HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 20th October, 2019

Sunday 20th 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.


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

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

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

Crèche duty today: Julie, Rona, Mary.  

Topic – Thank you God for my mouth (week 6)

Crèche duty next Sunday:  Emma, Carrie, Donna

Topic- Thank you God for Autumn (week 13)

Services today: 

10.00am: Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm:  Rev. Andrew Macleod



Free Lunch: No  Free Lunch today.


Craft Group: There is no meeting of the Craft Group this week.

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


Seaboard Joint Prayer Meeting:  Hilton Free Church at 7:30pm


Deacons Court : The Deacons Court meets at 7pm in Tain church hall.


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

Next Sunday:

Clocks Change: Remember to change your clocks next weekend!

10.00am:  Rev  Alasdair MacAulay (Baptism)

6.00pm: Mr Gordon Bell  


Baptism: On Sunday 27th October, Lachlan Mackenzie (son of William and Kate) will be baptised in Hilton, during the morning service.

New Church Project: Both the Deacons Court and the Project Team have met to discuss the New Church Project. The Deacons will meet again on Thursday 24th October for further discussion and to seek to draw up a remit for the Project Team to proceed with. There is, meanwhile, a potential opportunity that would provide us with an income from the current site, and provide other benefits, whilst we continue progressing our plans. The details of that are sensitive at this stage, but we would ask you to pray that the Lord would be leading us in all these things.

Extra Communion Weekend: The Kirk-Session agreed to introduce an additional communion in Hilton in mid-March each year.   This will be done in-house by our own ministers, similar to the January communion in Tain.   It will, however, be an evening communion, and there will not be a Saturday evening service.

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

Blythswood Appeal: Leaflets are available at the door for this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. Completed boxes can be brought to the church or handed in to a Blythswood shop before the end of October.

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

Youth Café Party:   The Youth Café are hosting a Light Party on Friday 1st November from 7pm – 8:30pm. Scary costumes are not allowed. Entry is £2

Health Centre Clean-Up: The annual clean-up around the old Health Centre in Tain will take place on Saturday 2ndNovember at 10am.   If you would like to help but can’t manage that date, speak to the minister. 

Youth Cafe AGM:   The AGM will take place on Monday 4th November at 7.30 pm.   It will include the official opening of the Elizabeth Hood Training suite and a presentation by those who went to London for the YMCA 175th Anniversary event.

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