TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 22nd September 2019

Sunday 22nd September 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 and Sunday School go through to the hall after the second singing.

Crèche duty today: Catherine Walker and June Grant

Crèche Next Sunday: Fiona Garvie and Irene Kennedy

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

Door Duty for September: Bill Ferrier and Iain Mackay.

Services today:

This is our Communion Weekend and the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the evening service. (see note below)

11.30am –  Rev. Alasdair Macleod

6.00pm  –  Rev. Alasdair Macleod



Craft Group: The Craft Group will resume today in Tain (church hall) , 2pm to 4.30pm. All welcome.

Bible Study: The Study group meets tonight at 7.30pm at David and Anne’s, 10 Duthac Wynd, studying James 5:1-11.

Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery  is at 7pm in the church hall.


Tain Lunch Club: Tain Lunch Club meets at mid-day in the church hall. Team 4 on duty.

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

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Tain and Fearn Free Church will take place this evening at 7.30pm in Tain.


Casan Beaga: Casan Beaga (Parent and Toddlers) meet in the hall at 10.00am.

Snacks duty – Fiona Garvie and CJ Wood


Prayer Group: Prayer Group meet as usual at David and Anne’s home at 11am.

Next Sunday:

11.30am:   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  Rev. Donald MacIver


Tain Communion: This weekend is the Tain Communion Weekend. Our guest preacher over the weekend will be Rev. Alasdair MacLeod from Smithton Free Church. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the evening service and when we will be joined by the Hilton end of the congregation.. The communion bread will be gluten-free from now on. There will be fellowship in the hall after the evening service at which Mr Macleod will share some of his life-story.

Highland Foodbank: There will be an opportunity to donate food to the Highland Foodbank during the month of October. Items requested this time are :- Long Life Juice,  Tins of potatoes, Tins of mince/stew,  Oatcakes/Crackers,  Tins Ham, Shower gel/ shampoo. Boxes will be at the church doors for any contributions.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Tain and Fearn Free Church will take place in Tain Free Church hall. Copies of the accounts are now available at the door.

2020 Calendars: The Fundraising calendars for 2020 are available in the hall priced at £5. Notelets are also available. Please put your payment in the blue moneybox.

Women for Mission: All ladies are very warmly invited to a meeting of the WFM in Tain Free Church on Tuesday, 1st October at 2:30pm. This month’s speaker will be Florica Stewart from Maryburgh. Tea and coffee will be provided and there will also be a sales table.

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

Charity No. SCO13392