HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 1st September, 2019

Sunday 1st September, 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 Upkeep Fund: There will be an opportunity to contribute to the Property Upkeep Fund at the close of both services today.

Prayer Notes:  The Missionary Prayer Notes for September are 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, Linda, Murray

Crèche duty next Sunday: Kate, Mary, Rona

Innis Mhor: There is a service in the care home today at 3pm taken by Mr Hector Campbell

Youth Fellowship: The YF meets in the Tain manse tonight at 7:30pm.

Services today: 

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Andrew MacLeod



Free Lunch:  The Free Lunch will be on tomorrow between 12 noon and 2 pm. Come along with a friend.


Deacons Court: The Deacons Court will meet in the Tain manse at 7pm.

Women for Mission: WFM meeting in Hilton at 7:30pm. (See note below.)

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


Meeting for Prayer and Bible study : The Bible Study and Prayer Meeting will be in the hall at 7:30pm.


Kirk-Session: The Kirk-Session meets in Hilton church hall at 7:30pm.


Prayer and Fellowship Time: There is no Prayer Group this week. The next is on 13th September

Testimony and Song:Testimony and Song in the Scout Hut in Balintore on Friday night at 7:30pm.  (see note below)

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm: Rev. Donald MacIver


Generation 19:   We have our Invitation Services today and next Sunday.   Please stay behind afterwards if you can for tea or coffee and biscuits.

You are also encouraged to invite a friend to our Testimony Night in the Scout Hut in Balintore on Friday at 7:30pm, and to invite friends to your home.

Women for Mission: All ladies are warmly invited to a meeting of the WFM on Tuesday, at 7:30pm in Hilton Free Church. The speaker will be Hannah Macaskill from Inverness who will speak about Mission Opportunities for Young People.  Prior to the talk, there will be a selection of desserts to enjoy. There is a list at the church door for any contributions. If anyone requires transport, please speak to Donella Ferrier.

Sutherland Convention: The speaker at this year’s convention is Rev Professor Bob Akroyd. The Convention takes place from 6th – 8th 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.

New Church Project: There has been a delay in receiving the updated design plans for the New Church due to the architect being away.   We will update you once these have been received.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Tain and Fearn Free Church is expected to take place on Wednesday 11th September in Tain.

Blythswood: The sum of £330 was donated to Blythswood at our recent meeting.

Release International:   The total raised at the joint meeting for Release International was £1140.00

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.

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.

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 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