TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN 30th July-13th Aug 2017

TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN

Sunday 3oth July – Sunday 13th August 2017
Welcome to our services today.

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

All are welcome.

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

Psalm 122:1

Ministers Expected

30th July:     11.30am Rev. A. MacAulay       6.00pm – Rev.A. MacAulay 

6th August:   11.30am – Dr. John Nicholls      6.00pm- Dr. John Nicholls

13th August: 11.30am – Iain A. Macdonald    6.00pm- Iain A. Macdonald

20th August: 11.30am – Rev. A. MacAulay   6.00pm – Rev. A MacAulay

 

Crèche duty Rota:

30th July –     Mairi MacAulay and Murdina Skinner.

6th August –  Catherine Walker and Mary Mackay.

13th August –Clara Robertson and Alice Fraser

 

Summer Sunday School Rota:  

30th July –     Wendy Robson & Diane MacRae.

6th August – Susan Clyne & Fiona Robertson.

13th August – June Grant & Irene Kennedy 

Today

Sunday School and Crèche – Children for Creche & Summer Sunday School go through to the hall after the second singing

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

July Door Duty: Bill Ferrier and Hugh MacKenzie

August Door Duty:Duncan MacLean and Gavin MacKenzie

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Tain Lunch Club. Tain Lunch Club Resumes on 16th August. Team 3 will be on duty then

Meeting for Prayer and Bible study: Prayer Meeting & Bible study at 7:30 pm.

Thursday

Casan Beaga. Parent and Toddlers resumes on 17th August

Friday   All are welcome for prayer and fellowship in the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd, at 11am

New Church Fund:  There is a collection for the New Church Fund on Sunday 6th August.

New Church Plans:  The new church plans will be displayed at a special meeting on Wed 30th August in the church hall.   The architect, Billy Reynolds will be there to answer any questions.    It is expected that the plans will remain on display for people to study them in greater detail and feedback to the Deacons Court.

Highland Food Bank: During the month of August, the Highland Food Bank would be grateful for donations of the following items: Long Grain Rice; Tins of Tomatoes; Tins of Corned Beef; Cat/Dog Food.  Also needed are new or used supermarket “Bags For Life”.   Boxes will be available at each door for contributions.   The Foodbank would like to say a huge “thank you” to Tain and Fearn Free Church for its previous support. Highland Food Bank: During the month of August, the Highland Food Bank would be grateful for donations of the following items: Long Grain Rice; Tins of Tomatoes; Tins of Corned Beef; Cat/Dog Food.  Also needed are new or used supermarket “Bags For Life”.   Boxes will be available at each door for contributions.   The Foodbank would like to say a huge “thank you” to Tain and Fearn Free Church for its previous support.

Parish Church Anniversary:  Tain Parish Church is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the church in its present form.  From Wed 16th – Sat 19th August the church will be open and teas will be served in the hall from 11am- 4:30pm and 7pm – 9pm.  On Sunday 20th August there will be a Songs of Praise event at 8pm to which all are invited.  

Challenger Bus:  We expect to have the Challenger Bus with us on the first week of September. There will be a team of 7 who will be working with the schools in the area during the day and inviting children to the bus in the evenings.  We are looking for people who are willing to host members of the team for Bed and Breakfast from Saturday 2nd September to Friday 8th September.  We are also looking for others who can provide an evening meal for them one night of the week.  Speak to the minister if you can help  

Bible Study:  We are currently seeking to ascertain what interest there would be in a home Bible study.  The time and venue would depend on what suited the majority of interested people.  If you would be interested in being part of a Bible Study Group or finding our more about it, please speak to the minister or one of the elders.  

Tain Communion:  The date of the September Communion has been changed from the 4th Sunday of the month, to the third Sunday, for this year only.   Tain Communion will be on the weekend of 16th and 17th September.    The guest preacher is Rev. Iver Martin.

New Church Fundraising Events

Calendars:  2018 Calendars are now available and can be purchased anytime.   They cost £5.00 Thanks to all those who contributed photos and please continue to take photos which may be used in future years.

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. 

Note: There is a loop system in the church. We stand to sing and remain seated for prayer.

You are always welcome at any of our services during the week and you can find more information about us at

http://tainandfearnfreechurch.highland.today/

or on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TainFearnFreeChurch

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 or please e-mail your request to Tom Walker on tom@tain.co.uk stating which sermon you would like.