Hilton WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 7th October 2018

Sunday 7th October 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.

Today 

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

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Monday: 

Funeral: The funeral service of Diana Colquit, Braefoot, Hilton, will take place in the church at 1pm on Monday.

Monday: There will be no Free Lunch due to the funeral service taking place in the church.   The Lunch will resume after the school holidays.

Tuesday:

The Craft Group: The Craft Group meet in the Tain hall from 2pm to 4.30 pm. All welcome.

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

Wednesday: 

Prayer Meeting: The Prayer Meeting will take place in Hilton at 7.30 pm.

Friday:

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

Health Centre Clean-Up: The annual tidy-up around the Old Health Centre in Tain will take place this coming Saturday, 13th October at 10am. With a reasonable turn-out, it should take less than two hours.

Blythswood Shoeboxes:  There are leaflets for the Shoebox Appeal at the door. Completed boxes can be brought to the church or handed in to the Blythswood shop by the end of this month.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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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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.

You can find more information about us at

https://tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

or on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TainFearnFreeChurch

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