HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 17th November, 2019

Sunday 17th November 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: Julie S, Carrie, Julie M

Topic: Thank you God for my dad (week 9)

Crèche duty next Sunday: Kate, Murray, Linda

Topic: Thank you God for winter (week 14)

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

Services today: 

10.00am: Rev.  Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay



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


Deacons Court:The Deacons Court will meet in the Tain manse at 7pm.

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


Congregational Prayer Meeting and Bible Study:  Congregational Meeting for prayer and Bible study is in the Hilton Free Church  hall at 7:30pm


Lord’s Supper:  We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this week with Jean Macdonald in her home in Hilton.   Both Jean and Will Ross, Balintore, professed faith last weekend and their names have been added to the list of communicant members in the congregation.  As Jean is not currently able to attend, a small number of people will meet in her house and share communion with her on Thursday at 2pm


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

Next Sunday:

10.00am:  Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm: Rev. Andrew Macleod


Health Centre Clean-Up: Thanks to all who helped with the clean-up at the Old Health Centre yesterday.

Christian Focus Catalogue:   If you are thinking about buying Christian books to give as gifts this Christmas, there are copies of the Christian Focus catalogue available at the door.   There is a discount token inside.

Fundraising Stall: We have booked a stall at the Tain Christmas Market, the day the Christmas lights will be switched on. We plan to sell soup and baking to raise funds for the new church.   The stall will be open from late afternoon until around 7pm on Saturday 30th November.   We need your help to man the stall for an hour at a time, and to make soup or provide baking.   If you can help with any of these, speak to Fiona Robertson.   Phone or text on 0774 7793354 or email fs.robertson@btinternet.com

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.

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