TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 3rd February 2019

Sunday 3rd February 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


New Church Fund: There is a collection today for the New Church Fund.

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: Marie MacAulay and Natalie Edward

Crèche next Sunday: Mary MacKay and June Grant.

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

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

February Door Duty: James Skinner and Duncan MacLean



Women for Mission: The WFM meeting for this week has been cancelled.

Bible Study Group: Bible Study Group meets at 7.30pm, at James and Murdina’s. The Topic is Peter: Learning to Persevere. The passages for study are Luke 22:54-62 and Luke 24:1-1

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 meets at midday. Team 1 will be on duty.

Walking Group: The Walking Group for this week has been cancelled.

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 – Alice Fraser and Linda Bousfield)


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


Rosskeen Ladies Meeting:   This takes place tomorrow at 7:30pm in their church hall.   The speakers are Rev Chris Davidson & his wife Katherine who have recently begun ministering in the Merkinch area of Inverness.

New Church Fund: The total in the Building Fund at the end of 2018 was £186,000.   This was after paying out more than £11,000 in bills. So, the total raised was just slightly short of our £200k target for the year.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Church Finances: The Deacons Court would encourage those who contribute to the church, to consider doing so by Standing Order.   We would also urge anyone who pays tax to consider signing a Gift Aid form. This allows the church to get an additional 25% from the government, on any donations you make.

Easy Fundraising:  We now have an easyfundraising account for the New Church Fund.   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 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


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.