TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 9th December 2018

Sunday 9th December 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: Fiona Garvie and Lorna MacIver

Crèche next Sunday: Ina MacLean and Rae Ross.

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

 December Door Duty: James Skinner and Sean MacNeil.



Craft Group: The Craft Group meets in the hall from 2pm – 4:30pm.

Bible Study Group: This will be last meeting of 2018 and will be at 7.30 pm, in the home of James and Murdina Skinner. The topic is Peter: Learning to Follow, and the passages for study are Matthew 17:1-8, and 19:23-30.

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.

Joint Congregational Mid-week  Meeting  We have Roddy Macleod from SASRA with us at the midweek meeting at 7:30pm. We will be joined by the Hilton end of the congregation.


Casan Beaga: (Parent and Toddlers) Parent and Toddlers meets in the hall  at 10am.

Snack duty: – Lindsay Rodgers and Fiona Garvie

Deacons Court: The Deacons Court will meet in the manse at 7:30 pm


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am: –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:–  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


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

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.

New Year’s Day: The New Year’s Day service in Tain will be at 11:30am in the church.

Prayer Meetings: There will be no prayer meeting on 26th Dec or the 2nd of January.

Seaboard Christmas Service: The community carol service takes place in the Seaboard hall on Sun 23rd Dec at 6pm.   Rev. A. MacAulay will preach.

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.

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.