TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 17th November 2019

Sunday 17th 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: Lindsay Rodgers and Natalie Edwards.

Crèche Next Sunday: Rae Ross and June Grant

Evening Prayer Group: This meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.

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

Door Duty for November: James Skinner and Samuel Robertson.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm  –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay



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

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 3 on duty.

Congregational Midweek Meeting :  Congregational meeting for Prayer and Bible Study is in the Hilton Church hall at 7:30pm.


Casan Beaga: Casan Beaga (Parent and Toddlers) cancelled for Teacher’s In-service Day.


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am:   Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


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

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.

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

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.

Bible Study Group: This meets next on Tuesday 26th November at 7.30pm at David and Anne’s, 10 Duthac Wynd. The passage for study is Revelation 2:8-11

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.

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