HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 28th October 2018

Sunday 28th 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.


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. Alasdair Macaulay

6.00pmRev. David Wilkie



Free Lunch:

The Lunch will resume today. It runs between 12 noon and 2 pm in Hilton. Come along with a friend.


The Bible Study Group: The Bible Study Group will meet at 7:30pm in James and Murdina’s home. The topic is, Peter: Learning to pray. The passages for study are Mark 1:29-39 and Luke 6:12-23.

Northern Presbytery  Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30 pm.


Bible Study and Prayer Meeting:  Meeting for Bible study and prayer at 7:30pm. 


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

Next Sunday:

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

10.00am:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay     

6.00pm:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay in APC

Blythswood ShoeboxesBlythswood shoeboxes must be in by the end of the month. Meanwhile, Blythswood is seeking volunteers to check and pack donated shoe boxes. If you think you can help with this please phone Blythswood on 01349 830 777. Sorting will be carried out at the Evanton depot, at Maryburgh Free Church and at Culduthel Christian Centre in Inverness during November.

Fearn Communion: The communion weekend is on 10th and 11th November.   The guest preacher over that weekend is Rev, Ewen Matheson who is minister of the Free Church in Cross, Isle of Lewis.   If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith in Christ and take communion for the first time, they should speak to one of the ministers or elders before then.

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.


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