HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 5th May, 2019

Sunday 5th May 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 

Property Upkeep Fund: There will be a collection at the close of both services today for the Property Upkeep Fund.

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

Crèche duty today: Kate, Carrie, Catherine

Crèche duty next week: Isla, Rona, Cheryl

Innis Mhor: There will be a service today  at 3pm.

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

Services:

10.00 am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

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Monday: 

Free Lunch: There will be no Free Lunch today because of the local holiday.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday:

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

Thursday:

Kirk-Session: The Kirk-Session will meet in the Tain manse at 7:30pm.

Friday: 

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

Saturday:

Fun Run: The Fun Run Fundraiser is on today in the grounds of Geanies House. To enter as an individual it is £5 and as a family £15.   Registration opens at 9:30am and the run will begin at 10:30am.   If you wish to help 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.

Tain Communion:   The guest preacher at Tain communion next weekend is Rev. David Court, of Christ Church Edinburgh.   The Saturday night service will be followed by fellowship in the manse. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the morning service. There will be fellowship in the hall following the evening service on Sunday.   You are welcome to attend Tain next Sunday morning for the communion, even if you normally worship in Hilton.

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  We will be joining with Tain. (see note above re Tain communion)

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New Church Update: If you missed it last week, there are flyers at the door with an update on the Project.

Congregational Directory: If you have yet to return your form for the Directory, please do so today.

Treasurer: Our treasurer Donald Beaton has served the congregation well for over a decade and has intimated that he wishes to relinquish that responsibility now.   We are looking for a new treasurer.   If you would be willing to consider serving the Lord in that capacity, or if you would like to know more about what would be involved, please speak to one of the ministers in the first instance.

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

Scottish Bible Society:   The Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society, Elaine Duncan will speak at our congregational mid-week meeting in Hilton on Wednesday 15th May.

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.

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

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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