TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 25th November 2018

Sunday 25th 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. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm-   Rev. Donald MacIver

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

Crèche duty today: Mairi MacAulay and Natalie Edwards

Crèche next Sunday: Mary Mackay and June Grant.

Innis Mhor:   There is a service in the nursing home today at 3pm.

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

 November Door Duty: Duncan MacLean and John Garvie.



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

Bible Study Group: The Bible Study Group meet tonight at 7.30 at James’ and Murdina’s home. The topic is Peter: Learning to Believe, and the passage for study is Matthew 16:13-2

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 4 are on Duty.

Walking Group: Walking Group will meet outside the church hall at 1.30 pm. All welcome. (See notice below)

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: The Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study is in the hall at 7:30pm.


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

Snack duty: – CJ Wood and Joan Smith


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

Prayer Group: Prayer Group meets at 11am 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.

11.30am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  Rev David Wilkie


Walking Group: This is planned for Wednesday afternoons, fortnightly. For more information speak to John Garvie.

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 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!

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.

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.

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.

2019 Communion Dates for your diary:

Tain Communion:

20th January

12th May

22nd September.

Fearn Communion:

23rd June

10th 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


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.

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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.