TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 25th August 2019

Sunday 25th August 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              


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

Crèche duty today: Clara Robertson and Murdina Skinner.

Crèche Next Sunday: Lorna MacIver and Fiona Robertson

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

Door Duty for August: Duncan Maclean and Marcus MacIver

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm  –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod



Bible Study Group: The Bible Study resumes tonight at 7.30pm in the home of James and Murdina. We will continue in the Epistle of James, this time the section from ch. 3:13 – 4:10.

Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery  is at 7pm in Rosskeen.  

Northern Presbytery: Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30pm.


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club meets at mid-day in the church hall. Team 5 on duty.

Walking Group: The Walking Group will meet outside the Hall at 1.30 pm.

Midweek Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study: Midweek Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study will be at 7.30pm in the hall.


Casan Beaga: Casan Beaga (Parent and Toddlers) resumes today at 10.00am.   Snacks duty – Fiona Garvie and Mary Mackay).


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

Next Sunday:

Property Upkeep Fund: There will be an opportunity to contribute to the Property Upkeep Fund at the close of both services next Sunday.

11.30am:   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  Rev.  Alasdair MacAulay


New Church Project: The Project Team will this week receive re-worked design plans and costings for the new church.   Meanwhile, the total raised for the project during June and July was £7866. We anticipate that the congregational AGM will take place next month, and we will provide an update then on the current total in the New Church Fund.

Generation 19: Invitation cards were distributed last Sunday for the 1st and the 8th of September.   If you would like more – they should be available at the door. We also encourage you during that period to Invite a Friend to your Home, as offering hospitality is a great way to show Christian love and care to others.   We have arranged a guest speaker, so that you can Invite a Friend to Testimony.   This is expected to be in the Scout Hut in Balintore on Friday 6th September.

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.

Women for Mission: The September meeting of the WFM is on Tuesday, September 3rd at 7:30pm in Hilton Free Church. The speaker will be Hannah Macaskill from Inverness, and prior to her talk, there will be a selection of desserts provided.  If anyone would like to contribute a dessert, please write your name on the list at the door.  Any queries, please speak to Donella Ferrier.

Sutherland Convention: The speaker at this year’s convention is Rev Professor Bob Akroyd. The Convention takes place from 6 to 8 September with all the meetings in Dornoch Academy Hall. The Friday and Saturday meetings are at 7:30pm and Sunday at 8pm.   More details on the poster in the hall.

Tain Communion: The next communion in Tain will be on 22nd September. Our guest preacher over that weekend will be Rev. Alasdair MacLeod of Smithton Free Church.   If anyone connected with the congregation is considering professing their faith in Jesus and taking communion for the first time, they should speak to the minister or one of the elders before the communion weekend.

Cheques:   All cheques must now be made payable to – Tain and Fearn Free Church of Scotland.

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.

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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