HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 30th December 2018

Sunday 30th 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.

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: PM – Rev. John Ferguson in the APC

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Monday: 

Free Lunch: The Free Lunch will resume on the 14th of January.

Tuesday:

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

Wednesday:

Mid-week Meeting: There will be no meeting tonight.

Friday: 

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

Next Sunday:

10.00am: Rev Alasdair Macaulay           

6.00pm:  Rev Alasdair Macaulay 

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APC Services:  

To mark the closure of the APC church locally, there is a communion service in the APC at 11:30am to which all are invited – This will be taken by Rev. Calum Macinnes. Our joint evening service tonight will be in the APC church at 6pm, and that will be taken by Rev. John Ferguson.       

Property Upkeep Fund: There will be a collection at the close of both services next week for the Property Upkeep Fund.

Group Bible Study: The group will meet next in Tuesday 8th January at James and Murdina’s.   The topic is Peter: Learning to Serve. The passage for study is John 13:1-17.

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.

Camps Brochures: Copies of the 2019 Free Church Camp’s Brochures are available in the hall.   The Deacons Court makes a contribution of £100 per child to help with the cost.

New Church Fund:   The total raised so far in December has been £3,300.   We will report in January on the total in the fund at the end of year. Meanwhile, our own office-bearers will meet in the New Year, to discuss how best to proceed if Trustees Loan Fund remains closed.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

You can find more information about us at

https://tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

or on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TainFearnFreeChurch

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