HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 25th November 2018

Sunday 25th 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: 

10.00 amRev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm: Rev. Andrew MacLeod



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 the Hall from 2 to 4.30 pm. All welcome.

Bible Study Group: The Bible Study Group meets at 7.30pm at James’ and Murdina’s home.    The topic is Peter: Learning to Believe, and the passage for study is Matthew 16:13-25.


The Seaboard Joint Prayer Meeting: – The Seaboard Joint Prayer Meeting is here in the Free Church at 7:30pm. 


The National Day of Prayer: As part of the National Day of Prayer, there will be a meeting for prayer in Tain church hall at 9am and again at 7:30pm.

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

Next Sunday:

New Church Fund:   There will be an opportunity to contribute to the New Church Fund at the close of both services next Sunday

10.00am:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay in APC


The APC Kirk Session: The APC Kirk Session has arranged a congregational meeting for APC members.  It will be held at Hilton APC church building on Monday 3rd December at 7.30pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to finalise previously agreed proposals for the APC church.   Notice of the meeting will also be sent to each member by post.

Women for Mission: The WFM will meet on Tuesday, December 4th at 2:30pm in Tain Free Church. The speaker will be Jeanna Nicholson, who will speak about UHI Christian Union.  Tea and coffee will be served, and there will also be a sales table. A warm invitation is extended to all ladies to come along

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..  

Communion Roll: The following names have been added to the roll of communicant members – Jeanette Oliver and Donald Bain who worship in Hilton and Marion Macmartin who worships in Tain.

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.

New Church Fundraising: The fundraising committee will meet early in the new year to arrange events for 2019.   In the meantime, they would like to hear any suggestions that you have – and they are also looking for new people to join the committee.   If you have ideas or are willing to help, please speak to Fiona Robertson in Tain who now chairs the committee or speak to one of the ministers.

Rosskeen Ladies Meeting: All ladies are invited to join them on Monday 3rd Dec. at 7.30 pm in Rosskeen church hall where there will tea with Christmas fare followed by praise with John and Anna Wilson. 

Ross County Carols: There will a Carol Service at the Ross County stadium on Sunday 9th December at 3pm

2019 Communion Dates for your diary:

Fearn Communion 

23rd June 

10th November.      

Tain Communion

20th January,

12th May

 22nd September.  

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

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