HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 6th October, 2019

Sunday 6th October 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.


Sunday School/Creche leaders:  A meeting has been arranged for today (Sunday Oct 6th), at 9:20am to look at some Health and Safety issues.

New Church Fund: There is a collection at the close of both services today for the New Church Fund.   In the last two months the sum of £6742 has been donated to the fund.

The Record: The Church Magazine for October is now available for those who ordered it.

Innis Mhor: There will be a service in the Care Home at 3 pm today taken by Willie MacKenzie.

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

Crèche duty today: Kate, Carrie, Julie M

Crèche duty next Sunday: Isla, Murray, Linda

Services today: 

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  Rev. Andrew Macleod



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

New Church Project Team:  The New Church Project Team meet in the church hall at 7:30pm


Craft Group: The Craft Group meet in the hall in Tain from 2 pm to 4.30pm and all ladies are welcome.

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

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


Midweek meeting: Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study in the hall at 7:30pm.


Kirk-Session: The Kirk-Session will meet in Hilton church hall at 7:15pm.


Prayer and Fellowship Time: The prayer group meet at David and Anne’s home at 11am.

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod                            

6.00pm: Rev. David Wilkie


Reminder for Creche/Sunday School parents/carers: Please collect children promptly, as it can get very busy in the hall after the service.

Rosskeen Ladies Meeting: The Rosskeen Ladies Meeting is on Monday 7th October in Rosskeen Free Church hall at 7.30 p.m.  The speaker is Judith Munro who will speak on “Dementia and Our Living Hope”.

Book Launch: Highland Theological College in conjunction with Christian Focus Publications will host a book launch and public lecture on the mind and faith of St Columba of Iona. This will be in Dingwall Free Church on Monday 7th October at 7:30pm.

2020 Calendars: The Fundraising calendars for 2020 are available in the hall priced at £5. There are also Notelets available for sale.

Congregational Directory: Final proofing of the Congregational Directory is currently underway.   You will be asked to check your own entry to ensure the details are correct.   In addition, anyone who is 13 or older, must sign to give consent for their detail to be shared.   If you are new to the congregation and you wish your details to be entered in the new directory, please ask for a form that you can complete.

Men’s Breakfast: There is a men’s breakfast at the UF church in Balintore on Sat 12th Oct at 8am. There will be tea, coffee, bacon, sausage & egg rolls. The speaker will be Rev Colin Cuthbert who is a retired prison chaplain, Baptist minister and crofter.

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 of ham, shower gel/ shampoo. A box will be at the church door for any contributions.

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