HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 22nd October 2017


Sunday 22nd October 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.


Services today:

AMRev Alasdair MacAulay

PM Rev Alasdair MacAulay

Crèche and Sunday School- Children can go through to the hall after the second singing.

Youth Fellowship  The Y .F. meets tonight in the Tain manse at 7:30 pm.  The speaker is Calum MacAulay from Inverness.

Presentation:  There will be an opportunity at the close of both services today to contribute to a presentation that will be made to Andrew at the induction.  



Free Lunch Free Lunch is on from 12 noon till 2.00pm. Please come along and bring a friend. 


Craft Group: Craft Group meets in the church hall in Tain from 2.00 till 4.30pm. All welcome.

House Bible Study: Bible study at David and Anne’s, 10 Duthac Wynd at 7:30 pm. (See notice)


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: This week is the joint Seaboard Prayer Meeting and that will be in the APC.


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

Next Sunday:

Clocks Change:  British Summer times ends next weekend so the clocks go back one hour.  

AM – Rev Alasdair MacAulay                    

PM – Rev Donald MacAskill  


URGENT: Empty shoeboxes urgently required by the Craft Group.

Hilton Manse Clean-Up:  Thanks to all who helped with cleaning the manse yesterday.

The Record:  The church magazine for October has now arrived and is available for those who ordered.  

House Bible Study: This week’s Bible Study will be looking at Philippians 1 verses 12-30.  Each study is self contained and the aim is to generate informal discussion.   .

Baptism Service:  Next Sunday morning there will be a baptism service and children and an adult are to be baptised.

Induction Service:  The induction of Rev. Andrew MacLeod as our assistant minister will take place on Friday 3rd November in the Seaboard Hall.   The service will begin at 7 pm and Rev. A. MacAulay will preach and preside.  This will be followed by a reception in the hall.  All welcome.

Induction Reception:  Volunteers are required from both ends of the congregation to prepare sandwiches in Hilton church hall on the Friday morning.   The bread and fillings will be provided.   The supply of baking has already been arranged and no further donations of baking are required.    We require volunteers to transport tables from both Tain and Hilton churches to the hall and set them up on Friday morning.   There will also need to be a team to re-arrange tables following the service and prior to the reception on the Friday night.   Further details will be provided in next week’s bulletin.

Luther 500: There will be a public lecture celebrating 500 years since the start of the Reformation in Dingwall Free Church on Monday 6th November at 7:30 pm.  The speaker is Rev. Dr. Nick Needham of HTC.

Youth Cafe AGM: The Tain & District Youth Cafe AGM will be held on Monday 6th November 2017.  The meeting will be in the Youth Cafe starting at 7.30 pm and there will be refreshments afterwards.

Fearn Communion:  The communion weekend will be on 11th and 12th November.   The guest preacher is Rev. Angus MacRae of Dingwall.    If anyone connected with the congregation wishes to profess their faith in Christ for the first time, and take communion, they should speak to the minister or one of the elders.

New Church Plans:  The plans will be on display in the church hall.   If you wish to give feedback, please fill in one of the sheets that are through in the hall.


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


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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Note: There is a loop system in the church