Week commencing 10 May 2015

Sunday Worship at 10.30am. Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word and Elaine Henderson 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 10 May on a Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday, early evening. For more information please contact Pete Henderson.

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. Vijay Pillai will resume the study of the book of Hebrews. The Leadership Team will lead the time of prayer.

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.

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

 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 17 May. No Communion. Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word and James Packham will lead worship.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. Next Messy Church is Sunday 7 June 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.

Sunday evening services are held on the first and third Sundays each month, commencing at 6.30pm. The next service will be on 17 May when David Young will be speaking. Malcolm Webb will lead worship.

Baptismal Service: There will be a baptismal service on Sunday 14 June. If you are considering baptism, or would like to know more about adult baptism, which we practice at ACF, please speak with Vijay

Curry Night with Friends of India Inland Mission: For the last 50 years IIM has been a Christian Voice in India through Bethesda Children’s Home (with over 1,000 residents) and Grace Bible College & Seminary. IIM’s Director, Ajay Pillai, will be at ACF on Wednesday 27 May at 7.30pm and will tell of the wonderful work of IIM today. The added bonus is the curry supplied and cooked by his brother Vijay! You are warmly invited to attend, eat your fill and hear more of the work of IIM.

Future events outwith ACF: 

Care for the Family presents ‘Parent Talk: Parenting under 12’s –  A survival guide’  Presented by Rob Parsons and Katherine Hill at Deeside Christian Fellowship on Tuesday 12 May, 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets from £4, available by phoning 02920810800 or on line at www.careforthefamily.org.uk/parentalktour

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




By now you will have seen or heard of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal over the weekend. With 21 mission workers currently serving in Nepal (all of whom are safe and well), BMS will naturally be responding. We know that you are praying.

The scale of the disaster is huge, and its effects are, as ever in such situations, far worse for the poor among whom our workers and partners serve. That is why we are asking churches to pray and to give to support our work on the ground in Nepal.

Your giving can make all the difference at this critical time. All donations will be used wisely as part of a co-ordinated response of international Christian organisations and our long-term partners in Nepal.

Individuals can donate online by visiting our Nepal earthquake appeal page (please share widely through social media),  download and print Gift Aid forms. By doing so, you can make your gifts go even further by giving under Gift Aid. The people of Nepal desperately need your help. Please join with us in immediate relief efforts and long-term disaster recovery by supporting this appeal.

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.

RECYCLING FOR TUMAINI: With effect from Sunday 3 May, ACF will be collecting clothes and drink cans for recycling, the proceeds going to support the work of Tumaini. There will be a collecting bucket in the foyer. Every donation helps.