TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 27th January 2019

Sunday 27th 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. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm- Rev. Andrew MacLeod

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

Crèche duty today: Clara Robertson and Murdina Skinner

Crèche next Sunday: Marie MacAulay and Natalie Edward

Innis Mhor: There is a service in the nursing home today at 3pm.

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

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

January Door Duty: Bill Ferrier and Samuel Robertson.



Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery is changing to meet at the slightly earlier time of  7.00pm in hall.


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club resumes at midday. Team 4 will be on duty.

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


Casan Beaga:  (Parent and Toddlers) meets in the Hall at 10 am. Snacks duty – Fiona Garvie and Murdina Skinner

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


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am: – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:–   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


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 Church Hall. The speaker, John Garvie will talk on 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.

Communion Roll: We are grateful to the Lord for all who have joined us from the APC, most of whom worship at the Hilton 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.

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).

Bible Study Group: The group meets next on Tuesday 5th February at 7.30pm, at James’ and Murdina’s. The Topic is Peter: Learning to Persevere, and the passages for study are Luke 22:54-62 and Luke 24:1-12

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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If you would like a visit from Alasdair, the minister, please call 01862 892 156      or email


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