TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sunday 3rd November 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              


Property Upkeep Fund: There will be a collection at the close of both services today for the Property Upkeep Fund.

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

Crèche duty today: Lorna MacIver an Ina MacLean

Crèche Next Sunday: Mary MacKenzie and Fiona Robertson.

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

Evening Prayer Group: This meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.This short prayer meeting that takes place before the evening service is currently under review.   We need more people to attend if this meeting is to continue.

Youth Fellowship:   The YF meets tonight at 7:30pm in Hilton manse.

Door Duty for November: James Skinner and Samuel Robertson.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay 

6.00pm  –  Rev.  Andrew Macleod 



Ladies Meeting: The Women for Mission will meet in the hall at 2:30pm.   (See Notice)

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 1 on duty.

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


Casan Beaga: Casan Beaga (Parent and Toddlers) meets from 10am till 11.30am

Snacks duty – Fiona Garvie and Joan Smith

Thursday: The Kirk-Session will meet in the manse in Hilton at 7:30pm.


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


Communion preparatory service: Communion preparatory service in Hilton at 7pm

Health Centre Clean-Up: This has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 16th November

Next Sunday:

11.30am:   Rev. John Nicholls                                            

6.00pm:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


Women for Mission: The WFM will meet this Tuesday, November 5th at 2:30 pm in Tain Church hall. The speaker will be Muriel Macleod and her topic is; “Can God …?” All ladies are invited.   There will be tea, coffee and a sales table.

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.

Seaboard Remembrance Service: There is a Remembrance Service & wreath laying ceremony in the Seaboard Hall this Friday 8th November at 10.45am.   The service will be by Rev Andrew MacLeod. 

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.

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: This meets on Tuesday, November 5th at 2:30 pm in Tain Church hall. Muriel Macleod will speak on the subject, “Can God …?” All ladies are invited. There will be tea, coffee and a sales table

Evening Prayer Group: The short prayer meeting that takes place before the evening service is currently under review.   Unless there is an increase in attendance between now and the end of the year, it will be discontinued

Fearn Communion: This coming weekend is Fearn communion.   The guest preacher is Rev Jeremy Ross of Dumfermline Free Church.   There will be a preparatory service on Saturday night at 7pm followed by fellowship in the church hall. On Sunday evening after the service, there will be fellowship in the hall at which Mr Ross will share some of his life story.  

Bible Study Group: The group will meet next on Tuesday 12th November at James and Murdina’s. The passage for study is Rev. 2:1-7.

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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