HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 16th December 2018

Sunday 16th December 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. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Andrew MacLeod (in the APC)

Youth Fellowship: The Youth Fellowship meets in the Tain manse tonight at 7:30pm.



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


Mid-week Meeting: The meeting for Prayer and Bible Study will be in the hall at 7:30pm


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

Next Sunday:

10.00am: Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm:  Seaboard Hall (See note below)


Farming Community Service:   The annual farming community service takes place this afternoon in Dingwall Mart at 2:45pm.   The service will include the Inverness and District male voice choir.

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

APC Services:  To mark the closure of the APC church locally on 30th December, there will be a communion service in the APC at 11:30am to which all are invited.  The usual 10am service here will take place as normal.  Please feel free to attend whichever service you wish on that morning.    In the evening, the final service of the year at 6pm will also be in the APC church

New Year’s Day:   The New Year’s Day service in Hilton will be at 10:30am in the church.

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

Group Bible Study: The next meeting of the Group Bible Study will be on 8th January.

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..

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 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:

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