HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 21st April, 2019

Sunday 21st 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.


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

Crèche duty today: Julie S, Rona, Christine

Crèche duty next week: Emma, Murray, Mary

Services today:

10.00 am: Rev. Alasdair Macaulay

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



Free Lunch: There will be no Free Lunch until after the school holidays 


Craft Group: The Craft Group will meet in the Tain hall from 2pm – 4:30pm.

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

Northern Presbytery: Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30pm.


The Joint Seaboard Prayer Meeting : The Joint Seaboard Prayer Meeting will be in the Free Church at 7:30pm 


Deacons Court: The Deacons Court meets in the Tain manse at 7pm.  


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

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod                                  

6.00pm:  Rev. David Wilkie


New Church Fund: The sum of £1525 was donated to the New Church Project at the funeral of our elder John Ross.   Meanwhile, the Deacons Court will meet this week to consider how best to proceed with our plans for the church. Please continue to make this a matter of prayer.  

Seaboard Easter Service: This 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.

The Free Church Green Team is on Tea Duty.  

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: The Fun Run Fundraiser is on Saturday, 11th May 2019 in the grounds of Geanies House. To enter as an individual it is £5 and as a family £15.   Registration opens on the day at 9:30am and the run will begin at 10:30am.   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:   Next Sunday (28thMay) is the deadline for returning your completed forms for the new Congregational Directory.   If you haven’t received a form and you wish your details to be included, you can pick up a form at the door.   Completed forms can be put in the collection plate or handed to those on door duty.   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.

CWI Meeting: Christian Witness to Israel will hold a meeting in the Gair Hall in Bonar Bridge on Friday 3rd May at 7:30pm. One of their representatives, Bogi Kosma will tell about the unique work she is involved in Budapest in Hungary.   She has good English and is a great singer, and you are encouraged to support that event.

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.

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.

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

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


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