HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 11th November 2018

Sunday 11th November 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: 

Today is our Communion Sunday. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the morning service.  (see note below) 

10.00 amRev. Ewen Matheson

6.00pm:   Rev. Ewen Matheson



Free Lunch:

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


Craft Group: The Craft Group meets in Tain church hall from 2 to 4.30 pm. All welcome. For more information about what happens at the Craft Group click here.


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


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

Women for Mission: The WFM will meet this Friday at 7:30pm in the church in Tain. The speaker will be Claire Ross from Rosskeen, (See notice  below for more information.)

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm: Rev. Calum MacInnes in the APC

Fearn Communion: The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the morning service today.   The bread and wine will be served to those sitting in the area marked by the white cloth.   If you intend to take communion and are not seated in that area, there will be a point during the service when you will be invited to move there.   If you are sitting in that area and you are not taking communion, please just pass the bread and wine on to the person next to you.

Our guest preacher over the weekend is Rev, Ewen Matheson who is minister of the Free Church in Cross, Isle of Lewis.   Ewen will lead both services today and share some testimony at the fellowship after the evening service.  There were two professions of faith over the weekend and the following names have been added to the communion roll – Mrs Jeanette Oliver and Mr Donald Bain.

Women for Mission: The WFM will meet on  Friday, November 16th at 7:30pm in the church in Tain. The speaker will be Claire Ross from Rosskeen, who will speak about her trip to Chile.  All ladies are warmly invited.   Tea and coffee will be provided, and there will also be a Sales Table. For more information about WFM and to see this session’s programme click here.

The Record:   Payment can be made for the church magazine The Record anytime between now and the end of the year.   The cost for this year is £18.   Please put it in an envelope with your name on, in the collection plate. Meanwhile the cost of The Record for next year will rise to £24 due to the increased volume of the magazine. If anyone new wishes to order a copy, or anyone wishes to cancel their subscription, please inform Ann Allan or one of the ministers before the end of November.

Blythswood Shoeboxes: 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.

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