HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 7th July, 2019

Sunday 7th July 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.


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

Missionary Prayer Notes:   The Prayer Notes for July and August are available at the door.

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

Crèche duty today: Emma, Carrie, Catherine

Crèche duty next Sunday: Kate, Julie M, Cheryl

Innis Mhor: There is a service in the care home today at 3pm which will be taken by Rod Mackenzie.

Services today:  

10.00am: Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm: Rev. Donald MacIver



Free Lunch:  The Free Lunch will resume after the school holidays


Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery meets in the hall in Tain at 7.00pm 


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


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

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod


Hope in Hard Times: Today we are beginning a new series through 1 Peter. The title of the series is, ‘Hope in Hard Times’. Both Andrew and Alasdair intend to take turn about preaching through the letter on Sunday mornings. If you miss any then you can request a CD or listen online at our Tain and Fearn YouTube channel.

Oswestry Camp Request: Rod and Emma (and Kenny-Hugh) are the cooks at Free Church Camp in Oswestry, which starts this Friday, but they plan to leave on Thursday. If anyone would like to provide baking for the camp then please speak to Emma as soon as possible.

Tain Gala Fundraiser: Thanks to everyone who helped out with the fundraising stall at the Tain Gala – those who staffed the table and those who baked and organised. The sum of over £395.00 was raised.

Mission Africa Fundraiser: You are warmly invited to a Garden Opening with Cream Teas in aid of Mission Africa at the home of John and Fiona Garvie: Auchlea, Dornoch this coming Saturday, 13th July, from 10 am to 4 pm. This is through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme. If anyone would like to support this via donations of baking, please speak to Fiona (07714981771).

Generation 19: During the first ten days of September, Free Church congregations are seeking to reach out to their communities in a variety of ways.   We are discussing a few different ideas at this stage, but we have already agreed to have an Invite a Friend to Church Day during that period.   We would like you to begin to pray now about who you might invite and about other outreach events that take place that week.

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.

Fundraising Calendar:   Thanks to everyone who contributed photos for the 2020 Fundraising Calendar. The photos for this year have now been chosen and the calendar will shortly be printed.

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.

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