HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 4th August, 2019

Sunday 4th August, 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.


New Church Collection: There is a collection at the close of both services next week for the New Church Fund.   We will update you on what has come in during the last 2 months, when we can get that figure.

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

Crèche duty today: Emma, Donna, Carrie

Crèche duty next Sunday: Kate, Catherine, Murray

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

Services today:  

10.00am: Rev.  Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay



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 for Prayer and Bible study : Meeting for prayer and Bible study in the hall at 7.30pm.


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:  Seaboard Hall Service: Next Sunday evening we have a joint worship service with the United Free Church in the Seaboard Hall. The service will be led by Rev. Andy Downie and Rev. Andrew MacLeod will preach.


Community Service Tea Rota:  The new rota will be on display in the church hall.  There are now joint teams from the two churches.   When a team is on duty it is noted which church is responsible for taking the tea/milk etc.  The baking/bought treats required by the team is 4×2 dozen pieces (giving approximately 100 pieces).  The rota contains phone numbers so that team members can liaise with each other if needed.   For any enquiries, please contact Emma MacKenzie on 832 245.    On duty next Sunday evening is the new Blue Team – made up of Flora MacKenzie, Kate MacKenzie, Linda Vass and Catherine Maclean along with Beth Skinner and Norma Downie from the UF.   The UF will provide the tea and milk.

Cheques:   All cheques must now be made payable to – Tain and Fearn Free Church.   Please do not put “Building Fund” on the cheque as the bank has changed its rules and will now return it.   If you wish a cheque to go towards the Building Fund – please make that clear on the envelope.

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 on the 1st and the 8th of September.   We would like you to begin to pray now about who you might invite and about other outreach events that take place that week. Meanwhile, if you have an idea, please share it with 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.

Office Administrator: Christian Focus Publications, are looking for an Office Administrator.   Applicants should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, be well organised and possess good communication skills. You must be able to work well under your own initiative as well as being part of the existing team. Given that this is work is a ministry, a strong Christian faith is essential. More details on the job are available from info@christianfocus.com

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  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