Sunday 18h February 2018
Welcome to our services today.
Tea & Coffee are served in the hall after the morning service.
“I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1
11.30am – Rev. Andrew Macleod
6.00pm Rev. Donald MacIver
Children’s Church: Children for Creche & Sunday School go to the hall after the second singing.
Crèche duty today: Mary MacKay and Rae Ross
Crèche next Sunday: Fiona Garvie and June Grant.
Evening Prayer Group: Meets at 5.35 pm in the Hall.
February Missionary Prayer Notes & Monthly Record : These are now available.
February Door Duty: Bill Ferrier and Donald MacKenzie
Road to Recovery: Road to Recovery will meet at 7.30pm in the hall.
Tain Lunch Club: Lunch Club meets from 12pm-2pm. Team 3 is on duty.
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: CWI presentation in the church at 7:30 pm. (See Note)
Casan Beaga.(Parent and Toddlers) Parent and Toddlers meets in the hall at 10am.
(Snack Duty – Fiona Garvie and Joan Smith)
The Kirk-Session will meet in the manse at 7 pm.
Prayer Group. All are welcome for prayer and fellowship in the home of David and Anne Wilkie, 10 Duthac Wynd, at 11am
11.30am: Rev. Alasdair MacAulay
6.00pm: Rev. Andrew MacLeod
The plans for building the new church have now been sent to the Highland Council for planning permission . You can see the plans here
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 will be joined by the Hilton end of the congregation, by the Balintore UF congregation and other Free Church congregations. There will be a collection for the work of CWI.
Bible Study Group: The Bible Study group will meet next on Tuesday 27th February at 7.30pm, at James’ and Murdina’s home. The passage is Philippians 4:10-23.
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.
Holiday Club 2018: This year’s Holiday Club will take place on the first week of the school holidays beginning on Monday 2nd July. Could anyone who is able to help out, please let Mairi know.
New Church Fundraising Notices
New Church Fundraiser: The church has been given the opportunity to provide a soup lunch for an event being hosted by Highland Council in the Duthac Centre on Saturday 24th February. If you have agreed to bake for the event, please deliver the baking to the manse on Friday afternoon or evening if possible.
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 Rona at – email@example.com
Hilton Soup Lunch Fundraiser: There will be a soup lunch on 3rd March from 12 till 2pm at Hilton Free Church Hall in aid of the New Church Fund. There will be a stall for bric-a-brac also.
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.
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 most tokens out of the three groups, we will receive £500.
Fun-Run Fund-Raiser: It is intended to host a 5K fun run for individuals and families on Saturday 5th May at Geanies House. If you can help with taking booking and payment or with organising the event, please speak to Isla Scamen on 851 839 or 07779 991 132,
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.
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.
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.
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