Week commencing 22 March 2015

Sunday Worship at 10.30am. No Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word, looking, from Scripture, at the kind of church we would like to be. Brian Boyd will lead worship.

Children@ACF. Our Sunday morning activities for children are: Age 3 – P1 in the DJ Team room (by the creche): P2-4 in the coffee hall; P5 & P6 are in the cube room; *Parents, please pick your children up after the service* ; Ignite: P7 – S2 Bible Study meets in the youth room at the front of the main hall. All groups run from 11am to 12 noon.

Home Groups: Held on the second and fourth weeks monthly. Groups next meet during the week commencing 22 March on a Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday, early evening. For more information please contact Pete Henderson.

ACF Community Rock Choir: 22 March at 3pm. Learn a song from scratch, then perform it at an evening concert (see below). Open to all, free to all. Followed by a light tea before…..

Ranan in concert

Sunday 22nd March 7:30pm-9pm

Top Aberdeen band Ranan will be helping with our ‘Month of celebration’  this week

The concert begins at 7:30 with a performance by the ACF Community Choir who will have been practising all afternoon ! Entry free.
Youth activities

The Step, Youth Cafe (S1-S6) is on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime from 12.30-1.20pm.

Fuel (P7-S3) Youth Cafe meets Fortnightly on a Friday Night from 7-9pm. Diesel (S3-S6) Weekly Youth Bible Study is on a Monday Night 7-9pm.

On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month after the evening service all the youth meet around at the Webbs from 7.45-9pm for a social. It is open to anyone in P7-S6.
For more details on any of the youth activities speak to Gillian MacKenzie.

Women’s Bible StudyMondays at 9.30am. This term the book by Joyce Meyer, ‘Battlefield of the mind’ will be studied. Ladies, please feel free to join this group. Creche provided.

Tuesdays at 7.30pm. During this month of Celebration we watch a video presentation, discuss the content and pray in groups, as we look at the kind of church we want ACF to be.Please make every effort to attend this special and very thought provoking series.

Mainly Music: Mainly Music is a fun music time for parents/caregivers and their preschool children, followed by coffee and free play session. It meets every Thursday from 10.00am -11.15am during school term time. If you are interested in coming along, please contact or speak to Donna Cuthill.

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. Nefarious is a ​movie documentary that shows the extent and impact of the trade of human beings for the sex industry. Made by Exodus Cry, a Christian orginisation, this moving documentary is not suitable for those under 16 years of age. It will be shown at ACF on Thursday 26 March at 7pm. There will be representatives of A21 Campaign present. This event is free. For further information please speak with Annemiek.

Seniors Friday: Held every Friday from 10.30am to 12 noon. Food,quizzes,teas,coffees and a blether. Speak to Bert or Beth Wilson for further information.

PAPRIKA; Mother and Toddler’s for Hungarian families: This group meets every Friday from 10am to 11.30am. For further information, or to volunteer to help, please contact Tabita at tabitadoczi@yahoo.com

Final Weekend of our month of Clebration: Fittingly, the last event of our celebrations will be 36 hours of prayer, from 6am on Friday 27th to 6pm on Saturday 28th. The church will be open throughout that time for anyone to come and pray. The main hall will be set out in such a way as to aid in focused prayer, and will include a prayer wall where you can leave prayer requests.

The very final event of our Celebration month will be a church lunch on Sunday 29 March after morning worship to which all are very welcome to attend.

 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 29 March. Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word. James Packham will lead worship.

Sunday evening services are held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 5 April when Derek McHardy will be speaking.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Next Messy Church is Sunday 3 May 2015. Messy Church is open to all children aged 3 to 11 years, Messy Church will include a wide range of appropriate activities for the children, who will also have some food together. See David Young for more information.

Future events outwith ACF: 

Christian Mindfulness Day Workshop – Aberdeen: Saturday 30th May 9.30am to 4pm at Bridge of Don Baptist Church, Dubford Road, Bridge of Don , Aberdeen, AB23 8GS Early Bird Price £25 (Available up to 30th April). Full price (after 30 April) £30.

Click here  for further information.

Workshop Presenter – Richard Johnston, Director, Christian Mindfulness


Jump Conference: Saturday April 25th at Oldmachar Church in Bridge of Don. David and Cheri are involved in planning the event and we would love for you to come along! Jump is designed for anyone involved in children’s work, be it at church or at school, as a job or as a volunteer, and also for parents too! However you are involved in bringing up a child in faith, this day will be jam packed with amazing talks & seminars to help and encourage you. For more information please speak with David or Cheri, or check out our Facebook page by clicking this link: www.facebook.com/JUMPAberdeen 


ACF FOOD BANK: To support The Lighthouse and others in need, food items such as cereal, sugar,tea, coffee, biscuits, and tins/jars/packets of soup, meat, meals, vegetables, together with household cleaning items and toiletries, can be donated. Plastic collecting bins will be in the foyer for this purpose.

 A21 Campaign: To raise awareness of human trafficking and to raise funds for the campaign a trek has been organised to climb the highest peak in North Africa, which is in Morocco. It will be from 6th to 13th June. For more information see the link below


Anyone interested should contact Annemeike at AmiekV07@Gmail.com