TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 5th May 2019

Sunday 5th May 2019

Welcome to our services today in Tain.

Tea & Coffee are served after the morning service.

Please stay behind if you are able.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” 

Psalm 122:1              


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

Children’s Church: Children for Creche and Sunday School go through to the hall after the second singing.

Crèche duty today: Catherine Walker and Fiona Robertson

Crèche Next Sunday: Morag Matheson and Natalie Edwards.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm  – Rev. David Wilkie

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

Evening Prayer Group: This meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.

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

Door Duty for May: Bill Ferrier and Hugh MacKenzie


Bible Study Group: The group will meet tonight where a new study in the book of James will begin. The passage for study is James 1: 1-18. If you have not attended before, this would be a good opportunity to start

Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery meets in the hall at 7:30pm..


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 in hall at 7.30pm


Casan Beaga:  (Parent and Toddlers)  meets in the Hall at 10 am. (Snacks duty – Clara Robertson and Murdina Skinner).

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


Prayer Group The prayer group meet as usual at 11am at David and Anne’s home.


Fun Run: The Fun Run Fundraiser will take place today in the grounds of Geanies House. To enter as an individual it is £5 and as a family £15.  Registration opens today 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.

Communion Preparatory Service: Communion Preparatory Service at 7:30pm in the church followed by fellowship in the manse. 

Next Sunday:

11.30am: Rev. David Court (see note below re Communion)

6.00pm: Rev. David Court


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.

Tain Communion: Tain Communion will take place next Sunday (May13th).   The guest preacher for the weekend is Rev. David Court, of Christ Church Edinburgh.   If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess faith and take communion for the first time, they should speak to one of the ministers or elders.

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.

Quiz Sheet Prize-winner: The first correct entry drawn on the closing date was Mrs Joey Munro who wins an afternoon tea for two at Greens.

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.

Mobile Phones: We are still collecting old mobile phones to raise funds. These can be passed on to Samuel Robertson.

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.

Sermon Recordings:  If anybody wishes a copy of any sermon  as an MP3 recording 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 the church  YouTube channel. Morning sermons are usually added to our YouTube channel on Sunday afternoons.  Some evening sermons are now being added.

Easy Fundraising:  We 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 envelopes available for those who would like to use this method to donate to the church. Please speak to the treasurer, Donald Beaton or the Assistant Treasurer, Donella Ferrier.

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.


If you would like a visit from Alasdair, the minister, contact him at 01862 892 156 or email him at minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

If you would like a visit from Andrew, the Assistant minister, contact him at 01862 832 104 or email him at mowgli16b@hotmail.com


Note: There is a loop system in the church.

We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer

Charity No. SCO13392