TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 11th November 2018

Sunday 11th November 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. David Wilkie 

6.00pm-   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

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

Crèche duty today: : Cathie MacKenzie and Catherine Walker.

Crèche next Sunday: Clara Robertson and Murdina Skinner.

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

 November Door Duty: Duncan MacLean and John Garvie.



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

Bible Study Group: The Bible Study Group meets at 7:30pm at James and Murdina’s.   The topic is Peter: Learning to trust, and the passage for study is Matt. 14:22-34.

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-2pm. Team 2 are on Duty.

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


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

Snack duty: – Cathie MacDonald and Murdina Skinner


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

WFM: The WFM meets in the hall at 7:30pm with guest speaker Clare Ross (See Notice)

Next Sunday:

11.30am:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


Fearn Communion: The communion in Hilton is this weekend. The guest preacher is Rev, Ewen Matheson who is minister of the Free Church in Cross, Isle of Lewis. Ewen will share his testimony at a fellowship after the evening service tonight. 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, at 7:30 pm in Tain Free Church.  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 the WFM and to view 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 Kathleen MacInnes or one of the ministers before the end of November.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal: 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.

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.