TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 19th March 2017


Sunday 19th March 2017

Welcome to our services today. 


              So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”                   

Matthew 24:44            


 Tea & Coffee are served in the hall after the morning service.

 Please stay behind if you are able.


                      11.30 am:  Rev. A. MacAulay             

                      6.00 pm: Rev. A. MacAulay    

       Sunday School and Crèche –  Children for Creche and Sunday School go to the hall after second singing.

      Crèche duty today: June Grant and Rae Ross

       Crèche Next Sunday: Mairi MacAulay and Murdina Skinner       

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

       Youth Fellowship:  YF meets tonight at Rod and Emma MacKenzie’s in Hilton at 7:30pm.   Lifts will be available from the manse in Tain at 7:15pm.              

       March Door DutyBill Ferrier and James Gordon.

       March Prayer Notes: The March Prayer Notes are available at the door.        


                        Road to Recovery  Road to Recovery will meet in hall at 7.30pm                                               


                        Tain lunch Club . Tain Lunch Club meets this week  from 12pm-2pm. Team 4 is on duty.

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  Meeting for prayer and Bible study in the hall at 7.30pm


                        Casan Beaga. The Parent and Toddler Group meets in hall at 10.00am.

                         (Snacks Duty – Cathie MacKenzie and CJ Wood )  


                      Friday Prayer Group at David and Anne Wilkie’s home  10 Duthac Wynd at 11am.

Next Sunday 

                        AM   Rev. A. MacAulay          

                        PM  Rev. A. MacAulay  

Clocks Change:  Remember to change your clocks next weekend or you will be late for church.

Parish Church Induction:  The induction of the Rev. Andrew Fothergill to the Parish Church will take place on Friday evening commencing at 7 pm.  The service will be followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments in the church hall.   The service will be led by Rev. Michael MacDonald of Alness Parish Church and Rev. Susan Cord will preach.

East Africa Famine:  We will have a collection at the close of both services next Sunday for the East Africa famine appeal.   Further details will be given next week regarding the organisation to which it will be donated.

Free Will Envelopes:   The envelopes for weekly giving to the church are available at the door.   If you have not had any previously, and would like a set, please speak to Donald Beaton, Donella Ferrier or the minister.

The Record:  There will be no March issue of The Record.   Rev. David Robertson will become editor temporarily.

Barnabas Newsletter:  There are some copies of the monthly newsletter from the Barnabas Fund at the door.  Barnabas help persecuted Christians worldwide.   If you find the newsletter helpful and would like to receive it on a regular basis, please let the minister know.

Youth Camps Support:  The Deacons Court will provide some financial help to parents who are sending their children to a Free Church camp this year.  Let the minister know if you have children attending camp.

Congregational Meal:   It is planned to have a congregational meal after the morning service on Sunday 2nd April.  There will be sign-up forms available at the door, to try and get as many people as possible involved.  


New Church Fundraising Events

2018 Calendars:  Scenic photos for the 2018 calendar should be sent to        catrionagrigg@btinternet.com

Easy Fundraising:  We now have an easyfundraising account.   If you shop online, the church can gain a donation for every purchase you make from numerous retailers, at no cost to you.   You can sign up at the following site easyfundraising.org.uk    then follow the simple instructions to join. This service is free every time for both yourself and the church.

Gift Aid Forms:  Along with your bulletin today is a Gift Aid Form.   If you donate money to the church and you are a tax-payer – the congregation can gain additional income at no cost to you.  Therefore we would urge you to fill in this Gift Aid Form unless you have already done so.   Last year we received almost £20,000 back from the government in Gift Aid.


Thank-you for attending our service today. 

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If you would like a visit from the minister, please call 892 156      or email minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

CDs and mp3 files of our Sunday Services are available.  Please use the forms in the vestibule if you wish to order any.

Note: There is a loop system in the church.

We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer

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