Tuesday 9th October at 7.30pm at the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd. It is the first in a new series on the life of Peter, and is entitled “Learning to Obey”, from Luke 5:1-11.

Your Voice in the Church:  During October, the Free Church is conducting a denomination-wide survey about our communications.   The survey is for everyone who attends or has a connection to, a Free Church congregation.  The survey can be completed online via the Free Church website or Facebook page, or hard copies will be made available for people to complete and return.  Please take this opportunity to help improve our communications by providing your feedback through the survey.  As a church, we want to hear your voice.

Church Calendars: The fundraising calendars for 2019 are now 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 right box!

Online Sermons: Sermons are now being added online weekly.    The morning sermons tend to go up the same day they were preached.   Evening sermons are beginning to be added now also.  You can get them by clicking the ‘Sermons’ tab on our website, which will take you to our YouTube page –  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9E4Fzhc1_UjRBlpR-R6Svw


New Church – Fundraising Notices

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.