HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 27th October, 2019

Sunday 27th 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.


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

Crèche duty today: Emma, Carrie, Donna

Topic- Thank you God for Autumn (week 13)

Crèche duty next Sunday: Kate, Murray, Catherine

Thank you God for making me (week 7)

Innis Mhor: There is a service in the care home at 3pm today taken by Mr Andrew Durrand.

Services today: 

10.00am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

Baptism service: This morning will be a baptism service. The children will go out to Sunday School and Creche as usual, but they will come in prior to the baptism. If anyone wishes to stay through in Creche, the sound from the service can be relayed through to the hall.

6.00pm:  Mr. Gordon Bell



Free Lunch: The Free Lunch takes place in Hilton between 12 noon and 2pm. Come along with some friends.


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


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study:  Meeting for prayer and Bible study in the hall at 7:30pm


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

Next Sunday:

Property Upkeep Fund: There will be a collection at the close of next Sunday’s services for the Property Upkeep Fund

10.00am:  Rev  Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


New Church Project: The Deacons Court intend to provide an update on the new church plans in next week’s bulletin.

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: : If you have not yet checked your proposed entry in the new congregational bulletin, please try and do that today.   The draft copy will be through in the hall.    

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.

Women for Mission: The WFM will meet on Tuesday, November 5th at 2:30pm in Tain Church hall. The speaker will be Muriel MacLeod, and her topic is “Can God….?” There will be tea, coffee, and 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 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