TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 2ndJune 2019

Sunday 2nd June 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              


New Church Fund:   There will be a collection today (June 1st) for the New Church. The sum raised over the last two-month period was £12,830.   In the previous two-month period the sum raised was £7000.   

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

Crèche duty today: Mairi MacAulay and Alice Fraser

Crèche Next Sunday: Clara Robertson and Murdina Skinner

Innis Mhor: There is a service in the care home today at 3pm taken by Rev David Wilkie

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.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm  – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

Door Duty for June: Donald MacKenzie and Duncan McLean.



Bible Study: The  Bible Study Group will meet at 7.30pm at the homes of James and Murdina. It will be Study No. 3 and the passage is James 2:1-13

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


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club meets at midday. Team 1 will be on duty.

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


Casan Beaga:  (Parent and Toddlers) meets at 10.00am in church hall.

. (Snacks duty – Janet MacLeod and CJ Wood


Prayer Group: Prayer Group meets as usual at 11am David and Anne’s house.

Next Sunday:

11.30am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay 

6.00pm: Mr Angus MacKay 


New Church Update:   The Project Team met with the architect  and he has agreed to make changes to the design to reduce the cost of the project. There are flyers at the door with the last update.

Wedding: On Thursday 6th June at 1pm our assistant, Andrew Macleod will marry Eilidh Macrae at Dingwall Free Church. A warm invitation is extended to all in the Tain & Fearn and Dingwall & Strathpeffer congregations, who may wish to attend the ceremony. There is plenty room, and shortbread, cake, hot and cold drinks will be available after the ceremony for guests and all who wish to attend from our local churches.

Fundraising Calendar: Thanks to everyone contributed photos for the 2020 Fundraising Calendar. The calendar will be printed soon.

Fisherfolk Festival Sale: We will have a Sales Table at the Fisherfolk Festival in Balintore on Saturday 15th June, selling Baking, Jams and Crafts.   We are looking for people to contribute these items.   If you can help on the day or contribute items, please speak to Catherine Maclean on 01862 850 086.

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.

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


Made with Love: There will be a one-day women’s conference at the Capstone in Alness on Saturday 15th June from 10am – 4:30pm.   The day will focus on our identity in Christ and will include, worship, prayer, testimony and fellowship.   Tickets which also cover the cost of lunch are £10 and are available from the Capstone.  

Fearn Communion: The next communion weekend will be on 22nd and 23rd June.   We expect to have Rev. Roddy Rankin of the Free Church in Kyle leading the services.

Blythswood Open Day: Blythswood will hold two Open-Days on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 20th June. Anytime between 10am and 4pm, you can get a tour of their premises at Deephaven, Evanton and find out more about the work of the organisation. They are also looking for volunteers to do minor improvement to the depot during the week of 10th – 14th June. If you can help, call Michelle on 01349 830 777.

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.

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

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