TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 20th October 2019

Sunday 20th 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              


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

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

Crèche duty today:  Clara Robertson and Murdina Skinner

Crèche Next Sunday: Mairi MacAulay and Mary Mackay.

Door Duty for October: Duncan MacLean and Sean McNeil.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Andrew MacLeod

6.00pm  –  Rev. David Wilkie



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

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.

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


Casan Beaga: Casan Beaga (Parent and Toddlers) is off until 31st October.

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


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

Next Sunday:

Clocks Change: Remember to change your clocks next weekend!

11.30am:   Mr Gordon Bell

6.00pm:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


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.

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.

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.

Bible Study Group: The group meets next on Tuesday 29th October at 7.30 in the home of James and Murdina. We will begin a new study on the Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation. The first study is an introductory one and the passage is Revelation 1:9-20.

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 will take place on Saturday 2nd November from 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 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

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