TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 13th January 2019

Sunday 13th January 2019

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. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm- Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

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

Crèche duty today: Morag Matheson and Fiona Garvie

Crèche next Sunday: Isobel MacIver and Alice Fraser

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

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

January Door Duty: Bill Ferrier and Samuel Robertson.



Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery meets at 7.30pm in hall.


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club resumes at midday. Team 2 will be on duty.

Congregational Meeting for prayer and Bible Study :  Congregational meeting for Prayer and Bible Study  is in Hilton at 7:30pm.


Casan Beaga:  (Parent and Toddlers) meets in the Hall at 10 am. Snacks duty – Janet MacLeod and CJ Wood

Kirk-Session: Kirk-Session will meet in the manse at 7pm.


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


Communion Preparatory Service:  The Communion Preparatory Service will be at 7:30pm. This will be followed by fellowship in the manse

Next Sunday:

11.30am: – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:–  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


Tain Communion: This coming weekend is our communion. The services will be taken by our own ministers. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the Sunday morning service and we would encourage you to attend, even if you are not taking communion. Meanwhile, if anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith in Jesus and take communion for the first time, they should speak to one of the ministers or elders before then.

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 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).

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.

Bible Study Group: The next meeting will be on Tuesday 22nd January at 7.30pm at James and Murdina’s. The topic is Peter: Learning to Love, and the passage for study is John 13:31 – 14:4.

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 on Thursday 31st January at 6:30pm. 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:

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.