TAIN WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 17th December 2017


Sunday 17th December 2017

Welcome to our services today.

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

“I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”     Psalm 122:1


11.30am – Rev. Alasdair MacAulay

6.00pm Rev. Andrew MacLeod

Children’s Church: – Children for Creche and Sunday School go through to the hall after the second singing.

Crèche duty today: Clara Robertson and Lindsay Rodgers.

Crèche next Sunday: Mairi MacAulay and Rae Ross

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

Youth Fellowship:   The YF meets tonight in the manse at 7:30 pm.

December Door Duty: Duncan MacLean and Marcus MacIver

Missionary Prayer Notes: The Missionary Prayer Notes for December are available at the door.



Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery at 7:30 pm in the hall.


Tain Lunch Club: Lunch Club Christmas Dinner served from 12pm-2pm. Team 3 is on duty. 

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: The joint meeting this week will take the form of a Testimony Meeting in the church at 7.30pm. (See notice below)


Casan Beaga.(Parent and Toddlers) Parent and Toddlers meets in the Hall at 10am.  (Snacks Duty – Angie Young and CJ Wood )


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

Next Sunday:

11.30am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay      

6.00pm: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay


Used postage stamps are still being collected to benefit Blythswood Care and the Highland Hospice.  Please leave a border of at least half an inch around the stamp. They can be put in the box at the door.

Testimony Meeting:  Everybody is welcome to come along to this meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the church.  Several of our men will share snippets of their testimony and tell of how God has worked in their lives.

New Church Update:  The current total in the New Church Fund is £160,000.   This exceeds our target figure for the end of 2017 which was £150, 000.   We will however begin to pay out of this fund shortly for architect and planning fees.   It’s hoped that our application for planning permission will be submitted this month.

Finances:  There is an insert with your bulletin today giving details of the different ways in which you can donate to the church. 

House Bible Study:  The Bible study will not meet now until the New Year with the first scheduled meeting to be on Tuesday 16th January.

Calendars:  There are still some of our own Calendars available which make an ideal gift.   They can be picked up in the hall.  The cost is £5.

 The Record:  Payment for the Free Church magazine, The Record is now due.  The cost is £18 if you have been getting it all year.  If anybody would like to order for next year, please speak to Kathleen MacInnes.  There are a couple of spare copies from the last few months that you could take to have a look at, if you are interested.   


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:  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


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If you would like a visit from the minister, Alasdair, please call 01862 892 156      or email minister@tainandfearnfreechurch.co.uk

or if you would like a visit from Andrew, the assistant minister, please call 01862 832 104 or email mowgli16b@hotmail.com


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