TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 11th June 2017


Sunday 11th June 2017

Welcome to our services today. 


I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord’.

                                                                                                                                   Psalm 122:1                  

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

Everyone is welcome



                      11.30 am:   Mr David Forbes

                        6.00 pm: Mr David Forbes                        

      Sunday School and Crèche –  Children for Sunday School and Creche go through after second singing.                        

      Crèche duty todayIrene Kennedy and Rae Ross

      Crèche Next Sunday:  Murdina Skinner and Mary Mackay      

      Evening Prayer Group:  Meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.   

      June Door Duty: John Ross and Iain MacKay


                             Craft Group meet in the Hall from 2 to 4.30 pm.  All welcome.  (Please note that this is the last meeting until September.)                                                                                                                           

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

                               The Deacons Court meets in the manse at 8.30pm



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

                        Prayer Meeting & Bible Study  Congregational meeting in Hilton at 7:30 pm.  (See Notice)


                        Casan Beaga. (Parent and Toddlers)  ) meets in the Hall at 10am.    (Snacks Duty – Clara Robertson and Flora MacKenzie)                    


                      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

Congregational Meeting: There will be a congregational meeting regarding an assistant minister on Wednesday 14th June at 7:30 pm in Hilton. A good attendance is important to ascertain the view of the congregation.

The Kirk-Session will meet in the hall in Hilton at 7:15 pm. 

Fisherfolk Festival:  Members of the Fundraising Committee have organised a Bric-a-Brac & Ice-cream stall at the Fisherfolk Festival in Balintore on Saturday.  If anyone is able to make tablet to sell, that would be appreciated.  If you could help relieve the 3 volunteers, by covering an hour or two on the stall please speak to Catherine MacLean: Tel 01862 850 085. 

Fisherfolk Festival Service:  The annual open-air service as part of the Fisherfolk Festival will take place at the harbour next Sunday 18th June at 2:30pm. The speaker is Rev. A. MacAulay. 

Sunday School Prizes The children will receive their books near the start of the service next Sunday.  

Holiday Club: This year’s Holiday Club in Tain and Hilton will run from 3rd – 9th July.  If you are able to help please let Mairi know.

John Blanchard:   Dornoch Christian Fellowship will host an evening with John Blanchard on Saturday 17th June, in Dornoch Social Club at 7 pm. His talk is entitled – Why are you here? 

Fearn Communion: The communion weekend will be 24th and 25th June. The visiting preacher for the weekend is Rev. Murdo Campell of Barvas Free Church

Elders Allocation Each home in the congregation has been allocated to a specific elder.   We will publish a list soon of what homes have been assigned to each elder.    These elders are available to support you in addition to the minister.      

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

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.

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.

ETS Prospectus: There is a copy of the new prospectus for Edinburgh Theological Seminary on the shelf through in the hall if anyone wishes to study the courses on offer.   There are also some flyers which you can take away with you

Diary Dates:                      

                      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:  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

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Note: There is a loop system in the church.

We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer