TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 6th October 2019

Sunday 6th October 2019 

Welcome to our services today in Tain.

Tea & Coffee are served after the morning service and you are welcome to join us in the hall.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”  Psalm 122:1              


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 October Magazine is now available for those who order it.

Prayer Notes: Mission Prayer Notes are available at the door.

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

Crèche duty today: Lindsay Rodgers and Marlene Lobban

Crèche Next Sunday: Alice Fraser and Mary MacKenzie

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

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

Door Duty for October: Duncan MacLean and Sean McNeil.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm  –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay



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 from 2 pm to 4.30pm.

Bible Study Group: The Bible Study will be at 7.30 pm, at David and Anne’s house, 10 Duthac Wynd. The passage for study is James 5:12-20.

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

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 2 on duty.

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

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


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

Snacks duty – Clara Robertson and Fiona Garvie

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


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am:   Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm:  Rev. Andrew MacLeod


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.

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.

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.

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.

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