Sunday 21st May 2017

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.

Tea/coffee are served in the hall

after the morning service today



                  10.00am-  Rev. Alasdair MacAulay                        

                 Sunday School, Pre-school class and crèche meet this morning. Children leave after the second singing.

                  6.00pm Rev. John van Eyk in the APC 

                 Youth Fellowship: The Y.F. meets tonight at 7:30 pm in Rod & Emma MacKenzie’s, Deebank, Hilton. The speaker is Claire Ross


                         Free Lunch The Free Lunch takes place in Hilton between 12 noon and 2 pm. Come along with a friend.   


                         Craft Group meet in the Hall in Tain from 2 to 4.30 pm.  All welcome. 


                         The Prayer meeting   This week is the Joint Seaboard Prayer Meeting and it will be in the Free Church taken by the minister. 


                       Friday Prayer Group.  All welcome for prayer and fellowship at David and Anne Wilkie’s home, 10 Duthac Wynd, Tain at 11.00am

                         New Church Fundraising Auction is in the Royal Hotel from 10am-2pm and from 5pm – 7pm. (See note below re Auction Arrangements) 

Next Sunday:   AM – Rev. A. MacAulay.  

                                       PM – Rev Ricky MacDonald

Thanks from the Morrisons: Joan and I would like to express our thanks to you all for the most generous gifts given to us last Sunday evening. We were quite overwhelmed by your kindness. Although my thanks was brief, that was simply to avoid an emotional moment overtaking me – I do find such occasions quite challenging! We will always retain an interest in the work in Easter Ross and especially in Tain and Fearn where we have very precious memories of the people we met and with whom we shared times of fellowship. It has been encouraging watching the congregation continuing to grow and to meet up with people coming to faith. Our prayer is that more souls will be touched by the power of the gospel and be saved.

Again many, many thanks to you all. Till we meet again-  be it in this world or a new one – God bless you all.     Ronnie and Joan

Holiday Club   The Club will take place on the first week of the holiday – 3rd – 9th July. If you were not able to make last  Tuesday’s meeting but are willing to help, please let Mary Paterson know.  

New Members:  The Kirk-Session is delighted to welcome the following people into communicant membership in the congregation at the Tain communion – Effie Ross, Jessie MacKenzie and Marion Fisher. 

John van Eyk:  On 25th May the van Eyks are hosting a leaving party for friends in the Church and community.  It begins at 4:30pm and runs till the last folks leave.  It is a drop-in affair; come and go as you please.  There will be refreshments and pizza.  They would love to see you.

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. 

House Wanted:  If anybody knows of a large house available for rent – around 4 bedrooms –  please let the minister know – 892 156.

Diary Dates:

                Wednesday 14th June: Congregational Meeting regarding an assistant minister.  This will be in Hilton at 7:30 pm.

               Wednesday 21st June:  The Annual General Meeting of Tain and Fearn Free Church will be in Tain at 7:30 pm.

New Church Fundraising Events

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:  Please consider completing a Gift Aid Form if you are a tax payer and you donate to the church.

Auction Arrangements: If anyone is donating items for the auction, they can be brought to the hall in Tain on Thursday evening from 5pm to 9pm.


Sermon Recordings:  If anybody wishes a copy of any sermon as an MP3, via e-mail – please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you would like.

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If you would like a visit from the minister, please call 892 156 
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