Week commencing 23 August 2015

Sunday worship at 10.30am (No Communion): Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word. James Packham will lead worship. Creche is available during this service

Children@ACF. Our Sunday morning activities for children are: Age 3 – P1 in the DJ Team room (by the creche): P2-P3 in the coffee hall; P4, 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  usually meet during the week,  on a Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday, early evening. Groups will recommence week commencing 23 August. 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. Resuming 24 August.

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. Resuming 24 August, this term the book by Jack Kuhatschek entitled ‘Pleasing God’ will be studied. Ladies, please feel free to join this group. Creche provided.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9pm. Pastor Vijay Pillai will be commencing a study of the book of Exodus. Global Impact will lead the prayer time.

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 laughter. Speak to Bert or Beth Wilson for further information.

 Future Events at ACF:

Sunday worship at 10.30am on 30 August. (Communion). Pastor Vijay Pillai will bring God’s Word. Elaine Henderson 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 6 September when Derek McHardy will be speaking with Craig Smith leading worship.

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 Paprika will resume on 4 September.

Messy Church: Is held on the first Sunday of every month from 4pm to 6pm. However due to the summer activities for children (see below), the next Messy Church is Sunday 6 September 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.

Fund Raising for Youth Mission Trip to Hungary: To help toward the costs of the trip two events have been arranged. On Sunday 6 September there will be a bake sale after morning worship. On Saturday 19 September, from 7pm to 9pm there will be a ceilidh in the church. Tickets, costing £5 each, will be available at the door. Please consider inviting friends and family to the ceilidh.

Future events outwith ACF: 

‘Man in Christ’: Banchory Christian Fellowship Church
Men’s Half-Day Conference Saturday, 29th August 2015: 8.30am – 1.15pm
Guest Speaker: Jeremy McQuoid.

If you would like further information, please phone Jonathon Stevens on 01330 823223.

Proclaiming Creation with Dominic Statham of Creation Ministries International. Thursday 24 September at 7.30pm at Fernilea Gospel Hall, Summerhill Terrace.

Annual Baptist Assembly in Scotland: Will this year be held at the Civic Centre, Motherwell on Thursday 29th and Wednesday 30th October. For further information, including costs, please go to the Baptist Assembly in Scotland website at



Aberdeen Street Pastors: SP’s urgently require volunteers to serve on Friday and Saturday evenings. Comprehensive training in advance of participation in this caring,  social action ministry. For more information please contact Eleanor Forbes on eleanor9forbes@talktalk.net or mob 07891136678.

The Lighthouse Support Centre: The Lighthouse Support Centre in Tillydrone is in urgent need of volunteer crèche workers to help during various support groups after the summer holidays.  The three sessions requiring help run independently on Mondays from 13:00-14:30, Tuesdays 09:30-11:30, and Wednesdays 10:00-13:00.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jane Merson on 01224 486276 or email jane@lighthouse-abdn.org.uk.

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.