TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 10th November 2019

Sunday 10th 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              


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

Crèche duty today: Mary MacKenzie and Fiona Robertson. 

Crèche Next Sunday: Lindsay Rodgers and Natalie Edwards.

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.

Door Duty for November: James Skinner and Samuel Robertson.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev.  John Nicholls

6.00pm  –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay



Craft Group: The Craft Group meet in the hall from 2 pm to 4.30pm. All welcome.

Bible Study Group: The group will meet this evening at James and Murdina’s. The passage for study is Rev. 2:1-7.

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.

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 –  June Grant and Irene Lawson.


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am:   Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  Rev. David Wilkie


Fearn Communion: This is the communion weekend in Fearn. The guest preacher is Rev Jeremy Ross of Dunfermline Free Church. There will be fellowship in the hall there after the evening service tonight at which Mr Ross will share some of his life story. The Kirk Session are pleased to announce that Mr Will Ross, Balintore and Mrs Jean MacDonald, Hilton  have professed their faith in Jesus and their name have been added to the communion roll.

Congregational Directory: Today will be the last day that you can check your entry in the new congregational bulletin. The draft copy will be through in the hall.

Health Centre Clean-Up: The annual Clean-Up around the Old Health Centre will now take place this coming Saturday, 16th November at 10am.

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.

Rosskeen Ladies Meeting: This is tomorrow night, 11th November at 7:30pm in Rosskeen church hall. The speaker is Christina MacMillan, who will share what it’s like being the lady of the manse; juggling home, work and church activities.

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