HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 12th May, 2019

Sunday 12th 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 

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

Crèche duty today: Isla, Rona, Cheryl

Crèche duty next week: Julie S., Murray, Donna

Services today:  

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Join with Tain. (See note below)

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Monday: 

Free Lunch:  The Free Lunch takes place in Hilton between 12 noon and 2 pm. Come along with a friend.

Tuesday

Craft Group: The Craft Group meet in Tain this afternoon from 2.00pm till 4.30pm

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

Wednesday:

Joint Congregational Mid-week Meeting : The Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society, Elaine Duncan will be speaking in the hall at 7:30pm. (see Note below)

Friday: 

Prayer and Fellowship Time: There will be no Prayer Group today.

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

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Tain Communion:   This is the communion weekend in Tain where Rev. David Court of Christ Church Edinburgh is the guest preacher.   We join with Tain for the evening service tonight and that will be followed by fellowship in the hall.   We are delighted to welcome Sam MacNeil into the communicant membership of the congregation following his profession of faith.

Fun Run: Thank to Isla Scaman for organising this year’s Fun Run Fundraiser, and all the others who helped in a variety of ways.   The sum of £520.00 was raised.

Scottish Bible Society:   The Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society, Elaine Duncan will speak at our congregational mid-week meeting in Hilton this Wednesday at 7:30pm.   Please come an hear about the wonderful work that organisation is involved in.

2020 Calendar: We will be voting on which photos to include in the 2020 Fundraising Calendar after the mid-week meeting in Hilton this week.  

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

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.

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