TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 1st December 2019

Sunday 1st December 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: Catherine Walker and Irene Lawson.

Crèche Next Sunday: Fiona Garvie and Marlene Lobban

Innis Mhor: The service today at 3pm is taken by Mr Hugh MacKenzie

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

Youth Fellowship: The YF meets tonight at 7:30 at Rod and Emma’s in Hilton.

Door Duty for December: Duncan MacLean and Hector Campbell.

Services today:

11.30am –  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm  –  Rev. Andrew Macleod



WFM: The WFM meets 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 5 on duty.

Mid-week meeting: Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study will be in the hall at 7:30pm.


Casan Beaga: Casan Beaga (Parent and Toddlers) meets in the Hall at 10 am. (Snacks duty – CJ Wood )


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. Donald MacIver  


WFM: The WFM meets this Tuesday in the hall 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 be a sales table. All ladies are very warmly invited to come along.

Election of Elders: We hope to elect new elders in the congregation over the coming weeks.   All communicant members will receive a ballot paper. These will be distributed next Sunday and must be returned by Sunday 29th December.

Bible Study Group: The group will meet next on Tuesday 10th December at 7.30pm at the home of James and Murdina.    The passage for study is Revelation 2:12-17. This will be the last meeting this year.

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.

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.

New Church Notices

New Church Fund: The total added to the New Church Fund in the last two months was £6724.   We will give a total for the Building Fund early in the New Year.   Meanwhile the total amount pledged to date is £45,000.  

New Church Fundraiser: We would like to thank all who contributed to yesterday’s fundraising stall, whether by baking, making soup, setting up or serving.

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.

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