HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 24th November, 2019

Sunday 24th 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: Kate, Murray, Linda

Topic:Thank you God for winter (week 14)

Crèche duty next Sunday: Mary, Murray and Linda.

Topic: Series 5- Week 1

Innis Mhor: There is a service in the care home today taken by Rev Alasdair MacAulay.

Services today: 

10.00am: Rev. Andrew Macleod

6.00pm:  Rev. Andrew Macleod



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


Tuesday: The Craft Group meets in the Tain Hall from 2pm till 4.30pm.and all ladies are welcome.

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

Northern Presbytery: The Northern Presbytery meets in Brora Free Church at 7:30pm


National Day of Prayer: Meeting for prayer  is in the hall at 9am. (See note below)

Seaboard Joint Meeting: This Wednesday is the Joint Seaboard Meeting and it will be in the UF church at 7:30pm. There will be a guest missionary speaker.(see note below)


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


Fundraising Stall: Fundraising Stall on Tain High Street from 4pm – 7pm. (see note below)

Next Sunday:

New Church Fund: There will be a collection at the close of both services for the New Church Fund. (see note below)

10.00am:  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


New Church Fund: There will be a collection at the close of both services next Sunday for the New Church Fund. We will provide an update then on what has been donated during the last two-month period and on the sum that has been pledged, since we first asked for pledges a few weeks ago.

National Day of Prayer: This Wednesday is the Free Church National Day of Prayer. There are booklets at the door with prayer topics to help inform your prayers. We will have a meeting for prayer at 9am.

Joint Seaboard Meeting will be held in the YF church. There will be a missionary speaker there who goes by the name of Rhona, and who will speak about her work with an unreached people group in Asia.

Communicant Roll: The name of Hugh MacKenzie, Hilton, has been added to the role of communicant members, by certificate. This is in addition to the two names added at the Hilton communion by profession of faith; Will Ross and Jean MacDonald.

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 a stall this Saturday at Tain Christmas Market on the High Street. We will be selling soup & bread and will also have a sale of baking. The stall will be open from 4pm to 7pm outside the old RBS building. We still need volunteers to man the stall for part of that time. If you are providing baking, it would be helpful if it could be delivered to the RBS building from 2pm. If you need it to be picked up, contact Fiona 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.

New Church Pledges: We are currently seeking pledges to ascertain whether in conjunction with a loan from the Trustees, we can raise enough money to reach the half-way point, enabling us to then apply for grants elsewhere. By pledges, we mean a promise to gift money for this purpose. If enough is pledged, to enable the project to move forward, we will take up the pledges. Anyone wishing to pledge should speak to the clerk of the Deacons Court, Mr Bill Ferrier, on 01862 810 457 or by email on bill.camore@gmail.com – Pledges will be confidential, with only Bill being aware of the names of those pledging . If in future the pledges are taken up, the treasurers would also be made aware at that time.

WFM: The WFM will meet in Tain Free Church on Tuesday, December 3rd at 2:30pm. The speaker will be Mary Macleod who will speak about her work with the Invergordon Cruise Ships. Tea and coffee will be served and there will also be a sales table. All ladies are warmly invited.

Highland Foodbank – (Harvest 2019): “We would like to thank the members and friends of Tain and Fearn Free Church for your help with donations during the month of October. Your donations will enable us to meet the ongoing need in communities across the Highlands.”

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