TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 21st October 2018

Sunday 21st October 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 Andrew Macleod

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: Ina MacLean and Isobel MacIver

Crèche next Sunday: Fiona Garvie and Marlene Lobban

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

 October Door Duty: Bill Ferrier and Marcus MacIver



Craft Group: Craft Group meet in the Hall from 2 to 4.30 pm. All welcome

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 4 are on Duty.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study  : Thel Meeting for Bible study and prayer will be at 7:30pm in the hall.


Casan Beaga: (Parent and Toddlers) Parent and Toddlers is off until after the school holidays


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

Next Sunday:

Clocks Change: Remember your clocks go back one hour next weekend.

11.30am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild: The annual display of knitted items that used to be coordinated by the late Etta Brown, will take place this coming Saturday (27th) from 10am – 3pm in the church hall, organised by Etta’s daughter, Shona.

Bible Study Group: The group will meet next on Tuesday 30th October 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.

Tain Church Clean-Up: It is intended to give the church a thorough clean on Saturday 3rd November from 10am.

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.

Creche Rota:  We have had a small number of new volunteers but are looking for more.   Please speak to Fiona Garvie, Lorna MacIver or the minister if you are willing to 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.

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.