HILTON WEEKLY BULLETIN Sunday 11th February 2018


Sunday 11th February 2018

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:

10.00 am Rev. Alasdair MacAulay 

Pre-school, Crèche and Sunday School- The children will go through to Sunday School and Creche after the second singing. 

6.00pmRev. Andrew MacLeod

Youth Fellowship:   The YF meets tonight at 7:30 at Rod and Emma’s, Deebank, Hilton

Missionary Prayer Notes:  The Prayer notes for February are at the door.



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


The Craft Group meets in the church hall in Tain from 2pm – 4:30pm.

The Bible Study Group meets at 7:30 pm at David and Anne Wilkie’s, 10 Duthac Wynd, Tain.  The passage for study is Philippians 4:2-9.


Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Meeting for prayer and Bible study in the hall at 7:30pm.


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

 Next Sunday:

10.00am: Rev. Andrew MacLeod            

6.00pm: Rev. Andrew MacLeod in the APC


The plans for building the new church in Tain have been sent to Highland Council for planning permission. You can see the plans Here

Christian Institute: The Christian Institute is hosting a series of meetings across Scotland on the theme of Families under fire – Opposing state intrusion in family life.   The meeting will discuss the proposed smacking ban, transgender lessons for 4-year-olds and the Named Person Scheme.  The Inverness meeting will be on Monday 12th Feb from 7:30 – 9pm at Culduthel Christian Centre, 5 Culduthel Avenue, IV2 6AS.

Christian Witness to Israel:  CWI will host a meeting in the church in Tain on Wednesday 21st February.   This would normally be our congregational prayer meeting.  CWI’s first Jewish Chief Executive since the 70s, Joseph Steinberg, will give a presentation on the work of the organization at the meeting.   We expect to be joined by people from neighbouring Free Church congregations.  There will be a collection for the work of CWI.

New Church Fundraiser:   The church has been given the opportunity to provide a soup lunch for an event hosted by Highland Council in the Duthac Centre on Saturday 24th Feb.   It will involve preparing and serving soup for 150 people.    If you can cook or serve, please speak to Mairi.

Proposed Change to Evening Service Time:  The Kirk-Session is proposing to change the time of evening service in Hilton to 4:30 pm.  We hope this would make it easier for parents of young children to attend the evening service.   We will in due course, issue a sheet to ascertain whether the congregation is in favour of this change or not.

ASDA Tokens:  If you shop at Asda, there is currently an opportunity to put your green tokens towards our New Church Project.    If we get the most tokens out of the three groups, we will receive £500.     

Seaboard Hall Rota:  If you would like to help with this, please see the list in the hall.  

Church Calendars:  Planning has already begun to produce a fundraising calendar for 2019.  It would be much appreciated if you could send any suitable images to Rhona at – catrionagrigg@btinternet.com

Car Boot Sale:  We intend to hold a car boot sale on Saturday 21st April on the Old Health Centre site. If you are spring cleaning and have stuff that can be sold, please consider holding onto it until that date to raise money for the New Church Fund.

Women Across the Highlands: This one-day conference will be held at Smithton Free Church on Sat 19th May.  The guest speaker is Heidi Johnston from Northern Ireland.  Booking forms are in the hall or you can book at www.womenacrossthehighlands.co.uk   The cost of £22 includes a buffet lunch and refreshments.

Church Finances:  The Deacons Court would like to encourage those who contribute to the church to consider doing so by Standing Order.

· The bank details for Ordinary Income are as follows –

Sort Code 80-06-36.  Account Number 06001724.

· The Bank Details for the New Church Fund are –

Sort Code 80-06-36.  Account Number 10090961.


New Church Fundraising Information.

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.


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 Alasdair the minister, 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

 Note: There is a loop system in the church