TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 30th December 2018


Sunday 30th 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 David Wilkie

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

Crèche duty today: Fiona Garvie and Isobel MacIver

Crèche next Sunday: Fiona Robertson and Catherine Walker.

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

 December Door Duty: James Skinner and Sean MacNeil.



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

Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery resumes on 8th January.


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club resumes on 9th January.

Mid-week  Meeting:  There will be no mid-week meting tonight.


Casan Beaga:  (Parent and Toddlers) will resumes on 10th January.


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am: – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:–  Rev Andrew MacLeod


PAT Testing: The annual Electrical Testing of all appliances used on the church premises, takes place this Wednesday, 2nd January. Please ensure any electrical equipment that you use in the church or hall is available for testing at 9am that morning.

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

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!

Postage Stamps: The congregation still collects used postage stamps to benefit The Highland Hospice and Blythswood Concern. The collection box is at the front door of the church. (Please leave at least ¼ inch of the envelope around the stamps).

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.

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

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.

Walking Group: The next group walk will be on 9th January

Bible Study Group: 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.

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 the Trustee 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:

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.