HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 14th April, 2019

Sunday 14th April 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.

There is a loop system in the church

Tea/coffee are served in the hall

after the morning service today.

Today 

Pre-school, Crèche and Sunday School- The children will go through to Sunday School and Creche after the second singing.

Crèche duty today: Isla, Carrie, Julie M.

Crèche duty next week: Julie S, Rona, Christine  

Services today:

10.00 am: Rev. Andrew Macleod

 6.00pm: Rev. Andrew Macleod

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Monday: 

Free Lunch: The Free Lunch will resume after the school holidays.

Tuesday

Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery meets in Tain Church Hall at 7.30pm.

Wednesday:

Congregational Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Congregational Prayer Meeting and Bible Study will be in Tain at 7.30pm. We plan to dedicate this Wednesday’s congregational meeting to praying for the New Church Project.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Scottish Bible Society report has had to be postponed until May.

Friday: 

Prayer and Fellowship Time: The Prayer Group meet today as usual at David and Anne’s at 11am.

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Alasdair Macaulay                                  

6.00pm:  Easter Service in Seaboard Hall. (see note below).

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New Church Fund: There is currently no indication of when the General Trustees will re-open the Loan Fund and they have now advised us to look for other possible funding sources. For that reason, we must begin to examine other options. The estimated cost of the project is £1.1 million. The estimated cost of the project is £1.1 million. We have so far raised £200,000 but we need to find funding to get us past the 50% mark before we can begin to apply to Trust Funds and grant-aiding bodies for assistance. Please make this a matter of prayer. Once the Deacons Court has its next meeting, we will report any decisions to you. We plan to dedicate this Wednesday’s congregational meeting to praying for the New Church Project. All welcome.

Seaboard Easter Service: Next Sunday evening (21st, Easter Sunday) there will be the annual Joint Seaboard Easter Service held in the Seaboard Hall. This year Rev Andy Downie will preach and the title of his sermon is – Vibrant ‘Full Colour’ Resurrection. This is a great opportunity to worship together and invite your family and friends.

2020 Calendar: Planning has begun for the 2020 Fundraising Calendar. Could you please bear it in mind if you are taking photographs that would be suitable for it. These can be sent to Rona Grigg on catrionagrigg@gmail.com

Fun Run: Planning has begun for another Fun Run Fundraiser this year. The proposed date is Saturday, 11th May 2019 in the grounds of Geanies House. There will be more details in due course, but if you can help on the day, please contact Isla by email on – islascaman@gmail.com or by phone on 07779 991 132 or 01862 851 839.

Visit our church  FaceBook page for more information.

Congregational Directory:   UPDATE We plan to issue a new Congregational Directory this year. Forms have gone out with your bulletin. If you wish your details to be included, please return your form by the 28th of April. Completed forms can be put in the collection plate or handed to those on door duty. There will be spare copies at the door. Everyone aged 13 or over, whose details are to appear in the directory must sign the form themselves.

WFM Annual Meeting:   A bus has been organised to take folk from the Highlands to the Women for Mission Annual Meeting on Thursday 18th May.   The bus will depart from Knockbain Free Church in North Kessock at 8:30am and will be back around 9pm.   The cost is £20.   If you wish to book a space contact Marion Gray on 07717 452 226.

Holiday Club:   We do not intend to have a holiday club this year so that the volunteers get a break.

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

Free-Will Envelopes: There are new sets of envelopes available for those who use this method to donate to the church.   If anyone else wishes a set, please speak to one of the ministers.

Sermon Recordings:  If anybody wishes a copy of any sermon as an MP3 sent  via e-mail – please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you would like. CDs can be ordered using the forms in the vestibule.

Alternatively you can listen to the morning sermons on YouTube  These are usually added on Sunday afternoons.  Some evening sermons are now being added.

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. Anyone who sets up a new Standing Order should also let the Assistant Treasurer, Donella Ferrier know that they have done so. Donella can be contacted by email on donellaferrier@talktalk.net or by phone on 01862 810 457.

Meanwhile, the Deacons Court 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.

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.

Charity No. SCO13392

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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