TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 10th February 2019

Sunday 10th 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


11.30am – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

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: Mary MacKay and June Grant.

Crèche next Sunday: Rae Ross and Ina MacLean

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

Youth Fellowship: The YF meets in Hilton at 7:30pm.   Lifts available from the Tain manse at 7:15pm.

February Door Duty: John Garvie and Duncan MacLean



Craft Group: The Craft Group meets in the hall from 2pm – 4:30pm. All ladies are welcome.

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


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club meets at midday. Team 2 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: – Lindsey Rogers and Joan Smith


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am: – Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm:–  Rev. Donald MacIver


New Church Fund: The Deacons Court will be writing to the General Trustees to seek clarification on the likelihood of getting a loan for the New Church through that avenue.  We will also update the congregation every 2 months on what has been raised for the New Church Project.

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, tonight (10th) 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.

Curry Night Fundraiser:   We are hosting a curry night on Friday 8th March at 6pm for 6.30pm in the church hall. Tickets are priced at £10 each for a two-course meal. There will be a selection of curries to choose from, including a vegetarian option.           

Tickets are available to buy from Fiona Robertson, Mary Bauld, Mairi MacAulay and Maureen Ross (Hilton). They are also for sale in Made in Tain and the Seaboard Hall.

Mobile Phones: We are still collecting old mobile phones to raise funds. They should be dropped off in the boxes in both churches or given directly to Samuel Robertson.

Bible Study Group: The next meeting is on Tuesday 19th February at 7.30pm, at the home of James and Murdina. The Topic is Peter: Learning to Start Again, and the passage for study is John 21:1-19.

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.