HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 27th January 2019

Sunday 27th January 2019

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 am Rev Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm:  Rev Alasdair MacAulay

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



Free Lunch: The Free Lunch will take place tomorrow between 12 noon and 2pm in Hilton. Come along with a friend.


Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery which meets every Tuesday in the hall in Tain is changing to the slightly earlier time of 7pm.


Meeting for Prayer and Bible study: Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study is at 7:30pm in the hall


Fundraising Committee: Fundraising Committee meets at 6:30pm. (See note below)


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 David Wilkie

New Church Fund: There is a collection at the close of both services next Sunday for the New Church Fund.


 Bible Reading Plan: The Free Church has produced a Reading Plan to enable people to read through the New Testament this year. The proposed start date is Monday 4th February and it involves reading 5-6 chapters per week.   Please pick up a copy at the door and consider following the reading plan.

 Women for Mission: The WFM will meet on Tuesday, February 5th at 2:30pm in the Tain Free Church Hall. The speaker will be John Garvie who will speak about his visit to Nigeria.   A warm invitation is extended to all ladies to come along. Tea and coffee will be served and there will also be a sales table.

Calendars & Records: If anyone has yet to pay for Calendars they have taken, or for last year’s church magazine, The Record, please do so as soon as possible.

Communion Roll: We are grateful to the Lord for all who have joined us from the APC, a small number of whom worship at the Tain end of the congregation. The following fifteen names have been added to the communion roll; David Bett, Ewart Clark, Andrew Durrand, Margaret Heptinstall, Isobel Joy, Uisdean Macleod, Flora Mackenzie, Mary MacKenzie, William MacKenzie, Kate MacKenzie, Roderick Robertson, Elizabeth Robertson, Donald Robertson, James Sangster and Gwen Sangster.   We pray that the Lord will bless this union.

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.

Faith Mission: There will be a gospel rally hosted by the Faith Mission in the Seaboard Hall, Balintore, on Sun 10th Feb at 6pm.   The speaker will be Gordon Thomson of the Faith Mission in Glasgow.

2019 Communion Dates for your diary:

Fearn Communion:

23rd June

10th November.

Tain Communion:

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

New Church Fundraising Committee: The fundraising committee will meet this Thursday 31st January at 6:30pm.   They would like to hear from anyone who has suggestions for fundraising during this year. They are also looking for new people to join the committee.   Speak to Fiona Robertson who chairs the committee.

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.

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